All-Bar-One

$$, English, American, Tapas, Pub, Oxford Circus, Many Locations

A more modern take on a pub. The food and cocktail menu offer a healthy alternative to the traditional pubs on every street corner. The eclectic menu has a calorie count on various food items and there are always monthly food and drink specials. Reasonably priced and great for dinner and drinks out with a group of friends.



Ben's Cookies **

$, Dessert, Oxford Circus, Many Locations

Ben's Cookies has many locations throughout London and definitely worth a visit for gourmet cookies. Ben's Cookies is known to use fresh ingredients of pure chocolates, unsalted butter, sugar, free-range eggs and wheat all from local producers. Crisp on the outside, but soft and chewy inside, with gigantic chunks of melted chocolate.



Benugo *

$, Quick Eats, Oxford Circus, Many Locations

A great reasonable lunch spot with healthy, artisan food. If you're in a rush grab one of the premade salads, sandwiches, or soups. With more time, I definitely recommend custom making your own sandwich. Benugo offers a wide variety of breads, meats, veggies, and spreads so you can create your own personal sandwich. At some locations students receive a 20% discount.




Chop'd

$, Quick Eats, Bond Street- Selfridges Food Hall, Many Locations

Chop'd is a fresh and healthy salad shop that uses only locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. You have the option to create your own salad by selecting some of their seasonal ingredients and homemade dressings, or you can chose a premade salad. Besides salads, Chop'd also offers soups, stews, and wraps.



Jamie's Italian

$$, Italian, City of London- Bank, Canary Wharf, Covent Garden, Islington, Piccadilly, Shepherd's Bush

One of Jamie Oliver's (famous British chef) restaurants. The Italian dishes are on the lighter side as Jamie has opted to only use fresh and healthy ingredients sourced from Italy. The menu is quite extensive so this is a good place for picky eaters.


Laduree

$$, Dessert, High Tea, City of London- Bank, Covent Garden, Knightsbridge, Mayfair/Piccadilly

The best macarons in London! There are so many flavors to chose from, all with a unique and satisfying taste. My favorite is vanilla but try them all! Laduree also serves afternoon tea in its Covent Garden and Harrods (Knightsbridge) locations.


Leon

$, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Quick Eats, Oxford Circus, Many Locations

Their motto is "Naturally Fast Food" and that's a pretty accurate statement. They have everything from a kale and peanut salad, to sweet potato falafel wraps, to Thai green chicken curry, and all of the dishes are marked with symbols to note if they are gluten-free, vegetarian, low-fat, and so on.



Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at Sanderson Hotel

$$$, High Tea, Oxford Circus

Alice in Wonderland themed high tea serving multi-colored finger sandwiches and other Wonderland inspired pastries and desserts.


Momo *

$$$, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, High Tea, Mayfair/Piccadilly

Best Moroccan food I've had! The decor is very detailed making you truly feel like you've been transported to Morocco. I recommend getting a few dishes to share. My favorites are the hummus and pita, chicken couscous, and chicken tagine. It also has great drinks and Moroccan tea, which can be enjoyed, in their tearoom.



Natural Kitchen

$$, Quick Eats, Holborn, Marylebone- Oxford Circus, City of London- Bank

A trendy shop, which specializes in organic, artisan, and sustainably, sourced food. Inside the shop there's a cafe upstairs, butchery downstairs, as well as juice bar and coffee shop. Perfect for a quick and healthy bite.


Pizza Express

$$, Italian, Quick Eats, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly, Many Locations

A chain restaurant located throughout London. The menu offers many different options to prepare your pizza, from classic to calzone to romana. There is even a section of pizzas under 500 calories with a side salad placed in the middle of the pizza. Great gluten free options as well (gluten free pizza dough). I recommend going here with a big group looking for a fun dinner out but not too expensive.




Pret A Manger

$, Quick Eats, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly, Many Locations

Quick and natural coffee and food shop. Serves tasty coffee and prepackaged snacks and lunches for on the go. Modern and clean atmosphere making it a great spot to do work or catch up with friends.


Roka *

$$$$, Japanese, Charlotte Street- Oxford Circus, Canary Wharf, Mayfair

Modern and upscale Japanese restaurant specializing in fresh sushi and robatayaki (open-charcoal grilled food). The fish is of very high quality, so I definitely recommend getting a sashimi plate. The dishes are on the small side so get a few hot dishes (robata) and cold dishes to share with the table.



Rossa Pomodoro

$$, Italian, Camden, Chelsea, Covent Garden, Shoreditch, Oxford Circus

Great trendy, casual restaurant if you are looking for authentic Italian pizza. All ingredients are imported straight from Italy. There are 8 locations throughout London.


Tibits

$$, All Cuisines, Vegetarian, Quick Eats, Mayfair/Piccadilly

Tibits offers a great range of carefully sourced seasonal vegetarian dishes influenced by Asian, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisines. You simply turn up and find a table, no booking required. You then grab a plate and walk around the food boat consisting of more than 40 options. You chose exactly what you want and pay by weight. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.




Wagamama

$, Japanese, Thai, Pan-Asian, Quick Eats, Marylebone- Bond Street, Many Locations

Pan-Asian style menu consists of ramen, teppanyaki, curry dishes, and donburi. They also serve fresh juices. Wagamama is a good dinning spot if you are looking for a very reasonably priced, casual, Asian meal.


Wasabi

$, Japanese, Quick Eats, Piccadilly, Many Locations

If you are craving a quick sushi fix and on a budget, this place is for you. Wasabi has a modern and clean design and falls under the category of naturally fast food. Offering an assortment of sushi, Japanese bento dishes (various chicken and rice bowls), and soups.