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The best places for lunch in London.


Dylan Mitchell

Not only is London the capital of England and one of the most interesting cities in the world, but it has an extensive offering of cuisines from all over the world. Whether it’s Indian, Chinese, British, Italian, or whatever else you fancy, there is so much choice in the capital city. When it comes to the most important meals of the day, we all typically think about breakfast or evening meals - but what about lunch? Here are some of the best places for lunch in London!

Places for lunch in London.

All over London, you can find delicious meals – day and night. No matter what type of food you prefer, there’s plenty of choice. It’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but right now all we can think about is lunch! So, what are the best places for lunch in London? Check out our list!

  • Eastern Eye Balti House

  • Prezzo

  • The Master Chef

  • De Amicis

  • Pizza Hut Restaurant

Eastern Eye Balti House.

Lunches don’t simply have to be sandwiches and paninis – they can be authentic Indian dishes too! At Eastern Eye Balti House, you’re sure to please your tastebuds with an explosion of flavours in every dish. This fantastic restaurant on Brick Lane in Whitechapel offers guests a unique dining experience, serving innovative Indian cuisine in an elegant and stylish restaurant. The menu at Eastern Eye Balti House includes contemporary meals, tandoori specialities and traditional Indian dishes, all prepared by their highly skilled team of chefs. For a delightful, flavoursome lunch in London, head to Eastern Eye Balti House!

Excluding the evening of Fridays and Saturdays, you can get 2 for 1 offers on your bill with tastecard.


If you’re on the lookout for London lunch deals, you’re in the right place! With Prezzo, not only do you get one of the best places for lunch in London, but you have a great spot for some lunch too. While Prezzo does serve the most scrumptious pasta dishes around, they also have a delightful lunch menu, particularly their sandwiches.

We highly recommend the chicken and prosciutto focaccia sandwich, which is just the top-up you need while traversing the capital’s many great attractions and experiences. If you’re feeling adventurous and extra peckish, then you should try the spinach Cresta di gallo with pesto, peas and burrata. This healthy dish will give you all the energy you’ll need for the rest of the day! After all, London is a massive city so requires lots of walking if you’re a visitor!

With 2 for 1 offers at tastecard, you can enjoy an Italian meal for less on Sundays to Fridays. Offer excludes Saturdays and after 5pm on Fridays.

The Master Chef.

If you’re working in E1 and looking for a great-tasting meal on your lunch break, we know just the place! At The Master Chef, you’re able to choose from a wide variety of delicious dishes. From curries and pizzas to pasta and salads, this fantastic spot is a lifesaver if you’re on the go and feeling peckish! 

The Master Chef opens at 11 am Monday to Friday and, with tastecard, you can get 50% off your lunch. So, if you work near Philpot Street and need somewhere to eat at lunchtime, we think we’ve found your new favourite spot!

With tastecard, you can get a 2 for 1 offer on your bill Sunday to Thursday.

De Amicis London.

De Amicis.

De Amicis is a traditional, family-run, Italian restaurant that’s located in the heart of Notting Hill, offering outdoor al fresco dining. The great thing about this delightful restaurant is that it opens twice a day! It opens early in the day for a lunch offering with the menu including plenty of antipasti, soup and pasta dishes, before closing for a couple of hours in the afternoon to prepare for their evening guests.

You never know, after experiencing their delicious food for lunch, you might decide to return later in the evening for dinner with friends!

If you’d like your Italian meal for less, check out our 2 for 1 offer every day of the week, apart from Friday and Saturday evening.

Pizza Hut pizza and sides selection

Pizza Hut Restaurant.

The final stop on our journey around the best places for lunch in London takes us to Pizza Hut Restaurant. You can find these brilliant establishments all around the capital city, where you’re able to sample fantastic lunch deals every day of the week.

The range of crusts on offer at Pizza Hut is amazing, but have you tried their Flatbread Pizzas? These low-calorie offerings are perfect for a lighter lunch and for a great price. With Pizza Hut’s lighter lunch options, you can get a delicious flatbread for less than £13! The best part is that flatbread pizzas are under 550 calories.

Did you know you can also get great lunch deals on Pizza Hut Delivery? They have delicious Melts with four possible fillings – Meat Feast, Pepperoni, BBQ Chicken and Spicy Veg. Loaded with mozzarella and a light dusting of herbs, this is the perfect lunchtime meal!

With tastecard, you can get 2 for 1 at Pizza Hut Restaurants from Sunday to Thursday, and 50% off pizza from Pizza Hut Delivery, 7 days a week.

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Start saving with tastecard.

So, now you know the best places for lunch in London, you can try tastecard and start saving money. With our discount card, you can enjoy cinema ticket savings, fantastic restaurant deals like 2 for 1 or 25% off the total bill, and discounts on days out. It’s perfect for families that love to dine out and enjoy tourist attractions together.