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    27 Things Everyone Must Eat In West London

    Your belly and your bank account agree. / Chelsey Pippin

    1. Boom Burger, Portobello Road

    2. Phat Phuc Noodle Bar, Chelsea

    3. Habanera, Uxbridge Road

    Budget: 3 Tacos from £5.50

    This trendy taco and tequila bar in Shepherd's Bush does flavour-packed mains and mean drinks, at a fair price. Their brunch is the real gem, with stuffed breakfast burritos at £7.95. The taco stop also has a back garden bar, and a family friendly area.

    4. Spicy Basil, Kilburn

    5. Tombo, South Kensington

    Budget: Bowls from £8.95

    Fresh, healthy, and affordable meals are what it's all about at Tombo, making it the perfect stop for lunch on a visit to the South Kensington Museums. The Japanese Bistro offers a range of noodle bowls, sushi wraps and bento boxes, as well as lovely breakfast and dessert options.

    6. Weekend Market, Acklam Village

    7. The Hummingbird Bakery, Portobello Road

    8. Bluebird, Chelsea

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    Budget: Sandwiches from £8.50

    Lunch in the café of this classy Chelsea establishment is a real steal. Grab a hot dog, BLT, or Croque Monsieur for under a tenner and enjoy it in the cafe's courtyard. The cafe also serves breakfasts from £2, and "light courses" including a charcuterie plate from £7.50.

    9. Talkhouse, Ladbroke Grove

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    Budget: Pastries from £1, lunch options from £5.50

    Just around the corner from Ladbroke Grove station toward Portobello Market you'll find the crisp and calm Talkhouse coffee bar. Their doughnuts are spectacular.

    10. Franco Manca, Southfields

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    Budget: Pizza from £4.50

    Cheap and delicious sourdough pizza is available in several Franco Manca locations across West London, including Chiswick, Southfields, and South Kensington. Pair it with a beer (from £3.50) for an excellent and affordable night out.

    11. Portobello Organic Kitchen, Notting Hill

    12. Maggie Jones's, Chelsea

    13. Portobello Juice Café, Ladbroke Grove

    Budget: Smoothies from £3.50, lunch from £5

    A fresh and delightful veggie paradise, check out the Portobello Juice Cafe with its bright graffiti decor and light yet filling smoothies, juices, and vegetarian plates. The café is at the very bottom of Portobello Road, only a short walk from Ladbroke Grove. It's far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the market and station that you'll get a breath of fresh air alongside the taste of fresh juice.

    14. Hudson's, Putney / Via Putney

    Budget: Pancakes brunch from £7.95

    For a filling and affordable brunch in Putney, Hudson's is the place to go. The friendly and rustic-style restaurant is the perfect way to laze away a Sunday, and you'll get home with some spare cash still in your pocket.

    15. Pizza East, Portobello Road

    16. The Hummingbird Café, Shepherd's Bush

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    Budget: Cake from £2, pasta plates from £7

    For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Hummingbird is the place to grab a quality meal in Shepherd's Bush for a decent price. The Australian-run café offers fresh cake every morning, baked in-house, stellar coffee, and has a constantly fresh array of lunch and dinner items. Be sure and book for their Sunday brunch, as the charming but tiny cafe fills up fast.

    17. Taqueria, Westbourne Grove

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    Budget: Lunch plates from £5

    This West London secret doesn't have much of an online presence, which makes it even more of a tucked away gem worth your while. The authentic atmosphere and killer Mexican food gives you a serious bang for your buck.

    18. Portobello Crepes, Notting Hill

    19. Faanoos, Chiswick

    20. Esarn Kheaw, Shepherd's Bush

    21. Makan Cafe, Ladbroke Grove

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    Budget: Noodle plates from £6.20

    This Malaysian Dive in Notting Hill also does a mean, all day English Breakfast, so you've got a lot of options on how to spend your cash. Featuring chicken, pork, lamb, and vegetarian dishes, Makan offers a wide spread, with all plates less than £10.

    22. Ariana II, Kilburn

    23. Chop Chop Noodle Bar, Shepherd's Bush

    24. Lisa's Kitchen, Notting Hill

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    Budget: Sandwiches from £6

    Tucked away at the very end of Portobello Road, Lisa's is a primo brunch spot, and great for an affordable Notting Hill meal any time of day. Grab a fresh and creatively stuffed sandwich, or spring for one of the omelette brunches and still keep it under a tenner.

    25. Abu Zaad, Uxbridge Road

    26. Tian Fu, White City

    27. The Grain Shop, Notting Hill

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