The Best Lunches Near the London Campus

Many of us try making a packed lunch for break time, but sometimes you fancy a treat or eating out with friends. We have listed our favourite places to eat (some of the best and some of the most affordable) right on the doorstep of the Northumbria University London Campus. Read on to discover your new favourite lunch spot.

Top treats

The Breakfast Club

If you’d like something that’s a mix of British and American style food, then The Breakfast Club is the ideal place. With a fun, 80s design inside and a menu that’s full of tasty all-day-breakfast dishes. And what’s more is that the menu has lots of vegetarian and vegan options making it suitable to many.

  • Address: 12-16 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LS
  • Average lunch price: £10
  • Minutes’ walk from campus: 3


Lunch should be a sociable time over good food and you’ll get both at Kenza. Full of Middle Eastern hospitality, this Lebanese restaurant won OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice 2016. If you don’t have too much time for lunch between lectures but want something good to eat then Kenza’s Express Lunch Menu could be perfect. You can expect delicious food, reasonable prices and a welcoming atmosphere at Kenza.

  • Address: 10 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YP
  • Average lunch price: £8.95 (Mezze platter for one)
  • Minutes’ walk from campus: 5

Poppie’s Fish & Chips

During your time studying here, you should try some classic, traditional British foods. One of the most famous of these is fish and chips. Very simple but oh so good! One of the best places to get some authentic fish and chips is Poppies. Since 1952 this great ‘chippie’ has been selling battered fish and chunky chips around London. Try some deep-fried cod and chips with some ketchup or tartare sauce for a filling lunch.

  • Address: 6-8 Hanbury St, Spitalfields, London, E1 6QR
  • Average lunch price: £12.20 (for a regular cod and chips)
  • Minutes’ walk from campus: 8

Lahore Kebab House

Located in the lively Whitechapel district, Lahore Kebab House serves a range of kebabs and curries and is a firm favourite with locals and newcomers alike. Some of the best loved dishes on offer at Lahore Kebab House include the lamb chops served from a sizzling grill, seekh kebabs and peshwari naan. Lahore Kebab House is also Halal as well as offering many vegetarian dishes, making it the perfect lunch spot to go with friends.

  • Address: 2-10 Umberston St, Whitechapel, London, E1 1PY
  • Average lunch price: £8.75
  • Minutes’ walk from campus: 15

Cheap eats

Kung Food

For a delicious and quick Chinese meal, look no further than this compact takeaway restaurant. Classic dishes of chow mein, udon, ho fun and many more meal options will tease your taste buds. Why not try the ‘make your own special Chinese lunch box’ for just £5?

  • Address: 126A Middlesex Street, London, E1 7HY
  • Average lunch price: £5 (Chinese lunch box)
  • Minutes’ walk from campus: 1

Pizza Union

One of the most popular places for our students to eat at is Pizza Union. Who doesn’t love pizza? With a varied and long menu at some very affordable prices, Pizza Union is a great place to drop in for a tasty slice. A 12” Margherita pizza is just £3.95!

  • Address: 25 Sandy’s Row, London, E1 7HW
  • Average lunch price: £5.50
  • Minutes’ walk from campus: 1

Baraka Eatery

One of the best things about studying in London is that the city is full of foods from all over the world. Some may be completely new to you, whilst others offer a taste of home. Baraka Eatery has several menus to choose from; Bangladeshi, Mediterranean and Indian as well as an impressive juices and smoothies menu. Another excellent feature of the restaurant? All food is Halal Monitoring Committee certified.

  • Address: 38-40 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1JX
  • Average lunch price: £6
  • Minutes’ walk from campus: 12

The Halal Restaurant

Whether you keep a Halal diet or not, eating at the oldest Indian eatery in East London is a must during your time here at Northumbria University London. Established in 1939 this restaurant has a simple and straightforward menu offering Indian classics like chicken tikka, sag aloo, madras, rogan josh and pretty much everything else you’d expect from a traditional Indian. Here you can choose a full or half dish (on some meals) depending on your appetite and budget, making it a perfect destination for honest, good lunch food at student-friendly prices.

  • Address: 2 St Mark St, Whitechapel, London, E1 8DJ
  • Average lunch price: £7.50 full dish, £3.00 half dish
  • Minutes’ walk from campus: 12

Food markets

Backyard Market

If you find yourself out and about near campus on a Saturday or Sunday, head down to this great food market. Based in the historic The Old Truman Brewery, this market opened in 2006 and offers you a great range of street food. From delicious Jamaican jerk chicken and fried plantain to Polish smoked sausage with salad, you can go on a culinary journey around the world, stall by stall.

  • Address: 146 Brick Lane London, E1 6QL
  • Average lunch price: £6
  • Minutes’ walk from campus: 11

Urban Food Fest

The Urban Food Fest is a great place to find some really unique and tasty dishes to sink your teeth into. Different sellers serve food from their food trucks and stalls letting you and your friends go from place to place and all eat different things whilst still being together.

The Italian wood fired oven pizza is an authentic slice of hearty Italian food, or if you fancy trying something from further away, then the Venezuelan Arepas of shredded beef, spicy chicken, black beans, feta, red onion and guacamole is a must.

  • Address: Euro Car Parks, 162-167 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6HU
  • Average lunch price: £6
  • Minutes’ walk from campus: 12

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