£5 Groupon Meal Deals in London

Written by Karen Bryan

After I’d booked my cheap London theatre tickets for my London on the cheap trip, I had a look on the Groupon UK site to see if there were any meals deals in the vicinity.

It was quite hard to find anything for one person, most of the Groupon restaurant deals were based on two people eating.

I spotted a £5 deal for a post 15.30h eat-in meal consisting of a rice meal dish, taco or a rice burger plus salad and a drink, at the Yaki Japanese Cafe in Goodge St. This was only a slight detour on my walking route from the Tune Hotel London King’s Cross, where I was staying, to the New London Theatre, where ‘War Horse‘ was being staged.

I also managed to find a £5 deal for fish and chips plus a drink, very close to the Charing Cross Theatre, where I was going to see ‘Lost Boy’.

There was a fair choice from the Groupon menu at the Yaki Japanese Cafe. There was no mention of salad on the Groupon menu, so I assumed it would automatically be served with the main dish.

yaki japanese cafe counter

I selected the Chicken Teriyaki with Iced Green Tea Latte, both of which were very good. However, there was no salad on my tray. As the portion size of the Teriyaki was quite generous, I couldn’t be bothered to argue over the non-appearance of the salad. I should have checked it was included when I ordered. The rice bowl meal and latte would’ve cost £9.74 from the standard menu.

yaki japanese cafe

The following evening at the London Fish and Chips restaurant, located by Convent Garden, I was able to select any of the Traditional dishes from the menu.

london fish and chips bedford st

I had ‘Mayfair’, which was fried tiger shrimps with chips, accompanied by a soft drink. The chips were good, but there was a lot more batter than shrimp. It would’ve normally cost £11.50 for this main course and drink at standard prices.

london fish and chips mayfair

I was relatively happy with both my £5 Groupon meal deals in London. I thought that they offered reasonable value for money, in pleasant surroundings in convenient locations in central London.