Food in the local area
Locally and across London, there are plenty of good, budget-friendly options for eating out. Near the campus is Brick Lane, famed for its many authentic curry restaurants. On Sundays, it’s full of street vendors selling every kind of food from South American to Korean and African to Vietnamese. Just down the road you’ll also find Petticoat Lane food market, a collection of international food stalls and a popular destination for lunch.
Want to try ‘the best Chinese food outside of China’? My Old Place is just down the road and is well known for being the most authentic Chinese food you’ll find in the area.
Tayyabs in Whitechapel is well known for its traditional Pakistani Punjabi food. It serves 100% Halal and is highly recommended everywhere. Get there early to avoid the queue.
Fancy some traditional English food? Poppie’s Fish and Chips is just past Spitalfields market and only a short distance from campus. As well as the traditional fish supper with mushy peas, you can also try jellied eels, a tradition East End dish originating in the 18th century.
Want entertainment with your dinner? Kenza serves authentic Lebanese and Moroccan food along with live music and belly dancing. You can find it on Devonshire Square, a five-minute walk from campus.
On a budget and love cooking? There are plenty of supermarkets nearby including Tesco. If it’s ethnic ingredients you’re after, you’ll find them in Taj Stores on Brick Lane, a 10-minute walk from the campus. They sell produce from all over the world from Bangladesh to Jamaica. It’s definitely the place to go for halal meat and exotic vegetables such as dudi.