Garrett Fitzgerald’s Top 5 Great Value Dishes

Garrett Fitzgerald, co-owner of fried chicken shop Butchies, shares his top spots for the best value dishes in London.


Pizza Union. Garrett says, ‘A Margarita for £3.95 you say? In London? This isn’t from some pizza van off a side street in Camden, it’s actually from a marble countered premium restaurant called Pizza Union who have four locations across the city. Not only is the pizza super cheap but you also get it super quick thanks Pizza Union’s slick counter service ordering model.’

Pizza Union, various locations


La Bouche. Garrett says, ‘£4.50 for The Croc Monsieur at La Bouche on Broadway Market. Unfussy yet done to perfection every time. You could smash this little beaut in two bites, but they will be the two most glorious of your entire day!’

La Bouche, 35–37 Broadway Market, E8 4PH


Tacos Del 74. Garrett says, ‘Tacos Del 74 in Clapton has a taco Tuesday where all tacos are £2. These are authentic Mexican tacos, served up without all the bells and whistles (as they’re supposed to be) of some of the new wave taco joints springing up all over London these days. The watermelon margaritas are addictive and dangerously easy to chug.’

Tacos Del 74, 87 Lower Clapton Road, E5

Koya Bar breakfast. Garrett says, ‘Ever wondered what people in Japan eat for breakfast? Of course you have – well wonder no longer and head to Koya Bar, who have locations in the City and Soho. Prices start at £6.90.’

Koya Bar, 10–12 Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N 8AR; 50 Frith Street, W1D 4SQ


Spinach & Agushi. Garrett says, ‘I couldn’t do a cheap eats round up and not include my favourite street food outfit Spinach & Agushi. Find them at Broadway Market every Saturday. S&A produce comforting Ghanaian street food using excellent ingredients. I know its my favourite street food because I’ve had it at least once a month for the last five years. It soothes hangovers, lines stomachs before big nights out and warms cockles on cold winter days. Zero hype but constantly delivers – exactly what you want from proper street food.’

Spinach & Agushi, various locations

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