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Cost of London dining

nc213 | Mar 6, 2011 02:34 PM

I'm taking a group of university students to London and trying to work on a food budget. I'm planning to find a hotel with breakfasts, leaving me lunches and dinners for each day. Though I wouldn't say that I'm looking to feed them as cheaply as possible, I'm looking to do near that.

So, imagining a quick lunch--sit down probably, but not necessarily--and an inexpensive, but not fast food dinner each day. Places like Mooli, Hummus Brothers, Wagamama, etc would fit the bill nicely. Kebab places and the like would certainly do for some lunches. (We're not limited to ethnic places, though part of the purpose of this trip is to show students the diversity of the UK, so there's an added bonus.) We'll be spending most of our time in the city centre for museums and theatre, so it's unlikely we'd be headed beyond zone 2 or have much time for that.

How much would you budget for lunch and dinner per person per day? An administrator suggested $30, but that seemed a bit low to me.

I'd be happy for all responses and for any suggestions you have for places to take them. I was in London last year for a bit and will be back for a few days this summer, but it's been a very long time since I've been able to spend any real time there, and things are different when you're imagining 10 students and a budget.

Thanks in advance.

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