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I'm currently at LSE and shall be working here for the next 4 weeks on a Masters Project (but I am not a student of the university itself as I attend a institution in the US)

Does anyone know of any good lunchtime (and even dinner on occasions where I may need to study late) near the university itself or Holborn in general?

Prefs:
- No more than £4 (inc. drinks preferably) per day for lunch, as I'm on a budget
- Hot food
- Healthy and meat dishes would be good
- Type of food: not really to fussed about

I tried places like 'Eat' and similar etc but I've had enough of there rubbish sandwiches; their noodles and prawn salad was nice but you can't get it warmed up

Anyways, any help would be much appreciated (+Reps for the efforts)
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usually at the Quad u can get an hot meal for lunch with less than 4£ but I dont think it's enough so u'd end up spending a bit more. I just took some coffee there so I'm not 100% confident of what am saying
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Hot Gossip (previously known as Nosh) isn't too expensive, either. It's on Kingsway, just past Portugal Street.
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There's this nice, cheap place on the end of Waterloo Bridge, that sells good lunchtime stuff like sandwiches and baguettes (which they can warm up & have taste much nicer), pasta, salads etc.

You basically head down the Strand, past KCL (where I study ) and turn left when you get to the Bridge (so by the Tesco Metro) and it's about 50 yards into Waterloo Bridge on the right.

There's also a Gregg's next to King's, which does the job tbf.
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(Original post by Ascient)
There's this nice, cheap place on the end of Waterloo Bridge, that sells good lunchtime stuff like sandwiches and baguettes (which they can warm up & have taste much nicer), pasta, salads etc.

You basically head down the Strand, past KCL (where I study ) and turn left when you get to the Bridge (so by the Tesco Metro) and it's about 50 yards into Waterloo Bridge on the right.

There's also a Gregg's next to King's, which does the job tbf.
Best advice! :p:

I'm at King's and whenever I need to go to the Strand Campus (on that road), I HAVE to pop into Gregg's!
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Best advice! :p:

I'm at King's and whenever I need to go to the Strand Campus (on that road), I HAVE to pop into Gregg's!
Haha yeah I usually go in in the mornings to get a cheap* Hot Chocolate and then sometimes sit next to this girl who has her Starbucks coffee!




*It's only cheap compared to her coffee, otherwise £1.35 is astronomical!! :mad: I have a whole Options tub for that much in my room! :p:
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Haha yeah I usually go in in the mornings to get a cheap* Hot Chocolate and then sometimes sit next to this girl who has her Starbucks coffee!




*It's only cheap compared to her coffee, otherwise £1.35 is astronomical!! :mad: I have a whole Options tub for that much in my room! :p:
:rofl:

Some of my mates get a Starbucks coffee like everyday, and I'm there thinking I shouldn't really be buying that bottle of coke or whatever, haha.

So what do you study at King's?
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:rofl:

Some of my mates get a Starbucks coffee like everyday, and I'm there thinking I shouldn't really be buying that bottle of coke or whatever, haha.

So what do you study at King's?
Haha I've been off the fizzy drinks for a couple of years now :yep: I study English. I know you do Law, which kinda sucks 'cos I have no obvious rebound question :p:

Oh, you're at Waterloo right?! That's right opposite my accommodation Two of my flatmates also do Law!

Oh yeah, aren't I just a great conversation filler? :jiggy: :p:
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Haha I've been off the fizzy drinks for a couple of years now :yep: I study English. I know you do Law, which kinda sucks 'cos I have no obvious rebound question :p:

Oh, you're at Waterloo right?! That's right opposite my accommodation Two of my flatmates also do Law!

Oh yeah, aren't I just a great conversation filler? :jiggy: :p:
Hahaha!

So are you a first year too then?

Ahh I know a few people from SSA. What are you lawyer flatmates' names?
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I've become a fan of the Fourth Floor in the Old Building.

For a plate of curry + soft drinks can = £4.15

They give a generous amount, too.

As someone else said: Hot Gossip. For a jacket potato with 2 fillings and soft drinks can = £3.85ish.
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I'd avoid the Fourth Floor Restaurant (formerly known as the Brunch Bowl), if I were you. For the price, it's ****. For a quid more you can go to the Garrick, which is actually nice (and where the menu actually changes to something other than a different spicy meat sauce with rice).
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oo urm well there's this little cafe near portugal street.... i am not sure what its called--- most students use it....its good...i get flapajacks and coffee from there
haha
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guys do you need an LSE card to go into the lunch area of the quad or indeed 4th floor restaurant in the old building?

I only have a card which gives access to the library as thats all I requested
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You can go even if you arent a student, i mean no one checks anyway, there arent any key card doors
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I think you need a card to get into the Garrick (I might be wrong, I can never seem to get in there even with a card) but definitely not the Old Building which is where the 4th floor restaurant is.
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cafe amici on kingsway is actually quite nice (and next to EAT, i think). also, if you're willing to venture into covent garden, the jacket potato stall is not bad either, and REALLY cheap. and althought nando's is about 6 quid for a meal, it's really filling (1/4 chicken and two sides) so it can be a nice "splurge" meal every once in a while. finally, have you tried hummus bros.? not the best hummous in london, but very healthy, fresh, and reasonably priced. (look out for student specials, in particular.) hope that helps!
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1pm, in Houghton Street, you will see a big queue, every day.

Enough said.
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(Original post by mypaperheart)
I think you need a card to get into the Garrick (I might be wrong, I can never seem to get in there even with a card) but definitely not the Old Building which is where the 4th floor restaurant is.
eh? no you don't need one. unless there's some downstairs that I haven't noticed.

4th floor restaurant is not amazing but it's reasonable and pretty good value imo - £2.20 breakfast isn't bad...don't think I've ever had a lunch meal there though.
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(Original post by dpure)
cafe amici on kingsway is actually quite nice
u cannot be serious...

(Original post by mypaperheart)
I think you need a card to get into the Garrick
nope

(Original post by zxczxc)
I'd avoid the Fourth Floor Restaurant (formerly known as the Brunch Bowl), if I were you. For the price, it's ****.
just cuz of the price or u mean also for bad food?
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Subway, Hot Gossip, Wasabi, etc. Don't go to the 4th floor food place, it's horrific. As I'm sure you know, there's also plenty of places down towards Fleet Street...
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