Looking for lunch in Holborn/Bloomsbury
November 25, 2012 2:09 PM Subscribe
I recently started a new job in Bloomsbury/Holborn, London. I'm looking for recommendations for lunch that aren't too expensive. Added difficulty: I'm also a bit of a picky eater.
posted by Put the kettle on to Food & Drink (17 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I know there are quite a few options in this area, but unfortunately my weird taste in food limits me somewhat. I have problems with trying new things most of the time.
Things I like and/or have tried:
-Pod: I really like their green Thai curry and will definitely go back there, but it's a bit expensive to have frequently.
-Pret a Manger: There are only a couple things I like here so I don't come here too often.
-Waitrose/M&S: There are small shops of these nearby but they don't have as good a selection as at their bigger stores
-Itsu: I had their chicken with rice thing the other day, but it wasn't as good as I was expecting.
I like salads, but if there's a dressing it has to be served on the side. I don't eat meat other than chicken and duck (I eat fish, too). I like 'plain' things (i.e. for crisps and whatnot, I can't eat any flavour other than salt). I love bread and will sometimes just grab a baguette and some fruit for lunch. I like pizza, but have had trouble finding amazing pizza in the UK. I really like Chinese food, curries, and Chipotle. I also love Panera, Cosi, Potbelly Sandwiches, and ShopHouse Kitchen in the US (and wish I could bring them here).
I'd prefer things I can take back to eat at my desk or bring to a park to eat. I have an hour for lunch, so I can go on a bit of a walk, but not a major trek. Lunches under £5 would be wonderful; lunches under £10 I could occasionally do. Do you know anywhere I might like?