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Top 7 Cheap Eats for Students in Nottingham



Nottingham is a great city for students, full of exciting things to do – from shopping to nightlife, from restaurants to museums. But being a student also means keeping an eye on budget. We asked students in Nottingham for the best and cheapest places to eat in Nottingham. Check out this guide to the top local eateries, all offering a great value for money. Spend less on food so you have more to spend on “books”.




1.      Pizza Storm

Ever wished your pizza was customized and included more of your favourite toppings, all at once? Well, Inferno Pizza follows the concept of Subway, by allowing its customers to create their own pizza, given a plenty (50!!) of toppings, for £7.95.  Also, you can enjoy bottomless drinks and ice-cream, as a nice bonus.

37 Milton Street, NG1 3EN


2.      Warsaw Diner

Breakfasts all day, anyone? This place may look a bit unimpressive, but it surely serves filling and tasty food, e.g. pancakes with syrup & bacon, waffles, scrambled eggs & beans, all in American style interior. Everything is perfectly cooked and reasonably priced. You can build your breakfast by choosing every item on a plate (e.g. 2 pancakes at £2, eggs any style at 95p, hash browns at £1.20). The place usually gets very busy, so be ready for a queue.

93-95 Derby Rd, NG1 5BB


3.       Mayfair Chinese Restaurant

If you fancy oriental cuisine and want to try something more vibrant than Chinese takeaways, head over to Mayfair and grab a few friends. This gem offers an extensive menu with seafood, chicken, beef, pork and more (£5-7 per dish), perfect for sharing. For a dessert, try delicious banana or pineapple fritters with ice-cream (£3.20). The bill a head is approximately £11, if you bring your own booze, which is allowed there.

79 Mansfield Road, NG1 3FN


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4.       Las Iguanas

If you’re looking for something a bit different, you should definitely try this irresistible Latin America restaurant! Pina coladas, churros, tortillas… Everything you need to relax after a boring day at Uni! And don’t forget to bring your student card – you’ ll have 25% off from Sunday to Thursday!


Chapel Quarter 4, Chapel Bar, Nottingham, NG1 6JS


5.       Cochin Fort

We couldn’t just ignore Indian cuisine and keep this gem in secret – Cochin Fort serves the best South Indian food, including chicken biryani, masala dosa, chilly paneer and many more. Lots of choice at a great price, also available for delivery. For 20£ you can get A LOT of delicious Indian food for two. 


384 Radford Road, NG7 5GR

6.       Yamas Meze & Tapas

This contemporary Greek restaurant offers great lunch deals – get large portion of Greek goodness for £4.95, try the best Spanish tapas in town, share a Party platter for £17.50. Yamas is popular for original tastes and fantastic flavours, all at affordable prices. 

46 St Mary’s Gate

7.      The Ugly Bakery

Come here for a quick cheap bite or a relaxing Sunday brunch – The Ugly Bakery is a Nottingham’s sandwich heaven and spot for all things dough. You can order flat bread with a great selection of fillings, excellent Italian coffee or antipasti platter. The prices are fair and there are vegan options available.

39 Pelham Street, NG1 2EA



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