Budget places to snack in Barbican


The food scene in London is legendary. The city is a melting pot of different flavours from all over the world and thanks to the rich and diverse mixture of cultures that have come together, there is plenty to choose from.

During your stay at the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch, you’ll find all kinds of eateries to treat yourself with some delicious international food. There’s no better place to enjoy dinner than our hotel’s restaurants near Finsbury Square but here are a few great snacking spots to stave off the hunger while you’re exploring the area.

FAB Thai Street Food

Paul Street, London

Taste the vibrant flavours of Thailand at this wonderful little eatery on the edge of the Barbican area. From traditional noodle dishes to contemporary fusion food, the chefs at FAB specialise in bringing the very best of Asian flavours to the streets of London. If you’re a fan of Thai food or you’re looking for an alternative snack to greasy fast food, be sure to head over to Paul Street during your time at the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch.


Holborn Viaduct, London

Transport yourself to the streets of Rome as you sample the delicious tastes of Italy at this popular London food vendor. Right around the corner from the iconic Barbican Centre, Beboz is perfectly located for an afternoon snack during your exploration of the local sights. Browse the menu to find all sorts of culinary classics such as pizza, pasta and Beboz’s signature wraps that are made with fresh ingredients and pack a flavourful punch.


Widegate Street, London

The amazing thing about London’s food industry is the diversity of flavours and the huge number of options available to visitors. Wahaca is a great example of how the city has embraced different cultures and adopted the many intense flavours from around the globe. This popular foodie hangout specialises in Mexican cuisine and dishes up daily servings of South American flavour in the form of tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas and much more. Fans of authentic Mexican food will not want to pass up on a chance to eat at Wahaca, founded by Master Chef winner, Thomasina Miers.


Great Eastern Street, London

If you’re looking for somewhere to taste all the flavours that London has to offer in one place, Dinerama is a must during your visit to the capital. The bustling market is one of the most popular places in town for food bloggers and those with a big appetite. As you explore the market and browse the many stalls you’ll discover mouth-watering smells and tongue-tingling flavours that will leave you wanting more. From traditional Asian desserts to the biggest burgers you’ve ever seen, there is a lot to discover at Dinerama.

Arancini Brothers

Old Street, London

If you’ve never heard of Arancini Brothers’ famous risotto balls, you’re missing out on some of the best food you’ll taste this year. The iconic brand has become a favourite amongst locals and now you can experience the delicious flavours of this unique culinary invention for yourself. Be sure to head over to Old Street and order up a portion of the delicious risotto balls.