Average Price: £25 and under
Dress Code: Casual Dress
||2.5 miles from London center (as shown on map)
Sichuan Folk in London's East End has just about the coolest location of any Chinese restaurant in London: right on Hanbury Street, the main route between Spitalfields markets and Brick Lane. Its location alone would be enough to make it popular with students and locals needing a quick, economical nosh, but Sichuan-Folk is the real deal: a reasonably authentic Chinese restaurant with a focus on Sichuan cuisine and with a few intriguing dishes to tempt the punter. Try the Sichuan-folk special-flavoured chicken or peng-peng crab or jump right in to the frog legs with pickled ginger. There are vegetarian options and children are welcome. The dining room is cosy with Eastern-motif-painted walls, dark wooden tables and seating and trad tassled silk lamps. Sichuan-Folk is still a great choice for quick meals, but the food and the warm welcome lift the restaurant into something more.