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17 Places Brunel University Students Absolutely Need To Eat This Year

When it comes to going out to eat, Brunel students are spoilt for choice with both Uxbridge and Central London on our doorstep. With lots to choose from, this list will help you decide whether you’re in the mood for an Uxbridge based eatery, or a city wide restaurant to feed your appetite.

1. Nonna Rosa 

If you’re in the mood for Italian food then Nonna Rosa is the place to go, a personal fave and consistently rated as one of the best restaurants to go to in Uxbridge (and a personal favourite of mine). High quality food, generous portions, and a cosy atmosphere are enough to get you out of those study blues.

Mmmm Italian

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2. Rio Grande 

For the carnivores out there, Rio Grande is definitely up your street, with waiters constantly coming around with carvings of a variety of meat cuttings. With unlimited servings, this is the place to go if you’re feeling very hungry.

3. Red Iron Burgers

After a long day of uni, sometimes the only thing that can satisfy you is a burger. Red Iron Burgers has one of the biggest selections of meat and vegetarian burgers, and great value for money – perfect for those days when you’re waiting for the student loan to come in.

4. Marrakech Café 

To serve your late night cravings after long study sessions or classes, Marrakech Café offers flavourful Middle Eastern food as well as a selection of sandwiches, all at a five-minute walk from the Isambard complex.

Chicken Panini and Raspberry smoothie #ilovefood #mumstreat #marrakechcafe

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5. Lumbini 

If curries are your thing, then Lumbini should be on your list. Located just outside of Uxbridge town centre, this Nepalese restaurants has both Nepalese and Indian dishes (vegan too!) to serve your fancy.

6. Patty and Bun 

Patty and Bun always has a line of people waiting to get in, but once you’re inside you won’t be disappointed. With packed burgers and irresistible sides, you’ll know that this place isn’t short of being perfect.

7. Cabana 

Ay Caramba. If you’re in the mood to escape the gloomy London skies (as always), Cabana is the best place to make you feel like you’re in sunny Brazil. Offering up fresh to order Brazilian street food and chocolate donut raindrops, you won’t want to leave.


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8. Seoul Bakery 

Sitting on Tottenham Court Road is a small and welcoming restaurant housing some of the best Korean food in London. Expect queues and shared tables at peak times, but remember to leave your mark on the graffiti wall, decorated by customers who have eaten there.

All of the kimchi #mejulie

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9. Yuu Kitchen 

Described as being Asian food with a twist with flavours inspired from South Asia and the Pacific Rim, Yuu Kitchen is a must for any food lover. You can talk to the chefs to find your perfect dish and not get too worried about this quirky London place.

10. Burger and Lobster 

If it’s not apparent from the name, Burger and Lobster is well known for its combination of lobster and burger. For £20, you can get a a burger and half a lobster, a burger itself, or a full lobster. The choice is yours, its not everyday you’ll get a £20 lobster.

11. Franco Manca 

Taking a turn on classic pizza, Franco Manca has some of the best pizza available in London. These sourdough based pizzas and fresh ingredients make for a great taste, plus the cute decor doesn’t hurt anyone either!

Pizza for one please. #freepizza #selflove #metime #solo #book #wine

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12. Zaibatsu 

For all the sushi lovers who don’t want to break the bank, Zaibatsu is the place for you. With a ’Bring Your Own Booze’ policy you’re bound to enjoy yourself, and possibly turn those around you into sushi lovers as well!

🍣🍱🍤🍺❤️ When @peteds85 treats you to #sundaynight #beer and #sushi

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13. Busaba Eathai 

If you feel like having some Thai food in a relaxed and casual setting, then Busaba is the place to go. Shared seating, affordable prices, and amazing food, it’s a great place to go in a group, on a date or even just after a long week of lectures to relax.

it's the most wonderful Thai of the year. 🍤 #busaba #london #hungrychris

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14. Hala

Great food, great atmosphere and great service make up the trifecta of Hala, a wholesome Turkish restaurant in London. Get a sharing platter for your group, or pick a smaller dish for yourself.

15. Wahaca 

Tacos, burritos, and churros make up a small portion of the Mexican street food on offer at Wahaca. Designed to be a place for sharing, order a bunch of dishes for your table and try to image it’s Mexico outside.

Get down to @wahaca for @tacos tonight. 📷: @gobbytraveller #EEEEEATS #InfatuationLondon

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16. Sen Viet 

The exterior of Sen Viet may make you turn away, but they say never judge a book by its cover. As a fairly small and unassuming restaurant, with quality food and service, Sen Viet is most certainly a hit.

Decent Vietnamese food after a while.

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17. The Sitara 

Considered to give you a culinary experience you won’t soon forget, The Sitara combines Indian food with live Jazz music. With great tasting, fiery and authentic food at a very reasonable price it may very well become one of your favourite curry houses to go to.

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