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Chefs know best: fill up for under a tenner with Michel Roux’s suggestions

Posted at 12:15 pm, March 5, 2015 in Food & Drink

michel roux jr © Bernard Zieja
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Michel Rouz Jr, Founder of Le Gavroche

 Where would you go to eat for less than a tenner?

‘Probably Selfridges to get myself a salt beef sandwich [£8.95 for a regular size at The Brass Rail]. I especially like salt tongue: absolutely delicious. It’s cut to order so it’s cooked fresh every day and made in front of you – which I think is important – rather than being a pre-packaged sandwich.’

And for an affordable sit-down meal?

Pizza Pilgrims in Soho does some really tasty pizzas and you can feast on them for less than £10. More local to where I live, in Clapham, is Bistro Union. It’s a great place where you can have a glass of wine and snacks, like homemade smoked sardines and chicken liver paté. You can sit at the bar and chomp away on little dishes with a glass of wine and quite easily have a bellyful for £20.’

What’s your favourite food market?

Borough Market is always great because it has such a variety: you can go there and be inspired. It has the best of British produce too.’

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