Restaurants In London Which Offer Student Discount

London living tends to have a big impact on your bank balance as a student, so it’s no surprise that you’ll want to find the best discounts whilst still eating good. From pizzas and a pint to a two-course meal, these London restaurants have it all with something for everyone, and for a cheap price!  

Remember to mention your student status when you’re out and about, as chances are they’ll most likely offer a discount of some sort. Just bring along your student ID card or NUS card or if you have the UNiDays or Student Beans app then get them ready.  

Get your money saving boots on guys, we’re about to begin.  

Student discount food

If you looove Italian food from pastas to calzones, then these places are your go to for unreal food and student discount. Whilst these two companies have restaurants all over the country, we couldn’t help but include some of our faves too!  

1. Ask Italian  

ASK Italian offers an amazing 40% off on your total bill on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 25% off on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. All you have to do is bring along your NUS card. Note, there is a maximum of 4 people per NUS card, the discount is valid for dine in only and is not valid in December or on bank holidays.  

Currently, Ask Italian are offering a free round of drinks on the UNiDays app when you dine in. The deal is for up to 8 people too, what better way to celebrate the end of the academic year?! 

If you’re a recent university graduate and still want to get some lovely discounts, you’re in luck. All through June it’s Spriiitz O’Clock. When you sign up to ASK Perks you will get a free Aperol Spritz with any meal! 

Find a Ask Italian in London here.  


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2. Zizzi’s  

Zizzi’s currently have a great discount available on UNiDays with 20% Off food Sunday – Thursday when you dine in at any of their restaurants.  

There are absolutely tons of Zizzi restaurants in London so go treat yourself to some yummy food. All you have to do is show your UNiDays profile and activate the code to give to your server and they’ll sort out that money saving for you! 

You can book table at Zizzi’s on their website or find more about restaurants near you here.  

3. TGI Fridays 

TGI Fridays have recently added a student discount valid in their restaurants on UNiDays. You can get 20% Off Food and Drink Sunday to Thursday, fancy some sesame chicken strips? They’ve got you covered with this awesome money off food and drinks! Although, this discount will be applied to soft drinks and not alcoholic drinks. 

Whether you’re looking for a catch up with course mates, a date night or a night with your parents, why not take advantage of this offer? Get that Friday feelin’. 

You can find more about the offer here. 


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4. YO! Sushi 

YO! Sushi is currently offering a great 20% discount for students when you dine in at any of their restaurants. The offer is available Sunday – Friday and all you have to do is enter your UNiDAYS code when paying your bill.  

Don’t worry, if you don’t like sushi or don’t eat fish or meat, they offer a mixture of vegan and veggie food too! Infact, they’ve just updated their menu and added some new yummy dishes.  

Take a look at their updated menu here. 


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5. Las Iguanas 

We’re OBSESSED with this discount! 

Las Iguanas have really hit the ball out of the park with this one… 30% off discount on food Sunday-Thursday! We told you it was amazing right? You can get your tastebuds tingling with their varied menu of Latin American food.  

Just present any valid student ID Card to your server before ordering to make use of this discount.  

Unfortunately, you won’t get any price off your drinks, but you can use one student card to get money off for up to 6 diners! 

Find out more and explore their menu on their website here.  


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6. Brew Dog 

Fancy some beers and food? Head to any BrewDog restaurant in or out of London to get some fabulous student exclusive deals. Just present your student ID to make the most of these offers: 

Burger & Pint deal – BrewDog currently offer any Burger and any Pint deal for £15 in London and £10 outside of London.  

Pizza & Pint deal – Brewdog currently offer a Pizza and Pint deal for £15 in London and £10 outside of London. Make sure to check if the bar sells pizza though, as not every one does! 

£15 Bottle of Prosecco – Time to celebrate the end of exams? Grab a bottle of Prosecco for £15 in any Brew Dog bar between Wednesday-Friday.  

BrewDog also offer an array of other student deals – they’re really treating you! Explore them here.


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7. Shake Shack 

In the mood for a burger or two? Well, Shake Shack are offering a BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) deal for all students with a UNiDays account. Its literally that simple, show your ID on the app, purchase a burger and you’ll get another free! 

The offer is Valid Sundays – Wednesdays and is available on all burgers, it states the second burger must be of equal value or less.  

Again, there are tons of restaurants in London city centre for you to enjoy this BOGOF deal. 

Explore the offer here.  


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Okay, you’re probably thinking, these offers are mostly available for students everywhere, so we’re now going to discuss some independent London food hubs that offer a great discount for students.  

Drum roll please… 

8. Ping Pong 

Ping Pong specialises in dim sum and Chinese dishes with restaurants across London including Southbank, Soho, Covent Garden and St. Paul’s. So, wherever you’re based, there’s yummy food at a discount available in your area.  

Show your Student ID Card whilst dining for 15% off your entire bill at any Ping Pong restaurant. Have a UNiDays account? You can get 20% off your bill. The best part is, both discounts are valid all day, 7 days a week for up to 4 people per table! Bring along your flatmates and get money off all your food AND drinks.  

You can find out more about the offer and view their menu here. 

9. Fork Deli Patisserie 

Located just under a 10-minute walk from the University of London campus, Fork Deli is a yummy gem in central London. With a varied menu of cakes, sandwiches, soups, salads, juices and coffees for everyone to enjoy. If you fancy wine and a cheese board, they have some lovely options too! 

This independent cafe currently offers 10% off with a valid student card, so just bring along your university ID to get some great money off, whenever you fancy! 

You can find them at 85 Marchmont St, London WC1N 1AL or explore their Instagram to find out more.


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10. The Rum Kitchen 

The Rum Kitchen is a Caribbean restaurant with locations in Brixton, Soho, Shoreditch and Brighton which cater to the student market.  

Their deals include happy hour rum cocktails every day until 6pm, which is available to anyone dining in their restaurants so, if you’re a recent graduate or working in the city you can join in the fun too.  

For students you can make the most of their Burger & Beer or Salad & Soda deals for just £10 on Monday-Wednesday 12pm-4pm! Fancy a lunch time treat after a morning of lectures? Make the most of this great deal. 

Pop along with your student ID and ask about any current student offers, they’re always adding something exciting to their discounts. Find out more here. 

That’s it, the end of our guide on restaurants in London which offer student discount – we hope we haven’t made you too hungry. 

Remember, there’s tons of restaurants that offer student friendly discounts so just take along your ID or get your app ready and mention your status, you might just bag some money off! 

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