SOHO | W1
UPDATE: 18th April 2017
The Islington branch, which had this specific deal, has closed down. But as the 3 course lunch deal for £9 in their Soho branch is still available and still really good value, we thought we'd keep this write-up on the website.
With a second site in Soho, you'll find Bibigo in Islington just up the road from Angel station, and it's only at this branch that they do the great value two course lunch deal for £7 between 12pm - 3pm, on any day of the week.
The two branches serve healthy, fresh and authentic Korean food. Inside the Angel site, expect attentive service and a meditative setting with contrasting dark panels and industrial copper piping, against smooth wooden beams, and lots of natural light.
You can choose from a few options, but for me, chilli squid with citrus soy sauce and lime started things off well. I purposely avoided the big call of bibimbap, and instead went for a piping hot rice bowl of mussels, prawns, calamari and fish. Fresh seafood spiked with sharp spring onion, sliced chilli, and sweet and spicy soy sauce to dress - lovely stuff.
It's also worth noting their other pocket-friendly deals, even if they are above our magic £8 mark: you can get 3 courses for £9 at lunch in their Soho branch, 3 courses for £13 at dinner also in their Soho branch (excluding Fridays), and 2 courses for £10 at dinner in the Angel branch.
Words and photography | Bisi Bajomo