Student Approved: The UK’s Best Bargain Takeaways

What’s the best kind of takeaway? One that comes with a student-friendly price tag of course!

We reckon that whether you’re a fresh-faced student or a Mr Moneybags high-flying lawyer, nothing beats the joy of a buy one get one free deal, free spring rolls, or penny-pinching happy hour discounts at your local takeaway. That’s why we put an important question to our loyal readers and eaters. We asked you where to find the best student-friendly takeaways in your city, and boy did you come through for us!

So here it is, the hungryhouse list of the UK’s best cheap eats. The list goes through all the major student towns to bring you the best bargain takeaways serving up pizzas and curries so good you feel like you need to tip extra!

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And Heeeey There Students

It doesn’t stop with just an awesome guide to the best student takeaways in the UK! You’ve packed your bags, you’ve bought your books, your mum is tearfully waving you off with a hankie and you’re off to join the thousands of teens who are within an arms reach of their long awaited dream – freedom (and the debauchery of freshers’ week).

More than 500,000 freshers will start university over the next month, which may result in a nationwide shortage of Strongbow and baked beans, but not if we have anything to do with it! hungryhouse has a dedicated student discount offered up to anyone with at university email address! Sign up to Cheap Chow and receive special discounts at takeaway restaurants in your area on a regular basis throughout the year.

Forget falling back on cold tinned spaghetti, we’re talking about bargain biryani feasts, scrumptiously cheap sushi and discount dim sum!

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If you’re a fresher, chances are you’re new to an area and you don’t know where your favourite takeaway is yet. Or if you’re a wearied third year perhaps a new takeaway option will add some much-needed spice to your regular routine. Fear not, we’ve asked our loyal readers to let us in on their student takeaway secrets. So go to where the chips are hot, the curries are spicy, and where there’s no charge for extra toppings! – All at student-friendly prices as well in order to make this year your best (and tastiest) year yet!

Guide by Cities
Birmingham
Brighton
Bristol
Cambridge
Cardiff
Coventry
Edinburgh
Leeds
Liverpool
London
Manchester
Newcastle
Oxford
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Sheffield
Southampton


Birmingham

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Cardamom in Harborne
350 High Street, Harborne Birmingham B17 9PU

Cardamom Restaurant at Harbone High St, Birmingham. Delivery is always on time, great customer service…not often your delivery guy wears a tie ;) – submitted by Mrsboeng

The Cardamom is popular with students in the city because this top-notch Indian has a wide range of spicy curry favourites at student-friendly prices. Oh, and they have some awesome customer service to boot!

Must try: Cardamom special tikka £7.20
Best deal: Mixed starter with chicken tikka, seekh kebab and onion bhaji £3.30
Delivery fee: Free
Minimum order value: £10
Special offers: Set meal for two – popadoms, onion bhaji, sag aloo, seekh kebab, chicken tikka masala, lamb bhuna, pilau rice & a naan bread £23.95

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Bengal Masala
Unit 19, Beauchamp Industrial Park, Watling Street, Tamworth B77 5BZ

Great food and people, if I don’t order in a while they knock on my door while in the area to see if I’m ok! – submitted by Suzi Hill

Serving up both classic curries and authentic regional Indian treats, this is a takeaway you cannot miss. Plus, the impressive menu from the Bengal Masala guarantees that there is always something to tickle your fancy.

Must try: Chef special bhuna balti £6.30
Best deal: Tandoori platter £6.95
Delivery fee: Free in selected postcodes
Minimum order value: £15
Special offers: Save 50% off every sixth order placed between Monday to Thursday

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Perios
556 Moseley Road, Birmingham B12 9AD

The Perios is famous for its wonderfully juicy burritos, so if you’re looking for something special to spoil that meat lover in your life then you can’t go wrong here.

Must try: Chicken burrito loco £4.49
Best deal: 18 pieces of grilled chicken wings £8.99
Delivery fee: Free
Minimum order value: £12
Special offers: Chicken philly steak burger meal with spicy chips £6.49

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Brighton

Favourite Pizza Chicken and Ribs
8A High Street, Littlehampton BN17 5EE

Kelly Browning: Amazing Pizza and half the price of Dominos! They do pizza, chicken, ribs etc. Their meal deals are great value, and the food is always amazing!

These guys are the masters in feeding hungry students with bucket after bucket of juicy chicken and ribs. The best bit though? Their huge spread of special pizza deals which because they’re wallet-friendly will definitely reduce your guilt the next time you gorge out on pizza.

Must try: 12″ peri peri chicken pizza £12.70
Best deal: Thursday 12″ delivery deal – buy any 12″ pizza and get the second for £6.95
Delivery fee: Free in selected postcodes
Minimum order value: £10
Special offers: Six pieces of chicken, three portions of chips & two pots of coleslaw £12.90

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Sushimania
15-17 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL

Sushimania in Brighton is consistently good! It can also be the cheapest Asian cuisine eat at lunch time, especially if Japanese donburi takes your fancy! – ubmitted by Yann Eves-Hollis

Finding a truly top-quality sushi takeaway isn’t easy, but students in Brighton are spoilt for choice with the authentic Japanese dishes and fantastic sushi rolls on offer at Sushimania.

Must try: Chicken teriyaki donburi £6.80
Best deal: Yasai vegetarian sushi set – 5 pieces of nigiri and 4 pieces of futomaki £10
Delivery fee: £2
Minimum order value: £18
Special offers: Jo sushi set – 8 pieces of nigiri and 12 pieces of hosomaki £15

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Bristol

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YoYo Burger
6 Byron Place, Bristol BS8 1JT

After many dodgy burgers, finally found a place that provides delicious, good quality burgers at a reasonable price (and delivers till the early hours of the morning!) – submitted by Marc Steene

There are plenty of top-end burger joints in Bristol, but YoYo Burger stand head and shoulders above the competition. With an irresistible mix of juicy aberdeen angus beef patties and some truly one of a kind toppings, there’s plenty to drool over here.

Must try: Swiss burger £6.95
Best deal: 8 crispy battered onion rings £3.75
Delivery fee: £1.50
Minimum order value: £10
Special offers: Save 50% off every sixth order placed between Monday to Thursday

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Bristol Raj
36 Alma Vale Road, Bristol BS8 2HS

The food is really good, and large portions = good for student budgets! – submitted by Catherine Lawler

If you like mouthwatering, fiery and creamy curries, then you’ll be in curry heaven at the Bristol Raj. Because this takeaway offers up an unbeatable combo of mighty portion sizes and delicious grub, these guys rock with students.

Must try: Raj special biryani £9.95
Best deal: Tandoori chicken starter £3.25
Delivery fee: Free
Minimum order value: £12.50
Special offers: 20% off collection orders over £10

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Cambridge

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Meghna
205 Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3LF

More curries than you can wave a stick at? Check. Student-friendly prices? Hell yesh. Legions of happy customers who wouldn’t dare go anywhere else in Cambridge? Bingo.

Whilst the Meghna offers tons of curry classics, their unique range of chefs and house specials (inspired by numerous Indian regional cuisines) really set them apart from other curryhouses in Cambridge.

Must try: Chicken baruch special £8.95
Best deal: Lamb chops (starter) £3.95
Delivery fee: Free
Minimum order value: £16
Special offers: Taste Test (20% off your first order) & Reward Stamps (save 50% off every sixth order placed between Monday to Thursday)

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Cardiff

Golden Corner
23 Churchill Way, Cardiff CF10 2HE

Golden Corner in Cardiff is the place to look out for, always use hungryhouse to order my usual food. Their chicken balls are amazing, best Chinese in the city! – submitted by Jack

Everyone loves a classic chinese every now and then, but with the Golden Corner you can shake things up a bit and swap out your trusty old chicken chow mein for some more exotic chinese fare. Anyone for cantonese bbq roast pork?

Must try: Cantone bbq roast pork £9.50
Best deal: Set dinner for one person (2 spring rolls, 5 sweet and sour chicken balls, beef and green pepper in black bean sauce & and egg fried rice) £9.80
Delivery fee: Free in selected postcodes
Minimum order value: £15
Special offers: 10% off collection orders

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It’s Pizza Time
78 Crwys Road, Cardiff CF24 4NP

Famous for fortifying plenty a student both before and after a night out on the tiles, It’s Pizza Time don’t just serve up gorgeous pizzas, they’re also a dab hand at extra-succulent kebabs too!

Must try: Half pounder all American burger £4
Best deal: Extra large lamb & chicken donner £5.50
Delivery fee: Free
Minimum order value: £10
Special offers: Create your own pizza

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Coventry

Wok Express
64 Hen Lane, Holbrooks Coventry CV6 4LB

They send us free stuff. :) Free prawn crackers on orders over £12 and free spring rolls on orders over £20 – submitted by Ilke

With huge portion sizes, a staggering range of dishes, and a reputation for throwing extra freebies into orders, it’s no surprise that the Wok Express has become a firm favourite amongst students in Coventry.

Must try: Crispy shredded beef chilli peking style £5.20
Best deal: Set dinner meal for two (prawn crackers, bbq ribs, sweet & sour chicken balls, beef in black bean sauce, chicken & mushrooms, with a large egg fried rice) £20
Delivery fee: Free in selected postcodes
Minimum order value: £10
Special offers: Free veggie spring rolls on orders over £20

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Edinburgh

Papa John’s
12 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PR

Papa John’s is much loved in Edinburgh for serving up slice after slice of fantastic pizza drizzled in lush toppings and thick crusts stuffed full of gorgeous cheese. We promise that after just one bite of a Papa John’s pizza you’ll be in pizza heaven.

Must try: Papas 11.5″ double pepperoni pizza £14.99
Best deal: Six spicy buffalo wings £4.49
Delivery fee: Free
Minimum order value: £10.99
Special offers: 20% on orders over £20 or 25% off on orders over £25

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New Fortune Cookie
129 Liberton Brae Edinburgh, Liberton Edinburgh EH16 6LD

The New Fortune Cookie has become such a hit amongst students in Edinburgh because it offers an extensive range of tempting dishes from a whole host of asian cuisines. That means that their customers never run out of things to order.

Must try: Char siu in satay sauce with fried noodles £6.60
Best deal: Special set meal for two – dry barbecued ribs, two starters, two mains, plus two portions of rice and prawn crackers £20.40
Delivery fee: Free in selected postcodes
Minimum order value: £10
Special offers: Free prawn crackers on orders over £15

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Leeds

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Pizza House Company
302 Harrogate Road, Moortown Leeds LS17 6LY

The nicest 14 inch pizzas – ALWAYS! And always a good helping of chips (which are cheap as chips!!) – submitted by Emma Dransfield

Sure, everyone loves a classic pizza, but every now and then you want to go all out and create your own extravagant pizza of truly epic proportions. Well my friend the people at the Pizza House Company are more than happy to help you indulge your greatest pizza desires.

Must try: 10″ tandoori taste pizza £7
Best deal: Create your own large pizza with four toppings £10.50
Delivery fee: Free in selected postcodes
Minimum order value: £7
Special offers: Any two 14″ pizzas £15.95

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Pizza La Fonte
1 Burley Street, Leeds LS3 1LD

Always cheap, high quality food and they have some really friendly drivers! Plus we live 5 minutes away so we get our food in 20 minutes! – submitted by Lucy Anne Lythgoe

Pizza might be what they’re famous for, but the Pizza La Fonte promise to take care of all of your takeaway needs.

Be it spicy chicken wings or juicy burgers, this takeaway is a popular choice amongst students in Leeds due to their mix of quality, affordability, and guaranteed yum-factor.

Must try: Half pounder peri peri chicken fillet burger £3.99
Best deal: Two 11″ deep pan pizzas £9.99
Delivery fee: £1
Minimum order value: £7
Special offers: Special offer 6 – two lamb kebabs, two cans of pepsi £5.99

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Sicily’s
Canal Road, Armley Leeds LS12 2PU

Sicily’s on canal road Leeds do the best chicken steak kebabs ever! And they come with the best chips and garlic mayo, which no meal is complete without – submitted by Rebecca

As the old saying goes, once you’ve found a takeaway that serves up a perfectly cheesy parma, you marry them. Or something.

Seriously though, Sicily’s is THE place to go to in Leeds if you’ve given up trying to conquer that wicked parma addiction of yours.

Must try: Chicken parmesan original (half) £5.50
Best deal: Family box (8 pieces of chicken, 3 portions of chips, extra sauce, garlic bread) £11
Delivery fee: Free in selected postcodes
Minimum order value: £6
Special Offers: Half and half 14″ family-sized pizza £9.45

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Liverpool

Babylon Grill
417 Smithdown Road, Wavertree, Liverpool L15 3JL

Something of a legend in the city for their extra juicy kebabs and wonderfully crispy chips, the Babylon Grill has got just what you need after a night down the SU. Singling out just one dish off their menu for praise seems almost mean, but if you’re stuck on what to order then make sure to check out their mighty hummus falafel sandwich!

Must try: Large lamb kebab £6
Best deal: 10″ cheese & tomato pizza £3.90
Delivery fee: Free delivery in selected postcodes
Minimum order value:£7
Special offers: Two main meals for £10.99

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Takeaway Park
274 Aigburth Road, Aigburth Liverpool L17 9PJ

This takeaway is a lifeline for students in Liverpool, what with their winning mix of gorgeous dishes and bargain meal deals. The Takeaway Park is perfect for those times when you’re dying for an extra cheesy pizza with a sinful amount of succulent chicken wings on the side.

Must try: 14″ hot and spicy thin crust pizza £8.50
Best deal: Student chicken burger deal (chicken burger, portion of chips, small garlic bread with cheese and a can of soft drink) £4.99
Delivery fee: Free
Minimum order value: £7
Special offers: 20% discount on orders over £15, Monday to Thursday only

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London

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Kebabish
41 Palmerston Road, Walthamstow London E17 6PR

Free prawn crackers with jumbo lunchboxes and my fav kung po chicken with chow mein noodles. Soooo much yum in one large box for your only £7 – submitted by Subbah

Kebabish is a one-stop shop for great takeaway, offering both Chinese and Pakistani cuisine, alongside a range of great burgers and chicken.

Must try: Kung Po chicken £6
Best deal: Dragons Special Meal for 1 – 2 spring rolls, egg fried rice, sweet and sour chicken, can of soft drink £8
Delivery fee: Free
Minimum order value: £10
Special offers:: Free 1.5l bottle of soft drink on all orders over £25

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Jasmine Garden
381 King Street, Hammersmith London W6 9NJ

The best Chinese food ever. Large portions, reasonable price, speedy delivery supercool delivery presentation and always give you cutlery, fortune cookies, prawn crackers and a smile with every meal! – submitted by Claudia

Not only do Jasmine Garden offer great Chinese, but they also have a range of authentic Thai dishes for you to try when you’re feeling adventurous. The prices are great too!

Must try: Thai style pataya beef £6.25
Best deal: Lunch time special 1 – one main, one rice and a drink £6.45
Delivery fee: Free in selected postcodes
Minimum order value: £10
Special offers: 20% off first time orders

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Vitale
238 West Hendon Broadway, London NW9 6AG

Best Italian food by far for miles and the Oreo cheesecake is to die for! – submitted by Yaan

There’s no better comfort food than Italian when student life is getting on top of you, and Vitale is a student favourite. Large, authentic pizzas and great pasta dishes that you’ll be ordering again and again!

Must try: Spaghetti Carbonara £7.45
Best deal: 12” pizza and cheesecake £13.45
Delivery fee: Free
Minimum order value: £10
Special offers: three 12” pizzas £25.45

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Manchester

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Samuel’s
164 Northenden Road, Salemoor village Sale M33 3HE

Specialising in top-notch Indian and Bangladeshi food, Samuel’s is the perfect choice the next time you’re itching for a spicy curry. Trust us, there’s so much on offer you won’t know where to start!

Must try: Chanwalla chicken £5.95
Best deal: Special mixed sandwich wrap (with chicken tikka, lamb tikka & seekh tikka) £4.95
Delivery fee: Free delivery
Minimum order value: £10
Special offers:: Free vegetable side dish on collection orders over £10

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Ya Souvlaki
133 Wilbraham Road, Manchester M14 7DS

If you’re something for something filling, bursting with flavour and meaty to the max, then Ya Souvlaki is the place for you. Their wide range of authentic Greek wraps and curries are a lifesaver for Manchester’s students.

Must try: Pork gyros wrap £3.70
Best deal: Mix grill platter for 2 persons £20
Delivery fee: Free delivery in selected postcodes
Minimum order amount: £12
Special offers: Soutzoukakia – seasoned meatballs in tomato sauce served with chips (available Thu & Fri) £7

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Newcastle

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Tandoori Night
251 Hawthorn Road, Ashington NE63 0QU

Outstanding – submitted by Tommy

Tommy gets right to the point. A shedload of deals, freebies and offer means your simple takeaway will undoubtedly turn into a huge Indian feast that’ll have your roommates green with envy. (Sharing optional).

Must try: Chicken tikka £6.50
Best deal: Meat thali £12
Delivery fee: £1
Minimum order value: £12
Special offers: Orders over £15 receive free mango chutney and popadoms, orders over £20 receive a free main dish.

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Nottingham

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China Taste
151 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR

China Taste in Nottingham. Amazing portion sizes, never had better – submitted by MrXDface

When nothing but a huge Chinese feast will do, it’s time to order from China Taste. From fiery Szechuan chicken to Kung Po squid, it’s all here, and great value to boot!

Must try: Chicken in lemon sauce £5.10
Best deal: Beef in black bean sauce dinner box £5.30
Delivery fee: £1
Minimum order value: £10
Special offers: A range of set meals from £8.30

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Oxford

Express Pizza
252 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UH

A student’s dream <3 - submitted by Rachel

In the market for a massive dreamy pizza? You’ve come to the right place. Express Pizza’s 14” monster pies are the perfect way to treat yourself after a heavy study sesh.

Must try: 14” pepperoni feast pizza £15.99
Best deal: 14” cheese and tomato £9.99
Delivery fee: Free
Minimum order value: £9
Special offers: three 14” pizzas £23.99

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Plymouth

Golden Place
204 Exeter Street, Plymouth PL4 0NH

Their food is lovely and the staff there are nice, nothing is too much trouble. The delivery is quick and efficient, I don’t think I have a problem with anything I have ordered and when you add additional information like: no extra peppers etc. they actually listen!! – George

Chinese, Thai, Malaysian – whatever Oriental dishes you’re in the mood to try, the Golden Place is the place to go. Great value mains and side dishes and huge set meal will have you ordering again and again.

Must try: Crispy shredded beef in chilli £5.70
Best deal: Set meal b – for 2 persons £19.20 (seriously just check it out)
Delivery fee: Free in selected postcodes
Minimum order value: £12
Special offers: Free prawn crackers on orders over £15

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Portsmouth

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PCK 4 U
137 Albert Road, Southsea PO5 2SQ

Great prices, great food, great for students!! Doner kebab is best around – submitted by Alex

Cheap as chips burgers and kebabs (and chips, now that I mention it), late night ordering and free delivery – what more could a student ask for?! And it’s only 30p extra to top your burger up with extra cheese! Cheese for the win.

Must try: Half pounder beef burger with cheese and chips £4.80
Best deal: Chicken steak burger meal £3.49
Delivery fee: Free
Minimum order value: £10
Special offers:: Three 15” pizzas £25.90

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Sheffield

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Harlequin’s Pizza
347 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PF

Absolute best pizza you’ve ever had and crazy discounts – submitted by Ashton

Fresh, homemade dough. Sweet, authentic Napoli sauce, and a mixed cheese topping. No wonder Sheffield students are mad about the pizzas from Harlequins. A great range of other takeaway treats from kebabs to fried chicken and great milkshakes, make it a real student cult hit.

Must try: 14” Hallam special pizza £9.50
Best deal: Medium mixed grill meal with choice of dessert £9
Delivery fee: Free
Minimum order value: £9
Special offers: 20% off first time orders, 20% discount on orders over £20 (Monday – Thursday)

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Eccy’s Pizza and Grill
776 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8TB

They have 5 meal deal Special Offers: for students, from a modest budget option for a fiver right up to a stomach-bursting deal including pizza, burgers and fudge cake for £20! – submitted by Danielle

With prices that have to be seen to be believed, Eccy’s is pulling in the student crowd like nobody’s business. With great tasting pizza and kebabs available from £2.50 a go, it’s the perfect place to go when your loans looking a little thin.

Must try: Student shoe box kebab meal £7.90
Best deal: Pizza deal 1 – two medium pizzas, garlic bread, chips and drink £10.90
Delivery fee: Free
Minimum order value: £8
Special offers: Free 10” garlic bread on orders over £10

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Southampton

Dersim’s
200 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW

Excellent chicken – submitted by Lee A

For a proper pizza night with all the sides – hot and spicy chicken wings, wedges, cheesy garlic bread, freshly made burgers and hot dogs – it’s got to be Dersim’s. Late night ordering is sure to come in handy, too!

Must try: 15” American hot pizza £12.99
Best deal: Two 15” pizzas £17.99
Delivery fee: Free in certain postcodes
Minimal order value: £11
Special offers: Free garlic bread on orders over £14.99

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Did we miss one of our favourites? Add any additional star student takeaway restaurants in the comments below!

Updated from the 2014 version