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5. Riverside Vegetaria

A perfect place that caters for vegetarians and vegans, sitting right on the riverfront. Although I am not a vegetarian or vegan, the food quality is top range. You can sit in or outside right by the river and is for sure one of the best places to go in Kingston for a satisfying meal.

A lovely view from the Vegetaria

4. Jamie's Restaurant

Some of us may still be seething over Jamie Oliver's famous healthy school meals, banning coke, chips and other unhealthy foods at school. However his restaurant in Kingston is really high end and is a gourmet and flashy place to dine in with your friends. My favourite dish is the prawn linguine or getting a plank of meat.


Yummy prawn linguine! Enjoying antipasti with my mate

3. Rotunda Chinese Buffet

A very convenient buffet located in the Rotunda centre that also has bowling, an Odeon cinema and lots of other restaurants inside. It's pretty cheap and a hotspot for students (it accepts student discount cards). They have over 50 dishes including crispy seaweed and King Prawns!

There's loads to eat at the buffet!

2. Subway Kingston University Student Union

Who doesn't like a custom made Sub? I love Subway! Luckily for us we have them in our Student Union bars and the famous sub smell just messes with your senses and makes you succumb to getting one for lunch on campus.

Mmmm... the lovely smell of Subway!

1. Krispy Kreme

They may not be the healthiest or the cheapest doughnuts, but they sure are the most delicious you will ever eat! They have so many various flavours, and are freshly made in front of you. Strawberry and cream is my favourite. Last time I got them a friend dared me to eat a mixed dozen.... I managed to eat them all!

Not so good for your health, but yummy! Can I eat all 12?!

 

 

5. Kokoro

This is my favourite place to eat when I'm on the go and passing through town at the moment. It's oriental style street food and sushi, the portion size is really generous. They cram it in until the lid only just fits on. The only downside is the lack of seating but I usually find a spot to sit and eat by the river.

The best place to eat when on the go

4. The Kings Tun (Weatherspoons)

This is somewhere all penny pinching students should know about. It serves tasty pub grub throughout the day, at a really low cost; just don't expect a fine dining experience! It also has free Wifi so every now and then I go there to do some work, as it is pretty quiet during the week.

Enjoying some cheap grub!

3. The Druids Head

I like to go here for drinks because it's a nice pub but on a few occasions I've ordered a meal and it's always been really tasty. I recommend the fish and chips but don't expect to finish it - the portions are enormous!

The drink is good, the food is good

2. Frango's

It's very similar to Nando's but they accept student cards for a 10 per cent discount every day and 25 per cent on Mondays and Tuesdays, so it's a really cheap place if you're into spicy chicken and chips!

Cheap chicken!

1. Machaan

If you like Indian cuisine then I think Machaan is easily the best Indian restaurant in Kingston and I've been to quite a few! It's a bit pricey for a student's budget so I usually go with my mum when she comes to visit me.

My favourite place to go with my Mum

 

The End of Second Year

Posted 24 Apr 2014 by Laura

 

It's almost the end of second year now so there is so much happening! I remember in my first year a lot of my friends told me that this year is a lot more stressful because of work and I was thinking 'Na, as long as you do the work early and leave enough time it'll all be fine!'

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WELL HOW I WAS WRONG!

It' quite hard to focus with being so close to a long summer off too - I'm trying to think of all the great things to do... I'm currently looking for holidays on the internet. I'm swaying towards somewhere hot with beaches... like Mexico or Greece. Then again, I've always wanted to go to Singapore and have a long city break. If anyone has any suggestions let me know :) I would just like to point out this is one of the great things about being a student -there is so much time between the years to do things you want such as travelling or getting internships etc. Plus its enough time to earn a decent amount of money which helps us poor students!

Best wishes, 

Laura

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