There’s no shame in finding somewhere to feast solo – here are the best places in London to eat on your own, and we guarantee that you won’t be given pitying looks by clientele and staff alike.
The kaiten (conveyor belt) counter at K10 Broadgate’s modern Japanese restaurant in the city is great for blending in if you don’t want to sit at a table on your own. Pull up a pew and pick up your favourite sashimi and sushi as it passes you by on the conveyor belt or order a selection of tempting hot dishes from the kitchen. Click here for more info.
If you’re looking for somewhere relaxed and chilled out, then Wildflower Café is the place for you. It’s popular with writers looking for a big table, free WiFi and great coffee and cakes. The light, bright and airy room is filled with art and flowers – the perfect inspiration for curing writers block. Daily papers also provide a useful distraction. Click here for more info.
28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen
This hidden-away gem on Maddox Street, Mayfair has a champagne and seafood bar – so prop yourself up on one of the corner stools and indulge à un with a glass of wine from their superb selection; sommelier Caroline will make you feel at home as she chats you through the selection and dine from the main menu or pick some of the fresh seafood on offer. Click here for more info.
Arbutus also offers bar style dining in Soho – perfect if you are looking for some Michelin star cuisine. Anthony Demetre’s restaurant offers quick dining options, handy if you are on your own and not looking to linger over a tasting menu. Why not choose from the pre or post-theatre menu or the incredible value £10 plat du jour with carafe of wine? Click here for more info.
La Porte des Indes:
Looking to spice up your solo dining? Then head to London’s finest destination for Indian cuisine with a distinctly French difference, the much-loved La Porte des Indes, conveniently located moments away from Marble Arch. La Porte’s enchanting restaurant space, complete with exotic blooms, authentic Indian antiques, artefacts and hideaways, makes it the ideal place for a solo diner to hide away – or retreat to the intimate Jungle Bar and sample the irresistible Indian-inspired cocktails there. Click here for more info.
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