Restaurants for dining alone in London
Stop in for a quick spicy bite at Bad Sports, where a counter runs along the length of the window, great for gazing and grazing whenever you're out east and flying solo.
The French are famously too cool to care, so dine in Casse-Croûte alone like you don't give Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Slurp down some solo noodles without a drop of shame at this hot ramen spot.
Venue says If you’re looking for authentic tonkotsu ramen, look no further than Kanada-Ya in Holborn.
Delicious dishes in Brixton, and if you really don't feel much like company select a seat facing the wall.
Find more peace and quiet in London
Do you like having to yell at your friends when you go out drinking together? Fine, it’s your shout. We like to cater for everybody, so we’ve put together a list of ten places where talking is easier – ideal for those quiet catch-ups or maybe even date night. Of course, any bar can get a bit noisy if there’s a large and rowdy crowd in. But these places are all top bets if you don’t want to run in a hoarse-race.
There are some great views at the Hotel Rafayel's in-house restaurant - it's right on the banks of the Thames, just up from Battersea. Floor-to-ceiling windows maximise the gazing opportunities, but the al fresco roof terrace probably proves the plum spot. There's certainly plenty of variety on the food menu, with the evening a la carte offering dishes ranging from katsu chicken strips, chicken tikka, Cromer crab and Thai-style prawns to fillet mignon, baked honey-glazed whole sea bream and a 'lamb duo' of seared cannon and shoulder of lamb with a red wine jus. The wine list features a decent selection by the glass, complemented by bottles taking in well known vineyards from worlds old and new. Cocktails comprise well-known classics, including a number of martinis – available in the restaurant or the chic-looking Crystal Bar and Lobby Lounge.
Venue says Come and enjoy summer snacks by the river, such as the signature lamb chops at the newly opened Zuzu Grill. 'The healthy option'.