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Where's a good spot to eat in central London tonight if I'm eating alone?
May 5, 2010 10:16 AM   Subscribe

LondonSoloDiningFilter: Quick! I'm in London and my dinner date has bailed on me. Where's a good spot to eat in central London tonight if I'm eating alone?

I'm happy to spend about £30, I'm not hungry enough for three courses, and I eat pretty much everything, though I prefer lighter style food with lots of vegetables.
posted by girlgenius to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Barrafina? Its a big long counter basically. They dont take reservations either.
Or Polpo which also has a bar.
posted by vacapinta at 10:19 AM on May 5, 2010


Wagamama is a good chain to go to - you sit on benches, the food has loads of veg-heavy options.

Failing that, you could try one of these:

- Yo Sushi (you can sit at the counters - it's a chain)
- Wahaca - informal Mexican food, informal seating
- Hummus Bros - cheapo hummus-centric food, also bench seating

See also this article from Time Out on the best places for solo dining. Busaba Eathai is good, and set up by the same guy that started Wagamama. Ranoush Juice is a good chain lebanese place. Barrafina is a first rate tapas place. The first two will not break your budget.
posted by MuffinMan at 10:26 AM on May 5, 2010


I was going to come in here to rep Wagamama too. I love that place.
posted by Medieval Maven at 10:34 AM on May 5, 2010


If you want company, memail me or rtha. We're at a hotel near Hyde Park.
posted by gingerbeer at 11:01 AM on May 5, 2010


Thanks all - I opted for Polpo in the end and it was damn good - thoroughly and heartily recommended.
posted by girlgenius at 2:06 PM on May 5, 2010


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