Done right, solo dining is one of life’s great joys and these London restaurants are perfect for a meal all to yourself.
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July 19, 2023
Elephant and Castle
Bun & Sum is a takeaway LA-style burger spot in Mile End making excellent smashburgers and loaded fries, with a stand-as-you-eat, outdoor setup.
September 26, 2023
If you’re looking for a Tokyo-style dining experience in central London, visit Koya Soho for excellent udon and small plates.
September 22, 2023
Roll up to Carnival Pot—a takeaway Caribbean spot next to Southwark station—for a pick-me-up portion of curry goat to get you through the rest of the day.
September 20, 2023
We enjoy Union Viet Cafe for its useful location (between Borough and Southwark stations), satisfying Vietnamese food, and family-feel.
Paolina Thai Cuisine is a dependable spot in King’s Cross that we return to time and again for a solo lunch or low-key date night over solid Thai dishes.
September 19, 2023
Slicing into the oozing slice of jamón tortilla at Broken Eggs, a Spanish spot in Fitzrovia, is the most chic we’ve ever felt eating eggs. The whole restaurant is like a Kinfolk shoot come to life.
Aunty Jenny’s Kitchen is the place to go for a quick and delicious Caribbean fix in Wembley.
September 7, 2023
Cross Restaurant is a low-key Goan spot in Wembley that suits a generous and leisurely lunch or dinner.
Thin smashpatties, signature sauce-filled burgers, and loaded fries—Crypto Burgers on North End Road is the perfect spot for a quick, casual dinner.
September 4, 2023
JB’s is a consistently excellent Caribbean spot just off Peckham High Street.
August 23, 2023
A tiny sushi bar in the heart of Soho's chaos, Jugemu is a taste and feeling of Japan that's worth seeking out.
August 18, 2023
Mainlining excellent tacos from dopamine-inducing, Leytonstone taqueria Homies On Donkeys is our idea of self-care.
August 9, 2023
It doesn’t look promising from the outside, but Lanzhou Lamian Noodle Bar near Leicester Square makes excellent Chinese hand-pulled noodles.
August 3, 2023
Lebanese spot Aline is ideally located off Regent’s Street for a mid-shop refuel. But the hit and miss menu means you need to order correctly.
July 25, 2023
Costa Azul is a lively Ecuadorian restaurant in Elephant and Castle serving hearty parihuela, steaks, and more.
July 11, 2023
Beza Ethiopian Food is an Ethiopian restaurant in Elephant and Castle where you can stare at the brightly coloured woven plates on the walls and be restored by the comforting cooking.
There aren’t many places where we’d happily test our quad strength by squatting in an alley to eat a taco—but Sonora Taquería, a Mexican spot in Stoke Newington, is one of them.
July 5, 2023
Falafel & Shawarma is a cheap and cheerful cash-only spot in Camberwell selling delicious and freshly made wraps, and mezze plates.
June 27, 2023
Sargasso is the Margate sibling of Brawn. And with sea views and superb modern European food, it’s maybe even better than its London counterpart.
Bao Noodle Shop brings a fail-safe formula to Shoreditch with tasty tripe and other small plates alongside comforting bowls of noodle soup.
June 15, 2023
Hoa Phuong is a tiny cash-only Vietnamese spot in Elephant and Castle. If you catch it when it's open, you have to go in. No ifs, no buts, just get some noodle soup.
June 14, 2023
Tea House Chinese is a spacious Chinese restaurant on Deptford High Street that’s equally as good for a big family meal as it is for a solo situation.
May 26, 2023
La Tazza is a no-nonsense all-day cafe in Paddington with a menu that ranges from a full English to penne arrabbiata.