56 "Eating At The Bar" restaurants in London.
Maybe you forgot to make a reservation for your date, or maybe you just want to dine solo without being surrounded by two-tops filled with other people on dates. Whatever the reason, you probably occasionally find yourself with the need to eat the bar. Here are the restaurants perfect for doing so.
Not only is Noble Rot one of London’s best wine bars, it’s one of London’s best restaurants. Hit it for drinks and dinner, or just drinks and drinks.
Sit at the bar at The Palomar, this Israeli small plates restaurant in Chinatown, and you’re guaranteed a good time.
Brigadiers is a very good and very fun Indian restaurant near Bank in the City, specialising in barbecued meats.
If you want to know where to find the best Italian food in Soho is, it’s at Bocca di Lupo.
Barrafina is a legendary tapas restaurant that’s crowded but always worth the wait. The Drury Lane outpost in Covent Garden has a pretty terrace.
When you eat at The Barbary in Covent Garden, everyone sits at the bar and everyone has a great time, while eating brilliant Middle Eastern food.
108 Garage is a Notting Hill restaurant located in - you guessed it - a former garage. Both the atmosphere and food are brilliant and unique.
The baos are what makes this Taiwanese joint legendary, but the small platers are even better. The queues at Bao are an official Soho landmark.
J Sheeky Oyster Bar is a classic West End post-theatre hang where you might spot a celebrity and will be guaranteed to have a great meal.
Leg’s is a restaurant in Hackney Central serving a small Mediterranean inspired menu of excellent seasonal small plates.
Padella serves brilliant, freshly made pasta at very good prices. If you’re in London Bridge or Borough Market, make this a part of your plan.
There are proper waits for Kiln’s high-octane Thai dishes, but it’s absolutely worth the wait. Grab a seat at the bar, get the short-rib curry.
You’re going to want a lot on the Turkish menu at Oklava, so hit up the Shoreditch spot for a small group dinner.
Plenty of restaurants in Shoreditch have a gimmick, but Popolo doesn’t need one. This place serves up pastas and incredible small plates.
Not only is the sushi at Sushi Atelier on Great Portland Street great, it’s also very affordable. Sit at the bar and get the 12-piece omakase.