My aim is to review restaurants in London as a solo diner. I will add them to my website if I have enjoyed my experience and can recommend them to other solo diners.
As well as trying lots of different cuisines as part of my theme ‘Around the World in London’ I am also going to review some unusual restaurants. Sometimes, it is good to get out of your comfort zone and try something a little bit different!
‘Around the World in London’
American Food – Big Easy BBQ & Crabshack – Covent Garden
African and Caribbean Food – The African Kitchen Gallery – Euston
Australian Food – Lantana – London Bridge/Borough
Brazilian Food – Preto – Soho
British Food – The Horniman at Hays – London Bridge
Caribbean Food – The Rum Kitchen – Notting Hill
Eastern Mediterranean Food – Arabica Bar & Kitchen – Borough
Indian Food – Dishoom – Covent Garden
Indian Food (North) – Punjab – Covent Garden
Italian Food – Santore – Farringdon
North African Food – Souk Medina – Seven Dials
Pan Asian Food – Banana Tree – Soho
Spanish Food – Camino – Bankside
Thai Food –Thai Square – South Kensington
Unique Dining Experiences
Dans Le Noir (Dining in the Dark) – Farringdon
Some areas of London are well known for the cuisines on offer. For example Brick Lane is well known for having a lot of very good Indian restaurants. If you love Chinese food then head to China Town in Soho etc…
If you are looking for fine dining, then there are a number of English celebrity chefs who have restaurants in London. Gordon Ramsey has several including Pétrus in Knightsbridge. Alternatively you could head to Jamie Oliver’s restaurant, Fifteeen. Though if a culinary dining experience is what you’re after, it may be worth having a look at what Heston Blumenthal has to offer at ‘Dinner’ in Knightsbridge.
Maybe you want to go somewhere completely different? Well there there are a number of quirky meals or themed restaurants to choose from. The Fawlty Towers Dining Experience near Holborn will entertain you while you dine (sometimes the joke is on you!). Circus, near Covent Garden will blow your mind performing circus acts while you dine or Sarastro, a flamboyant Turkish restaurant, has opera!
The City of London has a phenomenal amount of restaurants to suit all budgets and all tastes. Some are casual and some you can dress to the nines, the choice is yours! I hope you feel inspired to try some of the ones I have been to! I will be updating regularly so keep checking back.