Soho, in London’s West End, is popular for shopping, theatre, restaurants and nightlife. Click on the links to read my independent solo dining reviews of the following recommended restaurants. Cuisines include Pan Asian, Brazilian and Italian food and an Irish pub…
PAN ASIAN FOOD
Banana Tree in Soho, is one of a chain of Pan Asian restaurants in London’s West End. The owner opened his first cafe due to his love of South East Asian food and still has an active role in menu planning. There are benches looking out of the window set up for solo dining and an excellent range of dishes. The food was full of flavour and well presented.
Preto offers a fun, eat as much as you like, buffet dining experience. Pay a little extra and you can have an unlimited range of tender marinated meats, carved tableside by the passadors. You will be provided with ‘full’ or ‘not full’ cards to use at the table to indicate whether you need a rest or want more food served.
Waxy O’ Connor’s is the most magical pub I have seen in London, rather fairytale like in places and has a great atmosphere. The large pub has several areas ideal for solo dining. Old favourites such as chip doorstop butties, pies and burgers are served and Irish whisky lovers will enjoy 50% on Wednesdays!
Franco Manca is known for its slow rising dough and fresh, seasonal, organic ingredients. This chain of restaurants offers good value for money with pizzas starting from just £5. They are absolutely delicious! Careful thought is given to their food which is sourced from small suppliers and they have been known to donate 20,000 pizzas to vulnerable and open on Christmas Day to serve pizza to the emergency services.
Suggested Further Reading:
Travelodge, Covent Garden – nearby hotel recommended for solo travel
Things to do in London – recommended solo activities
Restaurants in London – other recommended restaurants for solo dining
Hotels in London – Recommended hotels for solo travel