Taking yourself out for dinner, whether you approach the occasion with joy or with trepidation, should be a treat. Free of compromise, it’s just you in the restaurant of your choice, with no so-called friend chiming in with “shall we just share a dessert?” and ordering everything that you didn’t have your eye on. Solo dining – whether at the bar or a quiet table surveying the action – is a joy, and should be recognised as such.
Bring your book, your phone, your pooch, and book yourself a table for one somewhere that will treat you right. Here are ten restaurants in London perfect for dining solo.