Travelling alone? Find Out the 5 Amazing Places to Eat in London by Yourself
Trying new dishes and local cuisine is without a doubt one of our favourite things to do when we travel. It’s an opportunity to broaden your culinary horizons! Furthermore, it’s an excellent time to catch up with friends or have a romantic date in front of your favourite dish (who can resist, right?).
But London Backpackers, our central hostel in London, is here today to prove that eating alone can be very enjoyable. Yes. We know what you’re thinking. It’s extremely difficult to decide where to eat! Especially in a city like London, where restaurants, bars, pubs, and eateries stretch as far as the eye can see.
So, to make things easier for you, we’ve created a list of our top 5 solo dining places in London.
Scroll down and relax. All you have to worry about is wanting to eat!
Are you ready to enjoy the best feast by yourself?
If there is one thing we appreciate about London, it is its diversity. This is, of course, reflected in the various types of cuisine available on its streets. Finding a place to eat can be difficult when there is so much variety available.
Remember that we are here to assist you from our London backpackers hostel. That’s why, in addition to the five sites listed below, we recommend you check out our London Food & Drink Guide.
And now… Enjoy your meal!
1) Noodle & Beer
Do you like beer? Do you enjoy eating Asian cuisine? Then you’ve got a table reserved at Noodle & Beer. Among all its dishes, the Chongqing Xiaomian is the owners’ favourite: a bowl of noodles “packed with a delicate spicy aroma and intense flavours.” Simple and tasty. Who needs anything else?
Google Maps Link: https://bit.ly/3ND7rJm
Where: Borough Market
Tagliarini with dried chilli, garlic, and pangrattato… Westcombe ricotta ravioli with butter and sage… Pappardelle with Dexter beef shin ragu cooked for 8 hours… Padella is the restaurant to go to if you want to taste authentic Italian cuisine! Its owners, Tim and Jordan, serve delicious dishes learned on their frequent trips to beautiful Italy in this bar.
Google Maps Link: https://bit.ly/3P0p9aM
Where: Covent Garden
Food: Mexican influence
It’s not always necessary to wait for nice weather to enjoy a good barbecue. Temper Covent Garden serves butchered meats, steaks, and traditional corn tacos made in-house. You’ll be able to sit around their open kitchen when you arrive. Your mouth will water as you watch the chefs prepare your meal.
Google Maps Link: https://bit.ly/3R7GArM
Food: Sri Lankan
Hoppers bring Sri Lanka’s rich culture to Marylebone. His recipes are inspired by the Tropical Modernist movement, which was founded by the late architect Geoffrey Bawa. Prepare to sample dishes and a cocktail menu made with the best ingredients from Sri Lanka’s gardens.
Google Maps Link: https://bit.ly/3nCRHvp
5) Catalyst Coffee Roasters + Cafe
Are you ready to try Tyrokafteri, a type of chilli-laden feta spread-cum-condiment? At Catalyst Coffee Roasters + Cafe, you’ll find a laid-back atmosphere, delicious food, and people who want the same thing you do: to fill their bellies.
Google Maps Link: https://bit.ly/3nCliVR
London? Sounds delicious
Youth hostels in London, such as London Backpackers, are among the most recommended places to stay if you want to enjoy the city while also having a comfortable place to rest when you return to your room. Furthermore, our London backpacking hostel is perfectly located so that you don’t miss a beat: Hendon Central Tube Station is only one minute away. So, getting to any of these restaurants will be a piece of cake!