77 "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.
Oren is a low-lit and lowkey eastern Mediterranean spot in Dalston perfect for when you want a bit of this and a bit of that.
A pastel-coloured retro deli, Lina Stores in King’s Cross serves great handmade pasta to eat-in - or to-go from their deli counter.
A slick Japanese restaurant in St James’s, Sake No Hana is perfect for impressive business meals and special occasion situations.
Manteca is an Italian-inspired restaurant in Soho making excellent food at reasonable prices. Come for the pasta, stay for the date and prune cake.
The Soho branch of popular handmade pasta spot Bancone is serving the same great food as the original, in a bigger and better space.
Perilla is a very nice looking restaurant on Newington Green serving dishes that hit, and dishes that miss, in a casually refined room.
Daddy Bao is a tiny restaurant in Tooting from the same family as Mr Bao in Peckham, and is serving the same great Taiwanese food.
Beer and Burger at King’s Cross is a great spot for an inexpensive cheeseburger, some deep fried jalapenos and your choice of 20 beers on tap.
Officina 00 is a super-useful Old Street restaurant with a cool, laidback feel, serving affordable handmade pastas.
Bubala is a restaurant in Spitalfields with an all-vegetarian Middle Eastern menu that tastes as good as it reads, and even better than it looks.
Flor is a tiny restaurant, wine bar, and bakery serving some outstanding small plates in Borough Market.
On the 7th floor of The Stratford hotel in east London, Allegra is a flashy but warm restaurant serving inventive European food.
Sons and Daughters is a modern sandwich shop in Coal Drops Yard where the things between bread read much better than they taste.
Tayer + Elementary is a three-part bar in Old Street. You should come here to drink and snack, but you should also come here to eat the tasting menu.
Bao Borough is the third outpost of London’s most famous Taiwanese restaurant. The buns are still good, but the smaller plates are even better.