Ever since Gerry quit the Spice Girls we’ve been bitter people. That’s why when anyone describes anywhere as ‘intimate’ all we hear is that getting a seat will be a nightmare, and there’ll probably be some sad Yankee candle on your matchbox table. Kurumaya is an intimate sushi spot in the City, but luckily for you and our cold, cold hearts, none of the above is true of this affordable Japanese restaurant. Yes, it is pretty tiny but they’ll do their best to find space for you, and worst comes to worst, you can get all of the sushi to takeaway from their shop counter. We’d also recommend doubling your order and going in on the chicken katsu curry too - we’re pretty sure that’s what 2 Becomes 1 was about anyway.
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Done right, dining solo is one of life’s great joys and these are the London restaurants are perfect for a meal all to yourself.
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The Winemakers Club
Winemaker’s Club is an excellent wine bar in a series of old arches under the Holborn Viaduct in the City.
Mac And Wild
A socially-distanced Scottish Disneyland that’ll make you feel a thousand miles away from London.
Sub Cult sells gourmet subs to hungry City folk at breakfast and lunch. There’s usually a line, but the staff are jolly and the food’s worth the wait.
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Yashin Sushi is an excellent, creative, and modern sushi restaurant with an ever-changing list of unusual and seasonal ingredients.
Inko Nito is a large, casual spot in Soho serving Japanese and Korean inspired sharing plates from the robata grill, plus salads, and sushi.
A teeny, tiny Japanese shop and takeaway counter in Tottenham, Sushi Heads is perfect for frozen dumplings, bottled sauces, and pretty good sushi.
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