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Sharing a Plate in London

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My wife and I will be visiting London, specifically staying in Kensington. My question is that after a esophegeal cancer operation I can only eat/drink about 16 oz of food and beverage at one sitting. Here in the States my wife and I often share a plate. This is usually not a problem on this side of the pond. And I tip as if we had two meals so the staff won't feel cheated. My question is, is sharing a plate accepted in the UK and if so do the restaurants charge extra? We will be staying in a small hotel with a kitchenette and will eat "take away" meals as much as possible but will have to eat some meals in restaurants.

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  1. You need to remember that the portion sizes aren't as big in the UK as they are in the States. Most restaurants will be happy to serve you a starter as a main course - perhaps that might be a solution? Or you could try a Middle Eastern restaurant and have meze.