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Oct 7, 2009 04:47 PM

London: solo upscale lunch suggestions?

My partner and I will be visiting London (from Western Canada) for a few days; she is attending a conference and I am just going for fun. For several days she will be busy at the conference and I will need to eat alone for lunch. We have dinner reservations at Rasoi and at The Square, and I was hoping to be able to check out some of London's other fine restaurants for *relatively* inexpensive lunches.

Any particularly good spots for solo lunches? The criteria: should treat solo guests well, should not be too exposed a room (or should have a bar at which one can eat---I always feel a bit self-conscious when eating alone), preferably not too too expensive for lunch (say, 60 pounds or less), and hopefully reasonably close to our hotel in the Knightsbridge area. I prefer innovative to classic. Will only have "business casual" attire (including a jacket, but not a tie) with me, as opposed to a full-blown suit.

Thanks much for any suggestions.

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  1. For me, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon.

      1. I'll second Maze - the menu is unusual and I don't think you won't feel self-conscious at all.

        1. I second L'Atelier, but would skip breakfast as the food is quite rich and you must must must have a dessert.

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          1. re: juneavrile

            L'Atelier and Maze are great suggestions, thanks.