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Solo dining in West London

Butter40 Jan 20, 2014 10:38 AM

Washington, DC foodie working out of West London for next few weeks looking for great places to dine solo...any suggestions that may include friendly bars where I may bring a little homework with me to read while dining?

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    macdog Jan 21, 2014 12:28 PM

    Barrafina and Koya are both on Frith St in Soho and both great bar dining. Barrafina is Spanish tapas and Koya specialize in Udon noodles.

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      Butter40 Jan 21, 2014 02:37 PM

      Barrafina last night, amazing squash blossom. Tonight Pearl Lange great dim sum and sole. Thank you! Keeper coming.

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        macdog Jan 21, 2014 04:08 PM

        Really liked Great Queen St for a modern take on English food. They have a nice bar. Also, enjoyed Dishoom and loved Nopi. Nopi also has a bar for single eating.

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          Butter40 Jan 22, 2014 10:51 AM

          OMG! Nopi is amazing. Bar eating requires reservation but got here early enough for table. Saffron ginger martini, burrata with toasted coriander seeds, blood orange and watercress drizzled with lavender oil

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            macdog Jan 22, 2014 05:39 PM

            Give Koya a try-they have a room with tables and another one that is one long bar. The shrimp tempura hot Udon noodle bowl is delicious.

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      klyeoh Jan 20, 2014 05:47 PM

      Pearl Liang for one of the better Cantonese lobster noodle dishes in town.


      1. Paprikaboy Jan 20, 2014 12:00 PM

        Would second Tukdin, really good Malaysian food.
        Also you're not too far from Donostia, a great Basque place up near Marble Arch. Great to sit at the bar.

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          brokentelephone Jan 20, 2014 10:59 AM

          West London where?

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            Butter40 Jan 20, 2014 11:08 AM

            Paddington Station but willing to travel a little bit for a good meal

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              limster Jan 20, 2014 11:48 AM

              Tukdin for Malaysian food. Near Paddington.

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                brokentelephone Jan 21, 2014 02:28 PM

                The Heron for Thai in Paddington. Downstairs in a skuzzy pub.

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