80 "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.
Not only is Noble Rot one of London’s best wine bars, it’s one of London’s best restaurants. Hit it for drinks and dinner, or just drinks and drinks.
St. John in Clerkenwell is a special place. It’s often referred to as an institution. And having a meal here is one of the best things you can do.
Rovi is a restaurant for the future. It serves excellent middle-eastern inspired sharing plates in a beautiful room in Fitzrovia.
Sit at the bar at The Palomar, this Israeli small plates restaurant in Chinatown, and you’re guaranteed a good time.
Brigadiers is a very good and very fun Indian restaurant near Bank in the City, specialising in barbecued meats.
If you want to know where to find the best Italian food in Soho is, it’s at Bocca di Lupo.
Barrafina is a legendary tapas restaurant that’s crowded but always worth the wait. The Drury Lane outpost in Covent Garden has a pretty terrace.
When you eat at The Barbary in Covent Garden, everyone sits at the bar and everyone has a great time, while eating brilliant Middle Eastern food.
The bao are what makes this Taiwanese joint legendary, but the small plates are even better. The queues at Bao are an official Soho landmark.
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.
Scully serves fantastically OTT food in a sober St James’s setting. The flavours are a slap around the face, in a good way.
J Sheekey is a classic West End post-theatre hang where you might spot a celebrity and will be guaranteed to have a great meal.
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.
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.
The Camberwell Arms is a traditional south London pub, serving great British cuisine during the week and incredible roasts on a Sunday.