I did it at Longjii and Canton, and came away a very happy man. Another of our food team did it at Copita del Mercado and had a great time. What were we doing? Nothing more illicit than eating a restaurant meal on our own, with no human companionship. For some people this seems like an admission of tragic failure – ‘what, you couldn’t find anyone to have dinner with?’ For others it’s a deep pleasure, a chance to enjoy food while reading a good book or just watching one’s fellow customers flirting, arguing, or pouting. And so, we’ve assembled a list of our favourite places for solo dining. If you’re a fan, tell us where you go – and why you like it. And if you think we’re saddos, tell us that, too. By Richard Ehrlich
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