Have you ever walked into a restaurant alone only to be given sad looks by those in Front of House jobs? It seems one day long ago society decided it was unacceptable to be caught dining on your own, and if you ever were, you were immediately classified as a spinster, widow or Nigel-no-mates.
Luckily for those who defy this ancient myth, it seems you’re not alone. Research from online restaurant reservations group Open Table suggests dining solo is massively on the rise. After surveying 2000 people, it turns out 87% would happily have a meal on their own and 42% would actually welcome some time to themselves.
The trend is definitely more popular amongst the older generation with over-55s being 22% more likely to make a reservation for one than those between the ages of 18 and 24 years old.
This may be news to some restauranteurs but not to all. In fact, we have seen a number of new restaurants opening up that cater for solo diners, more so than ever before.
5 great options for dining solo:
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