Eating alone can be daunting. A scan across any restaurant during peak hour and you’d most likely find tables full of people roaring with laughter, glasses clinking with a cheer and couples huddled in the corner. Restaurants are fun when you’re with a companion but can sometimes feel intimidating when you’re alone—but we’re here to tell you that it’s more than okay to eat out by yourself.
Whether you’re hoping to check out a restaurant on the day that all your friends are busy, or if you’re simply looking for a little me-time, solo dining can be a fun experience as long as you have the right attitude. Go out, spoil yourself, order a glass or two of bubbly and spend the meal people-watching and savouring each bite of food. If you’re still hesitant to giving it a go, we’ve rounded up some of Hong Kong’s best restaurants to eat alone at so you’ll feel more comfortable dipping your toes into the world of solo dining. Enjoy.
Bayfare Social is a tapas-inspired all-day dining concept at Rosewood. With numerous interactive food counters stationed in the restaurant, take your pick from the paella counter, tapas at the bar, or grab a comfy cushioned seat at the alfresco area.
There are plenty of small starters such as beef tartare and oysters to snack on if you’re not hungry, as well as a list of sandwiches, salads, and tapas that are the perfect portion to enjoy all by yourself. Grab a seat by the bar if you want to be part of the restaurant’s buzzy atmosphere, or if the weather is nice, sit outside and take in the views of Victoria Harbour.