Why You Should Try the Decadent Art of Eating Alone
Solo dining is not to be sniffed at, according to this food writer
1 August 2019
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Guardian columnist and food writer extraordinaire Felicity Cloake spent last summer – six weeks in fact – cycling around France on a gastronomic tour of the country.
While many meals consisted of a quick croissant snaffled on the road, many involved eating alone in restaurants – Cloake spent a third of the trip accompanied by friends and family, but for two-thirds it was just her, two panniers and her trusty bike, Eddie.
“On my birthday I went for a meal at this Michelin-star restaurant on my own,” she recalls. “I arrived sopping wet from the shower, almost crying because I was so late, hair like a scarecrow, and I’d had a really bad day in the saddle – and the staff just did not bat an eyelid.