I am traveling to London in 10 days. I'll be with a friend most of the time, (at which times I will be dining on a strict budget), but I will be solo for possibly 3-4 meals where I'll have more leeway. However, I would like to keep the price reasonable - up to 50 pounds a meal. Also, I don't want to be somewhere where dining alone will be uncomfortable.
I have on my list of maybes - Tamarind, The Capital Restaurant (for prix fixe lunch), Tom's Kitchen, and Sam's Brasserie.
Also, if you have any recommendations for budget eating and hip bars/lounges - which I can enjoy with my friend, please send me your ideas.