Perhaps, you are a lonely traveler who just wants to explore some of the local food scenes, but feels too nervous to carry out this exploration alone, or maybe you just moved in into a different part of the world, or you just want to enjoy an occasional dining out within your city in the absence of family and friends, the following tips should give you a good idea on how to properly dine out alone:
#1: Carry out a restaurant research, before you leave.
Carrying out a research and selecting a restaurant prior to the day you want to dine out is a daunting task that adds up to an already stressful activity. Walking around, saying to yourself that you will just settle for any restaurant that looks nice or is less busy, can make you wander on the streets for ages without settling for any restaurant. This can get you frustrated, angry and stressed out. Therefore, select a good restaurant like Rib N Reef in advance, as this is the first step to having a nice dinning out night.
#2: Begin small
We are all familiar with the saying ‘’Do not run before you can walk’’. As such don’t dine out when you haven’t tried breakfast or lunch yet. Dinner is the only daily meal, where it is almost seen as a crime to dine out alone. However, when it comes to lunch, breakfast, and just sitting in a café, it is much easier to find lonely diners. If it is your first time of eating out alone, then look for a well-known coffee shop and take yourself out for a daytime eating out experience. You will be amazed at the level of confidence this will give you.
#3: Properly time your dinning
Always try to dine a little after or before peak time. This is due to the fact that, most restaurants may still want to take money from two diners instead of one, most especially when it is peak time. Ensure you are dining out of peak time for your own sake.
#4: Make a reservation
You have chosen a restaurant, you have carefully studied its menu, and you have also planned your route. You have also selected a non-peak time and yet you get turned away at the door, do not leave all your dinner plans and schedules to chance, make a reservation and book ahead.