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If you were staying in a hotel alone for the 1st time how would you feel about going to DINNER alone?

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RTKangaMummy Wed 29-Jun-05 17:17:07

If you were staying in a hotel alone for the 1st time how would you feel about going to DINNER alone?

Happy or scared?


snafu Wed 29-Jun-05 17:17:53


In fact, make that OVERJOYED!

I like eating alone, especially when I'm being waited on. I used to do it lots and loved it.

PiccadillyCircus Wed 29-Jun-05 17:17:55

Fine. I'd take a good book with me.

Fio2 Wed 29-Jun-05 17:18:05

I would just go

bossykate Wed 29-Jun-05 17:18:51

well, neither really, but i suppose uncomfortable and above all a bit bored with no company! when i am staying in hotels alone for work i always get room service.

Pruni Wed 29-Jun-05 17:19:05

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bossykate Wed 29-Jun-05 17:19:40

found bringing a book didn't really work for me - you need to sort of prop it up somehow while you eat...

katierocket Wed 29-Jun-05 17:19:53

totally fine, I actually like eating in restaurants, cafes alone!

SoupDragon Wed 29-Jun-05 17:20:13

A little nervous but oh the thought of the peace and quiet!

dyzzidi Wed 29-Jun-05 17:20:17


I always take a couple of mags or a book and have a lovely meal whilst reading enjoyable things.

bossykate Wed 29-Jun-05 17:20:25

pruni, are you still going away on your own? dh owes me and i'm thinking of taking a short break by myself... so timely question rtkm!

soapbox Wed 29-Jun-05 17:20:59

Done it loads of time - usually take a book and if get really bored flirt with the waiters

RTKangaMummy Wed 29-Jun-05 17:21:00

I am staying in hotel alone atm

on monday night I went to restaurant alone with my book

I hated it

Felt so self conscious

Last night didn't want dinner

Brekkie is ok cos more people there and part of it is self service

But I think I must be completely mad

okapi Wed 29-Jun-05 17:21:05

but bk - the book is useful to read whilst waiting for the food

snafu Wed 29-Jun-05 17:21:07

I once ate alone (for work) in Brian Turner's restuarant and he came out of the kitchen to act as my waiter for the whole meal. Would have preffered Gordon Ramsey but you can't have everything.

snafu Wed 29-Jun-05 17:21:38

God, sorry about spellings

bossykate Wed 29-Jun-05 17:22:54

plus the unwanted offers of company from creepy businessmen travellers - bleurgh!

trefusis Wed 29-Jun-05 17:23:02

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Easy Wed 29-Jun-05 17:23:29

I used to do it loads when I worked full-time (before ds).

No problem. I usually took a book down to the restaurant, but rarely actually read it. If the restaurant is busy you just earwig what everyone else is saying, if it's deathly quiet you chat to the staff.

And enjoy your food, have something you'de never make for yourself, and luxuriate in the fact that afterwards you can sprawl on your bed in front of the telly, while someone else deals with the washing up.

dyzzidi Wed 29-Jun-05 17:24:38

Snafu was it at the millenium hotel in london. He served me there once it was a company function and he seemed to take a shine to me much to the annoyance of My Managing director!!

Pruni Wed 29-Jun-05 17:24:38

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RTKangaMummy Wed 29-Jun-05 17:24:48

BK yes the bloke at next table asked me about my meal

I just said it was lovely

I just felt like I wanted the ground to swallow me up

HAted it and don't think can go though it again

Yes Am prob mad then aren't I?

soapbox Wed 29-Jun-05 17:24:56

BK - I've perfected my hedgehog spike look just for the slime balls!

Trefusis - maybe thats why I'm so comfortable - I just drink the whole bottle in one night

kama Wed 29-Jun-05 17:25:27

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soapbox Wed 29-Jun-05 17:26:15

BK - if you do go away on your own then I think Health Farms are ideal - not too many chat up merchants and loads of people on their own!

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