Looking for a meal with a difference? How about dining in the dark? Or in the jungle? Or at the circus? Welcome to London's quirkiest restaurants.
Sketch turns eating and drinking into a whole new experience. The hardest part is choosing between the elegant, two Michelin starred restaurant, Lecture Room; the woodland-themed lunch venue, Glade; the brasserie-style Gallery; and The Parlour, an eccentric patisserie, restaurant and bar.Find Prices
Les Trois GarçonsLes Trois Garçons in Shoreditch is a genuine one-off, and has proved consistently popular with Hollywood A-listers. This former pub is now a deluxe French bistro, filled with outrageous objects and fantastical furniture. There is something very decadent about dining on Anglo-French food whilst staring into the eyes of a stuffed tiger.Find Prices
Take your children to the Rainforest Café where they'll go wild watching the waterfalls, lightning (and thunder), rain showers, mist, wild animals and real tropical fish. Located close to the West End's many theatres, shops and attractions such as Ripley's Believe It Or Not! London, this family restaurant is perfect for kids and even has its own gift shop.Find Prices
ArchipelagoGolden Buddhas, dwarf palm trees and giant peacock feathers give Archipelago's interior a quirky feel, and the menu "staples" such as crocodile, kangaroo, and wildebeest certainly raise an eyebrow or two; but the restaurant really reaches out to intrepid diners with options such python carpaccio, pan-fried crickets and a sprinkle of weaver ants.Find Prices
Dans le Noir?At Dans le Noir? restaurant in Clerkenwell, your dining experience takes place in complete darkness. Served by blind waiters, the meal challenges your sense of taste and smell and the surprise menu encourages you to educate your palate.
This Asian fusion restaurant boasts a pioneering interactive ordering system projected onto the table. You can place orders via a 3D menu, choose from a selection of virtual tablecloths, find out about the local neighbourhood and even order a taxi home, all from the comfort of your seat.Find Prices
Brunswick House Cafe
The worlds of contemporary and traditional Britain come together at this hidden gem cafe, bar and restaurant, where the succinct menu is inspired by local produce and where the furniture and interior design is all up for sale.Find Prices
With futuristic décor courtesy of British designer Tom Dixon, Circus restaurant and cocktail bar in the West End has a decadent feel. Glamorous eating and drinking is not all that occurs though, as dinner is punctuated by various surprise cabaret and circus acts who parade around on the tables.Find Prices
If you've ever pondered what it would be like to wine (or vodka) and dine at Grandma's house in old Russia, then this Knightsbridge restaurant will answer all your desires. A remarkably authentic slice of Soviet era cuisine and comradery.Find Prices
A West End restaurant that is anything but quiet, Sarastro is "the show after the show" thanks to the musical entertainment played out live amongst the smiling diners. The drama continues on your plate with Turkish and Mediterranean flavours to entertain your taste buds.Find Prices