Best Dining Experiences in London

It’s no secret that there are plenty of fantastic places to eat in London. But the capital also offers a number of creative dining experiences that will take you beyond the generic restaurant set-up.

From dramatic dinner shows to intimate supper clubs in real London homes, here are our top London dining experiences.

Bateaux London Thames Dining Cruise Experiences

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Watch some of London’s major sights float by as you enjoy a delicious lunch, afternoon tea or dinner on a Bateaux London Thames Dining Cruise. The company runs scheduled dining cruises all year round, with seasonal food cooked freshly on board and live entertainment.

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City Cruises - The London Showboat

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The London Showboat is a triple threat – great food, city sights and astounding entertainment. This unique cabaret and dance cruise takes you from Westminster Pier to the Thames barrier and back while you make your way through a delicious four-course meal and take in the show.

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Kitchen Table

Tucked away at the back of Bubbledogs, James Knappett and his team serve up a constantly changing menu to a table of 19 surrounding their small kitchen. The intimate experience at Kitchen Table allows diners to experience what goes into their meals, just as if the chefs were cooking for them at home.

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The Medieval Banquet

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Dine like Henry VIII at a traditional four-course medieval feast with entertainment from knights, magicians, and the king himself at The Medieval Banquet. The raucous show takes place by torchlight in the cellars of Ivory House in St Katherine's Dock, where serving wenches will sing and dance while refilling your glass.

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Cafe de Paris

Cafe de Paris off Piccadilly in London's West End hosts a range of sumptous burlesque, cabaret and variety nights, as well as some sparkling A-list events. An evening in the original Art Deco splendour of Cafe de Paris is all about dressing up and being fabulous. Enjoy! 

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Cinnamon Kitchen Masterclass

Learn from the best in the business and find out how to cook a top class Indian meal with Cinnamon Kitchen head chef, Vivek Singh and various special guests. Discover the culinary secrets from southern India, including which spices to use and in what combination.

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The Cookery School at Little Portland Street

Prepare all the elements that make for a traditional afternoon British tea, which you then sit down to enjoy with Tregothnan Cornish teas. At The Cookery School at Little Portland Street, you'll learn to make a delicious range of cakes, scones and savoury treats.

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Eating London Tour

Experience London through its food as you move through the capital’s favourite eating spots. Join the East End Food Tour, which includes Brick Lane and Spitalfields. Or choose the Twilight Soho Food Tour, an evening tour that evades the tourist food traps and takes in the cafés, restaurants and shops that are truly shaping the city’s culinary reputation.

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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Held at a number of venues throughout London by Interactive Theatre International, Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience serves up a three-course meal straight from the 70’s with comedic interjections from Basil, Sybil and Manuel. Two-thirds of the show is improvised, so expect some surprises!

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Gingerline

Nomadic restaurant and art space Gingerline has held a number of immersive dining experiences since launching in 2010, from an intrepid expedition through a terror-filled jungle with a tasty canapé canopy to a futuristic ride through multiple gastronomic realities. It all sounds a little mad, but hold on tight and you'll be treating more than your tastebuds.

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VizEat

What better way to immerse yourself in London culture than by sharing a meal with locals? Londoners will welcome you to their homes and treat you to a homemade dinner, a cooking class or even breakfast.

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Volupté Presents Voluptease

Try Voluptease for an afternoon tea with a difference. While you nibble on finger sandwiches and freshly made fancies and sip some cocktails served in teapots, London’s best cabaret artists will provide the entertainment.

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