Situated on a quiet Fitzrovia sidestreet, Archipelago is one of London’s most exotic and unusual dining destinations. This restaurant promises to take diners on an uncharted culinary journey where signature meals of seared zebra, kangaroo fillet and African crocodile bites are offered alongside more conventional dishes.
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53 Cleveland StreetFitzroviaLondonW1T 4JJ
I went here the other day for my birthday because I wanted to go somewhere a bit different. This place certainly succeeds at that, though not just for the sake of being different; they very much manage to create an entire experience and have great tasting food at the same time.
Firstly if I'm going to go out to a restaurant, then I like there to be a nice atmosphere, nice decor and good food...more
An interesting choice of name for a restaurant.... Seeing the word Archipelago conjured images of a small chain of plates in an ocean of a table slowing floating into my mouth. However, after reading some of the other Yelp reviews and looking at the pictures, it looks like I was in for some python carpaccio and crunchy crickets floating... or should I say jumping and slithering into my...more
I was really nervous to try some of the food on the menu, but we ended up ordering the python carpaccio, love bug salad (mealworms, locusts and crickets), fried zebra and dessert with bee included. It was all AMAZING. I would definitely come here again!!!! Besides the fact that the menu has very exotic meat and strange items it was all extremely well cooked and delicious. Recommend for...more
Exotic food made to taste. My husband booked this place for my birthday and I was not very sure how this would be. I was quite apprehensive before going there, once I reached there, looking at the menu, ordering food. The apprehension disappeared when I ate what I ordered.
This place is a classic example of 'it's all in the mind'. However, I should specially mention the chef who has taken...more
Eclectic, exotic, eccentric and not for the faint of heart, nor for the light of wallet.
Have you ever had the unwavering urge to eat bees, mealworms, or python? No? Nor did I- especially given that I am too squeamish to even touch a worm. However, there is something about this South African safari inspired establishment which supplies you with the right blend of bravery and foolhardy...more