Fun Places to Eat in London

Sometimes you want a sit-down meal at a London restaurant, and sometimes you want dinner to be a more raucous and mad-cap affair. Fortunately this fair is full of fun places to eat. From arcade games and ping pong, to live music and comedy nights, there is no shortage of fun London restaurants, perfect for everything from a birthday bash to a date with a difference.

Last updated on 15th May 2018

16 events @ Secret London Location with 16 upcoming dates from 26 May 2018 until 15 Dec 2018

Backstreet's back at the 90s brunch and you are invited, with some awesome food, bottomless cocktails for an hour and all the throwback tunes you can handle.

Proud Cabaret City

50 user reviews 3

If you like your dinner with a large dose of sophistication then Proud Cabaret City is the spot for you. The venue puts on a rollicking show every week with burlesque and cabaret stars taking to the stage, all while a three-course dinner is served.

With craft beer, bistro pub dishes such as pan fried sea trout or pork belly and a carefully selected wine list, Catford Constitutional Club is not just a place for an excellent dinner. The fun pub has a unique and eclectic decor that makes eating here a memorable experience. Walls are stripped back, there's wacky photos on walls and the furniture is retro. The venue also hosts regular comedy nights.

The Dead Dolls House pop-up was so popular that its found a permanent home in Islington. Spread over three floors, the venue is beautifully decorated with stencilled walls and elaborate furniture. The venue has an excellent menu, with a focus on the seasonal and fresh; head there on weekends when the party really gets started.

The Exhibit

381 user reviews 4

Whatever your mood, The Exhibit in Balham will have something to match it. From brunch through to casual dinners, this spot offers all-day dining with a big side of entertainment, including cinema, live music and DJ nights.


214 user reviews 4

Circus is a feast for all your senses as this Covent Garden spot mixes cabaret and draw-dropping burlesque with Asian plates. Work your way through fresh seafood and spicy noodle dishes while acrobats swing and glide above you; if you can tear yourself away from the action, prepare to be just as dazzled by their seriously pretty cocktail offering.

The Four Thieves

30 user reviews 4

For a fun London dining experience look no further than The Four Thieves in Battersea. The South London pub is chock-full of mad activities with more than 70 gins, a weekly comedy night, quiz, live Sunday jazz, DJs, immersive games, bottomless brunches, and vintage arcade games. Who knew that Sunday roasts could be so much fun?

Blues Kitchen Camden

16 user reviews 4

If you fancy your fun dinner in London with a bit of live music and a huge helping of frivolities then look no further than Blues Kitchen Camden. The entertaining restaurant and bar serves BBQ food alongside an impressive roster of live music and DJ sets, previous acts to have played there include Pete Doherty and Mystery Jets.

The Piano Works

588 user reviews 4

Find this fun party bar and restaurant in the heart of Farringdon in a Grade-II listed Victorian Warehouse. The venue has a huge 400-person capacity and an amazing band which includes two pianists who will play whatever you want. Put them through their paces while you order from their British menu.


306 user reviews 4

Gymnasts, spectacular aerial talents and circus-themed performances are all in a day's work at Aeronaut. The pub is one of London's most fun dining experiences, putting on shows in a spiegeltent in which performers dazzle and amaze. Even the beer garden is fun, with a funfair theme complete with coconut shys and strong man booths. 

Bounce, Old Street

19 user reviews 5

Grab your mates, colleagues or a date and get ready to play some intense ping pong. One of London's most fun restaurants, Bounce on Old Street is a brilliant place to spend the night, there's neon-paint splattered tables, a cool cocktail bar and the stone-baked pizza is utterly delicious.

If there's one thing we can guarantee, it's that you won't be bored at one of Christabel's parties. The fun dining company organise mad and entertaining eating events, from cocktails and crack (food that cracks), painting your own masterpiece with edible paints and Mad Hatter brunches, this is a dining experience with a difference.

37 events @ Secret London Location with 37 upcoming dates from 19 May 2018 until 29 Dec 2018

Join the Hip Hop Brunch for all the RnB and hip hop action you can handle, as well as a menu of Dirty South food and 'Dirty' cocktails to boot.

Flight Club Shoreditch

1321 user reviews 5

Thought darts was dull? Well then you've never been to Flight Club, a fun place to eat in Shoreditch and Bloomsbury. Using technology and an interactive scoring system the bar makes sure the classic game is hugely enjoyable. Order sharing plates or pizzas and go with a group for a great night out.

This Islington boozer takes inspiration from Joseph Grimaldi, the creator of the modern-day clown, so you know you are in for a fun dinner in London. There are regular comedy nights, live music, and on weekends the pub is open until 3am, meaning after you have munched through one of the delicious burgers you can party the night away.

The Escapologist

1111 user reviews 4

Part Masonic lodge, part Victorian men's club, The Escapologist is a lively London restaurant with a decor like no other. In among rich oak panels, plush leather booths and star-speckled wall paper, live like the bar's inspiration, Baron Von Took - an infamous scoundrel with a love of excellent food and fine wine.

The Old Queen's Head

25 user reviews 4

The Old Queen's Head in Angel has a bit of reputation for raucous behaviour. This fun London pub doesn't do things in half measures; Sunday roasts are filled with board games, and Bloody Marys and every night of the week there's either live music or a DJ spinning the decks. The pub's burgers come from Lucky Chip and are piled high with cheese and bacon, plus there's a karaoke room; dinner has never been this much fun.

The Schoolhouse

227 user reviews 5

Ahhhh our schooldays, what fun we had. For all those missing the days of the playground, The Schoolhouse in Battersea is a fun themed restaurant which brings back all the good things about school. Drinks are served in test tubes, the decor is classroom-like and food is served on school trays.