Quirky London Restaurants

If you, the weird and the wonderful, are looking for a unique dining experience, you've come to just the right place. We've got the round up of all the quirky places to eat in the city. From digital dining to belly dancers and everything in between, you're bound to find enough quirky meals to fill your calendar for the next few months. Check out our list of unusual London restaurants and pick the quirky dinner that suits you.

Last updated on 22nd November 2018

@ Ballie Ballerson on Various dates from Saturday 15th December 2018

London's restaurant just so happen to be home to some of the finest brunches in the world, but it also happens to be home to on of its quirkiest. When you're not enjoying the massive ball pits, there's pizza and bottomless fizz with Ballie Ballerson.

Get lost in The Dead Dolls House Islington amongst its four different rooms and its hand illustrated wall decor. The menu has sharing platters and various British meats for guests to enjoy with their classic cocktails. After hours the main bar, The Parlour, opens up for dancing and drinking with a DJ spinning every weekend. Look no further for your unusual place to eat and drink in London than The Dead Dolls House and its whimsical feel. 

The Last Tuesday Society

63 user reviews 5

Coffin with skeleton in the middle of the table? Check. Experimental cocktails? Check. Taxidermy lioness at your table? CHECK CHECK CHECK. If ever we've seen a unique restaurant in London, it has to be The Last Tuesday Society. Though the menu isn't expansive food-wise, you can stop by for a hearty range of hot snacks, making this a must-try addition to our quirky restaurants list.

The Piano Works

748 user reviews 4

Champagne & Cocktail Hour: 5pm to 7pm and 2 other offers

It isn't just the food that makes The Piano Works an unusual London restaurant--but that the guests decide the soundtrack of the night. While chowing down on chorizo lollipops and various meat filled rolls, your party and the surrounding tables get to request any song you may desire for the pianists and their fellow musicians. As the slogan says, it is "part party, part bar, part restaurant, part club, part concert." 

The Courtesan

102 user reviews 4

Enter the doors of The Courtesan, a land of Chinese Empire fineries. The vintage decor and opium den environment sets the scene for the dim sum, specialty teas and unusual cocktail menu. The restaurant and bar is hidden amongst Brixton's bustling scene, creating a hidden gem for guests looking for out-of-this world dim sum with a range of delicious ingredients. 

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

41 user reviews 4

£5 cocktails and 1 other offer

Everything is bigger in Texas and the three B's are no different. Look no further for quirky dining in London than blues, bourbon, and BBQ. The Blue Kitchen menu is locked and loaded with briskets, short rib and anything else you want to slather BBQ sauce on. The bar is stocked with over 100 types of bourbon and the blues buzzing from amplifiers late into the night. 

Lunch Set Menu and 2 other offers

Doused in botany and scaring of hayfever patrons London wide, Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings is a unique London restaurant with bags of characters. From the floral prints down to the British dishes, this is the perfect alternative from breakfast to dinner.

The Schoolhouse

257 user reviews 5


And now for a kooky little trip down memory lane. The Schoolhouse - with its delicious food and cocktails mixed up straight from the science lab - offers a taste of all your favourite bits from your school days, in a welcoming Battersea location. Enjoy all-day dining at this unique London restaurant which is quickly becoming a hotspot for drinking and dining south of the river.

Nothing says unusual like a meal, drinks, and belly dancing entertainment, and that's what you get at Kenza Restaurant and Lounge. The middle eastern delicacies are piled high on the menu in both food and drink options. The food will leave you stuffed to the brim and the belly will leave you in the highest of spirits as you clap along with the rest of the lounge. 

Wringer & Mangle

88 user reviews 4

Housed in a former industrial launderette close to London Fields, Wringer & Mangle serves up healthy fare in an artistic setting. It's a place for casual neighbourhood dining; head chef Oisin Coyle creates a wholesome menu that doesn't compromise on taste and there's a strong choice of classic cocktails to wash your food down with.