Quirky Restaurants In London

If you are looking for the weird and wonderful at your next meal, then you've come to just the right place. We've got the round up of all the quirky places to eat in London, from Shoreditch through to Soho and beyond. Whether it's digital dining and belly dancers or pizza and ballpits, you're bound to find enough quirky meals to fill your calendar. 

Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 10th July 2024




Karen's Diner

Ready to get roasted while you enjoy your meal? The staff at Karen's Diner serve up all their meals with a side of sass. While the service may not be five star, the food is to-die-for. Enjoy a delicious burger or a dreamy milkshake while being entertained by the staff and the games on offer.

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The BBQ Club - 2024

@ BBQ Club on Various dates from Wednesday 24th July 2024

Alfresco dining, great views of London and a six-course tasting menu cooked over fire right in front of you, what more could you want? The BBQ Club is returning to Southbank for its seventh year this summer, serving up the likes of caprese salad, maple-smoked chalk stream trout and honey-glazed chicken sourced from sustainable local producers, with the option to add on a wine pairing for £50 per person.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

@ President Hotel on Various dates from Thursday 25th July 2024

This fully immersive show is certainly one of our city's quirkiest meals, where you will be served by Basil, Sybil and Manuel amid all the chaos. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience takes place at the President Hotel in Fitzrovia, including a delicious three-course dinner with a side of audience participation which starts from £71.50 per person. Expect old-school humour that's bound to have you in stitches, named as a 'must see event' by the  British Theatre Guide.

Inamo Covent Garden

Unlimited Asian tapas & sushi with free-flowing wine or beer £49.95 per person and 2 other offers

Other than takeaway, can you remember the last time you used a computer to order dinner? One of the most interesting restaurants in London, not only are there sushi dishes and Asian favourites aplenty at Inamo, their interactive tables (complete with games) bring a whole new element to dining.

Ballie Ballerson London

The Shoreditch bar took the world by storm is back to sort your need for unusual places to eat. Great for when you're looking to add some shenanigans to your mid-mornings and late nights, when you're not enjoying the massive ball pits, there's pizza and bottomless fizz with Ballie Ballerson.

Bustronome

Fine dining on a double decker bus? Oh yes, it's a thing and Bustronome will not disappoint with their meticulously-created eats to be enjoyed with panoramic views of London from the glass-topped bus. If you're looking for a quirky date, this may just do the trick.

True Romance

Located in Camden, True Romance is the Tarantino-themed American restaurant serving 20-inch pizzas whole or by the slice, topped in buffalo mozzarella, parma ham, Sicilian meatballs and more. Pair that cheesy goodness with two for £15 cocktails like the watermelon margarita or a classic old fashioned, and you can even attend everything from drag brunches to film screenings here too.

Bunga Thursdays: Dinner, Singing & Karaoke

@ Bunga Bunga Covent Garden on Thursday 5th September 2024 and 10 other Thursdays

No meal is more entertaining than Bunga Thursdays at Bunga Bunga Covent Garden, where you can enjoy a three-course set menu while watching live singing and dancing, before taking to the stage yourself with a turn at karaoke. They'll be performing everything from musical theatre classics to power ballads, while you munch on fresh burrata with spicy red pesto, charcuterie boards and metre-long pizzas for just £38 per person. What's more, there will be hilarious games to take part in too, for the chance to win some cracking prizes.

Kenza Restaurant and Lounge

Step into the magical Kenza Restaurant and Lounge for a spacious dining room and cocktail bar, with lots of cosy alcoves to sit in as well. You'll find belly-dancers and rhythmic Arabic beats to keep you entertained while you eat, with a Middle Eastern menu to get stuck into - think tasty mezze plates like baba ghannouj, spices hummus mushrooms and falafels to try. The interiors are equally impressive though, with colourful velvet seating, intricate lampshades and flowers decorating the walls.

FOWL

Michelin-recommended Fallow launched their quirky chicken pop-up FOWL, an innovative restaurant inside St James's Market where the 'beak to feet' approach has got people squawking. Chefs Will Murray and Jack Croft continue to follow their low-waste ethos, using pasture-raised, soy-free poultry to create unique dishes using all of the bird, from a chicken leg corn dog to chicken fat crème caramel.

La Bodega Negra

A secret restaurant that's hidden behind sex shop frontage, Soho's La Bodega Negra has your needs for Mexican food and tequila or mezcal-laced drinks covered. Their hacienda-style cellar space is full of candle-lit tables for speakeasy vibes, while the menu promises hibiscus margaritas to wash down lamb barbacoa and prawn tacos with pineapple pico de gallo. Plus, you can even head along for drag and cabaret brunches too.

Penelope's

Spanish-Israeli fusion restaurant Penelope's seamlessly blends the cuisine of both countries, with an array of family-style dishes like the Israeli interpretation of paella (think tenderly cooked octopus, frekkeh and a gin-tomato sauce) and baklava cheesecake on the cards. You'll come for the food and stay for the glam after-party here, as a lineup of London DJs blur the boundaries between restaurant and night out. Better yet, you can attend Isramani too, a legendary monthly dinner party imported from Berlin.

Le Petit Chef Experience

For experiential dining based on Disney's much-loved Ratatouille movie, it can only be the Le Petit Chef Experience. The powers of 3D projection mapping technology create a whole story to accompany your dinner, as your small chef battles pesky moles and giant sea monsters while cooking your dinner - all with a French bistro-style soundtrack in the restaurant's background to transport you to the streets of Paris. The multi-course experience includes melt-in-the-mouth beef and other fabulous courses, plus a bottle of wine.