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 8th February 2018

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Opium

470 user reviews

Charming, and boasting all Eastern pleasures, Opium isn't just one of the best dim sum restaurants in the city, it's also a hidden gem and sensory dining experience. Head on down for Chinese silks, cutesy interiors and dimly lit dining charm. 

Splash the Cash £££
Soho

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

36 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Inamo Covent Garden

97 user reviews
Inamo Covent Garden
Birthday VIP dines free! and 3 other offers available.

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 bring a whole new element to dining.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

LASSCO Bar & Dining

18 user reviews

Some may find it hard to distinguish between the shop at LASSCO and the dining element, but quite frankly, that's the point. Bringing you stunning dishes alongside some of the best vintage furniture (all for sale) in the business, this is as eclectic as dining comes in London.

Happily Affordable ££
Bermondsey

Craft London

6 user reviews

When it comes to one of the most unique meals in London, don't you dare give Craft London a miss. Almost spaceship themed and churning out some of the most artistic plates in the business, this a location for some of the most interesting meals in the city.

Happily Affordable ££
Greenwich

The Piano Works

405 user reviews
The Piano Works
Cocktail Hour: 5pm to 7pm and 5 other offers available.

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." 

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

The Schoolhouse

198 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Battersea

Restaurant Ours

3 user reviews

While you can still count on Restaurant Ours for some of the finest food in the city, you can also count on them for those quirky extras. From giant living walls and trees planted in the middle of the dining room to a rose wall, it's unique and it's elegant.

Splash the Cash £££
Kensington

Jazz Cafe

16 user reviews
Jazz Cafe
Discounted Guestlist Entry

While you'd be barmy to miss some of the classic a la carte plates that Jazz Cafe are serving up, you'd also be barmy to miss one of their ring-side dining tables, bringing you some of the very best in live jazz music from the stage below.

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

Darcie & May Green

2 user reviews

Darcie and May Green offers a delicious selection of Australian treats known to frequent the Instagrams of brunchers and dinner fiends alike. But what makes it truly unique is that they are two, two-storey barges on the Grand Union Canal, with a quirky interior to boot.

Happily Affordable ££
Paddington
3 events @ 2 venues with 3 upcoming dates starting on 09 Mar 2018

When it comes to a unique restaurant experience in London, you can't get more unique than aboard a disused train. All aboard this underground carriage as Basement Galley bring you tablecloth dining with a unique, city-themed twist.

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The Courtesan

37 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Brixton

While not actually taking 80 days in total, you will experience an around the world feast as The Literary Hour take you from from the hawker markets of Hong Kong to the far reaches of Bombay in this interesting and eclectic dining experience.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Themed Nights, Food & Drink, Supper Clubs
East London
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Maxwell's Bar & Grill

6 user reviews

We all know American dining, it's made of pretty big stuff, but have you had a doughnut burger or a freakshake before? Churning out massive plates and quirky twists, head on down to Maxwell's for some weird and wonderful dishes that will fill you right up.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Shaka Zulu

22 user reviews

One of the proudest restaurants in London, this is a quirky location with some of the most interesting interiors in the city. Boasting African charm with the furniture to match, expect giant statues set alongside plates with zebra and plenty more.

Splash the Cash £££
Camden
Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings
Lunch Set Menu and 2 other offers available.

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Islington

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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Brunch, Daytime, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying
Funk & Soul
Shoreditch
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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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Casita Andina

125 user reviews

From a ground floor pisco bar and dining on the terrace down to the smattering of classic, Peruvian textiles, if there's anything that Casita Andina isn't, it's boring. Join them for quirky and cutesy interiors with a menu of all things ceviche. 

Splash the Cash £££
Soho

Proud Cabaret City

10 user reviews

Looking for dinner with a difference? Booze with a bit of bite? Boasting some of the most unique shows in the business, not only are there three course meals at Proud Cabaret, there's burlesque, tassles and sultry performances aplenty.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Circus

4 user reviews

When it comes to a unique meal in London, there's nowhere quite like Circus. Not only can you enjoy slap-up a la carte dining, your dinner experience is set to be intertwined with some of the best circus performers and acts in the business. 

Splash the Cash £££
Covent Garden

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