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 13th April 2017
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.
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."
If you want dinner, drinks and a night of live music in the heart of Camden, you really want the Jazz Cafe. It’s a legendary spot that’s been welcoming household names (did someone say Amy Winehouse, Kelis and Bobby Womack?) to the stage since back in 1990. The venue has undergone a fresh new revamp and is once again a prime spot to enjoy food and drinks while you look out on the unmissable live entertainment below.
Ready for warmer climates? Hunting down somewhere unique to eat in London? You've come to just the place. Join Trader Vic's for a slice of the ocean as they promise tiki and Polynesian inspired interiors alongside cocktails and a wholly interesting dinner menu.
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.
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.
And now for a kooky little trip down memory lane. The Schoolhouse - with its delicious food served on classic dinner trays 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.
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.
Fancy something different, something a little dated when it comes to dinner in London? Why not time travel back to the 60s? Not only one of the coolest, themed restaurants in London, The Holy Birds are churning out some of the best chicken in the city.
We're all attached to our phone screens so why not carry this addiction into dinner time? At Inamo Soho, guests are greeted with a virtual reality where they can choose their tablecloth and meal through the interactive table top. After you complete your order, guests can check in on its progress through the 'chef cam' feature of the table. There are games and other activities loaded on the device to entertain your party between drinks and food for an unusual meal.
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.
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.
While most people would want to avoid the tube at most times, there's one unusual way to eat in London that puts you smack bang in the middle of travel. Join Underground Supper Club for a dining experience in an abandoned train carriage to remember.
While some think only a powercut could get them to dine in the dark, there's a quirky London restaurant that says other. Encouraging you to use all your senses, join 'Dine In The Dark' for a unique dining experience that puts your knowledge of food to the test.
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.
Found on the famous Brick Lane, All Star Lanes is where you can come to let your American alter ego run free. It’s home of all kinds of fun things to do - we’re talking bowling and karaoke - with a menu of delicious American food and interesting cocktails to try - candyfloss cocktail, anyone? Bowl to your heart’s content on one of their six lanes, then hang around for wagyu burgers and chilli cheese fries in their cracking restaurant space.
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.
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.
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.
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.