DIY Restaurants In London
Looking for a meal with a more interactive element? DIY restaurants are fast becoming a mainstay on this city's food scene, and there's more than a few ways to get hands-on with your dinner these days. From the eateries giving the classic Korean BBQ a modern makeover, to dynamic dining experiences showing you what a grill can really do, we've rounded up the best cook-your-own restaurants in London letting you have a crack at the cuisine.
Fronting interactive cooking techniques and a gorgeous location on Chapel Market, Hot Stone is the place to hit up if you're looking to get a little more hands-on with your food. Named for the sizzling cooking stones they deliver to tables, you can chow down on world-class Kobe and seafood selections.
Cocktails, sesame cucumber and classic Chinese hot pots are the order of the day at this swish Knightsbridge spot. Dunk your choice of wagyu, seafood and veggie snacks into a bubbling vat of six-hour simmered broth for a very decadent take on DIY cooking.
Industrial decor and a K-Pop soundtrack offers a suitable setting for this DIY Korean dining experience. From BBQ skewers fronting a wide selection of interesting offal options, to more pedestrian eats including eggs, aubergine and sausage, Yanji keeps things fresh, fun and affordable.
While you might not be cooking for yourself at Flesh & Buns, you will be in charge of assembling your dinner. The Covent Garden and Fitzrovia favourite fills your table with meats, pickles, sauces and their signature hirata steamed buns and leaves it to you to consume whichever way you want.
One of London's sleekest Japanese eateries, Sakagura provides the summer BBQ experience year round with their Sumibi Yakiniku experience. Alternatively, you can opt for a simple steak dinner with their Ishiyaki lava stone that lets you cook and eat your meat straight off the grill.
The near-iconic BBQ Club shows you how to do more than just cook your food. Over six unique courses you'll be given access to your own personal Big Green Egg where you'll be trusted with grilling your own meat, veg, cheese or seafood for each dish.