Restaurants with Entertainment
Drinking, dining and spectacular shows go hand in hand at some of the best entertainment restaurants in London. Ignite your senses with burlesque show beauties, cabaret cavorts, live music or even extravagant circus tricks and treats at these spectacular eateries, where the food on your plate isn't the only delectable experience. If you fancy something a little more exciting than your typical date night or mundane dinner experience, take a look at our pick of the best restaurants with entertainment in London.
Last updated on 22nd November 2017
Head to Proud Cabaret City to feast on a 1920s inspired meal, complemented by prohibition-era cocktails, seductive burlesque performers, live jazz music and dazzling fire-breathers. You'd have to be dishwater dull not to be swept up in the glamour and excitement of this spectacular venue, where eats and entertainment violently collide into a wonderful mix of expression and laughter.
Blues Kitchen pushes out the stickiest, juiciest and tender trimmings of BBQ foods you'll find in London. Cooking up the best of smoked goods inspired by that fine American Southern style cooking, this place heaves with foodie fans looking for some ultimate satisfaction and an electric atmosphere. The Shoreditch site is huge space filled with meaty smells, live music and DJ tunes come the weekend. Why not also try their Camden or Brixton site, or get a heady dose of live music from Jazz Cafe?
Dine on pizza and quirky cocktails then watch your mates make fools of themselves in this grown up ball pit bar. Not just the ultimate adult playground, Ballie Ballerson also makes for a great photo subject, so don't forget to Boomerang yourself immersed in one million balls.
You’ve never been to a restaurant more ridiculous than this! Basil, Sybil and Manuel will be attempting to serve you dinner at the Faulty Towers dining experience. This critically acclaimed immersive dining experience involves heaps of spontaneity, tonnes of participation and a wonderful three course meal.
Embarking on a meal out in Shoreditch or Bloomsbury? Looking for a restaurant in London with intriguing entertainment? Then to the Flight Club you must flock. Not only boasting one of the only digitally responsive sets of dartboards in the London business, you can tuck into hearty plates and settle matches in the venue's oche.
Proud Cabaret is a fabulous place to enjoy burlesque and cabaret whilst you dine! Think red velvet drapes, glowing candelabras, black leather booths, feather, smoke - the whole shabang. Their Supperclub regularly ranks as one of the best places to catch cabaret in London. Indulge in a three course meal in the vintage glamour of the 1920s whilst being entertained by the country's finest burlesque beauties and performers.
Inspired by the days when couples danced the night away to the latest soul and jazz sensation, the Piano Works offers its guests a chance to rewind the tape and embrace all the best aspects of a piano bar in the early 20th century. Alongside their fantastic music and delectable drinks menu, guests will have the chance to tuck into an array of culinary treats, such as succulent, grilled steak and mouth watering chilli dogs.
For just £19.95, you can get a meal and a movie at London’s smallest independent cinema. The Exhibit are your hosts, inviting you to join them for something from the large plate menu before retiring to their 28-capacity, boutique space, where you’ll sink into leather sofas and enjoy a film from their list of latest releases and cult classics.
With everything from jaw-dropping aerial performers through to seductive burlesque, Circus is a unique bar and restaurant in Covent Garden. Join the secretive spot come the evening as guests dine on delicious Pan-Asian food, served with a side of dazzling entertainment.
A pillar of Islington socialising scene, the Dolls House is a three-storey Victorian townhouse home to food, drinks and good times. Known for its hand-illustrated walls and debaucherous character, pop for a stunning meal in the house’s top floor restaurant then drop it down to the ground floor Parlour, where cocktails and DJs are the order of the day; open until 4am on the weekends, guests can also party long into the night.
Get ready for a feast of fun at this unique restaurant in West London. Join Bel Canto as they feed you with delicious French food and massage your eardrums with amazing opera singing.
Expect the unexpected with this piece of immersive theatre that's throwing you into a wedding reception. The highly regarded show includes three courses, lots of fun and plenty of surprises.
Ready to get familiar with some of the most technologically advanced dining in the city? Not only bringing about the best in sushi, cocktails and beloved Asian dishes, Inamo Camden are heralded for interactive tables where you can order food, play games and watch the kitchen... live.
Mint Leaf not only serves up some of the finest Indian cuisine and offers a fabulous range of cocktails, but is also a top spot in the West End for when you want to dine with some entertainment. Live music sessions go down and DJs take to the decks at this sumptuous restaurant with an elite clientèle. Tuck into exquisitely crafted foods and drink here for an unforgettable dining experience in London.
While a trip to Mac & Wild for their delicious Scottish produce and perfect British dishes of steaks, venison, beef chateaubriand and burgers – washed down by over 200 whiskies – is all well and good, they’ve got another secret: their Gun Room. Here you are whisked away to the Scottish highlands where you and your team can hunt together.
Tank and Paddle Bishopsgate is the kind of venue that welcomes everyone with a huge hug. While the kitchen staff roll out freshly made stone-baked pizzas, the bar is busy serving home brewed pints of craft beer and real ale, all created in the giant tanks that stand behind the bar. If that doesn't get you excited, the venue's shuffleboard and collection of board games are certain to leave you beaming.
Okay okay, you got us; this isn't technically a 'restaurant', but The Magic Roundabout alfresco hideaway (located in the middle of Old Street roundabout!) does in fact serve a delectable selection of eats, courtesy of their permanent foodie residency partners, Burger Bear. And as far as entertainment goes, this London gem fronts regular music events, DJ throw downs and all manner of quirky parties - so we're pretty damn confident it deserves its place on this list.
A stunning restaurant in the heart of Fitzrovia, The Elysee may be churning out high end dishes alongside stunning cocktails, but the fun of your evening won't stop there. With a regular roster of DJs, live music and more, The Elysee keep their entertainment factor on high all week long.
Drink, dine and dance into the night as The Candlelight Club review the bygone days of the Golden Age. The Candlelight Club are London's most elusive and notorious party collectives, bringing the glitz and glamour of the 1920s back to life. Flappers eat your heart out as the prohibition party begins...
Alongside an authentic menu of South American-inspired bites and punchy bespoke cocktails, Salsa Temple also provides entertainment by way of their cocktail masterclasses, salsa lessons and all-out Latin-fuelled party prowess.
With a stage set to dazzle an array of senses, Quaglino's is the ultimate swanky West End restaurant that fuses nightlife and luxuriant dining together. Playing host to huge DJ talent, top live music and some of the best cuisine in London, Quaglino's is a beautiful destination for fragrant foods, great entertainment and decadent surroundings.
The main trick up the Big Easy Canary Wharf’s sleeve is their deliciously authentic BBQ food and fresh, tasty seafood. But that’s not all they have: head into The Rum Lounge and you can enjoy great cocktails and live music through the evening.
Competitive socialising? We’re absolutely mad for it, and that’s why you’ll regularly find us gracing the petanque pitch at Hay’s Galleria. A venue offering something a bit different to the medley of ping-pong and pool outposts in town, the kitchen team specialise in British and continental favourites, while groups of mates challenge each other to a few games of boules outside. Make for the lovely covered terrace space afterwards to toast your victory.
Dine in a luxurious venue, where cocktails arrive by trolley and the menu ditches measly paper for a modern tablet form. Friday nights, Saturday brunches and Saturday evenings provide a bit of classic, old-school distraction with a sparkling white grand piano, taken over at the helm by the in-house, West End trained pianist. Playing the best in our favourite pop songs and retro hits, enjoy some classy entertainment as you nosh on some delicious grub.
Floripa is a fiesta of Brazilian culture and cuisine with a bustling party atmosphere. Bohemian beauties romp around, the venue is adorned with colourful décor and the food is a melting pot of South American dishes and authentic tastes. Fill your boots at this ecstatic venue, boasting some sassy drinks and dancing affairs.
A Spanish restaurant with romantic charm, Salvador & Amanda is one of the most entertaining restaurants in London. Not only host to plush tapas inspired plates and classic Spanish dishes, Salvador & Amanda host a regular roster of live music, flamenco dancing and more. Leave the bustling streets of London behind and instead transport yourself to the cool, characterful lanesof Madrid at this idyllic Spanish-themed restuarant in the capital.
Looking for a quirky London restaurant with a side of nostalgia? Head to one of The Schoolhouse's infamous Saturday bottomless brunch parties for unlimited drinks, tasty food, live DJs and an after-school club like no other. We're relatively confident this South London hideaway would fail its Ofsted Inspection. But funnily enough, we're okay with that.
A haven for ping-pong, delicious food and cocktails in a great location just down from Old Street, Bounce is one of east London’s leading lights when it comes to fun-loving venues. Get straight on one of their 17 tables and set up a tourney among your mates, then finish off with a few cocktails and something from their Italian-inspired food menu.
One of the wildest ways to dine and dance in London, Tropicana Beach Club is one of the hottest places to eat in the city. Join them for food and fine drinks aplenty as you not only enjoy their tropical interiors and holiday vibes, there's regular cabaret, dancing and music to boot.
Roadhouse bar is a tribute to all things classically American, characterised by their diner style antics. Girls dance on the bar, motorbikes hang from the ceiling and band smash it on their stage. If there's one thing for sure, this place doesn't tire. There's always something going on; take in the wonderful mayhem around you and tuck into a range of mouth-watering dishes at this quirky London restaurant with entertainment.
Sitting pretty in one of the UK's largest shopping complexes, The Bat and Ball in Westfield Stratford not only promises a tasty selection of Neapolitan-style pizzas from the Well Street Pizza collective, but also a massive 12 ping pong tables for an after-dinner play-off. Come here for hearty plates, wiff-waff aplenty, and DJ nights until the early hours come the weekend.
Aeronaut is West London's ultimate entertainment space, complete with a pub, brewery, circus themed beer garden and big top tent space. Be dazzled and wowed as some of the best international circus performers suspend from the ceiling, defy gravity, juggle and balance whilst you're served delicious gastro grub ring side.
16 person foosball, huge slices of pizza and vintage video games; sounds amazing, right? Pizza Pilgrim are offering that and more in their new Canary Wharf-based site. The famous pizza chain has made a name for themselves by creating stunning Neapolitan pizzas topped with the freshest ingredients around. Relax with a giant slice and enjoy everything their relaxed atmosphere has to offer.
Along with offering delicious Lebanese food and sophisticated interiors, they’ve got a few other strings to their bows. Not only can you enjoy Shisha on their terrace, but also go celebrity spotting – as the likes of Johnny Depp and Ralph Fiennes have frequented the restaurant.
Hidden away form the bustle of Liverpool Street, Kenza is a Arabian wonderland of draped silks, beaded cushions and luxuriant lounging. Taste the traditional flavours of Lebanese cuisines and douse yourself in the decadence of this of atmospheric restaurant and bar. There'll be belly dancers on hand and other exciting entertainment to really make your evening memorable.
Levant takes you to an authentic Lebanese dining spot from its smart Marylebone location. Guests start by mixing and matching a selection of mezze plates before the real entertainment starts, as belly dancing performers take centre stage each evening. There’s snake charmers, fire eaters, henna tattooists and much more if you’re seeking exclusive private hire.