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 29th September 2016
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.
With regular quirky pop ups, enjoy something a little different at this secretly-located restaurant bar. Boasting cool concepts - such as edible playgrounds, botanical bars and Mad Hatter brunches - you're sure to be awed and entertained by these fun activities. Great cocktails and food alongside complete the whole package so head on down for a Christabel's special; what more could you want?
Forget standing on the overground huffing, sweating and dealing with endless aggravation, there's more to life than that. Throw some food into the mix, grab yourself a seat and discover the Underground Supper Club in a disused old tube carriage. Whilst it's not all candlelit romance, it's cool, it's unique and it's dinner with characterful entertainment in London.
In need of a little breather from the maddening scenes of the Westfield shopping floor? Seek refuge at All Star Lanes - the shopping centre’s very own bowling alley complete with spacious restaurant and cocktail bar. The restaurant offers a deluge of all-American flavours, while the newly-refurbished bowling alley boasts no less than 14 lanes. Tuck into some great dishes and bowl until your heart's content at this fun-loving London venue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step up to the Little Yellow Door and be welcomed into a charming Notting Hill flat where foods, fun and drinks will roam wild and free for the taking. With food freshly prepared in house and cocktails conjured on the spot, this hidden gem of a venue is a truly immersive experience. Guests can indulge in some delicious eats, sup on crafty drinks and socialise at this dinner party-cum house party.
Serving up a three-course menu in an authentic (and super-secret) French Bistro, the delicious food is just one of the many reasons to visit this immersive new event. You’ll also find yourself at the heart of the French Resistance movement in 1943, interacting with special agents, gadgets and gizmos while keeping up that trusty French accent in a bid to avoid the suspicions of the lurking Gestapo. Try something completely different then finish your night on the dance floor; there’s swing dance tunes and feel-good vibes until late.
A whirlwind of 40s excess will unfold before your eyes at Steam & Rye, where the waitors were bracers and the girls glitter in sequinned outfits. Live bands romp on the stage, the music is loud and the food is plucked and cooked with some Deep Southern love from good old America. With London Cocktail Club's mixologist behind the drinks, you know there'll be some serious liquor lusting going down here.
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.
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.
Comedy Carnival is a diverse night of entertainment, with a huge spread of stand-up from both the international and the UK circuit. Rising talent and household comedians take to this stage making it one of the most frivolous, side-splitting nights out in London. Guests can choose a dining package ticket for those looking for a care-free marriage of comedy and delicious dinner.
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.
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.
Book yourself a table on the Jazz Cafe’s mezzanine level if your idea of a great night out includes dinner, drinks and overhead views of the live band playing below. This iconic Camden nightspot has seen the likes of Amy Winehouse, Kelis and Bobby Womack play over the years, and it’s had a fresh revamp to rightly make it one of the best restaurants with live music in North London once again.
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.
Embarking on a meal out in Shoreditch? 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Soho is the place where underground haunts come to life in the midnight hours and where ladies dazzle you with decadent glamour and grace. Remembering the legend of Madame Jojo's historic establishment, Rah Rah Rooms is the latest joint full of cabaret jaunts, burlesque romps and fine eats. Elegantly decorated and with bags of character, it truly is one of the best restaurant with entertainment in London.
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...
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.
Venturin is a one-month long pop-up in Battersea that showcases the very best of Croatia and the Dalmatian coast. An award-winning chef will be cooking unique dishes that encompass her home country, there will be entertainment and an intimate setting with spaces for only 28 people each night.
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.
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.