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 24th February 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's well known than Camden has provided some of the best music and talent in history, so where to catch some of the finest? Join The Forge in north London as you dine on some of the most colourful food in the business, all while overlooking their live music venue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Casual dining is the best its ever been in London, and there's one restaurant in the city bringing a dose of entertainment to the game. Join Dirty Bones in Kensington not only for a filthy selection of burgers, ribs and American bites, there's a live band on Thursdays.
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.
Consider cheese one of the finest food groups around? So do The Candlemaker. Join them as they present Fondue Lodge, a pop-up dining experience that not only promises some of the best fondue in the business, there's live music and plenty of fun to boot.