Step back in time to a Victorian colonial spot with Powder Keg Diplomacy. The vintage bar and restaurant is a hidey hole of old-fashioned treasures, from a towering, plant-filled conservatory through to the cosy, wood-panelled bar.
Themed Restaurants in London
If you're looking to dine out somewhere with a little more pizzazz, try one of these themed restaurants in London for something a little different. From sultry, burlesque supperclubs to upbeat Brazilian beach bars, there's a bounty of fun restaurants with added entertainment, such as snake charming and karaoke. Many of these restaurants also double up as some of the best bars in London so once you've had your fill of food, carry on the evening with a few chilled drinks and dancing.
Would you be fooled into thinking that The Little Blue Door was just another flat in Fulham? You should be, but hold on just one minute. A quirky spot brimming with oddities, this venue isn't just themed around a unique flatmate scenario, they host brunches, dinners and Sunday roasts that you won't want to miss out on.
The Lebanese traditions run deep at Levant, the handsome restaurant and bar neighbouring Marylebone High Street. An oasis of deep colours, soft cushions and candlelit vibes, guests ease into the comfy ambience and share mezze plates complemented by creative cocktails here. There's belly dancers, snake charmers and fire eaters galore, with DJs and late-night dancing sessions come the weekend.
If you're looking for delicious, authentic Thai food in Central London, look no further than Rosa's Thai Café. Their menu is packed full of wonderful Thai cuisine, including everything from classic spices to vegetarian curries, as well as Asian inspired cocktails and a warm, welcoming attitude.
You're in the heart of Brixton and looking for one of London's most charming themed resdtaurants? It's off to The Courtesan. From their themed drinks menu and delicious dim sum, to Eastern interiors and sought-after nights of burlesque, this is an all-in-one that you shouldn't miss.
Floripa, is one big love-in between South American beach bar, Brazilian cuisine and London's hip music scene. The painted walls, plant-heavy interior, up beat music and colourful Angel of Floripa hanging from the ceiling give this themed restaurant a Brazilian vibe. Try their Brazilian street food and petiscos and the delicious Caipirinha cocktail!
The Dolls House interiors are a reminder that - with the right attitude - anything is possible. These quirky murals are created using nothing more than a marker pen and a little can-do spirit, making the Dolls House a venue with one of the most eye-catching interior designs in the whole of London. Menus are similarly playful, and there's debaucherous DJ nights until 4am come the weekends.
We get it; unexpected item in the bagging area has left a pretty sour taste in the mouth when it comes to technology-led, self-service concepts. It needn't be that way though. Inamo, with its pioneering digital ordering system, lets you set your own placemats, order your pan-Asian treats and book your taxis home at the click of a button.
Heralding themselves as 'an Englishman's Italian', Bunga Bunga is one of the themed bars in Battersea where subtlety doesn't seem to appear in their vocabulary. This themed restaurant is Italian-centric right down to the gondola-shaped bar, painted waterways of Venice on the walls and decorative Vespa helmets. Book now to grab some authentic pizza or pasta before starting on the cocktails, which you can enjoy out of a miniature-sized Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Feel like a night out in London isn't complete without a trip to the circus? Big top inspired Trapeze would have to agree. When you're not enjoying the quirky cocktails or club nights in the basement, tuck into chow the likes of burgers and sharing platters.
If you're after something sexy, slinky, and downright scrumptious in the heart of Soho, it would do you good to hunt out Opium. A secret London restaurant with dim sum on the menu, head on over for an intimate dinner setting and the best in quirky cocktails.
If weird and wonderful were the theme for one of the best restaurants in London, it's likely to be found at Viktor Wynd. While not the biggest restaurant, the antiquity, mermaid skeletons and taxidermy certainly stand out above the rest.
With belly dancing shows and Arabic music to accompany the traditional, yet indulgent dishes, this North African restaurant really does transport you to Morocco, right from the heart of Covent Garden.
Hoxley & Porter's opulent train-carriage theme will strike you from minute one. Step inside to be greeted by your conductor for the evening, ready to show you to your seats and begin your journey, with shadowy foliage dotted around to add extra charisma. There's great food to feast on while you're at it, with a menu packed full of British classics on offer.
One of those most colourful dining spots in Camden, Cafe Chula takes their Mexican theme seriously. From authentic and humble grub to tiled interiors and stunning margaritas, this is the spot for a taste of South America.
If you're serious about tacos, there's only one restaurant for them in London, and that's Corazon. Join this humbly decorated but beautifully themed restaurant for the best in tacos alongside a sought after Mexican brunch.
Wings, ribs and the best patties that money can buy? If you're looking for an American themed restaurant in London with a twist, you'd be mad to miss the storming chow and impressive bands that Blues Kitchen Brixton boast.