Plush, decadent and bursting with old-school British charm, The English Grill at The Rubens offers a unique dining experience ideal for special occasions. Boasting a stunning menu of steaks, sides and classic British dishes, it's got character by the bucket and quality to match.
Unique Restaurants in London
London - a city where dining choices abound, where restaurants are not just unusual but completely unique and often... pretty bonkers. From a sit-down dinner on the tube to gold hunting through your food in Vauxhall, these unique London restaurants don't just serve up delicious food and great cocktails, but also a healthy dollop of fun and something utterly different.
Perfect for anyone looking to try something a bit quirky on a first date in London, the Absurd Bird on Soho's Peter Street will be serving up the likes of Corn Bread Pudding, Jalapeno Mac'N'Cheese and a delicately flavoured Spinach and Artichoke dip, alongside the usual copious amounts of BBQ ribs, spicy chicken and condiment filled burgers that you'd expect to find at a Southern eatery. To accompany the delicious food, the bar is stocked full of a range of intriguing tipples, including the venue's own Absurd Lager and Absurd Moonshine.
Forget dodgy dinners and sociopathic bullies, The Schoolhouse in Battersea relives all the best parts of your school days with an adult twist. Test tubes are used to serve alcoholic mixes, summer breaks can be drunk and school trays are used to bring lunches such as spicy quesadillas dripping with melted cheese.
Using the world's first interactive ordering service which is beamed onto your table, this unique London restaurant gives visitors complete control of their dinner. Customise everything from the tablecloth to watching the chefs in the kitchen as they prepare their signature Asian fusion food.
Step back to a time gone by at Powder Keg Diplomacy in Clapham. The South London venue is a cave of vintage treasures with candlelight throwing a glow over tables, old maps decorating walls and a colonial-style conservatory complete with towering plants. The menu is full of classics, try the slow-braised ox cheek and thank us later.
Roll up, roll up for what has got to be one of London's most unique places to eat, a circus-themed pub. While it may be out in Acton, Aeronaut is well worth the tube fare; pub grub is served in a spiegeltent as burlesque dancers, sword swallowers and fire jugglers put on one hell of a show.
Quite suitably, Camden is home to the world's first vampire-themed pizzeria, and it's absolutely brimming with 80s nostalgia. Head on over to this unique restaurant and you can feast on signature charcoal-base pizzas with plenty of quirky toppings.
This rustic restaurant oozes charm, with a huge selection of wines from around the world alongside a Spanish tapas menu. Grab your favourite co-workers for after-work drinks, take your other half, or visit at the weekend with mates, as this city bar is great for any occasion.
There's nowhere really like it, Caboose offers its guests the chance to book out the exclusive wooden cabin, where only one group may dine at a time. Here, you'll be able to fest on slow-smoked BBQ burgers, sip on your own choice of BYOB booze and blast your own tunes.
The ETM group are known for their one off and special venues and this time they're taking things up a level with rooftop Aviary, located in Finsbury Square. Take to the spacious roof terrace to sit back on one of the slick sofas and sip cocktails or gorge yourself on the hearty British fare in the glass-encased restaurant.
What do you get if you mix ping pong, Italian food and an amazing cocktails? One of the most unusual restaurants in London, Bounce. Now opened up in East London's favourite district, Shoreditch, there are 17 ping pong tables, a killer pizza menu and bottomless brunch on a Sunday.
One of West London's wildest spots, Chelsea Funhouse incorporates immersive tasting menus, mouthwatering espresso martinis and a bottomless brunch experience all under one roof. The ultimate weekend destination this place guarantees hours of fun quite like nowhere else.
Decked out in golds, lavish greens and rich mahoganies, Hoxley and Porter is a throwback to a colonial train. The unique restaurant is tucked away in Islington; step through the carriage door into a world of 1890's imperialism and great cocktails. Food includes hearty British dishes and on Sundays a roast dinner is served.
If you want to do something totally unique, step on board Bustronome which combines fine dining with stunning views of London from a glass-topped double decker. Ideal for unique dates or quirky birthday parties, this will be a truly special way to dine and see the city.
You could definitely call Mercato Metropolitano unique, however the term restaurant might not quite fit the bill for this food hall - more like a plethora of restaurants all under one giant roof. Hosting more than 48 food stalls serving up options from around the world, this Elephant and Castle spot also delivers on the drinks front, offering up craft brews, wine and cocktails.
Quirky places to eat in London don't get much better than The Candlelight Club, a clandestine 1920's supper club. Guests are invited to a secret location to dine and dance the night away, dressed up in their best flapper dresses, fedoras and braces. Each unique venue is lit entirely by candlelight and expert mixologists create dangerously delicious concoctions.
One of the most gorgeous dining rooms in London, 14 Hills is fronting foliage-decked interiors and plates almost too pretty to eat. Tuck into an extensive menu of gorgeous British plates, washed down with cleverly-constructed cocktails and and excellent wines.