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.

Last updated on 6th September 2019




The Schoolhouse

327 user reviews 4

20% OFF YOUR BILL and 6 other offers

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.

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

48 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch!

With its generous helpings of American cuisine and DJs spinning the decks into the early hours of the morning, Blues Kitchen Shoreditch is a great place for unique dining in London. Paying homage to the Deep South, food is a meat-filled affair and there is more than 100 types of bourbon to get the hoedown started. 

Bounce, Old Street

867 user reviews 5

Ping Pong and Packages and 2 other offers

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.

Hoxley and Porter

160 user reviews 4

Happy hour and 2 other offers

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.

Caboose

11 user reviews 5

20% OFF + FREE Bubbly or Beers

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.

Aviary

226 user reviews 4

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.

Powder Keg Diplomacy

162 user reviews 4

2-4-1 Cocktails and 1 other offer

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.

Express Lunch at The English Grill

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.

The Candlelight Club

23 user reviews 5

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.

Absurd Bird Soho

833 user reviews 4

Happy Hour and 2 other offers

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. 

@ Bread Street Kitchen on Various dates from Friday 22nd November 2019

One of the City's most unique dining experiences, Street Lounge is central London's best new group dining spot. Head down for delicious cocktails and stunning eats courtesy of the excellent cooks at the Bread Street Kitchen.

Inamo Soho

128 user reviews 4

Unlimited Asian tapas & sushi with free-flowing wine or beer £42 per person

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.