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 26th April 2022

Greyhound Cafe

20 user reviews 4

When it comes to restaurants in London, sometimes it feels like we've seen it all before, but that's certainly not the case at Greyhound Cafe. Head to Fitzrovia where the popular Thai eatery is serving up an eclectic menu of brunch, dinner and drinks.

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.

The Olde Wine Shades

170 user reviews 5

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.

Absurd Bird Soho

1133 user reviews 4

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. 

Championing Valencian fire cooking techniques throughout their tasting menus, and headed up by renowned chef Quique Dacosta, ArrosQD is the Spanish fine dining restaurant that's bringing something unique to London. Think truffle potato souffle, classic paellas and more.