Unusual Places to Eat in London
London is clued up to be the city where anything goes and where anything can happen. At this stage, Londoners probably think eating a zebra burger while sitting in front of a 100 year old skeleton is completely normal. Just to be clear; it’s not, but to get the best of this city's quirky ways we’ve cultivated the most unusual places to eat in London. Make space in your diaries, these unusual restaurants offering something a little bit different are not to be missed.
Last updated on 29th November 2016
Floripa is a colourful spot in Shoreditch with a fun-time, South American beach bar. Take a trip down there and delve head first into their Brazilian street food and while you're at it, sample their traditional cocktails. Their Mojitos and Caipirinhas will have you dancing on the tables in no time! If you want to escape London for a few hours of tropical madness, this is your spot.
Inamo in Soho are on top of their game when it comes to technology. So much so, that they are using the world’s first interactive ordering system. Order your meal, choose your table cloth and, while you’re at it, why not play a game of battleship. The quality of the Asian food is top notch and after your meal, you can avoid pulling out your phone and order a taxi straight from the table. They are, hands down, one of the most unique restaurants in London.
When was the last time you spent a meal out in London with some of the finest jazz acts and soul names in the business? Join Jazz Cafe for just that as their unique double-level restaurant means that your dining table will have you overseeing some of the finest music in the industry.
The three story Dolls House in Islington has plenty of quirk up its sleeve (like signature hand-painted wallpaper for one). This quirky London restaurant is a charming den made up of a library, parlour and ballroom. Everything on offer is cooked on a wood burning cooker that the owners called, wait for it...Bertha. The menu is simply delish and if you fancy a boogie, swing by on a weekend, when dexterous DJs spin tunes until 4am.
Levant Bar is a seductive basement restaurant, taking pride of place on Marylebone High Street. Its vibrant atmosphere and army of Lebanese and Middle Eastern dishes are sure to satisfy the fussiest of friends. Divine food isn’t the only thing Levant offers; they have mesmerising belly dancers ready to twirl the night away and daring fire eaters to make your jaw hit the floor. It’s one of those unique dining experiences in London that you have to try.
Steam and Rye is situated in an old banking hall near Liverpool Street and boasts three floors and bars, all with their own unique spin. The Mail Room is deigned to replicate the famous Grand Central Station while the other floors are decorated with whacky stuffed giraffes and 1940’s hot steam train carriages. The food at Steam and Rye takes a confident nod to its American and Wild West theme; be prepared to get your hands dirty…they have ribs.
Brooksby's Walk's restaurant is set in a Bedouin-tent style room, filled with vintage furniture, low lighting and snuggly chairs. The menu is simple but delicious, with hearty dishes such as slow-cooked lamb ragu and beef cheek as well as an amazing selection of cheeses.