Nestled off the streets of Brixton is a fantastic secret bar and restaurant, packed with delicious food and wonderful cocktails. Serving up street food-inspired eats like tacos, burgers and small sharing plates, Beast of Brixton is also renowned for their Sunday roasts and great selection of local craft beers.
Secret Restaurants in London
You don't want to dine with a swarm of other Londoners; you want to cavort in private supper clubs; you want to booze in basement bars, and you want to be the first to tell all of your friends. Boasting some of the best hidden restaurants in the world, London is a homage to secret eateries. Whether you fancy knocking back dim-sum behind an unassuming Chinatown door or schmoozing by candlelight in a secret, subterranean 1920s pop-up, check out some of the best secret restaurants in London.
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Located in a custom-made American-style railway wagon, this intimate Shoreditch restaurant will definitely make for a memorable evening. The dinky 13-seater BBQ Burger cabin offers groups a private session, during which you'll be treated to three courses cooked by a private chef and BYOB for £35 per person.
For Prohibition-inspired partying and 1920s charm, there's one restaurant event in London just brimming with vintage whimsy. Dig out your finest glad rags and head over to the secret London location for a night of razzle-dazzle and live jazz at one of the best pop-ups in the city.
Whilst Dans Le Noir looks like a perfectly normal restaurant from the outside, once inside you'll see - or, more importantly, you won't see - what makes this pitch-black venue such a hidden gem. Inspired by the concept that our preconceptions of food are affected by our senses, you'll spend your evening dining in the dark.
Hidden in the heart of Walthamstow, The Jellied Eel is one of the most unique bars in London. Expect quirky cocktails and Mediterranean small plates as the clandestine space comes alive within Manze's pie and mash shop on Friday and Saturday nights.
You've probably walked past this spot without giving it a second glance, but you'd be missing out if you didn't venture through The Little Blue Door. The Fulham playhouse has been designed to look like a flat, complete with a relaxed kitchen, cosy sitting room and, of course, party den for all your eating, drinking and dancing needs.
Hidden behind an unassuming door in Chinatown is a wonderland of oriental whimsy. Featuring three bars across two floors, each with their own menu of cocktails, Opium is the perfect place for an evening spent feasting on delicious dim-sum and quaffing down incredible libations from award-winning bartenders.
Basement Sate has something of a reputation for itself, known as one of the city's best secret venues. Popular for serving the sweeter things in life alongside creative concoctions, slip under the streets of Soho and spend the evening sipping on hella potent cocktails and digging into delightfully decadent dishes.
It's not just Circus' location that's secretive, but also the nightly entertainment you're in for that's kept under wraps. Situated under the streets of Covent Garden, head over to this restaurant and bar and you'll get top-notch nosh and drinks as well as an impressive array of circus performances, with everything from fire-breathers to acrobats, drag to contortionists.
Heading to a secret location in Clapham Old Town, Jimmy's BBQ Club is going back to its roots with an alfresco dining event in the heart of South London. Expect a menu of gin-cured smoked salmon, monkfish tacos and hoisin duck with BYO drinks.
Tucked away in the crypt of a church, Gremio isn't quite what you'd expect. A haven for tapas dishes and sangria, it's got all the airs and graces of a hidden restaurant with the charm of Europe. Stay sipping on their house cocktails after your meal and watch as the venue transforms into a vibrant and buzzy party hotspot.