Weird and Wonderful Restaurants in London

There's such a myriad of dining spaces in the city, London, that you're horrifically spoilt for choice; but that sometimes means you can be barraged by the same ol' stuff. No more we say, no more. As the most eclectic city in the world, it would be a crying shame for you to dine in the same old restaurant twice, and that's where this list comes in. A menagerie of unique dining events and unusual London restaurants, we're here to make your experience that little bit different.

Last updated on 6th September 2017

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Maxwell's Bar & Grill

4 user reviews

When it comes to American food in London, Maxwell's don't play by the rules. While a humble diner, it's the unusual dishes and drinks that turn heads here. Head on down for doughnut burgers and freakshakes full of unique flavour.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

The Diner Soho

0 user reviews

Americans, god knows us Brits have something of a love for them, but where in London can you enjoy all the tasting tidings that Stateside culture can muster? Join The Diner in Soho as this weird and wonderful London restaurant harks to the ultimate in red booth and burger diner days. 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

IceBar London

19 user reviews

Did you know that one of the most unusual bars in London also has a dining space? That's right, join the minus temperatures of IceBar before enjoying a two course meal in their plush, and warming restaurant area.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

Bobby Fitzpatrick

67 user reviews

You may have to head all the way to Hampstead for this unique 70s dining experience, but it's worth it once you get there. Join Bobby Fitzpatrick for kitsch interiors and retro charm alongside a unique food and drink menu.

Happily Affordable ££
Hampstead

Mac & Wild Devonshire Square

122 user reviews

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hunt your own food? That’s sort of what’s going on with Mac & Wild, as not only can you feast on a selection of Scottish steak, seafood and venison, you can hunt in their virtual Gun Room – which whisks you away to the Scottish Highlands.

Liverpool Street

Inamo Covent Garden

51 user reviews
Inamo Covent Garden
Happy Hours (5 to 7pm and 9 to 11pm) and 1 other offer available.

Another of London's forward, tech thinking restaurants, Inamo in Covent Garden provides the ultimate alternative to dining out in the city. Join them not only for stunning Eastern fare, but interactive tables that give your night out in London that added, quirky spark. 

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden
27 events @ 3 venues with 27 upcoming dates from 25 Nov 2017 until 31 Mar 2018

Consider hip hop one of the best styles of music out there? Consider brunch the most important meal of the day? Combine the two at this weird and wonderful restaurant in London. Paying homage to all things urban, join Hip Hop Brunch for wild dining alongside music, karaoke and more. 

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Hoxley and Porter

16 user reviews

Vintage experiences in the city certainly aren't hard to come by, but how about dining in one? One of the most charming and unique restaurants in London, Hoxley and Porter provide the ultimate in glistening, vintage inspired dining with seasonal plates and high-end cocktails to boot. 

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

Little Quiet

47 user reviews

Taking an abandoned underground space and transforming it into a sleek, sexy and very intimate wine bar and restaurant, Little Quiet is an exciting new opening near Barbican. Created by renowned group Disappearing Dining Club, the venue will serve a seasonal and British menu in a relaxed setting.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Inamo Soho

23 user reviews
Inamo Soho
Happy Hours (5 to 7pm and 9 to 11pm) and 2 other offers available.

The same old routine when it comes to dining is that you wait for your waiter to come to you first; but not at this unusual London restaurant. Offering up diners a unique and tech inspired experience, order your food straight from a digital menu on your table, and play a roster of games should you get bored. 

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

There are plenty of great restaurants in London, but none celebrate Germany and all things Bavarian quite like Bavarian Beerhouse. Join them for lederhosen, steins full of beer, traditional German plate and the occasional sing-a-long.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Aeronaut

175 user reviews

Many of you may have been to the circus, and we're pretty sure that all of you will have enjoyed dinner at one point or another, so how about putting the two together? Join Aeronaut in their Spiegeltent on Friday and Saturday evenings for dining in amongst a roster of incredible, live circus performances.

Happily Affordable ££
Acton

Bounce, Old Street

19 user reviews

Shoreditch is most definitely known for having some of the best restaurants in London, but it's Bounce where all the weird and wonderful stuff seems to be happening. Join them not only for neon interiors and a barrage of ping pong tournaments, their restaurant is hearty to boot. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Shaka Zulu

21 user reviews

It's no wonder people count Shaka Zulu as one of the most weird and wonderful restaurants in London, you need only look inside. From towering statues and and South African vibes to meat flavoured cocktails and game-based dishes, this is one of the most unique places to dine in the city.

Splash the Cash £££
Camden

Circus

3 user reviews

When it comes to one of the most unique dining experiences in London, Circus certainly know how to top a list. Join them not only for a whole host of delicious dishes, they're keeping things interesting with live circus acts during your meal.

Splash the Cash £££
Covent Garden

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