Known primarily for its fizzing, smoking and popping cocktails, this quirky Cardiff restaurant also offers guests a menu of international plates, including tempura prawn lollipops and lamb kofta. If you're not in Wales, you can find venues all over the country, from Chester and Oxford to London and Leeds.
Quirky And Unique Restaurants In The UK
If there's two things that Brits are pretty good at... it's wolfing down top-notch grub and being a bit weird. Then it's no surprise that we have put those two concepts together across the country, opening a whole host of eccentric eateries from Glasgow's West End to the Brighton beachfront. We've rounded up a selection of the most quirky and unique restaurants in the UK - just in case you're looking to try something a little different next time supper rolls around.
While settling down for your meal in a toilet wouldn't be our usual recommendation, Sheffield's subterranean drinking and dining den Public is quite the exception. Since being converted into a restaurant bar, its gained a reputation as one of the best places for date nights and gathering with mates alike.
Smoky Boys is one of the best places to find comfort, offering a winning combo of BBQ flavours and handcrafted cocktails. With live music, DJ nights and a charming terrace space for alfresco hangouts too, this is one of the kookiest restaurants in the area.
Packed full of botanical cocktails and an impressive aesthetic, this Leeds city centre spot is inspired by adventurers of days gone by. With some of the most stunning decor in town, you'll find a maze of rooms fronting foliage, antique furniture, vintage portraits and plenty of trinkets.
Boasting retro chic interiors, effortless style and rich botanicals, Restaurant Ours is bringing outdoor dining indoors in Knightsbridge. Think tucking into a sharing t-bone steak and tuna tartare, all while you're wowed by the eclectic surrounds and accompanying cocktails.
A bar that should need no introduction, The Mesmerist is a Brighton mainstay with more than a few surprises for you on the entertainment front. Alongside their menu of modern British food, they've got some delicious cocktails to wash it down with and a secret bar upstairs fronting 70s-inspired decor.
From dancing to drinking and just about everything in between, The Herbalist & Junipers is a one-stop shop for your night out. One of the most unusual restaurants in Kent thanks to pretty panelled ceilings, quirky cocktails and late night openings, this one isn't to be missed.
If you're looking for unique dining experiences in Birmingham, then The Botanist has you covered. Chow down on hanging kebabs, sharing boards and crispy halloumi burgers, all while the bartenders whip you up some of their award-winning cocktails packed with fresh herbs, fruits and spirits.
Decked out in beautiful floral decor, this stunning restaurant entices diners in more ways than one. From botanical cocktails and craft beers to Korean fried chicken and Nutella doughnuts, the menus are just as jaw-dropping as the interiors at The Florist in Liverpool.
One of the most unique dining experiences in Manchester, The Library curated by Assouline is bringing a taste of Parisian luxury to the city. With a menu of signature cocktails, warming dishes, a carefully-chosen wine list and one very boujee afternoon tea, it's certainly ticking a lot of boxes.
Proud Cabaret might be a set of venues in Brighton and London famous for their cabaret performances and wild entertainment, but they're also serving up some pretty tasty dinners. Prepare to be entertained, party, drink and eat all at the same time.
If belly dancing through dinner, plenty of mezze and plates of baklava sound like your idea of a glamorous meal out, then Kenza Restaurant and Lounge in London is just the place for you. Gaze into your partner's eyes at this intimate setting, or gather with friends to enjoy sharing platters and fun entertainment.
Doing classic BBQ fare fantastically, this popular eatery is one of a kind. Steampunk-inspired and serving up some of the smokiest ribs, brisket and crispy cajun onion rings in Cambridge, whether you're here for the food or the daily happy hour fiesta, you're in for a treat.
Modelled after 1950s American diners, these retro dining destinations in Wembley and Beckton are ideal spots if you're looking for something a little different. From the chequered floors and booth-style seating to the delicious USA-inspired grub, Big Moe's is a great choice.
A living wonderland, Zarabanda Bing Bing offers one of the most unique dining experiences in the UK, thanks to some pretty magical interiors. From the exposed wood and antler chandeliers to their jungle of plants and pretty mezzanine dining area, there's all manner of gorgeous sights to take in while you tuck into delish grub.
It's a giant ballpit. Need I say more? Yes, Ballie Ballerson is the place giving big kids the night of their lives. If you dream of diving into a pool of plastic balls, then head over to one of the most quirky restaurants in London. They'll be serving up tasty pizzas and nostalgia-inspired cocktails to take you right back to those play days.
To munch on lunch, brunch and dinner on a London barge, look no further than Darcie & May Green. From the pop art painting on the two-storey narrow boats to their Australian dishes, this is one cool place to gather for a large group dinner or private party.
One of the coolest Japanese restaurants around, KIBOU in Cheltenham and in Solihull is the saviour of people's hungry tums with fresh sushi and warming bowls of ramen. Head to their town centre spot for donburi and bites washed down with authentic sakes and shochu. And if you find yourself further south? The Bristol branch has you covered.
Cute, cosy and pretty darn quirky, Arthur's Pizza is a brilliant place to rest your feet and have a bite to eat in London. Wolf down wood-fired pizzas (which you can also enjoy alfresco-style on the pretty terrace), as well as Italian small plates and delish desserts.
A beautiful venue in a trendy neighbourhood, The Hockley Arts Club serves up some of the best cocktails in town, not to mention some pretty mouthwatering plates of food. With a focus on sharing boards, you can grab yourself a huge spread of tasty cheese and charcuterie, and even a wine pairing to match.
Hidden beneath a derelict pub in Haggerston, The King's Head Members Club is one of the most unique restaurants in London... but it doesn't stop with the setting. Head inside to find eclectic interiors of taxidermy animals and opulent details, with burlesque shows and more to enjoy after dinner.
With a fantastic menu of forward-thinking food, The Square Club is a members bar and restaurant located inside Bristol's Berkeley Square Hotel. It offers a creative space covered in art, student dining discounts and a programme of talks or live events to get your teeth into.
A cafe, bar, restaurant and club all in one, Walcot House is one of Bath's most versatile venues. Alongside their delicious menu of British and European-inspired eats, they're fronting a diverse events schedule, which brings you everything from live music and DJs to spin classes and yoga sessions.
With attention-grabbing chandeliers, plush seating and floral decor aplenty, Palm Court Restaurant, Bar & Piano Lounge is coming up trumps for quirky places to eat in the UK. Book a table for an afternoon tea, brunch or tasty dinner at this four-star hotel's best kept secret.
From the pan-Asian tasting menus to live entertainment while you dine, the clue's in the name with Soho haunt Circus. One of the best themed restaurants in the UK, this fun spot transports you to a decadent world, where you'll be wowed by outrageous acts, sumptuous sharing plates and plenty of unique sips.
Located on the ground floor of Birmingham's Polish Centre, this quirky eatery takes the form of a rustic lodge, packed with thatched ceilings, fur throws and pastoral murals. Their menu too retains a homely quality with a selection of traditional dishes, including moreish pierogi and pickled herring.
An award-winning restaurant and live music venue in the heart of Bournemouth, Chaplin's is renowned for its programming, sprawling outdoor space and delicious plates of food. Check out their mural-covered garden and treat yourself to a taste of their contemporary take on classic pub grub.