11 May Top 10 of the most original restaurants in London
London is well known for its style, diversity and culture. As a result, this city is full of restaurants, from fun themes, to quirky atmosphere, you can find any decor or cuisine to suit everybody! Tired of the usual fish and chip? Here is a top ten of the most original restaurants in London! Don’t miss out on those unique restaurants that are really worth the visit!
1- Get into the Circus for one night
The Circus is a Pan-Asian restaurant where you can drink a cocktail in a cabaret and look at the dancers taking your table as a stage. Not only this place is quirky because of the circus ambiance but also the pan-asian gastronomic food makes the restaurant one of the most original places in London. You better make a reservation!
Closed on Sunday.
Seven Dials London, 27-29 Endell St, London WC2H 9BA
2- Focus on the taste: Dans le Noir?
At Dans le Noir (In the Dark), you will enjoy your dinner in the dark, as if you were totally blind. You will eat gastronomical food and you’ll need to focus on the taste, the smell and the texture of your food. The menu is simple, choose between Red, Blue, Green or White (meat, fish, vegetarian and chef’s recommendation). A must-see in London that you’ll never forget.
30-31 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0DU
3- Taste the entire world: Archipelago
This restaurant should probably be on the top of the list for his food diversity: you will be able to taste the crocodile, the garlic cricket, the scorpion… The burlesque decoration is almost as original as the menu. You will have an unique experience at the Archipelago and you’ll probably never eat kangaroo again.
Closed on Sunday.
53 Cleveland St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4JJ
4- Magical night in an Opera? Head to the Bel Canto restaurant
The Bel Canto is an Opera-restaurant. The waiters and waitress are Opera’s professional singer and while they will bring you your meal they will perform an unique vocal interpretation.
This is a french restaurant and if you go to Paris you will be able to go back to this restaurant that was first located in the city of lights.
French gastronomy, opera singer and professional pianist.
67 Bayswater Rd, London W2 3LG
Closed on Sunday and Tuesday.
5- The Must-See: The Sketch
The place of decadence. If you want to drink a cucumber/avocado cocktail in a place you’ve never since before, the Sketch is the place to be.
Not only the Sketch have one of the most incredible toilets in the world (egg-toilet), but also the gastronomical and original food makes this restaurant one of the most original and upper place in London. You can have a drink in the bar and then go to dinner in this wonderful restaurant in the heart of London.
9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG
6- Get lost in La Bodega Negra
First, you need to go inside a sex shop. Everything is normal, don’t worry. Then a waiter will ask you about your reservation and you will enter a sort of cave, crowded by people, and sit at a table to eat Mexican. You can’t stay more than two hours in La Bodega Negra, because of the huge list of reservation but you can still go to the bar to have a cocktail in this quirky place you don’t want to forget.
16 Moor St, Soho, London W1D 5NH
7- The Royal: Rules
It’s London’s oldest restaurant. Edouard VII may have had a meal here a long time ago.
You won’t listen to music, drink a beer or have a coffee but you will be able to taste the old british gastronomy that we now forgot, with an excellent cocktail obviously.
The place looks like an old castle and you will feel like going back in time for few hours in Rules.
You should make a reservation.
34-35 Maiden Ln, London WC2E 7LB
8- The Tube restaurant: Basement Gallery
This restaurant is based in an old tube and it is inspired by french brasserie from the 1970s. You can also have a delicious cocktail or beer in this tube-restaurant. The Head-Chef Alex Cooper have worked in the biggest restaurant such as The Sketch or La Belle Assiette. You will never see the tube the same way after having a dinner in the Basement Gallery.
Closed on Wednesday, Sunday and Tuesday.
10 S Access Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 8AX
9- WC dinner: Attendant
Have a dinner in an old public toilets from the XIXth century. The food is simple, inspired by NY sandwiches, you can also just have a coffee or a cake in the afternoon at the Attendant. Its convivial and not expensive, just forget about its first use 200 years ago and relax. Its now an upper place in London and its often crowded on midday so you should have a reservation.
27A Foley Street, Fitzrovia, Central London, W1W 6DY
10- Sarastro, have an oriental expedition!
This is a turkish-mediterranean restaurant in Covent Garden. The decoration is flamboyant and it is hard to realise that it is located in the heart of the city. Every boxes where you can sit at your table is unique (either Rococo, Gothic, etc). Every Sunday you can have your dinner and look at an Opera show at the Sarastro and every Tuesday there is a Motown show.
126 Drury Ln, London WC2B 5SU
Tell us if you tried one of those and what did you think of it! Of course, there are so many more original restaurants in London and with FG Properties, we can find you the perfect apartment near one of these restaurants for you to have the best trip in London!