20 Unique Restaurants and Bars in London
Not only New York has unique restaurants, London has them too! Maybe even restaurants that are even more unique? I leave it to you to judge. From sporting activities to quirky design, dinner on boats to well thought out, upscale dining. There’s everything you can imagine. You can also find all locations on the map below. Time for you to explore.
Unique Restaurants and Bars in London
1. Ballie Ballerson
Who says ballparks are just for children? They never stop being fun, especially after a few cocktails (not for kids, of course)! Jump in the pit, eat something tasty and dance the night away.
Address: 97-113 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3BS | Website: ballieballerson.com
If you haven’t had enough fun yet, visit Bounce. In this unique sports bar you can play ping pong while enjoying tasty drinks and delicious pizza.
Sarastro is a lively place with live music, balconies (inside the restaurant) and opulent opera decoration. A true carnival of the senses.
Address: 126 Drury Ln, London WC2B 5SU | Website: sarastro-restaurant.com
4. Darcie & May Green
Darcie & May Green is an Australian restaurant on a boat in the middle of London. One of its highlights is the open deck, where you can enjoy the warm rays of the sun in summer.
Address: Grand Union Canal, Sheldon Square, Central W2 6DS | Website: daisygreenfood.com
5. London in the Sky
If you are not afraid of heights, this will be an incredible experience for you. Food and drinks are served 100 feet above the ground, where you can get a fantastic view of London. But it’s only open for a few weeks in the summer, so check their website to make sure you don’t miss it.
Address: Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX | Website: londoninthesky.co.uk
6. Mare Street Market
Mare Street Market has everything to offer: a delicatessen, a restaurant, a bar, a flower store, records, coffee, a hairdresser and even a tattoo artist. You could spend all day here. Enjoy the indoor or outdoor area, get your hair cut and buy flowers for your mom because you also got a new tattoo. This place is so beautifully decorated that you won’t want to leave anyway.
Address: 117 Mare St, London E8 4RU | Website: marestreetmarket.com
7. The Breakfast Club Hoxton
I know I already recommended it in my London Travel Guide, but the pancakes were just soooo good. Also, it has a little secret. If you tell the waiter, “I’m here to see the mayor,” he’ll bring you a secret bar. Well, it’s not so secret anymore because word has gotten around and it’s become pretty popular, but it’s still a very cool and unique feature.
Address: 2-4 Rufus St, London N1 6PE | Website: thebreakfastclubcafes.com
Inamo serves Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisine, with unique interactive tables. At these interactive tables you can order, play retro games, watch the cooking cam, paint, and more. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s even a game room.
Address: 134-136 Wardour St, London W1F 8ZP | Website: inamo-restaurant.com
9. The Little Yellow Door
Enter through the Little Yellow Door into your new eclectic living room. The Little Yellow Door is a quirky cocktail bar with fun events and delicious food. Attend one of the famous house parties, go for a drink with friends or enjoy a delicious brunch.
Address: 6-8 All Saints Rd, London W11 1HH | Website: thelittleyellowdoor.com
10. 14 Hills
14 Hills will enchant you with its magical forest atmosphere and creative menus. Attend the Friday music events, go for brunch or try one of the sustainable cocktails.
Address: 14th floor, 120 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 5AL | Website: 14hills.co.uk
11. Trader Vic's
Trader Vic’s is a Polynesian restaurant with an integrated tiki bar. Delicious dishes and fruity cocktails await you in a fun environment.
Address: 22 Park Ln, London W1K 1BE | Website: tradervicslondon.com
A modern European restaurant with a retro atmosphere. Which every evening transforms from a whimsical café into a cocktail lounge.
Address: 9 Conduit St, London W1S 2XG | Website: sketch.london
13. WC Wine & Charcuterie
WC stands for Wine & Charcuterie. but also for Water Closet. This unique wine bar serves its specialties in a 100-year-old former water closet located under Clapham Common subway station, which gives it a very special atmosphere.
Address: Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AA | Website: wcbars.co.uk
14. Brunswick House Restaurant
Brunswick House Restaurant is for those who want to experience some of that Old English historic charm. Beautiful rooms with romantic interiors serving lunch and dinner in an antique Georgian mansion.
Address: Brunswick House Restaurant | Website: brunswickhouse.london
15. Shaka Zulu
London’s largest South African restaurant, and also one of the most impressive. It is a two-story restaurant, bar and club with imposing decor.
Address: The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AB | Website: shaka-zulu.com
16. Circolo Popolare & Gloria
I couldn’t decide between these two restaurants, and since they are part of the same group, I thought why not both?
Both are gorgeous Italian restaurants with unique decor and delicious traditional Italian dishes.
Address: 40-41 Rathbone Pl, London W1T 1HX | Website: bigmammagroup.com
17. Aquavit London
Aquavit London brings Scandinavian flair right to your doorstep. The clean Scandinavian design and well thought out dishes make it a unique dining experience.
Address: 40-41 Rathbone Pl, London W1T 1HX | Website: aquavitrestaurants.com
19. The Cheese Bar
Probably every one of us has a friend who is completely obsessed with cheese. Or maybe you are that friend? If so, head to The Cheese Bar to make your cheesy wishes come true!
Address: Unit 93 – 94, Chalk Farm Rd | Website: thecheesebar.com
20. Duck & Waffle
The Duck and Waffle is an upscale restaurant with a fantastic view of London.
The dishes are traditional British cuisine with European influences, focusing on local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable ingredients.
Address: 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY | Website: duckandwaffle.com
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