20 Quirky Restaurants In London For Your Bucket List

Quirky Restaurants in London

We all know that London, the UK’s capital of everything food, drinking and partying! But if you are looking for the best quirky restaurants in London, you have landed in the right place!

Something that you can’t deny is that London is the home of some of the most interesting, sophisticated, fun restaurants and unusual places to eat in England. Right in Covent Garden, Notting Hill or Canary Wharf, you will discover plenty of areas with hidden gems for you to find.

Think exotic flavours, delicious Korean cuisine, the iconic wheel pasta… London is the place to be when it comes to eating out.

From the most interesting restaurants, to the sophisticated style, we want to help you find the best!

Check out this list of favourite quirky restaurants in London well worth seeking out!

1. Park Row

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Perfect for experiencing the DC universe in Soho, Park Row is a thematic restaurant which will completely immerse you in Gotham City.

You can enjoy the classic cocktail menu and luxurious food on offer at  Pennyworth’s restaurant, or even visit Rogues Gallery to delight the eye and not just your palate.

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Address: 77 Brewer St, London W1F 9ZN

Hours:  Tuesday to Thursday: 5 pm – 1 am, Friday: 12 pm – 1 am, Saturday: 12 pm – 12 am, Sunday: 12 pm – 9:30 pm

2. Quaglino’s

popular bar in london

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Founded in 1929 in the heart of London, Quaglino’s is a firm favourite quirky restaurant in the area.

Its menu offers a delicious selection of seafood and European cuisine, with a great selection of dishes and a unique drinks menu. Composed of creative cocktails, made using innovative techniques, you’re bound to feel glamorous dining in this iconic fine dining restaurant.

Make sure to book when there’s live music on, it’ll make it an unforgettable night!

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Address: 16 Bury St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6AJ

Hours: Monday to Thursday: 5:30 pm – 12 am, Friday: 12 pm – 2:30 pm / 5:30 pm – 1 am, Saturday: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm / 5:30 pm – 1 am, Sunday: 11:30 am – 5 pm

3. Mare Street Market

nicely decorated restaurant in London

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Veggies and pizza lovers, pay attention because this is your place!

This warehouse inspired is part of our list of quirky restaurants in East London. This restaurant provides different spaces depending on the dining experience you are looking for, from a surprising encounter with friends to romantic dates!

The Open Kitchen’s menu gives you a selection of small plates and pizzas with great vegetarian and vegan choices, while The Dining Room offers a more intimate space.


Address: 117 Mare St, London E8 4RU

Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 9 am – 12 am, Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 1 am

4. Amazonico

popular restaurant in london to visit with friends

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Considered one of the most fun restaurants in London and part of the Michelin Guide,  Amazonico presents a menu that mixes gems of Latin American and International cuisine and a favourite dish from Asian cuisine, Sushi!

Its interior, decorated with dwarf palm trees and other exotic plants, will transport you to the heart of the Amazonas.

For those that have already visited this quirky restaurant in London, you can have a look of the Rainforest Cafe, a very similar place for the Amazonico lovers!


Address: 10 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR

Hours: Monday to Saturday: 12 pm – 1 am, Sunday: 12 pm – 12 am

5. Brasserie of Light

comfy seating and dining tables

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Brasserie of Light is a hidden gem in Oxford Selfridges department store and is decorated to provide a sentiment of lushness and exquisiteness.

This unique restaurant menu is the perfect fusion between British and International cuisine, from Malaysian Prawn Curry to Rib Eye Steak 12oz. 

Book here if you’re looking for an amazing dining experience after a long shopping day!

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Address: 400 Oxford St, Duke St, London W1A 1AB

Hours: Monday to Saturday: 8 am – 12 am, Saturday: 9 am – 12 am, Sunday: 9 am – 11 pm

6. Dalloway Terrace

dolloway terrace in London

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This popular outdoor all day dining experience is great for brunch time, a relaxed lunch or even an afternoon tea.

Filled with natural light, the covered terrace is a brilliant space and is the perfect environment for meeting with friends or family.

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Address: 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN

Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12 pm – 11 pm

7. Circolo Popolare

drinking in london with other students

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Welcome to the most popular Soho restaurant in London.

Not only do they offer delicious food, Circolo Popolare is super instagrammable with its stacks of bottles and picture feature walls!

Check their Italian food menu and choose a nice bottle of wine for a perfect night!

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Address: 40-41 Rathbone Pl, London W1T 1HX

Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:45 am – 10:30 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 10:30 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 10 pm

8. Sexy Fish

bars and stools to sit at at sexy fish london

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Sexy Fish is an Asian Fusion restaurant with a range of sushi style dishes and Japanese drinks, as well as traditional cocktails.

This unusual London restaurant also has a selection of Pan Asian Cuisine which deserve to be tasted. 

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Address: Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR

Hours: Monday to Thursday: 12 pm – 1 am, Friday to Sunday: 12 pm – 2 am

9. Clos Maggiore

quirky restaurants for students

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Situated in Covent Garden and influenced by French cuisine, Clos Maggiore is one of the unique restaurants you can find visiting the heart of London.

If you can’t decide what course to pick, don’t worry! The tasting menu gives you so many top options to choose from, you know you’re guaranteed a winner.

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Address: 33 King St, London WC2E 8JD

Hours: Monday to Saturday: 12 am – 2:30 pm / 5 pm – 11 pm, Sunday: 12 pm -11 pm

10. Booking Office 1869

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Booking Office 1869 is a classic styled restaurant located inside the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London.

The place presents an European fusion food menu and offers a flawless selection of drinks to make you feel like a Peaky Blinder!

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Address: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, Euston Rd, London NW1 2AR

Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday: 4 pm – 12 am, Thursday to Saturday: 4 pm – 1 am

11. Sarastro

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On the top of our Unusual Restaurants in London list, Sarastro is one of the most quirky restaurants in London, a real medieval banquet!

Its Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine is beyond beatable and a must visit for all, located just a few minutes walking from Covent Garden

What we adore so much about this unique venue is that its decor is inspired by the Opera and Theatre, something no other place offers…what’s not to love?

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Address: 126 Drury Ln, London WC2B 5SU

Hours: Monday to Friday: 12:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Saturday: 12 pm – 11 pm, Sunday: 12 pm – 10:30 pm

12. The Ivy Asia St Paul’s

the ivy asia in st pauls

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Part of The Ivy Collection, this stunning Asian-inspired locale is one of the coolest restaurants you will find in the city.

Just the food and drinks alone are impressive, but if we add up the furnishing, you’ll get the perfect combination for a brilliant dinner with friends!

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Address: 20 New Change, London EC4M 9AG

Hours: Monday to Friday: 12:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Saturday: 12 pm – 11 pm, Sunday: 12 pm – 10:30 pm

13. Park Chinois

red leather seats

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Enjoy a unique dining experience in one of the most unique restaurants in Mayfair with a surprise cabaret and live music around you!

Park Chinois is a luxurious Asian restaurant that offers different experiences depending on what you are looking for that night. Visit their different themed rooms and find your perfect atmosphere!

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Address: 17 Berkeley St, London W1J 8EA

Hours: Monday to Friday: 6 pm – 2 am, Saturday: 12 pm – 2 am, Sunday: 12 pm – 12 pm

14. Restaurant Ours

where to eat in london city centre

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With a choice of set menus, snacks and drinks, this elegant restaurant located in the heart of Knightsbridge mixes International flavours to provide the perfect dinner for its guests.

The place also has circus performers, DJ’s and singers every Wednesday – Sunday!


Address: 264 Brompton Rd, South Kensington, London SW3 2AS

Hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 6 pm – 12 am, Friday: 6 pm – 1 am, Saturday: 1 pm – 6 pm, 7 pm – 1 am, Sunday: 2 pm – 6 pm

15. 14 Hills

14 hills to take your friends

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Located on the fourteenth floor, the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining from where you will be able to admire the beautiful views over London.

14 Hills has a large selection of cocktails to enjoy with friends after uni and the best of the British food with French influence that will make you want to lick your fingers.

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Address: 14th floor, 120 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 5AL

Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12 pm – 12 am

16. Shaka Zulu

mysterious bar to have dinner at

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Fancy trying some exotic meats, like African crocodile steak or even tasting a bottle of NV Laurent-Pierrer La Cuvee? Mmm sounds good – doesn’t it? Take the London underground and head to experience the South African style food accompanied with the best drinks in Camden.


Address: Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AB

Hours: Monday to Wednesday: 5 pm – 11 pm, Thursday: 5 pm – 12 am, Friday and Saturday: 12 pm – 2 am, Sunday: 12 pm – 11 pm

17. Sushi Samba, Heron Tower

window in a huge restaurant

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Right on the top of the building, Sushi Samba is named as one of the best London restaurants AND one of the most famous Sushi places to visit. Offering a Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian selection of dishes, you’re bound to find something you’ll like here.

If you are not a sushi fan, you can also check the cocktails while enjoying the view! They also have a twin restaurant in Covent Garden if you want to repeat a second time in a different environment.

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Address: Heron Tower, Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY

Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 12 pm – 1:30 am , Friday and Saturday: 12 pm – 2:30 am

18. The Berkeley Bar & Terrace

comfortable seating in the berkerley bar

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The most minimalistic restaurant in London!

Ask for The Snug private booths to share with friends or head to their main dining room and taste their sample menu.

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Address: The Berkeley, Wilton Pl, London SW1X 7RL

Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10 am – 1 am, Sunday: 10 am – 12 am

19. Hide

a bar with huge stairs

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Divided in three different spaces to suit different occasions, Hide offers fantastic food with a very chic presentation, that mixes flavours from all around the world.

Its futuristic dining room will immerse you in the beauty of the nature making your time a very special experience!

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Address: 85 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NB

Hours: Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 10 pm

20. Archipielago

a quaint restaurant with quirky decor

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Have you ever heard about crocodile curry or python carpaccio? Probably not – right..? Then, this is definitely a place you have to visit at least once in your life!

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Address: 53 Cleveland St, London W1T 4JJ

Hours: Monday to Friday: 12 pm – 2:30 pm / 5 pm – 10:30 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 12 am

Have you already chosen your favourite one? If so, we’d love to hear about it! If you don’t fancy heading out and would prefer to stay in for a tasty takeaway, we have a London blog dedicated to the best places!

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