Crazy & Unusual Restaurants London Has On Offer
...Dine out on the wild side!

Unusual Restaurants London Intro

Break free of the tourist trail and sample some of the more unusual restaurants London locals are keeping for themselves. I'm busting the lid on these crazy restaurants so you, your family and friends can enjoy them and tell stories of your vacation dining for years to come.

Insider Tip: Many of the unusual restaurants London has offer a set menu discount at lunch. Sometimes this isn't well advertised so make sure you ask your waiter, check the website or phone ahead.
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Fat Boys Diner

Fat Boys Diner
"For a mighty fine dine!". At Fat Boys Diner you'll be transported back to 1940's America. Complete with bar and booth seating Fat Boys serves up shakes, dogs and burgers while patrons rock out to table-top jukeboxes and enjoy the view of London's only lighthouse and the Millennium Dome.

Best for: American timewarp
Opening Hours: Tues - Sun 10am - 5pm
Closest Tube: DLR East India
Phone: +44 (0)20 7987 4334
Address:Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, London, E14 OJW

Dans Le Noir?

Dans Le Noir
Dans Le Noir is French for 'in the black' and that's exactly what this restaurant is all about. One of the most unusual restaurants London has - you'll dine in the dark, pitch black dark. All of the waiters are blind. Put you're trust in them as they guide you through the restuarant and entertain you for the evening. You'll feel your senses of smell, taste, touch and hearing come to life as you enter the black room!

Best for: Exciting unique experience
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 6:30pm - 12:00am
Closest Tube: Farringdon / Chancery Lane
Phone: 020 7253 1100
Address:30-31 Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DU

Indian YMCA

Indian YMCA
Impoverished students rub shoulders with business man and well heeled folk in search of authentic, home cooked Indian food. This cafeteria style 'restaurant' is hidden secret of local London Indians and well connected tourists. Venture in, expect promt, efficient service and as in India, no frills, just great food!

Best for: Dirt cheap Authentic Curry
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 7:30 - 9:15am, 12:00 - 2:00pm, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Sat - Sun 8.00 - 9.30am, 12:30 - 1:30pm, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Closest Tube: Warren St / Great Portland St
Phone: +44 (0)20 7987 4334
Address:41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ

The Vincent Rooms

The Vincent Rooms
Could fit in a number of categories including 'Unsual Restaurants London'. Offers magnificent fine dining over looking St Vincent Square. Book ahead and choose from the fine dining Escoffier Room or the more low key Brasserie. You'll be dining at the cooking school of famous names Jamie Oliver, Ansley Harriot and Antony Worrall Thompson.

Best for: Award winning dining, budget prices
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 12:00 - 2:00pm, selected evenings
Closest Tube: Victoria, St James's Park, Pimlico
Phone: +44 (0)207 802 8391
Address:Westminster Kingsway College, 76 Vincent Square, SW1

Garlic and Shots

Garlic And Shots
Beware vampires, Garlic and Shots is a garlic heaven! No first dates here - every dish contains garlic of some form. The restaurant's mission is to make you feel like you have been 'marinated in garlic' - you can always order more, but NEVER less. 101 vodka shots to wash it all down!

Best for: Scaring vampires away
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 6:00pm - Late
Closest Tube: Liecester Sq
Phone: +44 (0)207 734 9505
Address:14 Frith St, Soho

Paul Rothe and Sons

Paul Rothe And Sons
Dating back to 1900 Paul Rothe and Sons is part deli, part cafe. It's a quaint, original space where you can expect polite service and good honest, English food. Patrons range from cabbies through to well-to-do folk who are all in search of a proper cuppa tea.

Best for: British dining history
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 12:00 - 2:00pm, 6:00 - 11:00pm
Closest Tube: Bond St
Phone: +44 (0)207 935 6783
Address: 5 Marylebone Lane, W1U 2NN

Atelier Des Chefs

Atelier Des Chefs
This is education with benefits. Sign up for a cooking class and eat the results! The friendly chefs at Atelier Des Chefs will gaurantee you have a great meal. It's also a great way to mix with locals and tourists.

Best for: Learning to cook
Opening Hours: All day by reservation
Closest Tube: Oxford Circus
Phone: +44 (0)207 499 6580
Address:19 Wigmore St, W1U 1PH


A London Bus meets a green agenda - A vegan restuarant in a double decker Rootmaster Bus. Rootmaster is one of the unusual restaurants London locals love. You'll see the new version of these buses zooming all over town, now you dine in one until your heart is content. Tofu burgers, stirfries and 'bus baked bread' are the order of the day. PS - candle lit tables upstairs.

Best for: London novelty
Opening Hours: Lunch and Dinner
Closest Tube: Aldgate East
Phone: +44 (0)7912 389 314
Address:Elys Yard, The Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, E1 6QL

Bonnington Cafe

Bonnington Cafe
At the Bonnington Cafe you just never know what the menu will look like OR, who will be cooking for you. Each night there's a different volunteer cook serving up vegetarian fare. Quality can vary but 3 courses won't set you back more than a 13 quid. Added bonus, bring your own wine!

Best for: Suprise Menu
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 12:00 - 2:00pm, 6.30 - 10.30pm
Closest Tube: Vauxhall / Oval
Phone: Check WWW
Address:11 Vauxhall Grove, SW8 1UK

The Orangery

The Orangery
What a great idea - take an unused hospital rooftop and transform it into one of the best unusual restaurants London has. Complete with a stunning see through pavillion there's no boring hospital food here. The Orangery offers teas, coffee and light meals. Spend a sunny hour or two admiring the award-winning architecture.

Best for: Rooftop Dining
Opening Hours: (March - September) 10.00-18.00, (October - February) 10.00-17.00
Closest Tube: Russell Sq
Phone: +44 (0)2074 059 200
Address:Great Ormond St Hospital, Great Ormond Street, WC1N 3JH

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