Dining in London can be whatever you want it to be. A stop at your favourite neighbourhood spot, a six course dinner on a white tablecloth, or an authentic Italian feast. But for those seeking to go beyond the guidebook and enjoy a truly atypical meal, we’ve got you covered. We’ve picked five of the best quirky restaurants in London to drop it on. Expect original concepts, entertainments, and things that’ll make you go “huh?
Bob Bob Ricard
You’ve heard about it, you’ve seen it on social media, you’ve maybe been there already. Bob Bob Ricard is the glamorous spot in town and surely one of the top quirky restaurants in London. These guys serve tasty luxury English cuisine with a Russian twist, but it’s mainly known for its great value fine wine and champagne list. Just sit back, relax, press the Champagne button whenever you need a refill, and enjoy! Not thirsty? Just come for the Insta pic, that’s what cool peeps do in London.
The Cut - Young Vic
Going out for dinner? Thank u, next. Going out for dinner and entertainment? Yes please! The Cut is one of London’s most popular theatre bars and restaurants in the Young Vic’s theatre’s award-winning building. Srt over two floors, this buzzy spot hosts an eclectic crowd of theatregoers, artists, suits, and locals in the vibrant neighbourhood of Waterloo. Their food is simply great, made of fresh and local produce. But really, the best thing here is their drinks. From rotating craft beers, outstanding wines, excellent Allpress coffee, and show-stopping cocktails, you’re in for a boozy night!
Jidori Covent Garden
If you enjoy all types of bird cooking, this one should draw your attention. Jidori is a yakitori restaurant, serving small plates and specialising in fresh free-range birds. Their food is simply yummy and they have a whole selection of lip-smacking cocktails you don’t want to miss out on. But wait for the best part. You can book their private room for a… karaoke night! Get your guilty pleasures ready, there’s Celine, Cher, Britney, and plenty more. At Jidori, it’s your time to shine!
Tea Room at Bun House
Ready to time travel? This little gem takes you back to 1960’s Hong Kong tea rooms serving up gourmet Cantonese forgotten favourites. “We speak Chinese, we serve Chinese”. Expect clay pot rice with fat pork, velvet, underground, coal grill barbecue, an original jukebox with original hits, new spirits and old liquor, rattan and leather, and house-brewed wine. They’re open all day, every day, so book your spot now and enjoy a truly authentic Chinese experience in one of the top quirky restaurants in London.
Chick N Sours
Never know what part of the chicken you want to indulge? Wings, drums, breasts… We feel the struggle. We’ve found a solution, just order the whole freaking chicken, hell yeah! At Chick N Sours, expect a whimsical menu of herb fed fried chicken, serious seasonal sides, sour cocktails, local beers, and soft serve ice cream creations. If you’re an absolute chicken addict, then it doesn’t come better than this spot. Chicken is love, chicken is life!