The ever-evolving trends are forcing restaurateurs to postpone from their long to-do lists and pay attention to what is happening in the industry. The tendency moves fast, and most cafes try to keep up with the times to maintain their relevance, save profit and clients. Nowadays, restaurants, cafes and bars offer vegetarian and vegan-friendly meals, fermented foods, unusual seafood, fire-roasted meals and even CBD infused food and drinks. However, many places attract consumers with a unique design and creative themed interior for friendly gatherings or quiet solo moments. Keep reading to find out what top spots in London can be worth visiting for a perfect evening with your loved ones.
Each person has its favourite cafe, bar or restaurant, which has captivated him with its delicious meals, varied menu, cosy decor, excellent service or just special atmosphere. Nevertheless, sometimes you can face a situation when you and your friends want to try something new and peculiar. Visiting new and unfamiliar restaurants without prior research and reading online reviews can be a disappointing experience that might ruin your dinner. Make sure to consider the following extraordinary places in London, where the tasty food is just a small part of the package.
Covent Garden – 167 Drury Ln, Holborn, London WC2B 5PG.
Battersea – 37 Battersea Bridge Rd, Battersea, London SW11 3BA.
Bunga Bunga is a nod to the famous party lifestyle of Silvio Berlusconi and one of the most fun places to spend time with Bunga spirit. Once you head downstairs, you will immerse in the world of hilarious comedy and cabaret.
Bunga Bunga has two venues with two interesting offers: ‘Battersea’ – for tasty Italian food, daily karaoke, and dancing in Club Bunga, Covent Garden – for a dining experience with jaw-dropping live shows and late-night dancing. Both venues are serving metro pizzas and throwing wild weekend brunches, providing patrons with a one-stop party place for any occasion.
Soho – 134-136 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 8ZP.
Covent Garden – 11-14 Hanover Pl, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9JP.
Camden – 65 Hampstead Rd, London NW1 7QX.
The Asian fusion London restaurant ensures visitors with complete control of their dinner. The world’s first groundbreaking technology allows ordering meals using interactive projections which are beamed onto the table. The virtual menu helps you to see versions of the dishes you are considering to try on the plate in front of you. While you’re waiting for your ordered meals, you can mess around by customising tablecloth designs and playing Battleships with your friend.
Also, you can graffiti your tabletop, set the mood, discover the local neighbourhood, entertain yourself with retro games, and even watch the chefs in the kitchen as they prepare the food for you.
74 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill.
Combining Cannabidiol (CBD) with food is becoming a new people’ obsession that you can find on many menus of restaurants, cafes, and bars in London. From coffees, cocktails and teas that give you an extra kick to desserts and baked goods that will ideally end your mealtime.
Farmacy is committed to the healing power of a plant-based diet and organic ingredients. The restaurant offers an abundant menu with delicious and healthy seasonal food. Recently, the CBD component has also found its place in its menu from “O.M.G Syringe Shot” with flaxseed oil and grapefruit juice to high tea to delight all food connoisseurs.
The special ‘High Tea Menu’ includes various sandwiches with gluten-free charcoal bread, apple pie, mushroom and spinach quiche, rose water, prosecco jelly, as well as homemade beetroot and ginger syrup mixed with CBD oil, CBD-infused truffles with pecans and lucuma chocolate.
27-29 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9BA.
Circus is a unique cabaret restaurant and a cocktail bar that offers a perfect venue in London for cocktails, drinks, dinner, entertainment and an amazing pop-up circus show. Aerialists, hand balancers, fire-breathers, contortionists, and hula-hoopers – this place brings to life a circus stage and leaves their visitors surprised and delighted.
At this glam spot, you will enjoy tasty pan-Asian food while watching a performance by talented circus artists and cabaret acts on the long communal table.
30-31 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, London EC1R 0DU.
Dans Le Noir means ‘in the dark’, which gives consumers a hint to what makes this dining experience so intriguing. This place temporarily robs you of your sight to highlight other senses and appreciate every mouthful by focusing on the smell and taste of your food. To ensure the whole experience, the waiters are blind too. You will be eating creative and seasonal cuisine in complete darkness, which might be a bit difficult and daunting at first, yet allow consumers to taste food in a truly unique way.
What’s more, the restaurant has surprise menus, which means you don’t choose what you are going to eat, and plunge into the sensory journey. Each person needs to rediscover all flavours, ingredients, grape varieties, and wine regions. Visitors tell waiters what they can’t eat to prevent any risks, and the menu is adapted according to consumers preferences.
The next time you visit London and would like to experience something new and unusual, make sure to give a try to one of these offbeat places. Aside from great food and a catching atmosphere, these fancy cafes, restaurants and bars offer visitors new emotions and ability not to settle for simplicity.