With London Fashion week having just finished, your exposure to fabulous design and passion for creativity doesn’t have to stop there. We have found 5 quirky London dining experiences that will do your Instagram proud. Get ready to eat your dinner in a whole new fashion.
Farringdon and Old Street
Nearest Tube: Chancery Lane (Farringdon), Old Street (Old street)
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday 4pm-12am, Thursday 4pm-1am, Friday to Saturday 12pm-1am, Sunday 12pm-11pm
Bounce is a place built on fun and you don’t need to have mad ping pong skills to enjoy it. Offering a range of packages, choose whether you want a casual date with your partner or get a group together and get the competition started. If you haven’t tried Wunderball, then now is your chance. Bounce has created the most futuristic way to experience ping pong, so let yourself get fully immersed in this giant computer game. Even if you do not plan on playing any ping pong at all, the food menu has all your favourites with a modern twist and the cocktails are great, so it is definitely a place to check out.
Image: Hip Hop Brunch
Secret London Locations
Nearest Tube: Various London Locations
Opening hours: Every Saturday 12pm-5pm
As back to back winners of the prestigious ‘London Club and Bar’ award for the last three years, it’s evident how great this place is. Every Saturday and two Sundays a month, Hip Hop Brunch puts on this event offering you bottomless cocktails for 1 hour and a 3-course menu to dive into. Sounds like a normal brunch? Well think again, because at this brunch you won’t stop dancing and it is hosted at a secret location every time. The entertainment is top-notch and there is even karaoke for those who like to showcase their vocal talent. The fun doesn’t stop there either, they even offer lottery styled temporary tattoos drawn by experienced in-house tattoo artists. Early bird tickets start from £40, so check out the programme here.
27-29 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9BA
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden
Opening hours: Monday: closed, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 7pm till late, Thursdays to Saturdays: 6pm till late, Sundays: Special occasions only
Get ready to run away with the circus whilst enjoying pan-Asian cuisine. Perfect for pre-dinner cocktails, after work drinks, an evening meal and a late-night bar stop, this place caters for all needs. It is a one stop wonder, taking the phrase ‘dinner with a show’ quite literally. Expect the unexpected and prepare to see aerialists, fire breathers and even contortionists. If you fancy a themed evening, why not book onto the Halloween event full of frightful festivities.
Image: Bob Bob Ricard
1 Upper James Street, Soho, London, W1F 9DF
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Opening hours: 12.30pm-3pm every day, Monday-Wednesday 6pm-Midnight, Thursday 5.30pm to Midnight, Friday and Saturday 5.30pm-1am, Sunday 5.30pm- Midnight
Serving a luxury fusion of English and Russian cuisine, Bob Bob Ricard has now become an iconic restaurant in Soho that is most well-known for its Champagne button. You heard that right, they have a button that you press for champagne on every table and, as expected, is known for pouring the most champagne than any other restaurant in London. Its dress code is stylish and compliments the legendary designer David Collin’s award winning blue and gold interior. If you are looking for a Instagramable venue to dine at, this is one to be sure to go to.
Image: Dans Le Noir
30-31 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, London EC1R 0DU
Nearest Tube: Farringdon
Opening hours: Monday 6pm-10pm, Tuesday to Friday 6pm-12am, Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 1pm-12am
This is more than a restaurant, it is a sensory experience. Dining in pitch darkness, the sense you use 80% of the time will be forgotten and you will experience your food in a whole new manner. What is unique about this experience, apart from eating in the dark, is the way you will socialise. Get ready to chat to all the other diners, with the choice to sit on the sharing table and who knows who you might meet. If you are feeling brave, why not order the surprise menu, and when the experience is all over, you will be guided back to the light and shown everything you have just eaten and see how right or wrong you were about your guesses.
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