There’s no shortage of food in the capital, but scratch the surface and there’s a wealth of venues offering new and exciting niche dining experiences. These alternative foodie finds are great for bringing more to the table than just a plate of spaghetti. Both thrill seekers and tech-lovers will particularly enjoy these game-changers.
Dans Le Noir provides a unique opportunity to evolve your taste buds. Attempt to eat your dinner in a pitch-black room, where the darkness will heighten your sense of taste and smell – it adds a completely different dimension to dining out. Just be sure to book your specific time slot early in advance.
Addicted to your Smartphone? Inamo is the perfect destination for you. Serving up delicious Asian-fusion dishes including dim sum and sushi, order your meal from your table using their interactive illustration, projected onto your table. We recommend the mind-blowing black cod and seafood gyoza.
Give dinner the fear factor by dangling high above the Thames as you nibble on haute cuisine. This is one for the brave-hearted as a table of diners are hoisted into the air and suspended from a crane. Having said this, it’s difficult to work out what happens when you desperately need the loo…
Opulent restaurant Sarastro offers something more for the average theatre and opera-goer. Take your seat in one of their elevated booths and get ready, because the show really must go on. Expect live opera performances and on Mondays a string quartet. The ambience spills into the food with a Mediterranean and Turkish themed menu – a tasty end to your night of high culture.
The Gingerline is a pop-up dining experience like no other. The venue is top secret and only revealed on the night you are dining, when you’ll be asked to arrive at a designated station and then find markers to guide you towards your feast. According to previous attendees it’s a night packed with drama, cabaret and, of course, incredible food!