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Published June 3rd 2013
London is such an interesting city for restaurants, with its eclectic blend of old and modern cuisines in one big melting pot. Where do you go when you are looking for somewhere to eat that is quirky, unique, eccentric and downright fun in London?
Enter the mysterious surroundings of Beach Blanket Babylon.
You could begin with Circus, where they promise you a blending of a restaurant, a bar, a cabaret night all in one location.
Set in the fun end of Covent Garden in London's West End, they promise to transport you into a decadent world of glamorous escapism from the moment you enter until you leave. They have a pretty impressive dining menu and amazing cocktails.
You may even find yourself surrounded by a series of acrobats swinging from the ceiling or fire eating dancers that will turn over your wine glasses performing within each course within your meal.
Once you have finished using you may even like to spend the night's dancing into the wee hours.
Dinner in bed at The Supper Club.
If you prefer your meal to be a little bit more steam punk you might like The Wapping Project. It is located at the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station Wapping Hall, London.
If you like an impressive venue with old machinery, this is the place for you (the toilets downstairs being bunker style - as in a bomb bunker). The Wapping Project has a laid-back relaxed vibe with a great little cocktail bar.
The food here is somewhat experimental so that you might like to keep an open mind as you may be trying some of the more unusual dishes. The food and the attitude here has received mixed reviews from customers so try it for yourself and let us know what you think.
Live the steam punk experience at the wapping project.
Bunga Bungas is described by its owners as an eclectic mix between a bar, a pizzeria, a karaoke lounge and an Englishman's Italian place.
Located in Battersea, the fun part of this restaurant is that you enter via an Italian phone box, then past a gondola shaped bar, with the canals of Venice shown on the wall behind it and to add to that, there is a selection of meats hanging from the roof.
Beds all around at The Supper Club.
If dinner in bed sounds like your idea of heaven but you'd still like to have a night out, then you will love The Supper Club in Nottinghill.
Your night will begin in a tiny bar with many many people with strange clothing; perhaps little red riding hood or a Japanese maid will be your sidekicks for the evening.
After some amazing cocktails and perhaps a couple of games, the main doors will open into a huge performance area on two levels bordered by very large white beds when you will be lounging for your dinner.
Your dinner will be served to you in bed and of course in typical supper club style served by a variety of musicians, acrobats, dancers and strange people that make up our interesting country.
Wacky restaurants you say? Come to the supper club!
Beach Blanket Babylon is an amazing place if you love quirky interiors and wacky places to take a meal or a cocktail.
To visit here is to take a step back in time and imagine you were inside some medieval or Gaudi Cathedral or famous fairytale palace.
Located at 45 Ledbury Road, London, they also have a second venue in Shoreditch.
Although the last choice is quite difficult to make, as London seems to have quite a collection of wacky restaurants, I felt the need to include one for the kids here, thus my last choice will be:
The Rainforest Café
Fun in the jungle with the rainforest cafe
Located at 20 Shaftesbury Ave., Piccadilly Circus London
My children love this café, where it makes them feel like they have walked inside a tropical rain forest with the sounds and sights of the jungle, and it is just plain fun.
They have quite an extensive menu, although you generally come here more for the environment as it is awakened with elephants, crocodiles and butterflies together with tropical fish tanks and indoor waterfall and at various times throughout your experience perhaps a thunderstorm
Do you know of some of that wacky restaurants in London?
Where is the strangest you have been to?
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Circus is really awful. Food was so average for the price (Could of rustled up something better from Iceland's frozen party mix!), terrible service.. We went for my father's birthday -booked well in advance and they squeezed 7 of us on a 6 person table. Dad was facing away from the entertainment! And as for the entertainment not really worth it either. Would definitely not recommend Circus. No way!!
Sarastro's, of course!!! In Covent garden, this hedonistic cross between Aladdin's cave and an extravagant bordello is an absolute must visit at any time but, perhaps, especiaslly when the sublime, soaring voices from nearby Royal opera House are ready to entertain - at no extra cost! There are intimate nooks and crannies for couples, families or even groups - all accessible from your own "staircase" ... on the ground floor are further little booths or the entire centre is set out for 2's, 4's, more's ... the food is varied, reasonably priced and excellent; the ambience simply has to be experienced and the decor must be seen, scrutinised - go early and wander - there will always be something you haven't seen before no mater how many times you go!! - the facilities upstairs are seriously for the broad minded adult only (there are ground floor facilities for those of a sensitive disposition and children - I kid you not; think of Pompeii) and be prepared for a memorable experience!!