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Unusual places to eat

I am a Londoner but posting this as I am stumped for ideas. We have some American friends visiting soon who like to eat in unusual or interesting surroundings. They don't want (nor can they afford) high end dining. Can anyone suggest anything, preferably in Central London or Greenwich area? My initial thoughts were the Medieval Banquet and the Big Red Pizza bus in Deptford. Dans le Noir has been suggested but I think they want to eat in quirky places, rather than not seeing where they are!

Many thanks

LLL

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1. Re: Unusual places to eat

There are plenty of quirky pubs, so if they don't mind eating pub food (though much of it is quite good) that opens up a range of possibilities. You could consider the Blackfriars to start with:

nicholsonspubs.co.uk/theblackfriarblackfriar…

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2. Re: Unusual places to eat

Have a look at http://www.sarastro-restaurant.com. Food is OK though not outstanding, but it's affordable, the surroundings are certainly different, and there's (free) entertainment.

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3. Re: Unusual places to eat

On a canal boat?

http://www.floatingboater.co.uk/

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4. Re: Unusual places to eat

Try this site for some interesting pop-up ideas, there are other pop-ups around too and some can be very good. http://grubclub.com

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5. Re: Unusual places to eat

What about the George Inn? London's last remaining galleried inn.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/george-inn

gkpubs.co.uk/pubs-in-london/the-george-inn-p…

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6. Re: Unusual places to eat

Angus Steakhouse. Don't know anyone who has eaten in one since the '70s....

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7. Re: Unusual places to eat

Probably out of their budget but take a look at Inamo in Soho. The menu is projected on the tables and it's all interactive, you pick your menu items and order just like you would online. Food and drinks are really great, you order shared plates (big or small). Maybe they could go for a few bites and a cocktail without breaking the bank. Definitely recommend booking ahead.

http://inamo-restaurant.com/

Edited: 29 July 2014, 14:44
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8. Re: Unusual places to eat

"Angus Steakhouse. Don't know anyone who has eaten in one since the '70s...."

I was going to suggest Garfunkels in a similar vein - but then remembered a recent trip report where someone on here had actually ventured inside.

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9. Re: Unusual places to eat

How about St Moritz - a tiny Swiss fondue restaurant on Wardour St, their cheese fondue is AMAZING and they also do meat fondue, choc fondue etc.

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10. Re: Unusual places to eat

"Angus Steakhouse. Don't know anyone who has eaten in one since the '70s...."

I was going to suggest Garfunkels in a similar vein - but then remembered a recent trip report where someone on here had actually ventured inside.

Pie and Mash shop ?

Mike