Best Quirky and Retro Restaurants in London

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London is a multicultural place and knowing that some restaurants are inspired by this cultural city, Well it brings you so many food experiences that you wish you could try them all, but that would take years.

Here are some of the best quirky and retro restaurants in London!


Beach Blanket Babylon

The Beach Blanket Babylon has  warm and nice feel to it, vibrant bar, Beautiful outdoor area and a romantic dining setting on each floor.

Location: 45 Ledbury Road London, W11 2AA
Cuisines: Modern European, British
Price Range: Between £20 -£40 pp



Mari Vanna

Mari Vanna offers the public to enjoy traditional soviet Russian food, the restaurant is styled beautifully with lavish decoration (lace, dolls and curios).

They specialize in ‘babushka cooking’, which basically means grandmas cooking, As a Russian, we know nothing beats grandmas food, but this place really does come close.

Location: 116 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PJ
Cuisines: Russian, Eastern European
Price Range: Between £20 -£40 pp



This is the first Restaurant in London to have balconies and Banisters where taken from the Royal Opera House, the food is flamboyant and the interior is Cosy with booths that over look the restaurant.


Location: 126 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5QG
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
Price Range: Between £20 -£40 pp



Sketch is known for its food, art and music, best part of sketch is the fact every room is designed differently and has its own unique style, it has a beautiful tea room that becomes a cocktail lounge and space pods for the toilet.

Location: 9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG
Cuisines: Modern European
Price Range: Between £30 – £60pp


The Little Yellow Door

This place really takes its name personal, the entrance is literary a yellow door but once you walk in, you get this feeling; its like a house party when its busy but with better design and upbeat feeling, the place is really quirky but make sure to book in advance as you can only order food if you book in advance but you can just walk in, if you come for the bar.

Location: 68 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 3HT
Cuisines: British, Mediterranean
Price Range: Between £35-45pp


Powder Keg Diplomacy

Powder Keg Diplomacy is  styled like the British Colonial, this place really gives you the feel like you are back in the old British Colonial era, The barmen are also well styled to suit the theme of the Restaurant/Bar.

Location: 147 St Johns Hill, London, SW11 1TQ
Cuisines: British
Price Range: Between £20-£35


Inamo Soho

Inamo Soho has taken a jump in to the future by having the menu projected on to the tables and you can place your order using the touch pads, the technology even lets you play games and choose a table cloth, but don’t worry, the style of the place works really well with the modern but traditional  Asian feel.

Location: 134 – 136 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8ZP
Cuisines: Asian
Price Range: Between £25-£40


The Dead Dolls House Islington

The dead dolls house islington is located within a Victorian town house and has 3 floors, its really relaxing and peaceful place, it doesn’t go over the top on the design and really keeps it simple. The food is to die for and well worth the price.

Location: 181 Upper Street, London, N1 1RQ
Cuisines: British, Steak, English
Price Range: Between £15-£30

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