No trip to the capital is complete without trying one of London’s immersive dining experiences offering delectable delights to suit every taste palate.
These gastro experiences came about as diners wanted a little extra to keep them entertained as they tucked into their mouthwatering meals.
London restaurants listened to their guests and introduced immersive dining offering a theatrical combination of art and cuisine, ranging from dining in the dark at Le Dans Noir to being serenaded by an opera singer at Bel Canto.
So, whether you’re a home-grown Brit or a visitor from out of town, this post will give you an idea of what to expect when booking one of London’s immersive dining experiences.
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Venue: 67 Bayswater Rd, Bayswater, London W2 3LG
Check the Bel Canto website for more information.
London’s only immersive opera restaurant serving fine French cuisine. Performers trained at the world’s top conservatories and academies will delight you with solo, duet and group recitals while you dine during 15-minute intervals.
Le Dans Noir
69-73 St John’s Street, London EC1M 4AN
Check Le Dans Noir website for more information.
Classed as a unique and sensory human experience, this dining experience is like no other.
Dinner is eaten in complete darkness, leaving you to rely only on your senses to work out what has been served. What you may think you are eating could turn out to be something quite different.
Can you handle this immersive dining experience in the dark?
Venue: 27-29 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9BA
Check the Circus London website for more information.
Roll up and enjoy all the fun of the circus while you tuck into a pan-Asian-inspired menu such as prawn gyoza, teriyaki salmon and yuzu cheesecake.
Be mesmerised as acrobats perform above the centre stage table. An immersive dining experience that takes you back to a childhood of big-top circus entertainment.
Venue: 26 Drury Lane, Holborn, London WC2B 5SU
Check the Sarastro website for more information.
Dubbed the party after the party, this is the place to come for good food and live entertainment.
Take your pick from soul and Motown, opera, jazz and ’70s and 80’s hits. All are brought to you in one of London’s most decadent immersive dining venues. Think gilt and red velvet covering balconies and tables; you will be spot-on with the interior.
A great place to visit as a couple or with a group of friends.
Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club
Venue: 47 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4HT
Check Ronnie Scotts’ website for more information.
For lovers of jazz, this is the best immersive dining experience you could wish for in the capital.
Opened in 1959, Ronnie Scott’s is undoubtedly the world’s most famous jazz club and has been the home of British jazz since its conception.
Listen to seasoned jazz musicians alongside up-and-coming artists while enjoying fine British dining in this iconic setting.
Venue: 9-13, Radisson Blu Hotel, Bloomsbury St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3QD
Check the Faulty Towers website for more information.
Imagine a restaurant where nothing goes right, and you get an idea of what you will encounter at Faulty Towers.
The British television show has been made into a superb immersive dining experience. Actors portraying Basil, Sybil and Manuel act out hilarious scenes whilst diners tuck into delicious meals.
Are you ready to take part?
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