London is bursting at the seams with many incredible restaurants offering delectable delights to suit every taste palate. But over the years, foodies have wanted a little extra to keep them entertained as they tuck into their mouthwatering meals. To satisfy this requirement, establishments have introduced immersive dining experiences offering a theatrical combination of art and cuisine. If you are a home-grown Brit or a visitor from out of town, then my list of 6 must-try immersive dining experiences in London will give you an idea of what the capital city has to offer you.
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Venue: 67 Bayswater Rd, Bayswater, London W2 3LG
Bel Canto website information can be found here.
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
Le Dans Noir website information can be found here.
Classed as a unique and sensory human experience, this is a dining experience like no other. Dinner is eaten in complete darkness, leaving you to rely only on your senses to work 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
Circus London website information can be found here
Roll up, 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
Sarastro website information can be found here
Dubbed the party after the party, this is the place to come for good food and even better live entertainment. Take you pick from soul and Motown, opera, jazz and 70’s and 80’s hits. All brought to you in one of the most decadent immersive dining venues in London. Think gilt and red velvet covering balconies and tables and 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
Ronnie Scotts website information can be found here
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 ever 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
Faulty Towers website information can be found here
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 the most hilarious of scenes whilst diners tuck into delicious meals. Are you ready to take part?
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