Hungry already? I am starting to be! It is almost Sunday roast time in London. I enjoy the usual things to eat and cook. But, I occasionally want something different, whether it is the type food or the place – or both. Then, it is when I look for the quirky and unusual places to eat in London.
Granted that unusual can mean various things to people. That is, if one is used to, say, burgers, then probably any nice salad or a Swedish dish can be unusual and adventurous.
There are a few eateries in London that I have not tried yet, and some others that I´d love to try. Let´s take a walk and find somewhere to eat today, shall we?
Fancy vegan? When the old Route Master buses were replaced by those horrible bendy buses, people could buy them for personal or professional use. This was permanently parked in Brick Lane. Now, I am not sure it still is there, but its quirky offering is well worth a check.
- Dans le Noir
How can one eat in the dark? Apparently, the idea is to re-evaluate one´s sense of taste and smell, and one is served by blind staff. I like the idea, as we tend to rely too much on our sight.
- Rainforest Café
This is just off Piccadilly Circus. Apparently, one can expect to feel a bit as if they were in a rain forest itself. Cuisine is American and tropical, whatever that means. I´ve also heard that Bill Wyman, the ex-Rolling Stone, is part of this project.
This is for the inner geek. The menu, Pan-Asian, is projected onto the table, which can be navigated using touch. That is, like a big smartphone these days. I´m sure there are other geeky things to enjoy there. I´d love to try food there some time. Unusual, heh?
- Garlic and Shots
It might look like a bikers or a metaheads bar in Soho – and that´s what it is. It is quite nice to go there for a drink, even if you do not like metal that much. I´ve never eaten here. They say that ice-cream is served with lashings of garlic. This is for the adventurous of you!
- The Crypt, at St Martin-in-the-Fields church
It might sound a bit weird. But, this cafeteria/ restaurant is actually one of the best places to eat if you are in the Trafalgar Square area in London. Unpretentious, unexpensive, home-made food served in a former church crypt – unusual enough.
Contrary to what one might think, it is full of locals and tourists alike. In fact, many churches and holy buildings in London have re-converted their crypts, and now serve food and drink. Some others, hold bars and gig venues!