Multicultural London offers cuisines of all sorts but if you’re in the mood for a fun and memorable night out with your best mates, you might want to look towards London’s various themed restaurants. Noted more for their offbeat experiences than culinary prowess, themed restaurants in London are sometimes dismissed as overpriced tourist traps but you can’t deny that they are often highly entertaining too, especially for families with kids. Whether you find them delightful or kitschy, themed restaurants are here to stay. The next time you have a birthday, graduation or anniversary to celebrate, why not consider hosting it at one of London’s many themed restaurants? With so many options to choose from, finding one that fits the occasion might be the tricky bit, so why not let us throw you a few suggestions to help you decide?
Believe it or not, the earliest themed restaurants surfaced in the late 19th century in Montmartre, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. More watering holes than fully-fledged restaurants back then, they mainly comprised cabarets and cafes that were built with the impetus of celebrating the revolutionary Paris Commune 1871 which had taken its roots in the district. Today, the menu, interior, ambience and general ‘feel’ of themed restaurants in London and around the world continue to be influenced by the main concept around which they are built. Among some of the most well-known names are the Hard Rock Cafe, which has been winning over locals and tourists at its Old Park Lane location in Mayfair for nearly half a century with its rock ‘n roll theme that features an all-American menu with a side of live acts for entertainment, while the Rainforest Cafe continues to thrill families just like it had across the globe with its Amazon-inspired dishes and interiors at its London themed restaurant.
Want to try out a particular cuisine with an immersion experience to boot? London’s themed restaurants have got you covered. Fans of the Tiroler Hut in Notting Hill flock to the restaurant not only for its classic Austrian dishes but for the full works: traditional decor, waiters garbed in traditional tracht and a perennial festive atmosphere thanks to its live oompah acts. Over in Southall, the Wild West Grill brings the American ranch experience to the west of London, enthralling guests with its generous portions of ranch-style steak and ribs, flame-grilled to perfection. Whatever your mood or dietary preference, there’s a themed restaurant in London that will suit you just right. Isn’t it time you stoked the adventurer in you by seeking one out today?
The next time you plan to escape the real world for a bit at one of London’s many themed restaurants, why not take a look at the listings on our website and narrow your search preferences by filtering for cuisine, price range and location to find the exact restaurant you want? Then simply book your table by entering the date, time and number of guests coming with you without even having to dial the restaurant – reserving tables have never been easier. After your visit, leave a review on our website to score Loyalty Points, which you can use in future to offset the cost of your meal at any of our partner restaurants. What are you waiting for? Discover London’s themed restaurants the easy way with Quandoo.