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Area 52

Whitechapel · American, Burger · ££££
26 Reviews

About Area 52

Dine like a real superhero at Area 52, a superhero-themed American diner located on Commercial Road. With its menu of all-American classics and its funky decor, Area 52 draws in visitors from all over the area, whether it's for lunch, dinner or a leisurely breakfast on the weekend. Tuck into a stack of pancakes, chow down on a juicy burger or barbecue ribs, or an other favourite like the chilli con carne. Be sure to leave room for dessert though, because you won’t want to miss out on the array of decadent desserts and shakes like the ferrero rocher milkshake. Is your mouth watering? Book a table at Area 52 in London’s Whitechapel area now!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Area 52
176 Commercial Rd, Whitechapel
London E1 2JY

Menu Highlights




Melted cheese, jalepenos, salsa

Chilli Chip Melt Down

Served with a volcanic cheddar meltdown with jalepenos and chilli mince meat

Thor's Thunderclap Buffalo Wings

Marinated special secret seasoning


Star Enterprise Tower Burger

Beef pattie topped with sharwarma meat & cheese

Captain America Homecoming Roast Chicken

Succulent grilled chicken served with steak chips, vegetables and gravy


Portion 3 pieces


Kryptonite Hot Wing Challenge

7 buffalo wings smothered with the heat of our specially blended fiery sauce and fiery steak chips

Dark Phoenix Challenge

A spice pounding double beef pattie freshly combined with our special fiery sauce, topped with bacon, hash brown, curly fries, with the infamous sliced naga chilli and topped with even more fiery sauce

Ultimate Hulkbuster Challenge

The ultimate consisting of triple beef, bacon, onion rings, double chicken steaks, hash browns, grilled shwarma in a spicy chilli sauce covered in chilli mince, and with a side order of fiery steak chips


American Cro-Dough

American classic cro-dough with ice cream

Oreo Sundae


Banofee Pie

Banana piece served on a hot fresh waffle and fresh vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce
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More about Area 52, London

If you fancy brilliant burgers in a fun setting, Area 52 in London’s Whitechapel is the place for you! This spot has not one, but two themes: American and superhero, and they both compliment each other perfectly. With great power comes great responsibility, mind you, so you’ll need to arrive with a huge appetite because the portions at Area 52 in Whitechapel are truly out of this world. Burger-lovers will have to try one of their cheese and steak burgers served on a brioche bun with crisp iceberg lettuce, mixed salad leaves, house sauce, tomatoes, gherkins and cheese. Oh baby!

If you haven’t had one of Area 52’s freakshakes yet, you simply haven’t lived! We recommend going to this Commercial Road joint with a gang and ordering one of each, or you can’t go wrong with a Nutella or Orea freakshake if you’re the only one brave enough to try them. American food in London doesn’t get much better than this! Book a table at Area 52 on Quandoo now to avoid disappointment.

26 Area 52 Reviews

26 Reviews
Waiting time:Good
Value for money:Reasonable value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Ehiya U.3 months ago · 3 reviews

Food was really good but portions weren’t. The service was quite terrible but gave it a good because of overall experience. Burgers where really nice but onion rings where bland with ni taste.

Stephen C.7 months ago · 1 review

An unusual superhero themed restaurant that delivered on all counts - food and models. No fuss spit and sawdust attraction. Recommended for all superhero fans.

Gabby F.10 months ago · 1 review

Delicious food and friendly staff . Definitely going back. The milk shakes are super delicious. Reasonable prices as well. Definitely recommend it for everyone specially if you like superheroes

Russell C.a year ago · 1 review

Awesome venue, the superhero theme was excellent and the food was amazing, the burgers were delicious and the freak shakes we're out of this world highly recommend visiting

Mike M.9 months ago · 1 review

Opened half hour later than our reservation time, with no explanation or apology. Service was very poor, staff didnt understand thier own menu. After a long wait for food (50 minutes from ordering), our started and mains were brought out at the same time and the waitress just crammed them all uncomfortably on to the very small table. The food was ok, below average for this kind of restaurant but still ok. Ordered the Freakshakes for dessert using a Groupon voucher. After a long wait, another 30 mins, we received them. Strange after taste as if they were made with gone off milk. Could not drink them. The reason I have rated 2 instead of 0 is purely for the decor and theming of the restaurant which was very cool.

Laura B.a year ago · 1 review

I came with family members for my sons birthday. Everyone thought it was brilliant! Loved the decor. The layout downstairs is brilliant! Kids loved it. Food was nice. Reasonably priced too!

Shawn L.2 months ago · 1 review

Food was lovely, big portions, left full up, not a bad price, decor is amazing, well worth a visit. Men's toilet was out of use but was able to use the woman s.

RAVEN B.10 months ago · 1 review

Like stepping into a comic book memorabilia diner! Full on geek filled fun! Hot Tuna made us the most yummy freakshakez! Will be going back to try other intriguing menu items soon! 🖖

David L.3 months ago · 1 review

Very polite and helpful staff decor was amazing and food was lovely . Highly recommended. A short walk from Aldgate East and Whitechapel tube stations

Antonia M.10 months ago · 1 review

Good place good menu good atmosphere a lot smaller than it looks online however great place for kids when the diner is not too busy