Top 10 Secret Restaurants In London, England

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Melissa
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So you decided to visit London, home of some of the world’s best sights, attractions, food, and activities - but so did everyone else. With so much to do, see, and eat, London has easily made its way to the top of every travellers’ list. You can still get away from the crowds though, at least when it comes to dining. Whether you fancy clubs, parlours, cafes and/or restaurants, we’ve compiled a list of these best-kept places in all of the city. These places are not commonly known or found on the streets so expect a one-of-a-kind British dining experience. Read on to check out our list of the top 10 secret restaurants in London, England.

1. Disappearing Dining Club


From the name itself, disappear from the hustle and bustle of London and plan your dinner with the Disappearing Dining Club! The Disappearing Dining Club guarantees great food and drink in the most private and unusual spaces. These unusual places include lighthouses, abandoned music venues, antique shops, churches, salvage yards, railway arches, photographic studios, galleries, stately homes, car parks, rooftops, gardens, and countless warehouses, etc. They have also opened temporary restaurants and dining areas in Old Street, Bethnal Green, Brick Lane, Bermondsey, Barbican and now our first pub, The Dartmouth Arms in Tufnell Park.

Disappearing Dining Club

Address: 24 - 26 Newbury St, London EC1A 7HU, UK

Website: Disappearing Dining Club

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Fri - Sat: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM, Sun: 12:00 PM - 10:30 AM

Average price for two people: 40 GBP (53 USD)

2. Kitchen Table


Next on the list is this (two) Michelin starred restaurant. Here, guests can only enter this 20-seat Kitchen Table through a discrete entrance, keeping them, away from the crowds. The best part? The kitchen is open so that guests are encouraged to interact with their chefs. With no walls between the kitchen and table, guests can see now what is going on with their meals - what about that for a dining experience?

Kitchen Table

Address: 70 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QG

Website: Kitchen Table

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Average price for two people: 175 GBP (233 USD)

3. Caboose


Those who love British barbecue on the go will love this small food-truck looking restaurant. With a range of meats from burgers to pork and ribs, Caboose takes ‘street food’ to a whole new level. This rolling cabin also allows guests to book their private events. It is a cafe, restaurant, street kitchen, supper club and occasional disco, in one. While you are it, be sure to try their fresh burgers!

Caboose

Address: The Old Truman Brewery, Ely’s Yard, Brick Lane, London E1 6QR

Website: Caboose

Opening hours: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Average price for two: 30 GBP (40 USD)

4. The Beast of Brixton

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Just like what they say, “Somewhere in Brixton, there’s a door. Behind the door, there’s a staircase. Upstairs there’s a party, and the party is yours.”, go have the time of your life in this secret bar! From their homemade Margaritas and cocktails, you’ll never run out of drinks to choose from. This small yet intimate place serves meals with a taste between Mexican and Indian cuisine. Those looking for a different kind of British pub experience should definitely visit The Beast of Brixton.

The Beast of Brixton

Address: 89B Acre Lane, SW2 5TN

Website: The Beast of Brixton

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM, Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Average price for two: 11 - 25 GBP (15 - 33 USD)

5. Basement Sate


In for a late-night food run? Visit the Basement Sale! Create the perfect night out with this underground bar serves beautiful and equally delicious desserts and cocktails. Enjoy your drinks to the vibrant live music and make yourself at home, just as the owners would have wanted it. Basement Sate is the place where people can just sate (satisfy) themselves in an informal and comfortable setting.

Basement Sate

Address: 8 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8HN, Soho

Website: Basement Sate

Opening hours: Sun - Mon: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Tues - Sat: 6:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Average price for two: 50 GBP (66 USD)

6. Viet Hoa Cafe & Mess


You can finally satisfy your Vietnamese food cravings in Viet Hoa Cafe & Mess! This secret cafe has guests coming in for their natural wood decor and a stone basement made for cooking your own barbecue and eating authentic Vietnamese cooking. This charming restaurant knows how to blend traditional and modern Vietnamese cooking very well that customers are always sure to leave happy. This is a great place for large groups.

Viet Hoa Cafe & Mess

Address: 70-72 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8DP

Website: Viet Hoa Cafe & Mess

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM, Fri: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM, Sat: 12:00 PM - 11:30 PM, Sun: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Average price for two: 30 GBP (40 USD)

7. The India Club

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Indian food cravings? Join the secret Indian Club restaurant in London and enjoy the best prawn curry, butter chicken, and naan in town! This affordable and delicious restaurant is everyone’s favourite place to be when a craving for some spicy authentic Indian food. It is a simple, hole in the wall and you may have to follow some signs to get to the place but it is worth it. You can also bring your own booze too.

The India Club

Address: 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, UK

Website: The India Club

Opening hours: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Average price for two: 30 GBP (40 USD)

8. Gremio de Brixton


Just a hop, skip, and jump from Brixton Village is the smell of authentic Spanish cuisine coming to life. If you love yourself some tapas, sangria, and patatas braves, Gremio de Brixton is the place for you. When it comes to Spanish food, this place is no secret. It may be a bit tricky to find, but the food is always worth the visit. Tables are tucked away under a low ceiling while candles and dim fairy lights lit the area making it romantic and cosy. There is also live music in the background adding to the ambience of the venue.

Gremio de Brixton

Address: Effra Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1JF, UK

Website: Gremio de Brixton

Opening hours: Tues - Thurs: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Fri - Sat: 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM

Average price for two: 60 GBP (80 USD)

9. Brixton Pound Café


Located just in the heart of Brixton is a pay-what-you-can community café called Brixton Pound Café. As the name suggests, it has its own currency. This concept restaurant is the first cafe where you can pay-what-you-feel. They serve food and drink made from local surplus collected from traders and partner organisations. On a higher note, this cafe believes in reducing food waste and poverty in the area. It is not-for-profit, and all the revenue will support our local grants scheme Brixton Fund.

Brixton Pound Café

Address: 77 Atlantic Road, London SW9 8PU

Website: [Brixton Pound Café]((http://brixtonpound.org/)

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM, Sat: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Average price for two: 6 USD

10. Opium Cocktail bar and Dim Sum Parlour


If you’re craving for some Chinese, great! Here’s a secret place you won’t want to forget. The Opium Cocktail bar and Dim Sum Parlour pairs fancy drinks, large sharing brews, seasonal cocktails with some fresh dim sum. This simple yet chic open bar is hidden in the heart of Chinatown but run by experience London bar moguls Dre Masso and Eric Yu. While the drinks list will change along with the seasons, you can expect three bars of amazing Asian cocktails and a selection of Dim Sum. This is the perfect place to bring a date or have a friends night out!

Opium Cocktail bar and Dim Sum Parlour

Address: 15 - 16 Gerrard St, London W1D 6JE, UK

Website: Opium Cocktail bar and Dim Sum Parlour

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM, Wed: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM, Thurs - Sat: 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM, Sun: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Average price for two: 70 GBP (93 USD)

Have a taste of London

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With all the food choices and cuisines listed, it is no secret that London is home to some of the best food places in the country. Despite the flock of people, you can still enjoy eating out with some privacy. Whether you’re in for some drinks, Spanish, Indian, Vietnamese or Chinese cuisine, and/or just some homegrown British food, there’s always a place for you. Be sure to check out our recommendations above and have a taste of London!

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Melissa is a 20-something-year-old storyteller from Manila. She's been to Europe and Asia but still dreams of going around her home, the Philippines. When she's not traveling, you can find her in...Read more

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