London's Best Alternative Restaurants

Jul 27th 2015 | london | lifestyle

Looking for a meal with a difference? How about dining in the dark? Or in the jungle perhaps? SINTILLATE features London's best alternative restaurants to visit. 

Jumanji meets bushtucker challenge hosted by Bear Grylls. It’s all about exploring the exotic here at Archipelago. Dishes include Queen Bee salad, Alpaca stew and other menu ‘staples’ such as crocodile, kangaroo and wildebeest. Golden Buddhas, palm tress and giant peacock feathers give Archipelago’s interior a quirky feel to match the culinary offering.

Inamo is a pioneering Oriental fusion restaurant and bar where the control of the dining experience is in your hands. You can place orders via a 3D menu, choose from a selection of virtual tablecloths and even order a taxi home, all from the comfort of your seat. There are some games to play just in case conversation is that bad.

Gilgamesh is a big, bold and visually stunning Babylonian-style palace right in the heart of London's famous Camden Market. Dishes range from dim sum, sushi, and salads of crispy duck and watermelon to soft-shell crab tempura and steamed red snapper in a Szechuan broth with bok choy and edamame. After your meal join SINTILLATE for a night ouf partying every Saturday night, where our International DJ’s, performers and dancers create an atmosphere that shakes the venue until the early hours.

Sketch turns eating and drinking into a whole new experience. The hardest part is choosing between the elegant and themed rooms. A Grade II listed building, sketch was formerly the headquarters of Christian Dior. The site consists of The Gallery, The Parlour, The Lecture Room and Library, The Glade and The East Bar.  Book well in advance!


Dans le Noir 
Dans le Noir is run almost entirely by blind people, and when you enter the dining area, you too will have to make do without your sight as you are plunged into darkness. The meal challenges your sense of taste and smell, the perfect restaurant for a first date? We’ll let you decide! 

It’s really lovely to have assurance from the company arranging the night that we will be looked after, even after we have paid the money - Charlotte