Prepare to enjoy dinner with a difference at London’s hottest dining venues, where supper is served with a side of acrobatics or live opera. Located in the heart of London’s glamorous entertainment district, The Montague on the Gardens is the perfect place to stay if you’re after a dining experience that is both entertaining and delicious. From circus acts to singing, here are some of our favourite dinner shows in London.
The Phoenix Artist Club
Indulge in a little old-school nostalgia at this late night bar and brasserie in the heart of London’s thespian neighbourhood. The Phoenix Artist Club is all cabaret glamour, with art deco interiors featuring stage spotlights and signed theatre posters. The kitchen serves up modern European cuisine, which you can enjoy alongside piano performances and musical theatre open-mic nights. And it’s not called Artist Club for nothing – this is the place where entertainers go to be entertained, so an impromptu performance from a West End star is always on the cards.
If you like your Asian cuisine followed by some fire-eating, look no further than Convent Garden’s Circus. In the centre of its stylish dining room is a quartz stage where a jaw-dropping spectacle of burlesque routines and dazzling aerial flips takes place. Its pan-Asian menu features an array of sushi, dim sum and tempura dishes accompanied by exotic cocktails, which you can sip as you watch sequined performers twirl and leap through suspended hoops.
Music Mondays at Quaglino’s is a glitzy affair. Singers entertain guests with jazz, soul and blues numbers that you can jive to as you dine on a menu of contemporary European cuisine. Its decadent interiors match its class-act entertainment, and you’ll feel very glamorous walking down its grand sweeping staircase. This iconic St. James’s venue has some serious star credentials: The Queen was the first monarch to ever dine at a public restaurant, and of course, Quaglino’s was top of her list.
Enjoy an evening of fine French cuisine, accompanied by a live soundtrack of world-class opera. At Bel Canto, all the food is served by professional opera singers, who perform beautiful arias that’ll make you weep tears of emotion into your glass of prosecco. Dinner at Bel Cantos is a rare chance to experience the art of opera in an intimate setting, with singers cherry-picked from the best conservatories taking you through the dramatic highs and lows of famous operas from Carmen to La Traviata.
Dans Le Noir
Long established in London, Dans Le Noir is less of a performance and more of an immersive eating experience that will completely awaken your senses. The restaurant’s USP is in its name: a restaurant where you eat your food in complete and utter darkness. Diners are led into the pitch-black dining room by the restaurant’s blind waiters, who take you through their four mystery menus. Half the fun is guessing what’s on the plate in front of you with only tastes, smells and textures to guide you. You never know what you might eat: chefs serve playful flavours like shark meat or wasabi ice cream. There’s no other experience quite like it.
After a thoroughly entertaining evening, return to the peace and superior comfort of your deluxe room or suite at The Montague on the Gardens.