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Best Hidden Restaurants In London

Best Hidden Restaurants In London

The Best Hidden Restaurants In London

Last Updated: 14th January 2019 | Main image: Kitchen Table

Three things cannot long stay hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth. – Buddha

What can stay hidden, however – which Buddha clearly knew all too well – are these secret restaurants in London, which you really have to be looking for to find…

Little Quiet | Barbican

Little Quiet Hidden Restaurants

Trussed up like someone’s rather elegant private living room, Little Quiet is a semi-permanent, fine dining restaurant that comes to you from the Disappearing Dining Club. Secreted down a quiet Barbican side street, it’s a moody sleeve of a space in which you can feed on sophisticated Franco-Scandi fare from Swedish Head Chef Fred Bolin… READ MORE

Details: 24-26 Newbury Street, EC1A 7HU Open for lunch & dinner bookings daily

Dans Le Noir? | Clerkenwell

While the restaurant itself may not be much of a secret, the food itself is – because once you’ve been greeted at the door, you’ll be ushered into an entirely pitch black room and served a mystery menu in the dark… READ MORE

Details: 30-31 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DU Open daily from 6pm

La Bodega Negra | Soho

La Bodega Negra hidden restaurants in London

An illicit, tequila-infused, incense-smoking subterranean Mexican restaurant. Which, naturally, can be accessed through an unforgivingly authentic-looking Soho sex shop…READ MORE

Details: 9 Old Compton Street, W1D 5JF Open daily

Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour | Chinatown

Enter through an unassuming, numberless jade door hidden in the bustle of Chinatown to find a maze of different, stunningly decorated rooms spread out over three surreptitious floors of cocktails, dim sums and opium. Minus the opium. READ MORE

Details: The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, W1D 6JE Open daily from 5pm till late

Brat | Shoreditch

Brat - Michelin Star Restaurants London

Despite best efforts to remain low-key, being, as it is, discreetly tucked away on the first floor of a relatively non-descript warehouse, Brat managed to win head chef Tomos Parry a Michelin star within six months of opening. READ MORE

Details: First Floor, 4 Redchurch Street, E1 6JJ Open daily from noon (no dinner on Sundays)

Kitchen Table | Fitzrovia

An intimate, completely secret chef’s table seating only 20, where chefs prepare a daily-changing, double Michelin-starred menu before your eyes… and hidden from everyone else’s, behind a curtain in a hot dog restaurant. READ MORE

Details: 70 Charlotte Street, W1T 4QG Open for dinner Wed-Sat, book ahead

Garden Room | Leicester Square

Garden Room hidden restaurants

Slip into this faceless building opposite Leicester Square tube, and you’ll find yourself… what bears an uncanny resemblance to a backpacker’s hostel. But head into the tiny lifts on the far side, head up to the top floor, and you’ll discover this cosy, candlelit spot with killer views, delicious Modern European dishes, and Bourne & Hollingsworth cocktails… READ MORE

Details: 10th Floor, Assembly Hotel, 27-31 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0LS | Open daily 7am-late

Rochelle Canteen | Shoreditch

Rochelle Canteen requires you first to locate a plain-looking door in a garden wall, secondly to ring the buzzer for entry, and finally to locate what bears the most resemblance to a critically acclaimed restaurant operating out of a former school bike shed on the other side. READ MORE

Details: School House, Arnold Circus, E2 7ES | Open for breakfast and lunch daily, and dinner Thurs-Sat

Little Blue Door | Fulham

Little Blue Door hidden restaurants

Hidden behind an entirely nondescript door on the Fulham Road – we’ll leave you to sleuth out which one – is the ultimate house party, with delicious food, drinks for a fiver, and Sunday roasts accompanied by the papers, snacks and board games. READ MORE

Details: 871-873 Fulham Rd, SW6 5HP Open Wed-Fri from 6pm, Sat from 11am and Sun from 12pm

Hill & Szrok | Bethnal Green

A mysterious dining spot that looks almost exactly like a butcher’s… because it is oneOnly in the evenings, the large marble table at its centre gets wiped down, dolled up, and the place becomes a secret restaurant serving excellent seasonal grub. READ MORE

Details: 60 Broadway Market, London Fields, E8 4QJ | Open for dinner daily, plus Sunday lunch

Mãos | Shoreditch

Maos Hidden Restaurants

Essentially a private dinner party, where you can pick your own wine from the cellar, flit between the kitchen and dining room, and leave without asking for a bill. Except here, the food is all prepared by critically acclaimed chef, Nuno Mendes. READ MORE

Details: 41 Redchurch Street, E2 7DJWeekday dinners & Saturday lunches – book ahead

 


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