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Exotic food seldom seen on most menus is the draw at this slightly eccentric spot just down from Warren Street. The decor - a mismatched mix of fertility idols, giant peacock feathers, golden Buddhas and intimidating masks - is perhaps as adventurous as the food. There's certainly a lot to look at. 

The unconventional food features marinated kangaroo skewers, jerked alpaca, crispy zebra jerky, pan-fried crickets and crocodile wrapped in vine leaves with honey-poached plums and pickled samphire. Mexican pork belly, a chicken massaman curry and Berber spiced lamb are some of the more conventional choices.

The wine list follows this more traditional route, with an old world slant punctuated by a few bottles from the new. There's also a bit of extravagance - a 1961 Petrus is down in the cellar. 

Venue name: Archipelago
Address: 53 Cleveland Road
Opening hours: Meals served 8am-10pm Mon-Sat; 10am-8pm Sun.
Transport: Goodge Street or Warren Street tube
Price: Main courses £14.50-£24
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