Remember when gap-yah bores dined out on tales of deep-fried insects? Well, that’s nothing compared to the menu at determinedly quirky Archipelago, which features everything from smoked-python carpaccio and love-bug salad to weaver-ant garnishes, all served amid a riot of anthropological artefacts straight out of ‘Indiana Jones’. Make sure you check out the pan-fried chermoula-spiced crickets.
Get your vittles with a side of weird. London is home to hundreds of amazing restaurants , but sometimes everyone hankers for a talking point with their amuse bouches. We’ve rounded up entertaining eateries: oddball decor, kooky culinary concepts and – yes – cats. Our list of unusual restaurants will delight music fans, animal lovers, garlic nuts and more, and you’ll find these joints in venues as various as a boat, a prison and a church crypt. They may not all be home to London’s best dishes, but they definitely deliver dinner with a difference.