London’s Best Themed Bars and Restaurants


Theme bars and restaurants are marvellous fun for visitors of all ages, so it’s fortunate that London is packed to the rafters with some of the best that the UK has to offer.

Dine like kings and queens at a medieval banquet, dance the night away at a vintage circus inspired nightspot or check out an endangered rainforest environment during your stay at the Park Grand London – the choice is yours!

Medieval Banquet, Ivory House, St. Katharine’s Dock

Located just a short stroll from the imposing Tower of London and its bloody history, this medieval banquet will transport the who family back in time to an era of knights, jousting and feasts fit for royalty.

Diners are encouraged to sit on the long wooden pews and get friendly with the group next to them as the evening’s entertainment begins with centuries-old music and medieval pageantry performed by a team of professional actors and musicians.

As you’d expect, the food on offer has a medieval theme with strong ales for the grown-ups and a variety of succulent roast meats and side dishes to tempt even the most selective of eaters. There are also magicians on hand to keep the mood light and engaging for little ones, so it’s the perfect night out for the whole family when you stay at the Park Grand Paddington.

Levant Restaurant & Lounge, Marylebone High Street

Bring on the belly dancers! At the weekend, the opulent interior of this much-loved Lebanese restaurant is filled with eastern promise with fire eaters, snake charmers and professional belly dancers adding to its appeal.

Complete with a resident DJ who brings guests to the dance floor all weekend, this spot is great for groups looking to try out new cuisine and experience a night out at a gorgeously decorated venue.

Located just a short black cab or Tube ride away from the Park Grand Paddington, luxuriate amongst the amazing variety of huge cushions with a cocktail or enjoy some delicately spiced regional dishes from the kitchen team via candlelight before showing off your best dance moves.

The Rainforest Café, Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly

Devoted to environmental causes and great food, the Rainforest Café offers a vibrant and engaging place to eat and find out more about the endangered rainforests and its animal inhabitants.

Colourful, unique and featuring stunning indoor waterfalls with a variety of plants and life-sized stuffed animals, diners can get together over a rainforest themed menu which includes dishes such as rasta pasta, jungle safari soup and chicken and glass noodle salad, made using Indonesian inspired herbs and spices.

Reaching the Rainforest Café from the Park Grand London is easy too as the venue is located just 18-minutes away via Tube. Just hop on the Central line from nearby Lancaster Gate station, and you’ll be dining with the animals in no time at all.

Trapeze, Shoreditch

Fancy a night out at the circus? Then you have to try Trapeze in Shoreditch!

The big top inspired restaurant has been delighting visitors since it opened over three floors and is fast becoming one of the area’s most popular nightspots with locals and those just coming to the capital to let their hair down for a few days.

Featuring a fantastic menu of American inspired burgers with a big top twist and huge sharing platers which are ideal for groups, this venue does some pretty amazing cocktails and even has its own nightclub located on the ground floor. A resident DJ spins the latest house, RnB and dance tracks late into the night at weekends.

If you’re staying at one of our pay on arrival hotels, then you’ll be pleased to find out that Trapeze is easy to reach via Tube or taxi so be sure to bring your dancing shoes along for your trip.

Park Grand Lancaster Gate Afternoon Tea, Paddington

If you don’t want to travel far for a unique dining experience that is suitable for guests of all ages, then the Park Grand Lancaster Gate afternoon tea is a wonderful way to wind down and relax, and it’s just an elevator ride away from your hotel room.

Featuring an array of delicate sandwiches, steaming hot aromatic teas and coffees as well as a mouth-watering selection of sweet treats and pastries, sit back and enjoy the British tradition of afternoon tea. It started life as a few rounds of bread and butter and a small cake to go with an midday pot of tea during the Victorian era but we have seriously updated it to spoil you during your stay.

If tea isn’t your thing or you have something to celebrate, there’s also the option to upgrade your drinks to include a glass or two of sparkling champagne to make your experience one to remember.

Afternoon tea has exploded in popularity in the UK over the last few years, so why not give the experience a try for yourself and see what all the fuss is about with our Park Grand Lancaster Gate afternoon tea.

Just don’t forget to book your afternoon tea experience at our pay on arrival hotels as soon as you reach London as slots are limited due to their popularity.

Bunga Bunga, Battersea

One of the hippest new eateries in the area, Bunga Bunga is a fresh take on the traditional Italian restaurant. Family-friendly and well-priced, not one inch of this venue has escaped decoration and you can’t miss the dozens of small Italian flags that grace the ceiling as soon as you arrive.

The bar is also a real talking point at this venue as it is shaped to replicate a gondola where you’ll be served delicious drinks and cocktails in a leaning tower of Pisa glass for that extra Italian touch.

The menu offers great quality, authentic and really tasty food with something for everyone, so if you’re a pizza fan or just love fresh pasts smothered in a variety of sauces, then Bunga Bunga is the place for you.