THE TEN MOST INCREDIBLE PLACES TO DINE OUT IN LONDON
Weird and wonderful restaurants
1. ArcelorMittal Orbit
When it comes to hot new dining experiences, first is best - so book a place now at ArcelorMittal Orbit, the UK's tallest sculpture at 114.5 metres high. This towering creation promises panoramic views that stretch across 20 miles of London and you can re-live the spirit of London 2012, as it's located at the very centre of the Olympic Park. It opens this spring for private hire (among other things), including parties and drinks receptions.
, nearest tube: Stratford
2. Basement Galley
This underground supper club takes its namesake literally and can be found in a decommissioned 1967 Victoria Line carriage at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Transport Museum. Co-founder Alex Cooper is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu School in Paris and serves up top notch grub, but this is as much a social experience as any, with strangers and groups mixed up side by side.
, nearest tube: Walthamstow
3. Restaurant Story
A must for story lovers, chef Tom Sellers' restaurant aims to share narratives and memories from what dinners "see, smell and taste on the plate." The menu draws from the very best of seasonal British produce - think English pear, artichoke and verbena - and best of all, there's a giant book collection, which you can add to by bringing your own favourite read.
, nearest tube: London Bridge
It doesn't get more casual than dining on an over-sized white bed sans shoes. Supperclub is hip cocktail bar-meets-restaurant-meets-nightclub concept and the London branch is one of a global chain that also includes Istanbul and San Francisco. It's informal to the hilt, with music, art, food and performance aimed at "stimulating your senses and releasing your creativity."
, nearest tube: Westbourne Park
5. Ms Marmite Lover
In a market suffused with foodie pop-ups, Ms Marmite Lover's enclave still manages to be a stand-out gem. Her Kentish Town flat is cool and quirky in equal measure, the food is fabulous and at the helm of it all is Ms Marmite Lover - a larger-than-life personality who delivers a stellar night that descends into mayhem (of a good type) more often than you might think.
, nearest tube: London (secret)
6. Circus London
Eating out in London can often be a bit of a circus but this time it's for real as guests are entertained to acrobats and burlesque as they dine in a surreal, decadent bubble. Circus London comes alive after dark, with innovative cocktails, exotic spectacles and multi-talented performers combining to create a dazzling night out - perfect for a spot of escapism (followed by impromptu dancing).
, nearest tube: Covent Garden