The best theme restaurants in London manage to follow a theme without resorting to tackiness. If you fancy a fun meal out, you really can't beat our pick of the best theme restaurants for a tongue-in-cheek night out in London. From rock memorabilia to sporting paraphernalia - these restaurants are a great choice for both fans of the chosen theme and anyone fancying a relaxed meal out in the capital.
As well as these recommended Theme restaurants in London, don't forget to check out our round-up of Theme bars in London
150 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QZ
(020) 7514 1700
The Hard Rock Cafe has been standing on Old Park Lane in London since 1971 and, to this day still offers authentic American cuisine and rock 'n' roll memorabilia. They offer a variety of burgers, sizzling fajitas, mouth watering cocktails and a truly electric atmosphere.
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Trocadero, 13 Coventry Street, Leicester Square, London, W1D 7AB
(020) 3763 5288
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co lands in London from across the pond. Accommodating 400 customers, over two floors, the restaurant is inspired by Forest Gump and has movie memorabilia throughout.
The menu at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co has an impressive choice of dishes with signature options including coconut shrimp; lobster linguine; and Dixie style baby back ribs.
145 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PA
(020) 3667 5222
Buddha Bar brings Oriental flair to London's dining scene, blending a sumptuous menu of pan-Asian cuisine, a live DJ playing the best of chillout and lounge from around the world, all set against a striking interior.
Battersea's Bunga Bunga is a pizzeria and bar that boasts a comprehensive selection of Italian fare and drinks.
37 Battersea Bridge Road, Battersea, London, SW11 3BA
(020) 7095 0360
Exmouth Market's Cafe Kick serve a delicious array of Mediterranean dishes, ideal for stocking up energy levels before a few table football matches.
43 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4QL
Inside you will find warm and comfortable surroundings with football memorabilia hung all over the walls and classic French table football tables for you to challenge your mates on.
(020) 7837 8077
After the huge success of the Parisian restaurant where diners are invited to eat in pitch black darkness, Dans le Noir London has opened in Farringdon.
30-31 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0DU
(020) 7253 1100
Established for over 70 years, Elysee is one of the oldest Greek restaurants in London. The ground floor restaurant has a lively atmosphere as live music is regularly hosted while the first floor restaurant is relaxed and intimate.
13 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1DP
(020) 7636 4804
Westminster's Firecracker offers Modern Oriental dining within sleek surroundings. As well as a la carte choices, bento meals and set menus are available at Firecracker.
44 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London, SW1P 2AF
(020) 7222 4680
A social experiment from the team behind Jam Tree, Fu Manchu is an Edwardian/Opium den themed restaurant and cocktail bar. Expect an extensive choice of dim sum and cocktails. Come nightfall, Fu Manchu hosts a wide selection of live music events and transforms into Clapham's most compelling nightclub.
15-16 Lendal Terrace, Clapham, London, SW4 7UX
(020) 3397 8844
Booking in advance is essential
Ivory House, St Katharines Dock, East Smithfield, London, E1W 1BP
You can have a right royal time at the Medieval Banquet London. Enjoy traditional medieval fare with King Henny VIII whilst knights battle right in front of your very eyes.
(020) 7480 5353
Octoberfest Pub is a popular pub that recreates an authentic Oktoberfest experience outside of Germany every day. Everything is imported directly from one of Munich's breweries, Paulaner, including the beer and pork knuckles. All the latest sports are shown as well as hosting poker nights, pool, live Oktoberfest bands and DJs.
678-680 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 5SA
(020) 7736 5293
57-60 Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QX
(020) 7287 1000
The iconic Planet Hollywood in Haymarket offers a vibrant atmosphere and a menu of classic American favourites including burgers, wings and speciality cocktails.
20-24 Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, London, W1D 7EU
(020) 7434 3111
Based in the heart of the West End, Rainforest Cafe is a distinctive jungle themed venue offering fun nights out and clubbing with a twist.
Sarastro on Drury Lane has an impressive opera themed flamboyant decor with heavy drapes and private box areas to dine in.
126 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5SU
(020) 7836 0101
Co-owned by ex Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, Kensington's Sticky Fingers is, predictably full of yummy mummies and prams at lunchtime – rock and roll made palatable for the under 10's. It serves up the usual American fare of ribs and burgers but the staff are good humoured, tolerant and unerringly cheerful.
1a Phillimore Gardens, Kensington, London, W8 7QG
(020) 7938 5338
This 24 hour restaurant on St John Street is a little slice of Hollywood glitz in Clerkenwell.
44-46 St John Street, London, EC1M 4DF
(020) 7689 2424