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Archipelago

#751 of 17,833 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Fitzrovia
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53 Cleveland Street | Fitzrovia, London W1T 4JJ, England
+44 20 7637 9611
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Today
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:15
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:15
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:15
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant as he wanted to try snake. We had snake carpaccio and belly pork for starters, alpaca and ostrich for mains and ice cream with a bee and a chocolate fondant for dessert. My husband also had the love bug salad, side order of pupae and a visit from the doctor. The food was... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought we'd try something different on our trip to London this time and we found this quirky menu with weird and wonderful delicacies from around the world. You have to be adventurous to eat here but most of what we tried was gorgeous. The restaurant was small and extravagantly decorated in animal feathers, exotic bird cages, etc. The bathrooms... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful meal. Tasty, varied and a little bit exciting at times, We all loved the food. Smaller than you would think, only a sliver of a restaurant, perhaps less than 20 covers, which is why it's so good for couples. Bottom line is that the staff were very attentive, professional. The food was awesome. It is expensive, but... More 

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guildford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is for anyone that wants something truly different! I've been here three times and every time I have been surprised and amazed. The most weird sounding things are delicious. Last time I ordered a dessert with a been in it, which was amazing!

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Thank John L
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing evening at this place. The decor and theme was literally out of this world. The ambience and atmosphere was nice. The food was a selection of exotic dishes that myself or my girlfriend had not tried before, but we love trying new things. During the night we tried things like Python, alligator, Bisson and insects. The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. Exotic meat at its best. Had the python for starter which was Delicious. The spicy filling alpaca for man, and the chocolate covered scorpions for desert. The meal was all round tasty, filling, interesting and different. The ambience is great and with plenty to look at. And staff every polite and helpful. Highly recommend for a... More 

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Thank Lee H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You must visit! Perfect service and amazing food! Recommend !!! One of the best places in London! This places makes me happy always :) Thanks !

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london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

came here years ago when it was on whitfield street, great place, 10 mins walk from the west end of tottenham court rd, quiet area, amazing weird exotic food, python, bugs, kangeroo, amazing ostrich steak, really enjoyed it,

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Thank jmsnjms
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I'd always wanted to go Nairobi and eat in the Carnivore and decided this was cheaper. It was 3-4 times what we pay in Nandos but a lot cheaper than a trip to Kenya. The wine costs £8.50 - over £7000 and lunch is cheaper so they recognise not everyone is rich. Unusual sums up food, decor and how you... More 

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Thank C A
Farningham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Took my partner here for his birthday as eats all weird and wonderful things, thought this would be an apt experience and it was. Fab decor and the staff were attentive. The food albeit very odd was beautifully presented and we thought tasted fantastic everything went well together. Great little touches.. napkin grows, treasure chest menus and the whole evening... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$56
Cuisine
International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:15
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:15
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:15
Thursday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:15
Friday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:15
Saturday
18:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Cleveland Street | Fitzrovia, London W1T 4JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzrovia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7637 9611
Description
If Archipelago were a film it would definitely be one of the Indiana Jones series. First, the menu features all manner of exotic beasties - locusts, zebra, crocodile and second the decor is an exotic mix of golden buddhas, dwarf palms and giant peacock feathers. The staff will talk you through each dish, but there's also chicken, fish, lamb and extensive vegetarian options. It's a great night out for the more adventurous - or if you happen to be having Ray Mears to stay.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Fitzrovia

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Fitzrovia
This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest fashions, gadgets, and souvenirs. Fitzrovia is conveniently located between the major retail thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of well connected Tube stations dotted around the area for easy transport. This neighbourhood is a favorite among foodies as well, with an impressive number of quality restaurants, pubs, cafes and food shops vying for your patronage – especially along Charlotte Street and near Goodge Street Station.
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