Archipelago

ADDRESS
110 Whitfield Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 5ED†
RESERVATIONS
OPENING TIMES
Monday: 12:00-14:00,18:00-22:00
PRICES
Over £45

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ArchipelagoExotic, lavishly decorated restaurant with a daring and unusual menu.

Probably one of the most unusual dining experiences in London, a meal at Archipelago is an appealing assault on the senses. From the imaginatively-named dishes (“Saigon Seduction”, “Serengeti Dusk”) filled with exotic ingredients (kangaroo and crocodile, emu and wildebeest) to the lavishly decorated, candlelit interior (palm trees, peacock feathers, statues and screens) and pungent, aromatic fragrances, this is a full-on 360 degree eating event. The anticipation begins from the moment you book your table and are given a “secret” password to use when you arrive. When you do arrive, a short walk across a floor filled with pebbles massages weary feet, gently signalling the start of the evening’s unexpected delights. The food here is quirky; frogs’ legs, chocolate covered scorpions and drone bees make an appearance on the menu alongside the unusual meats already mentioned. However, for every truly eccentric dish there are ten others that - despite the exotic sounding names – are really just a bit “colourful” in terms of description and ingredients. While not for the exceptionally faint hearted, you don’t have to have a stomach of steel to eat here - far from it. Each of these dishes tastes sublime and, should you have any questions or concerns, the highly informed waiting staff are on hand to dispense information and advice. The air theatricality continues right up to the end of the meal when diners are given the choice of selecting from the dessert menu, the mysterious “A Visit from the Doctor”. Go on… you know you want to. Romantic yet edgy, Archipelago is perfect for making a meal out a meal to remember.

Best for:
Chocolate covered scorpions, crocodile and kangaroo, plam trees and peacock featheres, statues and screens.

Did you know?
The word "archipelago" literally means "chief sea".

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Warren Street Tube Station
2 minutes walk
Euston Square Tube Station
4 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Camden Road Overground Station
25 minutes walk
Euston Railway Station
8 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Euro Car Parks
4 minutes walk
Regent Crest Hotel NCP
4 minutes walk

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £47† 28% off
130 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 1 minute from Archipelago
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Holiday Inn London Regent's Park
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Carburton Street, W1W | 4 minutes from Archipelago
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Grange Fitzrovia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £69† 28% off
20-28 Bolsover Street, W1W | 4 minutes from Archipelago
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196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from Archipelago
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Charlotte Street Hotel, 15 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from Archipelago
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48 Eversholt Street, King's Cross, London NW1 | 9 minutes from Archipelago
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Sardo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
45 Grafton Way, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Archipelago
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Ask! Pizza
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48 Grafton Way, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Archipelago
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Indian YMCA
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41 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Archipelago
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Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 11 minutes from Archipelago
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Hobson's Choice
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Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1 | 13 minutes from Archipelago
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Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 14 minutes from Archipelago
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The New Diorama Theatre
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15-16 Triton Street, Regents Place, Fitzrovia, London NW1 | 4 minutes from Archipelago
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Bloomsbury Theatre
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15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from Archipelago
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The Wheatsheaf
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25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 8 minutes from Archipelago
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Bolivar Hall at Venezuelan Embassy
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
54-56 Grafton Way, W1T | 1 minute from Archipelago
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Pollock's Toy Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Scala Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from Archipelago
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Wellcome Collection
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183 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 5 minutes from Archipelago
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Heal's
London > Shopping > House and Garden
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from Archipelago
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Villandry Delicatessen
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
170 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 5 minutes from Archipelago
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82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from Archipelago
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Slade School of Fine Art
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 4 minutes from Archipelago
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, WC1H | 6 minutes from Archipelago
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from Archipelago
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Archipelago gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Fitzroy Square Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Archipelago
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 6 minutes from Archipelago
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Agua at Sanderson
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 8 minutes from Archipelago
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Lowdown at the Albany
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Lowdown at the Albany, 240 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 5 minutes from Archipelago
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King & Queen
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1 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 6 minutes from Archipelago
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The Crown & Sceptre
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
86 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 6 minutes from Archipelago
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The Lucky Pig
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Clipstone Street, Fitzrovia, W1W | 5 minutes from Archipelago
Elusive location? Check. Mismatched furniture? Check. Random antiques used for decoration? Check. And finally: an extensive cocktail list? Check. The Lucky Pig has all the elements ... More
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Shochu Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
37 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Archipelago
Shochu Lounge's mixture of of rustic wood and shiny twenty-first century fittings is very Japanese, as is the low, moody lighting, and the cocktails, which are ... More
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Drakes Tabanco
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Windmill Street, W1T | 7 minutes from Archipelago
Drakes Tabanco opens on 7th October 2013. Serving fine and rare sherry wines straight from barrel, alongside a Spanish and British food menu, Drakes Tabanco is ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Archipelago

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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 6 minutes from Archipelago
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
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28 Portland Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
28 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | 7 minutes from Archipelago
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Imagination Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Crescent, 25 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 7 minutes from Archipelago
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