If you are into exotic protiens and eccentric decor, than look no further than this exceptional place. The staff was friendly and informative without being pretentious. The food was flavourful and surprising with zebra and crocodile being my favourites. Try the dessert selections for a fantastic sweet finish to your meal. Furthermore, if you are truly adventurous, there is a “doctor’s visit” option on the bar menu that was truly shocking and spectacular.
Excellent food, great service and creative dishes. One of the best restaurants I've ever been to.
Amazing experience for a fair price.
The atmosphere is perfect, our service was lovely and food was delightful
Very nice experience. All the details are very well though through.
Food is really delicious, so you are not just tasting something "interesting", but food prepared really well.
We had a lovely time. The food, while a little exotic was presented in a lovely manner. Additionally, the flavor was quite fantastic. As for the service, it was equally amazing, we were not pestered too much, nor were our needs left to wait, it was a near perfect balance of all things to make a fantastic dining experience.
The food is great and well presented. The staff takes care of you and is very attentive to all your needs and food preferences.. The atmosphere is quite, warm and relaxing
It was really fun!! The atmosphere is quaint, and most of the food was very good. Our only disappointment was that there were no chocolate covered scorpions.
Great service and great food.
Look forward to going back.
Lovely place and very interesting and delicious food. The ostrich tenderloin was amazing. The bug salad wasn’t quite what I expected. The mealworm and crickets/locusts were a relatively indistinguishable pile of bits. The only one major issue is their cocktails. Whilst very tasty, they are tiny! Half the size of most other bars/restaurants! Pls make them bigger and I would have given this place top marks. It isn’t a cheap place but not ridiculously expensive either. A good night out.
Fantastic concept and the menu was great however it was let down by the lack of ambience (besides the ornaments) and needed music or a bar area to make it feel more special. It wasn’t helped by the fact we were dining with only 3 other couples on a Friday night (8pm to 9:30pm), really disappointing considering it’s high rating on TripAdvisor...perhaps we came at the wrong time!?
An intriguing, unusual place to dine. My party went with a courageous, adventurous spirit and tried everything from Python to Ants to chocolate covered Scorpions.
We had a wonderful evening and although I wouldn’t be rushing to eat worm meal anytime soon, I know that I could survive if I had to.
BTW the Ostrich was truly scrumptious.
I was told my booking was cancelled earlier in the day as they couldn't get hold of me - no missed calls or emails.
Someone in my party was shouted at by the 'manager' for trying to move away when his colleague spilt red wine on him.
Food ok, quite kooky in layout. Disappointed overall.
It is a unique restaurant that allows you to explore the different flavours from around the world. The flavours and spices are perfect and it felt like a rare treat to try the exotic animals on the menu. The service was lovely and very helpful in ordering. It was a great ambiance with all the wonderful decoration and its a small restaurant making it intimate. Food was tasty. Wine was delicious and the price was good value for money.
We loved this place. The decor is very eclectic and unusual, the staff were welcoming and friendly, they explained the rather exotic menu and took the time to describe each plate as it arrived. The food was very good and well presented. I had the belly pork to start, my friends had the Pacific volcanoes and the crispy zebra jerky and they were all excellent. Our mains of ostrich steak and sirloin were equally good too.
Incredible restaurant if you're not scared to venture - this is a must go for a "foodie".
Try the kangaroo, the zebra and the crocodile - marvellous and delicious!
Cute little restaurant with no more than 10 tables surrounded by over-the-top jungle decorations; the team is incredibly kind, attentive (without being overbearing) and well knowledged.
Perfect birthday lunch, tried so many new things and it was amazing. service was 10/10 and even managed to scramble together a birthday surprise at the end very last minute. Would 100% go back.
A truly unique dining experience. Incredible service, unusual dishes, and a lovely setting. Highly recommended the pork belly starter, the crocodile curry, and the bee dessert!
Absolutely fantastic. Great to have an opportunity to try something different and all the food tasted amazing. We even ended up getting another desert they were so good!
Dare to try unusual dishes from all around the world with a fair touch of creativity and the sense of fusion cooking.
Insects, snake, alpaca, kangaroo, crocodile...everything was excellent (with a special mention for the crocodile in vine leaves and the alpaca which reminded me of a recent trip to Peru)
A very eclectic deco with evey detail carefull thought. A smiling and very helpful service.
Worth every single minute there. Children allowed (they loved it)
What's the password again? ;-[)
O. and familiy from Belgium
everything was great - exceptional service and food
A quirky restaurant with a very interesting menu. Came here to celebrate my son's 22nd birthday. He loved it and so did we! Nothing else quite like it in London!
Very original ! You have to taste it !
A wonderful experience, not one for the squeamish or the inadventuros, the menu is like something from I'm a celeb get me out of here!
Make sure you try the bug salad and kangaroo, the bugs are crunchy like pork crackling but not as salty, the kangaroo is more 'beefy'.
I loved the vibe, peacock feathers and Buddha's, you just have to give the place a try!
Cool idea. Great restaurant - not all meats will be to your taste....
The food was unusual (as expected) and well presented. Each course was different and very tasty. The restaurant decor suggest you are in for something different and you are! But it was even better than expected.
Reallly good service and wonderful experience. Food was very tasty, very unusual.
Love the decor and uniqueness of the restaurant. Would recommend.
Puddings are amazing and cocktails wonderful
Fun menu with lots of unusual choices. A little pricy but better value at lunch time.
Fantastic exotic food, lovely decor and ambience
Archipelago was everything we hoped for. Amazing ambiance, fantastically exotic menu, very good service and excellent cocktails. We thought it was a little pricey, but overall a thoroughly enjoyable dinning experience.
A wonderful and highly unusual restaurant with everything from python to ostrich on the menu. Everything was brilliantly prepared and delicious, and the staff were helpful and attentive without being overbearing. Definitely worth a trip.
Great experience I’ve already recommended it to all my friends !!
Wonderful place, great food, staff explained each course so you knew exactly what you was eating, can't fault it
Just fantastic !! Great food and service cannot recommend enough we will be back
The food was nice: loved the spicy alpaca and the zebra as starter. Service was not amazing.
Great place, great food - a must!!
I was really looking forward to dining at this restaurant and I couldn't have been more disappointed. The experience had the cheap neighbourhood restaurant feel. The dishes did nothing to showcase the authentic ingredients. Service was really bad, cold and unwelcoming. I wouldn't go back and it is no surprise the restaurant was empty. Missed opportunity for the owners. This place needs a dramatic makeover.
As ever, Archipelago impressed my business guest and felt like a unique, memorable place to eat. The food is adventurous, beautifully cooked and very tasty. I first ate there in the old premises which were close by about 18 years ago, so this is a stalwart of the London scene.
The staff are engaged, knowledgable and have personality. My only criticism is that, given it's quite an expensive night out, I'd like the waiting staff to be smarter, especially the manager, who looked like he'd just been working in the kitchen in his shirtsleeves.
However, they do try to make the experience interesting with some neat touches, like the way the menus and bill are presented. On the whole, recommended.
The staff are very attentive and help you order some weird food off the menu. It was an amazing experience (it was also my birthday, we didn't mention this but they saw a card I opened and added a candle to the desert.) very sweet and attentive. Definitely one to remember! Thank you
The ingredients are not just exotic, they are spectacularly prepared. A gastronomic jewel in the crown!
Great variety of unusual food, slightly on the expensive side but it is filling.
Interesting decor, friendly and helpful service.