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Archipelago

4.7
4.7
359 Reviews
£41 and over
Global, International
Situated in Fitzrovia W1, Archipelago is one of London’s most exotic and unusual dining destinations. As famous for its décor as it is for its menu, the cosy dining room is packed full of peacock feathers, palm trees and artefacts from all over the world. Archipelago promises to take diners on an uncharted culinary journey where signature meals of seared zebra, kangaroo fillet and African crocodile are offered alongside more conventional chicken and fish dishes. All of their ingredients are ethically sourced so diners are guaranteed a guilt-free gourmet experience. Archipelago also has a private dining room that can accommodate 25-50 people for a sit-down dinner. Whether it’s for a memorable dinner date or a gathering of your most adventurous friends, Archipelago is guaranteed to impress.

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2 people

19:00


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Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Mon–Sat 17:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    020 7637 9611

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Fitzrovia

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Goodge Street Station, Warren Street Station, Great Portland Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station, Euston Station.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 359 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. LL

    LaurenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 2nd time to Archipelago and it was amazing! The food is exotic and fun and delicious, the owner’s conversation is fun and insightful and the atmosphere transports you to a different place! A real gem of a restaurant and will definitely be going back again soon!
  2. DM

    DavidM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great out of the way place for exotic food and experience. Friendly staff and great ambiance!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was beautifully presented and was very tasty. Great atmosphere and great service! They even let us have our own cake for dessert! Lovely experience and would definitely return again.
  4. TW

    TobyW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was amazing, the waiter seemed angered all evening
  5. B

    Bianca38

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous experience, exceeded our expectations. The exotic food was beautiful presented and prepared. We had so much fun eating the most bizarre foods. The music is interesting, the decor is interesting. There really is no other place like it. Highly recommend. The service was excellent and they threw in little surprises along the way which was really lovely.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience
  7. JS

    JShep

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time. The food was delicious and we where served by a lovely gentleman, that made us feel very welcome from start to finish. We will definitely be booking again when we are next in the area.
  8. NB

    NathanielB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lovely restaurant, starter portions a little small, all food was lovely.
  9. CK

    ChrisK

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little place with a unique vibe and food!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was perfect!
  11. F

    Fozzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem. From the moment you walk through the door this place is so interesting and quirky. The food is unusual but delicious with excellent service and a relaxing atmosphere. Pay this restaurant a visit and i guarantee you won't be disappointed.
  12. G

    Ginny

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous lunch . Absolutely delicious. The owner looked after us so well , explained every dish . Definitely will return.
  13. AK

    AaryanK

    Surrey

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!
  14. M

    Marco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing decor, amazing service! 1 year anniversary with my girlfriend, and the staff at Archipelago made it very special for us! The food was incredible. The zebra jerky was so tasty. For mains we ordered ostrich steak which was unreal, and crocodile curry (If you like spicy food this is the one for you!). For years I’ve been wanting to try different cuisines and this place has a handful of things you’ve never tried before. Can’t wait to go back and order something different! Big thank you to all at Archipelago, Marco.
  15. AF

    AFGfood

    London

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Interesting restaurant with unusual food, which is well cooked and presented.
  16. PK

    PeterK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing does not begin to describe this small yet charismatic place. Exotic food I have never seen offered anywhere else, courteous and very attentive staff made the whole experience even better! A+ Highly recommended!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience - my brother was delighted with everything. Not only did the novelty delight him, but the flavours, ambience, service and small touches were all top notch. In fact, this is such a hidden gem of a restaurant that my brother (who has lived just a 20 minute walk away for 30+ years) was incredibly surprised he hadn’t heard of it. Do yourself and the restaurant team a favour and book yourself a table. As long as you know that there is more unconventional than standard meat on the menu, you won’t regret it!

    ArchipelagoResponded on 31 December 2021Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time with us. We will pass this on to the team and we are looking forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Archipelago

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! Tasty food and lovely staff ♡
  19. M

    Maria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food and very good service. Everything was delicious.
  20. SB

    ScottB36

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’d read so many good reviews and we were not disappointed. The whole experience was perfect! Passwords, exciting food, amazing service, unusual decor made a perfect dining experience.
  21. DR

    DeekshaR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg this was amazing, definitely try the kangaroo kebabs and the crocodile!!

    ArchipelagoResponded on 6 December 2021Dear Deeksha, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time with us. We are looking forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Archipelago

  22. SO

    SamO

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Excellent experience. Good food and outstanding service.
  23. R

    Rooooooose

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with my boyfriend! Was super excited and it did not disappoint. Restaurant was quiet, service was prompt and friendly! We preferred the starters but not to say the mains weren’t great. Will definitely return and have desserts next time! Love the frog legs and crocodile. Can’t wait to return and bring my family to try! Seats were super comfortable!
  24. H

    Hanna

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A cosy taste of the exotic. Good food as before, however, the service has slipped - we waited a long time to order food and for our plates to be cleared and there was nowhere to hang our coats even though they have a downstairs which wasn't being used, so our coats were on the back of our chairs and got in the way.
  25. JK

    JuditK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly staff and interesting food. I would recommend for a special occasion.
  26. N

    Natasha

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. The staff were so helpful with the menu. Charming funny professional. I would definitely go again. Without a doubt one of the best restaurants I have been to
  27. M

    Meline

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great service, i feel like i traveled around the world!
  28. KT

    KiwiTiger

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went at a quiet time for lunch, and manager was very friendly and patient explaining the dishes. Food was good, and great opportunity to try something new. Recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the experience 🤩 I tried lots of unique food. Very nice decor in the restaurant. Love the way how the drinks and food menu are presented.
  30. PG

    PeterG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great exotic food. Friendly service. Lovely ambience and decor.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience from start to finish - thank you
  32. IS

    ISAB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Booked a table for a birthday dinner and then called to say we would be running late as there were delays with the tube. We ended up arriving 30 minutes late and they only hold the table for 15 minutes (which is why I called twice). When I called the second time when I way a few minutes away, the person on the phone was very rude and told me "what if I had given your table to someone else?" when I was asking him if we could still come. He then said there was a free table. What was the point of saying this just to make a point? This was my third time at Archipelago so I do enjoy the exotic food and the setting but even during dinner the waiters were rude and were asking us to move our plates and everything around so that they could bring the dishes over. The person from the phone was also one of the person serving us and he was also being rude, almost patronising. Disappointing really, especially because I hyped this place up so much for my friends.
  33. TP

    TeaPea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience with wonderful hosts, can't wait to return
  34. VL

    ValerieL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience! Would recommend to anyone who wants to try something different. Every dish you order is described to you. Fantastic service, relaxing atmosphere. Delicately exquisite food.
  35. SS

    SamanthaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service it’s our second time here and we love it! We shall be returning.
  36. C

    Chris

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our time at Archipelago. The food was delicious and we tried so many different and exciting things. Can’t wait to come back to sample the rest of the menu.

    ArchipelagoResponded on 16 August 2021Hello Chris, Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers! Kind regards, Archipelago

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and service, staff were really friendly.

    ArchipelagoResponded on 16 August 2021Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time with us. We will pass this on to the team and we are looking forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Archipelago

  38. MA

    MichaelA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Not too expensive and a great place to try out new and unusual food.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant experience all round. Great decor and ambience. Lovely, friendly, helpful service from staff. Super yummy, interesting food and cocktails. We tried crocodile, camel, ostrich, kangaroo and bugs! (There are some more mainstream and veggie options as well for the less adventurous.) Don't regret a penny of cost. Well worth it. Will be back.

    ArchipelagoResponded on 27 July 2021Hi! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time with us! We will pass this on to the team and we are looking forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Archipelago

  40. MS

    MnSd

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a date night and had a fabulous time. The food was delicious and the host was so kind and attentive!

FAQs

Archipelago does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Archipelago is rated 4.7 stars by 359 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
Google Map for Archipelago

53 Cleveland Street London, W1T 4JJ

Additional information

  • Area

    Fitzrovia

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Mon–Sat 17:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Goodge Street Station, Warren Street Station, Great Portland Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station, Euston Station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

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