The Most Unusual Restaurants in the World
Adventurers and foodies unite.
Finding a new, original angle for dining is proving difficult across the globe, with so much competition nowadays. These restaurants have gone above and beyond to explore the most creative ways to cleanse your palette and your soul.
The Redwoods Treehouse, New Zealand.
If your fond childhood memories include playing in a treehouse, then your adult self will love dining in one. The Redwoods Treehouse is a pod-shaped structure built around a tree in the Redwoods Forest in New Zealand. The restaurant is available to rent as a venue, and seats thirty guests at seated tables or fifty guests standing. The catering service on offer expands from six-course degustation, to world-class canapes.
At O.NOIR, Canada’s ‘Dine in the Dark’ restaurant, you’ll have the opportunity to eat in complete darkness. With your sense of sight blocked, your other senses will become more vivid, making the dining experience more visceral. What’s more, the waiters are all levels of visually-impaired, making it both a unique and inclusive restaurant.
Fangweng Restaurant, China.
A word of warning- Fangweng is not for the faint of heart. Situated on the very edge of a cliff face in China, the restaurant offers a stunning view of the Yangtze River to brave diners, with hanging lanterns offering a stunning ambiance. For the most adventurous spirits, there’s even a bungee jumping platform.
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives.
The Ithaa undersea restaurant is in the Maldives, five metres below sea level. ‘Ithaa’ translates to ‘Mother of Pearl’ in the Maldivian language, Dhivehl, and the experience promises to be beautiful- the restaurant’s walls are entirely made of glass, so guests can enjoy a panoramic view of marine life as they dine.
The Rock, Tanzania.
If you’re fancying a tropical getaway, then a restaurant off the coast of Tanzania might be the one for you. Guests are required to wade through the water- or take a quick boat ride- in order to reach the restaurant, housed in a modest building that promises a comfortable dining experience, as long as you haven’t got your clothes too wet!
Dinner in the Sky, Worldwide.
The latest dining craze to hit the streets, or the sky as a matter of fact. The concept originated in Belgium in 2006, where a gourmet pleasure company and specialists in amusement park installations joined forces, to create a dining experience in the sky. Some of the world’s leading chefs, have showed off their ‘out of this world’ culinary skills, in over 45 countries across the globe. The chefs change with the location, so you won’t have to go chasing down the crane, as it’s likely to be in a city near you at some point. Letting your hair down, embracing the adrenaline rush of a rollercoaster ride, and having a fine dining meal among beautiful landmarks of incredible cities, that sounds like our cup of tea.
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The Grotto, Thailand.
The Grotto is an intimate dining experience within the Rayavadee Resort in Krabi, Thailand. Comfortably tucked under an ancient limestone cliff on Phranang Beach, The Grotto can be home to a relaxing afternoon graze, or a romantic sunset cocktail. You can also arrange a barbeque meal in advance if you would like a heavier meal.
Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, Philippines.
The Labassin Waterfall Restaurant is also part of a luxury resort, known as the Villa Escudero Resort in San Pablo City, Philippines. Leave your finest outfit and designer shoes at home, as you’re bound to get wet. If not from the waterfall, the relaxing hike to the dining location will clear your mind and trigger your appetite. You’ll also be treated to traditional live music, bird watching entertainment and simply the magic of dining beside this gorgeous, natural treasure.