Why do we visit a restaurant? The answer is pretty simple. A visit to a fine restaurant guarantees a sumptuous meal and a fine ambiance. Well, some extraordinary restaurants in the world don’t just stop at that. Once you step in those eateries, it is a whole new experience you gather- one to treasure forever. Let us explore some of the quirkiest restaurants in this planet. From bizarre locations to weird choice of waiters, mind-boggling cooking style to acrobatic skills of the staff, this list has it all.
10 of the world’s most quirky restaurants
10. ‘S Baggers, Nuremberg, Germany
The functioning of this restaurant must have been inspired by some sci-fi movie. Guests have to order here over a computer. The food and drinks are delivered to the table via a whizzing roller-coaster of rail. Efficiency is very high and even with the whooshing and whirring motion, not a single drop is spilled! Kids find the place very enjoyable and yearn to return.
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9. KinderkookCafe, Amsterdam, Netherlands
At Kinderkook, talented chefs serve mouth-watering delicacies to the guests. What is so special about that you ask? In this kitchen, the cooks with the sharp cooking skills are all kids! Enthusiastic children adroitly prepare finger-licking items for themselves and the guests. Adult volunteers and interns help them in the task.
8. Dinner In The Sky, Brussels, Belgium
Man’s love affair with the skies is known to all. From ancient times, we have longed to fly like birds. Now here is an aerial treat for the fine dining lovers. Dinner In The Sky is an organisation which arranges hanging dinner facilities in magnificent places of the World. In its journey, it flew through the skies of more than 40 countries, including Europe, Australia, India, Dubai, Canada, U.S by partnering with organisations in these countries. Dinner in the Sky is operational in the capital of Belgium. Meals are prepared by some of the best chefs of the world. A gastronomic extravaganza high up in the skies! What more can one want!
7. El Diablo, Canary Island, Spain
How about enjoying a gourmet meal cooked atop a volcano? If this sound fascinating to you, then El Diablo is where you need to be! Located in the heart of Timanfaya National Park, the view from the restaurant is spectacular. The geothermal heat of 450-500 degree Celsius spewing out from the mouth of this dormant volcano barbeques and cooks the food! This unusual way of cooking attracts tourists on a daily basis. The volcano last erupted in 1824. Experience the sunset on the lava fields of this fire mountain and gorge on volcanic indulgences! Perfect!
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6. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives
Wine and dine is the culture in this man-made underwater tunnel. Watch the fishes swim over your head as you enjoy a toast of luxury 16 feet below sea level. The restaurant is a part of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort and designed by a Kiwi consultancy. The 2004 earthquake in the Indian Ocean which spurred a tsunami did not damage this restaurant.The cuisine here is a mix of European and Asian.
5. Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, Philippines
Savour a luncheon at the foot of a waterfall in the South-Eastern nation of Philippines. The menu includes authentic local dishes and the ambience is lush green. Seat yourself delightfully in the bamboo dining tables and feel the trickling water of the Labassin Waterfall caressing your feet. Relish the smoking hot Filipino cuisine in the backdrop of a live waterfall. The cold water provides a much needed relief in the humid atmosphere.
4. Fangweng Restaurant, Yichang, China
Dangling hundreds of feet above the mighty Yangtze river, this restaurant is built in a cave. The offbeat element here is the 30 metre long narrow concrete bridge which hangs on one side of the cliff. One has to cross this bridge to reach the main dining area. Even a portion of the dining hall is suspended in the air. Grab a bite and say hello to the longest river in Asia!
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3. Kayabukiya tavern, Japan
Walk in this eatery , seat yourself, place an order and be surprised! Instead of waiters and waitresses, you will find cute monkeys serving the food! The monkeys are not allowed to work more than 2 hours a day, due to Japan’s animal rights regulation. Also the work condition ensures proper treatment to the monkeys. And if the lovely little animals win your heart you can tip them with boiled soya beans!
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2. Snow Castle Restaurant, Kemi, Finland
Kemi boasts of the biggest snow fort in the world which is rebuilt every winter. Each year the architecture differs but the three features that repeat themselves include the Snow Restaurant. The temperature within this restaurant is always minus 5 degree Celsius. Fine dining in a snow restaurant..who can resist it? No doubt the citizens of Kemi are proud of it!
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1. Treepoddining, Soneva Kiri Resort,Thailand
If your pockets run deep enough and you appreciate the value of a gourmet meal then waste no time and leave for Soneva Kiri Resort, KohKood Island. The resort boasts of a whole assortment of dining options. In the treepod dining bamboo pods are hoisted into tall leafy tropical trees of the KohKood’s ancient rainforest. Guests sitting inside the tree pods get a magical view of the blue water and sandy shoreline. Amuse yourself by tasting the expensive wine as a personal waiter serves you high up using the acrobatics of a zipline!
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