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Bizarre Dining: 10 Unusual Restaurants from Across the Globe

13 June 2012 No Comment

Snigdha Sandip

 

What do you look for when you zero in on a restaurant? Obviously, the food! Butgo around the globe and you will find that there’s more to a restaurant that just the food it serves. If you want to enjoy your meal sitting in a unique and strange atmosphere, these places are a must-see. Dining surely won’t be mundane here.

Sky restaurant

If you love heights, try this unique experience of eating a meal while dangling 150 feet above the ground from a crane.  This is a flying Sky Box inBelgiumwhich takes 22 guests to a viewing height of up to 180 feet. Guests are strapped onto leather seats that connect to a dining table. The meals are cooked in a small oven in the center of the structure. The table has a walking platform which can accommodate up to 5 caretakers for the purpose of serving food, beverages and picture taking. Sitting among the clouds and enjoying your meal will be an astonishing experience.

A380 In-Flight restaurant

If you love airplane food but hate to undergo the troubles associated with that like security checks, turbulence, expensive plane fare, then do visit the A380 In-Flight Kitchen inTaipei. It is named after the largest double-deck airliner in the world, the Airbus A380. The A380 In-Flight Kitchen looks pretty much like an airplane with its faux oval-shaped windows, baggage compartments and speckled blue seats complete with headrests. The waitresses dress like flight attendants. Above all, you have a lot more to order from this flight menu other than the usual flight menu of just chicken or fish.

Under-water restaurant

Enjoying a meal sitting under the deep blue sea, while watching the dance of dolphins, is a luring dream for all. The Ithaa Restaurant of Maldives is the world’s first under-water restaurant. It’s mostly made from acrylic and secured five meters below sea level at theConradMaldivesRangaliIslandinRangalifinolhu,Maldives. This amazing restaurant has a capacity of 14 people and provides a 270° panoramic view to its visitors. Meals cost between US$120 and US$150.

Cannibalistic restaurant

A restaurant inTokyohas a unique practice of serving food from the naked human body. The food is called as Nyotaimori, meaning ‘female body plate’. The most interesting part of this story is the diners do not eat what is on the body, instead the body itself. A human body made of dough will be placed on the client’s dining table which looks like a surgery table in a hospital. The food is stuffed inside the body and the customer can eat any part of the body. When you cut the body, it starts bleeding just like a human body. Red sauce is added for life-like bleeding and the internal organs are lovingly and accurately reproduced with sushi and sashimi, Japanese food. You can also choose between male and female bodies.

Modern toilet restaurant

The toilet will be the last place for you to have your meal. But if you are adventurous enough to try that then head to the toilet-themed restaurant inTaiwan. Marton Theme Restaurant inKaohsiung,Taiwan, has a toilet concept for their unique restaurant. This popular restaurant has now 12 branches all overTaiwan. They have decorated rooms and chairs like toilets and the food served on plates and bowls shaped like toilet bowls and squat toilets or urinals. The tables look like bathtubs. The price ranges from 150 to 250Taiwandollars ($6 – $10) for a meal set including soup and ice cream. The reason for the rush to this modern toilet restaurant is its quirky dining wares and interior decor.

Count Dracula restaurant

Have you read Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula? Have you ever longed to visit the dark haunting rooms of his castle? Here it is! Count Dracula Club inBucharest,Romania, is one of the most sought after eating spots. It consists of many rooms like Medieval Room, Transilvanian Room, Hunting Room, The Cellar, each has its own atmosphere. Food prices are quite reasonable, with main courses ranging from $3.00 to $7.50. Ride on the wings of mystery and travel back to the Dracula age.

Kids serving restaurants

To see your baby cooking for you is a hearty scene. If you want to embark your kids to the new world of cooking experiments then come to Kinderkookkafe in The Netherlands. It gives a unique experience for your kids to learn a new life skill and enjoy the company of other children. There they cook, serve, clean up meals and learn everything about running a restaurant with the help of adults. This non-profit restaurant has been running for 25 years and accommodates children between the ages of 5-12.

 

Waterfall restaurant

This beautiful restaurant is located near a beautiful waterfall at the Villa Escudero resort in thePhilippines. Unlike other usual waterfalls that are deadly dangerous to eat near, this Villa Escudero Resort at the foot of theLabasinFallsencourage people to take their shoes off, relax and eat their popular Filipino dishes. The diners can enjoy local flavors at handmade bamboo tables while clear spring water runs over their feet. You can even lie against the rushing water covered wall for quick massage or post-lunch rinse off.

Hospital restaurant

If you are a gore-lover, then this weird restaurant inLatvianamed Hospitalis will entertain you. The restaurant resembles a medical clinic, where you are treated as a patient and taken good care by the long-legged waitresses in nurse’s uniforms. The food is served in flasks and operating-room’s dishes. The most fascinating fact is that the place is owned by local doctors.

Automated restaurant

Here we are talking about the first ever automated restaurant in the world called Baggers owned by Michael Mack. He designed a restaurant which is free from waitress and waiters. If you hate interacting  with people then come to this restaurant which is located nearNuremberg,Bavaria. The food is cooked by humans but the orders are taken by touchscreen monitors and served by gravity. The food is delivered to the hungry diners through spiral conveyer belts. If you are bored, then check your emails and SMS through the touch screen menu that are connected to the internet.

 

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