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10 Strange Restaurants for the Ultimate Dining Experience
10 Strange Restaurants for the Weirdest Dining Experiences
We all have our favourite restaurants, that little Italian place down the road, the French patisserie in the city, these are the restaurants we cherish, the ones that we know will always satisfy us. Though have you eve asked for something a bit more? Something out of the ordinary? The world is home to all sorts of things and have no shortage of interesting restaurants to really give you the whole 'experience'. Here is a list of 10 restaurants around the world which are totally unique, exciting dining experiences along with a possible menu idea! Some seem nice, others are a bit out there...
10. B.E.D. Miami
Ahh! There's nothing better then lying on the couch with a good meal. Unfortunately, most restaurants don't allow you to bring your couch to the restaurant and their chairs aren't always the most comfortable! Luckily, Miami's restaurant B.E.D, allows you to have your meal while relaxing on the comfort of a bed. The restaurant is also home to some of the hottest events in Miami, parties being held there regularly.
Entrée- Carioca Salad- Prosciutto, Mango, Papaya and Cottage Cheese with Balsamic Dressing
Main- B.E.D. Surf & Turf Butter Roasted 8oz Lobster Tail w/ Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes and Bi-color Zucchini. Your Choice of Cabernet or Gorgonzola Sauce
Dessert- Cloud 9 Souffle
Drink- Mag Ciroc Vodka
9. Garlic and Shots
"No dishes are served without garlic. You can always order extra garlic, never less. As you leave the restaurant you should feel like you've been garlic marinated. This is our mission from God."
That's quoted from the owners, the Ollson brothers. Just like it says, every dish and drink served at this place contains garlic, that's right, even the dessert plus they sell 101 different shots to try. This restaurant, originally located in Soho, London, has now expanded to Stockholm and Palma.
So yeah, I guess it'd be a pretty interesting experience but if you're not a fan of garlic, this place is not for you!
Entrée- Curry Garlic Prawns
Main- Red Curry Garlic Bamboo Coco Chicken
Dessert- Banana Congo Coffee Garlic Brownie
Drink- Garlic Vodka
8. Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant
Here's a rather local restaurant of mine located less than an hour away from my house so I thought I would include it! Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant located both on the Gold Coast and in Melbourne, Australia gives patrons a unique dining experience into the world of Dracula's! Arriving at 6pm, guests make their way into the building where guests can roam the graveyard bar and take in the creepy, Halloween vibe. Now you're ready for the main show, huh? Just walk through those doors right? No way! To get to the main area you must take a haunted train ride to get there, pretty cool right? Once in the dining room you will be entertained by the band before the main show starts, containing comedy, music, tricks and of course, vampires! The show changes seasonally so you'll be able to go over and over again! They also have a haunted house for your enjoyment, filled with levels and levels of horror!
Entrée- Zucchini Okonomiyaki
Main- Silence of the Lambs
Dessert- Death by Chocolate
Drink- Catching Thieves Semillon Sauv Blanc
Check out the website for more- http://www.draculas.com.au/goldcoast_queensland/index.asp
7. Dining Dog Cafe and Bakery
"Dorothy Moore opened the Dining Dog so you and your dog can have a unique dining experience. The Dining Dog has a full service menu including Doggie Cocktails, Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts. We have Birthday cakes and Cupcake trays for the Birthday Dog by special order. If your dog doesn't feel like going out, take out is available. The Dining Dog caters a lot of events and private parties and has done so here in Washington state and in L.A. E-Mail or call for reservations. We look forward to seeing you & your dog!!"
Now this one's for real dog lovers who really want to spoil their dogs! Located in Edmonds, Washington, this restaurant caters specifically for your dogs, giving them dog-friendly meals!
Possible Menu (For your dog!)
Entrée- Chessy Hot Dogs
Main- Chicken Pot Pie
Dessert- Mixed Pastries
6. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
"Dine 5 metres below sea level at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island's unique underwater restaurant. Marvel at 360 views of reef and marine life, sip champagne cocktails and sample Maldivian-Western fusion cuisine at this spectacular Maldives restaurant - the world's only aquarium-style restaurant."
This underwater restaurant located in the luxury Conrad Maldives Resort allows guests to dine underwater while viewing the beautiful water of the Maldives. Being a luxury resort, this is a luxury restaurant and is only available for guests of the resort. But hey! I would stay there just to try it out!
Entrée- Poached Lobster Tail served cold, Mixed Salad, Green and Ripe Mango Vinaigrette
Main- Pan Fried Reef Fish Fillet, Sweet Potato Puree with maple syrup,Tomato and Lemongrass Cream Sauce
Dessert- Terraine of Caramel and Coconut, Fresh Pumpkin Ice-Cream, Granite of Grapefruit
Drink- Louis Roederer Wine
5. Dinner in the Sky
"This is a unique event meant for anyone who wishes to transform an ordinary meal or meeting into a magical moment that will leave a lasting impression on their guests! Dinner in the Sky is hosted at a table suspended at a height of 50 metres, by a team of professionals. Dinner in the Sky may include a second crane with a platform (or more if desired) at the same height as the table, for entertainment such as music or presentations."
Dinner in the Sky uses a crane to hoist guests up on table to eat their food in the sky. Available in over 30 countries, it is designed for businesses who may want to put a twist on their regular meetings. The company is also available for weddings, for anyone who wants their special day to be even more special!
It's totally up to you! There is no set menu so you can choose anything you want that can be cooked in the 'kitchen' of the table!
4. The Lockup Jail
This place is not for the light-hearted, this one is sure for a bit of a scare, and a laugh! The Lockup Prison restaurant involves you experiencing life in a prison making it a truly haunting location. As you make your way through the cold, winding halls and past horrific displays of (animated) torture, you find yourself in front of three doors, only one leading you to the restaurant. Let's just say you're going to want to pick the right door! Once in the restaurant you are locked in your own prison cell and presented with the menus.
Entree- Salad Glass
Main- Nankotsu (chicken dish)
Dessert- Mustard filled dessert??
Drink- Test-tube cocktail Mix
3. Chillout Ice Restaurant
"Once you step in you are provided with thermal clothing which includes designer parka, shoes and gloves. Next, you step into an air lock, close the door, and open another door that leads into Chillout's frozen inner sanctum. The guests are given an option of a complimentary mocktail that is served in an ice glass or a hot chocolate. Chillout combines the novelty of sub-zero temperatures with a unique interior design. It is a technological innovation in refrigeration, lighting and architecture!"
That's what their website says, and that's pretty much it! It is a pretty cool (excuse the pun!) restaurant to visit as most places like this only serve drinks.
Entrée- Oriental Kebabs
Main- Hot Soup
Drink- A varitey of mocktails served in ice glasses
2. Opaque- Dining in the Dark
"Just imagine, that you can not see for an hour or two, that you are abandoning vision in exchange for a new, multi-sensual dining experience.Opaque is enhancing our senses of taste, smell, touch, and hearing by abandoning one that we often take for granted – this is “Dining in the Dark”. Brought to you by Opaque, the dining in the dark experience allows you to willingly plunge into a world of sensitivity you have never experienced before, taking you through a journey of taste, sound and touch, all in the dark. "
Once you arrive in the (fully lighted) entrance room you can pick what you want from the menu and then guided into the pitch black restaurant.The waiters and waitresses are either blind or partially-sighted who have been specially trained to serve food in the dark. It is not the first of these in the world but this one's gotta be one of the best! By removing your sense of sight, your other senses are heightened, including your taste! Yum!
Entrée- Heirloom Tomato Salad, 'Coastal Organics' tomatoes with basil, grilled Houlimi, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt, bite of proscuitto and melon
Main- Roasted Herb Chicken Breast with garlic broccoli spears with parmesan
Dessert- Warm Chocolate Lava Cake, with fresh berries and vanilla whipped cream
Drink- Variety of local and international wine and beers
1. Modern Toilet Restaurant
"We are a group of “muckrakers” following our dreams. It all started when one of us was reading the manga, Dr. Slump on the toilet – and the rest is history. In the beginning, we mainly sold ice cream – a big pile of chocolate ice cream sold in containers shaped like a squat toilet. This humorous spin became a great success."
The Modern Toilet Restaurant is a whole franchise of restaurants where patrons dine on toilets, eat out of mini toilets and sit in a restaurant full of toilets! Don't worry though, they don't work, there's no nasty smell in the restaurant!
Check out the hilarious meals here- http://www.moderntoilet.com.tw/en/menu.asp
Entrée- Indian Curry Beef Au Gratin (served in a bathtub)
Main- Braised Sirloin Hot Pot (served in a toilet)
Dessert- Vanilla Ice-Cream in Peach Sauce
Drink- Passionfruit Black Tea (Served in a mini urinal)