9 adventurous places for a memorable meal
Ever wondered what it would be like to eat your dinner underwater, in a tree or hanging in midair? Well, you can do all of the above and more if you visit these unique locations!
1. Dine in a waterfall (The Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, Philippines)
At this exotic restaurant you can cool off with your feet in the water whilst you tuck into local Philippine cuisine like fresh fish, grilled meats, and rice. Located in the Villa Escudero resort, the falls are actually manmade, but you’ll definitely feel as though you’ve stumbled across natural beauty when dining there.
2. Dine underwater (Ithaa Restaurant, Maldives)
If you’re a fan of diving and life under the sea, this place is for you! It’s won several awards over the years and with 180-degree panoramic views of beautiful Maldives ocean to be enjoyed alongside delicious meals like coconut crusted légine and reef lobster stuffed calamarata pasta, we can see why.
3. Dine in a cave (Grotta Palazzese, Italy)
The Italians sure know how to make a statement with their food and architecture, and Grotta Palazzese combines both in a spectacular way. Built into cliffs in southern Italy, this picturesque location is a popular spot for people visiting from all over the world to try indulgent food such as ravioli with beef fillet and truffle and pistachio mousse. Bellissimo!
4. Dine in a tree (Bird’s Nest Restaurant, Thailand)
You’re bound to get an adrenaline rush eating in these pods, which sit 16 feet above the ground at Thailand’s Soneva Kiri Eco Resort. But how does the food reach guests? Waiters are strapped to a harness attached to a zip-line and they ‘fly’ up to your bird nest, bringing you the likes of exotic fruits and local delicacies.
5. Dine in the sea (The Rock Restaurant, Zanzibar)
Paddle through crystal clear water for food at this idyllic eatery, sitting a few metres away from a white sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. You can’t ask for fresher ingredients than what you’re served here – they even have a ‘Catch of the Day’ on the menu. We’re sold, SEA you in a bit!
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6. Dine in a vault (Trinity Place Restaurant, New York)
You don’t need to be rich to dine in this restaurant, which is hidden by what was once branded the world’s largest and strongest bank vault. You don’t need to eat fancy food either, as the menu features home comforts such as beef and guinness pie and cobb salad.
7. Dine in the snow (SnowRestaurant, Finland)
It may be pretty chilly here, but guests are given blankets, hot food and drinks and great service at this fantasy-like restaurant. The tables and glasses are made of ice and you can choose from several mouth-watering set menus, including a vegan option featuring a vegetable stew! Open only at lunchtime, you’re bound to have a memorable meal here.
8. Dine in the dark (O.NOIR Restaurant, Canada)
This quirky restaurant has guests eating and sharing conversations in complete darkness. As for what’s on the menu, you can either choose from listed meals or, if you’re brave enough, opt in for the ‘surprise’ starter, main and dessert. What makes this experience even more enjoyable is that Onoir is supported by Horizon Travail, an organization helping and supporting visually impaired people in the job market.
9. Dine in the sky (Dinner In The Sky, various locations including Toronto and Dubai)
Be careful not to drop anything during your meal while dining in the sky, but if you do you’ll be too high in the air to hear the complaints of those on the ground! Located in various cities around the globe, the Dinner In The Sky experience offers people the chance to eat food suspended from a crane.
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