When planning a vacation most people like looking for something interesting to see while they’re abroad, something that will make their vacation worthwhile. In most cases we concentrate on all the sightseeing that could be done, or the beach if you’re going to the seaside. When it comes to dining we usually just go with what’s nearby, or something classic, in some cases, we don’t bother altogether and just order room service. That’s a shame. So here’s a list of top 10 most unusual restaurants around the world. These are sure to make your vacation even more unforgettable.
Circus Restaurant – London, England
Circus is a glamorous Pan Asian restaurant located in Covent Garden, London. It has a wonderful menu, where you’re sure to find something to your liking, and also serves as a cocktail bar. From the moment you walk in you’ll be transported into the world of decadence and glamour, it’s quite surreal. The best part about it is the surprise that awaits you in the evening. There’s a reason this restaurant is called “Circus”. As the night falls the spectacle begins. Throughout the evening you’ll be entertained by multiple performances and twirling entertainers doing tricks suspended in mid air.
SnowRestaurant – Kemi, Finland
If you’re planning on going to Finland visiting this restaurant is a must. It’s located at the LumiLinna Snowcastle in Kemi, Finland. It’s completely made of snow, so be prepared to dine at the temperature of -5 celsius. Even the tables and the seats are made of ice. Another thing to keep in mind is that it’s rebuilt every year, each time it looks different. There’s quite a lot of people who want to see it and dine at the freezing temperature of -5 celsius, so be sure to reserve a table in advance and bundle up.
Treepod @ Soneva Kiri – Koh Kood, Bangkok
You’re not afraid of heights and are a bit of an adrenaline junkie? The Treepod restaurant is perfect for you. You’ll get to dine in a woven eco-friendly treepod suspended in between trees in the middle of an ancient rainforest. Wonder how the will your food be delivered? Your personal waiter acrobat will deliver it via the zip-line.
This unusual bar is located in switzerland and has a truly unusual interior. The walls, ceilings, chairs and absolutely everything at the bar is centered around the theme of Alien films. So if you’re a fan of the movie or just like weird biochemical style things you might want to pay this place a visit.
Labassin Waterfall Restaurant – Philippines
This is a restaurant for people who are not afraid to get wet. The tables are right next to a waterfall so you’re guaranteed a refreshing meal. The Labassin Waterfall Restaurant is only open for lunch, so keep that in mind when planning a visit. Prepare to be splashed by the waterfall and sit ankle deep in water, so wear shoes you don’t mind ruining or perhaps opt for going barefoot.
The Kayabukiya – Utsunomiya, north of Tokyo, Japan
Japan is full of surprises, but this is quite unique. At first sight this is a traditional japanese-style steak-house restaurant. But here’s a twist. Your food and drinks will be brought to you by monkeys. That’s right, the owner of the restaurant has 2 pet monkeys and they’re employed at the restaurant as servers. Apparently they were never intentionally taught to do this job but they just picked it up from watching people work. If you like clever animals this restaurant might strike your fancy.
Fanweng Restaurant – Yichang, China
When going to China most travellers immediately think of visiting the great wall of China. Yes, it’s probably the most famous attraction there, but there’s a restaurant that’s even more thrilling. The Fanweng Restaurant is located in Happy Valley, on a cliff. Most of the tables are situated in the natural cave, but a select few are set on the outside dining area. The floors of the dining are are carved into the face of a cliff and hang hundreds of feet off the ground, offering views of the river below. It’s a truly unforgettable dinner experience, not for the faint-hearted.
Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den – Minneapolis, Minnesota
This is a brilliant place for zombie fans. The interior of the place was inspired by a wonderful zombie movie – Shaun of the dead. It’s dark but cosy and there’s always a zombie movie playing on TV. The main idea behind this place is that the zombies are coming, so the best safe destination to go in that case is Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den.
Dans le Noir – London, Paris, New York, Around the world
These restaurants are becoming more and more popular around the world. A dinner in complete darkness? Sounds interesting. But don’t worry, they won’t poison you with food you can’t see. These restaurants have 4 surprise menus you can choose from, so you can choose a dish that you’d prefer most, be it smth vegetarian or perhaps you’re a fan of seafood. The main idea of these restaurants are to raise awareness of blindness and also to make people more aware of their taste sense. Might be a cool idea for a blind date, right?
Disaster Cafe – Lloret de Mar, Spain
If you just want a nice, quiet meal this is not the place for you. The outside of this restaurant looks quite normal, nothing special, and the ground floor is alien-themed. But there’s another floor underneath. As soon as you step out of the lift that takes you to “the Depth of the Earth” you’ll see why this cafe is so special. Waiters and staff are required to wear construction helmets and the food they bring seems heavier than it should be. Surprise! You get to experience an earthquake during your meal. Hold on tight and hope that your drinks won’t spill.