The quest for lip-smacking food and unforgettable dining experience can take people places. Be it with your partner, your friends, or your family, going out to eat in a restaurant is always an experience that everyone looks forward to. Hence, it is only fair that one goes all out and chooses the best and the most unique restaurants, which will seize the occasion.
There are endless recommendations on the internet about the best places to eat and drink around the world. These never-ending lists are nothing but intimidating, and one lifetime seems too little to cover them all. Hence, here is a compilation of the top 5 unique restaurants that are a must-visit for the best dining experience. From underwater dining to dining on the rooftop, from dining in the midst of the forest to drinking in the snow, this list has it all.
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Check out these unique restaurants out:
1. Evelyn’s Table, London
For a romantic evening with your significant other, an ideal place is an intimate one and doesn’t have a lot of people around. Such is the restaurant, Evelyn’s Table, located in Chinatown in London. The restaurant seats only 15 people at once, making it ideal for an extremely quiet and intimate dinner date.
The restaurant boasts of a fresh produce menu that changes each day to accommodate the available variety of fresh fish and farm produce from Looe Market in Cornwall. The restaurant specializes in fish preparations, with cured mackerel with grapefruit, along with purple artichoke salad being the highest in demand.
Once done with food, you can continue with your date at The Blue Posts Pub, in whose basement this restaurant stands. It is a perfect dinner spot for couples in London.
2. Bird’s Nest Restaurant, Thailand
Wish to dine like a bird? Have the experience of a lifetime, by chilling on a tree while eating the most delicious food. The Bird’s Nest Restaurant by the Soneva Kiri Eco Resort offers a unique dining experience of enjoying your favorite food on tree pods or nests. The pods hang from a tree, almost 16 feet above the land. The restaurant overlooks the sea, which aids the dining experience by providing a spectacular view to its guests while dining.
Another exciting feature about this restaurant is that the waiters use a zip line to go back and forth to serve food and drinks. Isn’t that unique? This place is a must on every travel enthusiast bucket list. To make the most out of the scenic beauty of the place, the best time to dine at the restaurant is during the day.
3. Grotta Palazzese, Italy
Perfect for a date night, the Grotta Palazzese Restaurant is a cave turned dining place located in Polignano a Mare, a fishing village in Italy. The limestone caves and the sea right next to it makes this restaurant one of the most romantic spots to have food and drinks in the world. The restaurant is best known for its fresh seafood and impeccable collection of wines. Pair the authentic Italian food of this place with a glass of red wine, and you’re sure to be in food heaven with your partner.
It is one of the main tourist attractions in Italy and hosts tourists from all over the world every year. It has also been serving as a venue for several cultural and art events since the 1700s. The backdrop of caves, along with the calmness of the sea makes it a perfectly cozy and romantic dining spot for couples.
4. Snow Castle Restaurant, Finland
Next summer, if you’re looking for some respite, book your tickets for Finland. Here, dine at the Snow Castle restaurant, where everything is made of snow, except the food, of course!
The castle offers a unique experience of both stay and food at the hotel, which is wholly made up of snow. It operates at a chilling temperature of minus 5° Celsius. The castle is rebuilt every year and was first built in the year 1996. It is also in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the first snow castle having the longest snow walls.
On the menu here, you will find lip-smacking local fish preparations like salmon, and a wide range of soups to complement the chilliness of the restaurant. End your meal with a cup of hot coffee, like the one produced by commercial coffee grinders, along with cranberry mousse for desserts. Since dining there is high on demand, don’t forget to make reservations in advance.
5. 58 Tour Eiffel, Paris
Paris is undoubtedly the most romantic city in the world. It is also known as a food paradise and is a must-visit city for couples looking for a romantic getaway. When in Paris, the Eiffel Tower is one spot where all tourists flock to witness its beauty and the lights.
The 58 Tour Eiffel, located at the Eiffel Tower, takes it up one notch, by giving you the experience of dining inside the Eiffel. The unique quality about the restaurant is that it only serves food that is made out of locally sourced ingredients and fresh produce.
Safety regulations prohibit the use of fire inside the Tower, and therefore the design of this restaurant is fully electric. Without the use of gas for cooking, temperature regulation is a challenge for the chefs, but this doesn’t stop them from tossing the delicious food out of their kitchen. The staff of the hotel is courteous and has a strong commitment towards offering the guests the best dining experience of their life.
The restaurant offers a fixed price menu with a glass of champagne and a four-course meal, as well as an a la carte option. The restaurant gets the ’58’ in its name from its distance from the ground, which is 58 feet. A reservation at the restaurant also grants the guests complete access to the first platform of the Eiffel Tower. Dining at this restaurant will undoubtedly be one of the best moments you will spend in Paris.
We hope enjoyed this special post about unique restaurants and interesting restaurant concepts. Don’t forget to include this or other restaurants in your next travel plans.
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