Ever thought of dining while driving around in a vintage tram with live jazz music? Or dining in a tree top, in a cave, at a cliff, in a Ferris wheel, or at a rooftop or in the sky? Or maybe under water or under a waterfall getting your feet wet? Or by challenging your senses in the dark? :)I got inspired by these amazing dining places & idea’s!
Inside a Cave Overlooking the Water. Grotta Palazzese – Polignano a Mare, Italy In the town of Polignano a Mare in southern Italy (province of Bari, Apulia), lies a most intriguing dining experience at the Grotta Palazzese. Open only during the summer months, a restaurant is created inside a vaulted limestone cave, looking outwards toward the sea. The restaurant is part of the Grotta Palazzese hotel located above.
TramJazz - candlelit dinner on a 1940’s tram with live Jazz music in Rome, Italy The meeting point is the cable car station at the Piazza di Porta Maggiore in Rome, Italy. From there, twice a week, the “Tramjazz” begins its journey through the streets of the Eternal City, offering a night of delight. The vintage cable car is transformed into a cozy mobile club and restaurant serving traditional local dishes. The middle part of the old carriage is reserved for the small band — a duo or trio playing while the tram roams the streets of Rome. When it stops in front of the Colosseum, the setting is one of the most dramatic any musician (or music fan) could ask for.
Fanweng Cave Restaurant in China Located in China’s Hubei province, Fanweng Restaurant is located in the Happy Valley of the Xiling Gorge near the city of Yichang. Carved into a cliff, the restaurant floor hangs several hundred feet above ground, offering views of the Yangtze River below. Only a portion of the dining area is set over the cliff as the rest of the space is set inside a natural cave.
Ferris Wheel Dining in Singapore At a height of 165 meters (541 ft), Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest giant observation wheel offering panorama views of Marina Bay’s skyline with a glimpse of neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia. The Full Butler Sky Dining experience comes with exclusive Gueridon service, a 4-course menu, wine pairing options, personalized butler service and skyline views in the comfort of a spacious capsule.
World’s Highest Restaurant Burj Khalifa in Dubai Sprawling over 1,030 meters on level 122 of the world’s tallest building (at a height of over 442 meters/1,450 ft), and two levels below the At the Top observatory deck, At.mosphere is the holder of the Guinness World Record for the ‘highest restaurant from ground level’.
Wet Feet and Waterfalls. Labassin Waterfall Restaurant – Philippines Located at the Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort in the Philippines is the Labassin Waterfall Restaurant. The restaurant is only open for lunch and guests dine from a buffet-style menu and eat at bamboo dining tables. It’s not a natural waterfall but a spillway from the Labasin Dam. The dam’s reservoir has been turned into a lake where visitors can go rafting in traditional bamboo rafts and explore the Filipino culture at shows, facilities and additional restaurants on the sprawling property.
Tree-Top Dining with Zip-Line Service Treepod @ Soneva Kiri – Koh Kood, Bangkok Guests at the Soneva Kiri resort in Koh Kood, Bangkok are invited to experience Treepod dining. Guests are seated in a bamboo pod after being hoisted up into the tropical foliage of Koh Kood’s ancient rainforest. You can gaze out across the boulder-covered shoreline while your food and drink is delivered via the zip-line acrobatics of your personal waiter.
Open Air Rooftop Dining. Sirocco @ Lebua Hotel – Bangkok, Thailand Located on the 63rd floor of Lebua Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand; is the award-winning, open air rooftop restaurant, Sirocco. Patrons are graced with incredible views of the bustling city below as they dine on authentic Mediterranean fare
Restaurant on a Rock/ The Rock – Zanzibar, Tanzania The Rock is located on the south-east of Zanzibar island on the Michamwi Pingwe peninsula (about 45 minutes from Stone Town). The restaurant is situated on a rock not far from shore. Patrons can reach the restaurant by foot during low tide and by boat at high tide (offered by the restaurant)
Dinner in the Sky. Locations Around the World Dinner in the Sky is hosted at a table suspended at a height of 50 metres by a team of professionals and can be installed anywhere in the world as long as there is a surface of approximately 500 m² that can be secured. It is available for a session of 8 hours and can accommodate up to 22 people around the table at every session with three staff in the middle (chef, waiter, entertainer). To date, there have been Dinner in the Sky events in 40 different countries
Under the Sea - Ithaa Restaurant, Maldives Located 16 feet (4.87m) below sea level, Ithaa restaurant offers unparalleled 180° views of sea life while you dine. The restaurant is part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort and is truly one of the most interesting dining experiences in the world. Ithaa, which means mother-of-pearl in Dhivehi, is a mostly acrylic structure with a 14-person capacity. The space is approximately 5m x 9m (16ft x 30ft) and was designed and constructed by M.J. Murphy. The restaurant officially opened on April 15, 2005. Entrance to Ithaa is by way of a spiral staircase in a thatched pavilion at the end of a jetty