If ‘food travel’ and ‘adventurous eating’ sound like something you might want to do, then you’d definitely want to be acquainted with the world’s most outstanding restaurants. Most of the world’s popular restaurants are located in large international cities such as New York, London, Paris, and more. But when it comes to unique and outstanding, you’ll find restaurants in underwater settings and others that are made out of ice.
This is a list of the top 5 most unique restaurants around the globe.
Ithaa underwater restaurant is located at the Conrad resort in the Maldives. This super unique restaurant sits 16 feet below water level, offering great views of sea life that you’d normally just see on TV. What’s even better? You don’t need that wetsuit and snorkeling gear to get to Ithaa. This dining facility was named the world’s most beautiful restaurant by New York Daily News back in 2014. Contemporary European cuisine, and regular lunch menus are offered here. Ithaa can also be booked privately for occasions such as weddings, breakfast, and special occasions. Although considered quite pricey, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
If you think you’ve been to the most unique restaurant in the world, wait until you get to the Snow Castle Restaurant in Finland. This is a snow-walled facility that was built exclusively out of ice and snow. In fact, the only thing that’s not made of snow or ice is the food and drinks, which visitors are advised to eat fast before they become too cold or freeze. Due to the nature of its construction, Snow Castle has to be rebuilt every winter.
At the Rayavadee Resort in Thailand, The Grotto restaurant sits right under a huge limestone cliff, on a beach. Guests can take in some light snacks or drinks while enjoying the majestic views. On other days, though, there’s a barbecue under the cliff overhang. You can read a book here, or just relax and enjoy the sunset.
Instead of eating at a restaurant with a view of the Eiffel tower, why not just eat at a restaurant that’s in the Eiffel tower itself. At 58 Tour Eiffel, you can take in views of Paris streets from above. The restaurant is located on the first floor of the Eiffel tower, and meals are quite expensive here. Still, if you have a special occasion coming and you’d like to sample some of Paris unique magic, this is a great restaurant idea.
Sitting on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel in Thailand, Vertigo offers incredible views of the busy Bangkok streets below. You can enjoy fork-tender seafood here, or some of the premium steaks available on this location. Premium drinks are also available at the Vertigo, including the likes of the classic Vertigo sunset, and many others. When it comes to moon bars, the Vertigo is as unique a restaurant as it gets.