Who says dining is just about the food these days? A growing number of restaurants in recent years have experimented with different methods of serving customers. This has been anything from dining in the sky to dining in a volcano. So here are 5 of the strangest restaurants in Europe, which are sure to be a memorable experience.
‘Baggers’ in Germany is the ultimate high-tech restaurant in Europe. With no waiters in sight, customers order their meals using a touch screen machine at their table. Then watch as they bring a whole new meaning to “fast food” as your meal is delivered to you on metallic, winding roller coaster tracks straight to your table.
Dinner In The Sky, Belgium
Scared of heights? Then this restaurant is most certainly not for you. If you enjoy a thrill while you eat, however, then this is the place to go. Dinner in the Sky is an exclusive restaurant which dangles 150 feet in the air, giving you spectacular views of the city. Suspended by a crew of professionals, the restaurant can be moved anywhere with a securable surface of 500 square metres. It provides enough room for 22 people, with 3 staff members, and can stay in the air for 8 hours at a time.
El Diablo, Spain
Based on the Spanish island, Lanzarote, this is a truly unique restaurant experience for the adventurous. El Diablo, or “The Devil”, is a restaurant built around an active volcanic hole in the ground. The restaurant built a grill directly over the hole in order to cook large amounts of food. The volcanic heat emitted from deep within the earth gives the food a refined smoky flavor.
Dans Le Noir (“In The Dark”), France
This unique idea has been adopted by several restaurant owners across Europe. In these restaurants, you enter into complete darkness and eat in complete darkness, with the waiters use night vision goggles to get around. These restaurants were created to heighten the other senses by removing sight, therefore making the meals a completely different experience. According to one restaurant owner, by eliminating one sense, your other senses are stimulated to full alert, and your food will taste like it never has before.
Disaster Café, Spain
Thrill-seekers after an unforgettable dining experience should look no further than the Disaster Café located in Lloret de Mar, Spain. Upon entering, customers are taken below ground to a cave-like restaurant. The staff here all wear construction helmets and safety equipment, and the dishes are a lot heavier than normal. This may seem odd until your meal is interrupted by a simulated 7.8 earthquake, with absolutely no warning.