Dinner In The Sky - dinnerinthesky.com
Started 9 years ago in Belgian, an amusement park and crane deploying company joined forces to create a unique, bucket list catering experience 'the flying dinner table'. The Dinner In The Sky team have now performed this aerial catering stunt in over 40 countries. Each dinner event is also unique, boasting celeb chef's and a high end gastronomic experience.
You can even get married in the sky, not sure my missus would appreciate the addition of a safety harness to her wedding ensemble.
The Redwoods Treehouse ( Aukland NZ ) redwoodstreehouse.co.nz
Created as part of a marketing campaign by the Yellow Pages in 2008, built of sustainable grown pine, designed to look like a chrysalis. It stands 10 metres from the ground, in a redwood tree near Warkworth, NZ. You access the restaurant by a elevated treetop walkway, and it fits 30 people. The pod like structure is now only available for private catering events, and intimate, weddings offering fine dining sit down meals.
ITHAA Undersea Restaurant ( Maldives)
Set on the Maldive island Rangali Island, and part of the Conrad Hotel chain, this restaurant caters to diners 5 meters below the surface of the sea, with panoramic views of the surrounding coral gardens.
The restaurant serves contemporary European cuisine, with set dinner and lunch menu's. I'm not sure about eating fresh fish with their relatives watching!
Solo Per Due (Italy) soloperdue.com
Voted the smallest restaurant in the world "Just For Two" the names in the title, a restaurant built solely to cater for just 2 people. The building which dates from the nineteenth century, and restaurant offers exclusively Italian cuisine and wines, using fresh local ingredients, chosen each day in accordance with the season.
The Huashan Tea House (China) no website... I don't think they get wifi.
Supposedly the worlds hardest restaurant to reach, only for the really dedicated foody make it, and your almost guaranteed no children. Formerly a Taoist temple , the Teahouse is situated on the top of Mt. Huashan China, 7087 feet above sea level, at the end of a very dangerous climb. Rumor has it if you actually manage to reach the illusive Teahouse your tea is free......
Palacio De Sal (Bolivia) palaciodesal.com.bo
This hotel/restaurant has been built on the breathtaking Great Uyuni Salar in Bolivia, the earths largest salt surface, and salt is definitely the theme here. Everything is made of salt, walls, ceilings, tables, beds and even the plates your food is served on. There's no lack of seasoning in this joint!
Kayabukiya Tavern (Japan)
The Kayabukiya Tavern is a traditional-style Japanese "sake-house" located in the city of Utsunomiya, north of Tokyo.
I'm sure there's a joke somewhere here about paying peanuts, and questionable ethical labor codes, but in this case it could well be true, the waiters are actually monkeys!!!!
Villa Escuderu Waterfall Restaurant (Philippines) villaescudero.com/waterfalls-restaurant.php
Sub-aquatic catering situated on a 18th century colonial plantation near San Pablo in the Philippines. The tables are in a river (of sorts) which is fed by a waterfall. The waterfall is about five meters from the closest table, and diners can enjoy traditional Filipino dishes, whilst clear spring water runs over their feet. Why is the Philippines spelled with a P, and Filipino's with an F?... I've diverged.....
The Hanging Fangwang Restaurant (China)
This restaurant is built into a natural cave set halfway up a vertical cliff, overlooking the Yangtze river. The Fangweng Restaurant offers a variety of local Chinese specialties, based on freshwater fish, duck, and even turtle. Definitely not a place for diners with vertigo, since getting to the restaurant involves 30-meter narrow bridge overhanging a vertical cliff face. From their tables, diners can see the beautiful Happy Valley and watch bungee jumpers leap off a nearby bridge.
The Rock Restaurant (Zanzibar) therockrestaurantzanzibar.com
The restaurant rises on a rock from the beach shore of the Michanwi Pingwe, Zanzibar. The Rock can be reached on foot at low tide, but at high tide diners are transported back to the mainland by boat. The Rock provides seafood, Swahili pasta and fish carpaccio caught from the Indian Ocean below.......... I'm not sure it gets any better.
The Grotto (Krabi, Thailand) rayavadee.com
This has my luxury tropical wedding written all over it! Part of the very swanky Rayavadee Resort in southern Thailand, The Grotto is set inside a natural limestone cave, on the beach overlooking the Ocean. Here diners enjoy a menu of classic Thai dishes, and if the climate/food is too hot for you, don't worry, they have fitted air-con in the cave!
Restorante Grotta Palazzese (Italy) grottapalazzese.it/it/home/
Not another cliff face, been there done that! Well this restaurant is in the cliff, but it's also like something straight from a bond film. Carved out of the limestone cliffs with views over the Adriatic Sea, it has been charming guests for over two and a half centuries. The restaurant is open from May to October, since the winter is too cold, and caters set menu's of gourmet Italian dishes and wine.
The Tree house Alnwick Garden (England) alnwickgarden.com
Set in the beautiful English countryside, high up in the treetops, with a roaring log fire and trees growing through the floor. Enter a magical, natural world, full of handcrafted furniture made from fallen branches, alongside local produce from Northumberland’s farmlands. The catering focus is local quality, taste and changing with the seasons, and The Tree house is open to restaurant diners, as well as for private events and weddings.