If you have a sense of adventure and an appetite for the unusual check out these 15unique restaurants from around the globe where you're guaranteed an unforgettable dining experience.
Eating under the sea, in a cave, up a tree, on stage, in a train, on an island, on a cliff edge or up a mountain are all restaurant realities in this eclectic selection of restaurants, spanning from Thailand to Tanzania.
Looking for some unusual dining companions? We’ve got that covered too; from fish and giraffes to robots and even a live orchestra, make your choice of strange and select dining companions in an experience to remember.
Lose yourself and get in touch with your spirit of adventure. Take a look at a unique restaurant where you could be.
Head to Michanvi Pingwe beach in Zanzibar, an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania, for the tropical dream location and the freshest seafood served at this bijou restaurant atop of a rock in the Indian Ocean. Click here for more.
Hajime Robot Restaurant
3/F, Monopoly Park, 59/27 Rama 3 Rd, Chiang Mai, ThailandWebsite
3) Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya
Set in a 12 acre estate in Nairobi, Africa this restaurant is a must for animal lovers where giraffes will crane their necks through the dining window in order to get a better look at your breakfast. Click here to find out more.
If you're looking for an underwater thrill how about dining 16 feet under the sea in the ultimate sea adventure in the world's first all glass under the sea restaurant.
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
Conrad Hotel Rangali Island, Maldives Website
5) Soneva Kiri, Treepod Dining, Thailand
Get a bird's eye view as you dine amongst the tree tops cocooned in your dining nest. Acrobatic servers arrive by zipwire. Click here for more info.
Soneva Kiri110 Moo 4, Koh Kood Sub-District, Koh Kood District, Trat 23000, ThailandWebsite
6) Burgh Island Hotel, Devon, UK
Follow in Agatha Christie's foosteps and take to this art deco hotel isolated on a tidal island off the north coast. You'll need a sea tractor to get there when the tide's in and once you're there you'll be transported back to the 1920s.
Burgh Island Hotel
Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon, TQ7 4BG, UKWebsite
7) The Waterfalls Restaurant, San Pablo City, Philippines
Get a watery thrill at this restaurant located at the foot of the man-made Labasin waterfalls. A soaking is guaranteed in between buffet courses of meat and curry served up on bamboo leaves.
Pan-Philippine Highway, San Pablo City, Luzon 4000, PhilippinesWebsite
8) Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli, Switzerland
Outdoors lovers will love this restaurant located a three hour hike away in the side of a mountain in the Alpstein area. The views should be worth it you'll be 5km above sea level as you re-vitalise on traditional swiss fare. Click here to learn more.
Bernhard und Nicole Knechtle, 9057, Weissbad/AIWebsite
9) Fäviken, Järpen, Finland
Set within a 20,000-acre hunting estate in Are in northern Sweden this is one of the world's most isolated restaurants, currently #25 in the World's Best 50 Restaurants. Chef Magnus Nilsson serves rustic Scandanavian fare by candleight. Be prepared to stay the night as there's little elewhere to go.
Ever fancied being on stage? Why not dine in The Hungarian State Opera theatre accompanied by a live orchestra in an empty 1,200 seater theatre. Prices start at approximately £60,000
Four Seasons Hotel
Gresham Palace Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 5-6, 1051 BudapestWebsite
11) Dining in the Sky, Various Countries, Worldwide
Diners with a head for heights and an appetite for adventure are strapped onto their seats and served from a suspended dining table 25 metres in the air. Check the website for availability and locations.
Travel back 100 years in time in a 1915-1917 Pullman dining car complete with a multiple course meal and Californian wine to keep you occupied during the three hour picturesque journey for $124-$139 Per Person.
The Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, California 94559Website
13) The Hanging Fangweng Restaurant, Nanjin Guan, China
Dine perched on the side of a cliff in this unusual restaurant in Hubei Province overlooking the Yangtze River.
Dine inside an enchanted limestone grotto in this Southern Italy restaurant facing the Adriatic sea in Puglia. Romantic lighting and an Italian menu add to the refined ambience. Click here to find out more.
Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese
Via Narciso, 59 Polignano a Mare (Bari), Puglia, ItalyWebsite
Garum is an ancient ingredient that had been broadly overlooked for hundreds of years before it gained popularity in New Nordic cuisine. Kiki Aranita takes a deep dive into the world of this oft-forgotten fermented flavour-booster.
Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.