Thanks to projectors, speakers and a dry-scent system, each dish comes with its own new piece of theatre
We reveal the five-star eateries that are ready to make this your most memorable dining experience yet
The One That’s Technologically Advanced
Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai
This space-age restaurant treats just 10 diners to a multi-sensory event each night. At a secret location in Shanghai, Pairet serves up an avant-garde menu of 20 different dishes. Thanks to projectors, speakers and a dry-scent system, each dish comes with its own new piece of theatre – whether its crashing waves being projected on to the restaurant wall when they’re serving up their micro ‘fish and ships’ dish or cigar smoke scent piped into the room when they serve dessert. Priced around USD$500 each.
The One In A Cave
Grotta Palazzese, Italy
Carved into the rock face, this romantic setting has captivated fine diners since the 1700s. During the summer months the Grotta Palazzese hotel welcomes guests to this limestone cave by the sea.
The One That’s Underwater
Anantara has taken its four-storey restaurant concept – Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky – to the extreme as it has placed one of its eateries underwater. Guests staying at Anantara Kihavah can dine in restaurant that’s under the waves. You can dine on lobster fritters and molten chocolate brownies as sharks, turtles and trumpet fish pass by. Oenophiles will also be pleased to know that this aquatic hideaway also comes with the world’s first underwater wine cellar.
The One In A Former Army Fortress
La Claustra, Switzerland
For a mountain restaurant with a difference, visit La Claustra in Switzerland. This former army fortress runs deep into the into the rock face of the Swiss Alps. Each night the restaurant serves up a six-course meal to its guests. As it’s part of a hotel, you don’t need to worry about rushing off as it features 17 hotel rooms and a relaxing underground Jacuzzi.
The One That’s In A Tree
If you’re looking for an exclusive eatery, how about one that’s 20 foot above the ground? At the Treepod at Soneva Kiri, Thailand, guests will be gently hoisted in a bamboo nest high into the treetops where they can tuck into an array of gourmet dishes. And if the picturesque shoreline doesn’t catch your attention, the waiter ziplining Tarzan style into the restaurant will.