7 establishments you need to visit if you crave for an unusual drinking and dining experience
When it comes to the restaurant industry, good ambiance and quality food are not sufficient in today’s time and age. To escape the monotony, many restaurateurs have dared to think unconventional and introduce themes that have the power to captivate a visitor’s fancies. From psychedelic wonders to minimal architectural settings, these oddball restaurants in India are a must-visit for all you kooky food-lovers out there!
Ever thought how dining in a kitchen would seem like? Unusual, scary, and nerve-wracking, right? But that’s what the restaurants like Kaidi Kitchen are designed for – to offer an experience of what living in jail feels like! The restaurant owners, to a great extent, have tried their best to make space look like an authentic jail, without making it appear unhygienic in any way. When here, do give their Shahi Paneer, Dal Makhani, and Choco Lava a try!
If you are fond of the stock exchange, the possibility is, you’ll like this place for an obvious reason – it’s light on the pocket! Though this restaurant doesn’t look like an actual stock exchange, but the way the drinks are priced as per real-time tracking of demand and supply give a realistic feeling. When the market in the bar crashes, the customers can even trade their preferred drinks and purchase them at a fixed base price.
The original concept of dining in the dark was initiated by a blinded clergyman named Jorge Spielmann in Switzerland. Since then, many restaurateurs, including the Dialogue in the Dark, took over the legacy of this unique way of dining. The visitors need to choose their menu at the reception counter itself and then they will be guided to their table. The Kebabs, Biryani, Brownies, and Cakes here are like no other!
Will you mind if you are actually hijacked for food? This one-of-a-kind restaurant, Hijack, runs on a double-decker mobile bus that takes its visitors to popular attractions across Surat, Ahmedabad, and Rajkot. In fact, the restaurant has completely air-conditioned dining arrangements on its lower and upper decks. Savor on pure delights like Hot and Sour Soup, Green Salad, Veg Pulav, and Cherry Berry Ice-cream.
Gufaa, in literal terms, means a cave. Sited in Hyderabad, this restaurant is certain to leave you impressed and surprised by its attractive interiors fashioned around caves. The mahogany furniture, vibrant lighting, walls of baren rock, and long ceilings add up to the beauty of this space. At Gufa, try out their Makai Tamatar Shorba, Motia Jeera Pani, Cheese Kurkure, and Tawa Jhinga.
Kolkata’s first frozen ice bar, at Minus 6 Degrees, you will have to put on woollen garments and warm hand gloves that will be given in the restaurant itself. With a completely veg menu, interiors constructed out of ice cubes, and complimentary shots of cocktails served in ice glasses, this place is a welcome visit for those who want to try something new and quirky.
You have traveled in metro trains, but have you dined in one? Completely themed on the metro rails, this restaurant looks like an actual metro from inside; with the difference that there are dining tables and chairs. The food served here is good and very reasonably priced. They also have an outdoor seating. Momos, Chaat, and Mustard Fish are some of the best-sellers.
So, when are you heading to explore these quirky and unusual eateries in and around India? Relax with a bite to eat and beverage to sip whilst admiring the interiors and designs of these restaurants!