When you have the travel bug, there is not much that can get in the way of a good adventure. Whether you are trekking through the mountains of China, or diving in the deep blue sea, one thing remains consistent – the need for a delicious meal. For those looking for more than your typical dining experience, these restaurants are for you.
SnowCastle – Kemi, Finland – Ice and Snow Restaurant
Between January and April, this frozen establishment hosts guests in the world’s largest ice restaurant. SnowCastle is built entirely from snow and ice and is rebuilt each year to accommodate its diners. It can hold 200 patrons looking to chow down on soups, and meats such as reindeer and lamb. We recommend you dress warmly for your ice cave experience.
Huashan Teahouse – Mount Hua, China – World’s Most Isolated Teahouse
Do you prefer your tea at incredible altitudes? Huashan Teahouse rests 7,000 feet above sea level at the top of the of the peaks of the Hua Mountains. It serves spectacular teas, making it worth the climb. The trek to the top is only recommended for experienced hikers willing to climb the “Heavenly Stairs.” Once at the top, you can experience a traditional tea ceremony inside this Taoist temple.
El Diablo – Lanzarote, Spain – Volcano-Cooked Meals
Wood-fired ovens have nothing on El Diablo’s cooking methods. On the Spanish island of Lanzarote, you can have your meals cooked over hot molten magma. El Diablo sits atop a dormant, yet active volcano. The place is known for its grilled meats, which are cooked over a hole in the ground that accesses the magma. Don’t be afraid – the volcano has not been active since 1824.
Ithaa Undersea – Rangali Island, Maldives – Underwater Restaurant
If you have the cash to spend, you will not want to miss dining at Ithaa Undersea. It is one of the most expensive restaurants in the Maldives, but you get to experience a seven-course chefs menu with 180-degree views of the sea. At 16 feet below the surface, you can enjoy fine dining with marine life swimming by. Ithaa Undersea is part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island hotel.