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Dinner served by ghosts, underwater meals: 5 of the world’s weirdest restaurants

From Bangladesh to Italy, we tell you about restaurants that have ghosts as waiters, food served in toilet bowls and prisoners serving you pasta.

Updated: Aug 24, 2018 16:32:07

By Kabir Singh Bhandari, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Some restaurants end up giving you experiences you never imagined of before. (Shutterstock)

You’ve probably felt adventurous when you tried a squid eye or the head of a salmon, but have you been to a restaurant that serves food in toilet bowls? Well, there are quite a few wacky restaurants out there for the ultimate ‘alternative dining experience.’

We’ve rounded up the five weirdest restaurants for you from around the world, so you mark them on your must visit list the next time when you’re in their vicinity.

Cabbages and Condoms, Bangkok, Thailand

The motto of Cabbages and Condoms. ( Youtube )

This is a restaurant with a difference which surprisingly is for a good cause- a portion of the profit goes to support development programmes started by the Population and Community Development Association (PDA). Their motto is, ‘Our food won’t make you pregnant.’

The restaurant was started by a much loved public official called Mechai Viravaidya who would highlight issues dealing with sexual health and reducing corruption.

Mannequins dressed in hundreds of condoms at the restaurant. ( Youtube )

As you enter the restaurant you start to spot ‘condom characters’- the first one being Captain Condom. Fairly lights, a man made waterfall and a live musician add to the ambience of this quirky restaurant, which has the waiters wearing inflated condoms on their heads at times.

Modern Toilet, Taipei, Taiwan

You may want to get your own cutlery. ( Youtube )

Disgusting is the first word that would pop in your head when you think of eating in the toilet- but that’s exactly what you get to do at Modern Toilet, where your crockery is shaped like toilet bowls and your chocolate ice cream dessert is in the shape of….well, just take a wild guess. The good part is that at least you won’t have to ask where the bathroom is.

Fortezza Medicea Restaurant, Volterra, Italy

Dinner behind bars. ( Youtube )

Ever been served dinner by robbers and murderers? Located in the Medician fortress, which is actually a high-security prison, the restaurant was started in 2006 by the prison’s administration as a rehabilitation scheme. Needless to say, there was enough media coverage and footfall considering the nature of the restaurant. Luckily the cutlery is all plastic and security is ensured as the clients need to pass various check points to get in, along with submitting their cell phones.

And just for the record, there’s no horse’s head on the menu.

Voot, Dhaka, Bangladesh

In high spirits.

If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to dine with the dead, Voot is the place for you. You shall be served dinner by ghosts, luckily they’re just servers dressed as other worldly spirits, and fortunately for you they’re good cooks. Periodically the lights start flickering and the waiters do a ‘ghoul dance’ around the tables.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Rangali Island, Maldives

You can probably catch your food and eat it too here. ( Youtube )

If you’ve always been a James Bond fan, try this restaurant out which is five metres below sea level. Its roof offers a 270 degree panoramic underwater view. Started in 2005, it is the world’s first undersea restaurant.

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