We enjoy good food but what enhances the enjoyment is the ambience. This is the reason themed restaurants in India are gaining such heights of popularity. Modern restaurants today believe in serving an extraordinary experience to their clientele where food is just another element.
Here is a list of 8 themed restaurants in India which should be in your bucket list
UFO Revolving Restaurant, Mumbai
Located at Kandivali in Mumbai (western part of India), it is the first and the city’s only revolving restaurant. The main area is the revolving fine-dining restaurant. It takes 80 minutes to complete one full round. If you are one of those extra-terrestrial obsessed people, then this is your place. You can imagine being abducted by aliens in their UFO because of the height and design of the restaurant. There’s an open-air lounge which is extremely cool and a pub. Food is great with a wide variety to choose from Chinese, Mughlai, North Indian, Italian, Continental, Mexican cuisines. Mouth-watering desserts should not be missed. It’s a unique experience with a pocket pinch of Rs.1600 (only food) for two approximately.
Kaidi Kitchen, Kolkata & Chennai
It is a jail themed restaurant where guards are dressed as police and waiters dressed as prisoners serve delicious Indian vegetarian dishes in a dining room designed to resemble a prison. It is one of the most popular themed restaurants in India for family dining with a pocket pinch of Rs.1200 (only food) for two approximately. ‘Kaidi Kitchen’ in Kolkata is situated at Camac Street and ‘Kaidi Kitchen’ in Chennai is situated at Mylapore.
The Bar Stock Exchange, Mumbai, Thane, Pune & Bangalore
It is India’s first stock market themed pub chain where the drink prices change based on real-time demand. Conceptualized on the lines of Stock Exchanges, the pub is fun, unique and cutting-edge. The guests trade in alcohol and spirits, with prices starting from as low as retail prices. Happy hours is where guests can control the prices of all the drinks. It is the most technologically advanced bar in India where customers can place an order via a specially developed app which enables monitoring of prices and order in real-time. Customers can compete with each other and the system to score the best prices on their choice of drinks. This is one of the themed restaurants (pub) in India which has taken the nation by storm. Definitely the experience of ‘The Bar Stock Exchange’ cannot be ignored.
Black Pearl, Bangalore
Are you a ‘Pirates of Caribbean’ fan? Then ‘Black Pearl’ at Koramangala, Bangalore, is where you got to be. It is one of the most popular themed restaurants in India, based on pirates. Besides great food, it is entertaining to see such rugged décor comprising of skulls, pirate ship, anchors, nets and ropes. They serve mouth-watering Caribbean Cuisine. The pocket pinch is about Rs.1500 (only food) for two.
Dialogue in the Dark, Hyderabad
This is one of those themed restaurants in India where one experiences something beyond feeling good. You eat in the dark. You have a guide who assists you through the way and the menu. They serve delicious food which is eaten in the pitch dark. We focus on every element of taste which we tend to overlook in our daily lives. Specs, mobile phones, watches and everything which can reflect light is not allowed inside the restaurant. All our other senses work more. This place reflects the idea of the inner light of the visually challenged. The experience will be etched in one’s heart forever. This is a social enterprise. The experiences of absolute darkness and being guided by the visually impaired have been life-changing for many. It costs approximately Rs.1500 for two. Do not miss this place if you are in Hyderabad.
Fly Dining, Bangalore
It is the first of its kind. You literally fly in the air and eat. A deck with a huge dining table in the middle with 22 chairs around goes up 160 feet in the air, lifted by a crane. Meanwhile, you dine with a picturesque aerial view of Nagawara Lake, Manyata Techpark and Bengaluru’s green cover. It’s a set menu. Pregnant women and children below 14 years of age are prohibited from going on to the deck. Advance booking is the norm and it is an expensive proposition. Well, the adrenalin rush, the gorgeous view and the unique experience of dining in the air is not what you get every day and everywhere. A mocktail session is priced at Rs.8000 and dinner at Rs.14000 (inclusive of taxes) for two.
Nature’s Toilet Café, Ahmedabad
This is the most quirky amongst the themed restaurants in India. As the name suggests the theme is a toilet, mainly to increase to spread awareness about good sanitation and good hygiene. The chairs and tables are all designed as sanitary wares. Serving bowls or glasses look like commodes. This café is an absolute cliché breaking. The actual toilets are connected to bio-gas, so the waste products are used to create electricity and cooking. They serve a social cause.
Stonny Brook, Bangalore
Indulge in food with a stream of water running under your feet. ‘Stonny Brook’ in Rajarajeshwarinagar, Bangalore, is India’s first stream restaurant. It was built with the concept of bringing a brook to the city. Enjoy fancy dining with a stream running under your feet. You will also get a fish spa in the house. There’s a dance floor too. They serve amazing Asian cuisine (Thai, Japanese, Indonesian and Chinese) costing about Rs.1500 for two, without alcohol.
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