5 Most Unique Restaurants Around the World


Around the world, there are unique and remote restaurants that offer an insane experience. They provide the most calming atmosphere and uncompromising landscapes, alongside delicious food. The scenery that surrounds these remote restaurants is really worth putting in the effort to get there.

In the remotest locations, explore the world's most secret, unique and exclusive restaurants, which definitely aren't for the fainthearted! Here are the five most exclusive restaurants you need to visit.

1. Nordasti Hagi, the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are splendid. Situated in the Arctic Ocean between Norway and Iceland, it is not an easy destination to reach. It is even more challenging to get to the Nordasti Hagi restaurant on the island. Luckily, these days you can get a private charter plane to remote restaurants so if you've got deep pockets, it shouldn't be a problem getting here. Set in a centuries-old farmhouse, you either have to walk for 30 minutes along the rugged coast, take a trip in an off-road vehicle, or land here from the airport in a private helicopter. Its food is delicious though so it is worth a visit. 

2. The Three Chimneys, the Isle of Skye

The Three Chimneys, located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, is world-famous for its excellent cuisine and remote location. For more than 30 years, the restaurant has served hungry guests who were brave enough to get there! The nearest airport (located in Glasgow) is more than a six-hour drive away. If you don't like driving, you can charter a helicopter from the airport. The Isle of Skye itself is a lovely place; beautiful in all seasons.

3. Ithaa, the Maldives

Underwater restaurant in the Maldives
Wear sunglasses while you dine at Ithaa as it can get very bright underwater. Photo by: Alexey Potov [CC BY-SA 2.5]

Ithaa is an underwater restaurant that can be found at the twice voted 'Best Hotel in the World' luxury resort known as Conrad Maldives. Enjoy your food five meters below the sea surface with stunning views of the coral garden and other sea creatures. The restaurant is located on the island of Conrad Maldives Rangali. You can fly to get here by charter jet, and then take a sea taxi to dine on the island. You definitely don't want to miss this attraction on your next trip to the Maldives.

4. Maaemo, Norway

The only restaurant in Norway with three Michelin stars, Maaemo deserves to be on this list just for its food. Set in a beautiful spot, it offers a spirited tasting menu consisting of a variety of artfully crafted dishes such as Norwegian pine langoustines, Ramson mackerel and brown butter caramel butter ice cream. It has stood firm on its promise to offer a complete culinary experience, drawing people from within and outside the border. Guests have been known to fly in from all over the world just to dine at the restaurant. Since the waiting list is usually very long, we suggest you book a table for yourself when you decide to go on a holiday in Norway.

5. Mount Huashan Teahouse, China

A view of ancient buildings and narrow stairs atop a hill
The trail to the top of Mount Huashan is steep, arduous and not for the faint of heart.

Situated at the top of Mount Huashan, the teahouse is a respite to all the people who cover the treacherous, steep hike. A cup of traditional Chinese tea is a ceremony for any visitors who has completed the trail. The path to the top is not for the faint of heart and involves walking along a narrow plank hammered to the cliff. Along with tea, one is also rewarded with stunning views from the top.

Now that you have gotten the taste of unique, remote restaurants, do not hesitate to explore for more on your own. Do let us in on new secret and remote restaurants whenever you come across them.

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