World’s weirdest restaurants revealed

Eating out used to be all about the food on  offer, but as diners get more demanding it isn’t enough for restaurants just to  create tasty menus.

Competing for customers today means offering  a whole eating experience including eye-catching entertainment, one-off  cocktails and OTT themes – meaning and wacky restaurant trends are becoming the  norm in cities around the globe.

A new TV show – World’s Weirdest Restaurants – has tracked down some of the craziest dining destinations with host Bob Bulmer  eating his way through a selection of  eccentric and extraordinary dishes.

Host of World's Weirdest Restaurants Bob Bulmer tries out a beer spa in the Czech republicHost of World’s Weirdest Restaurants Bob Bulmer tries  out a beer spa in the Czech republic

Throughout the series – which starts on  Wednesday – Bulmer tries out the tasty (or not) treats on offer at restaurants  around the globe including Asian fusion cooking served up by Ninjas, a curry in  a toilet bowl in Taipei, dining in the dark in Manhattan and drinks served by  Taiwanese monkey.

There is even a restaurant just for  dogs.

What they lack in Michelin stars they more  than make up in atmosphere,  unconventional décor and some traditional and  rather left-of-centre  menus.

As he tucks in to a hot pot serves in a  miniature toilet bowl Bulmer says: ‘Everything you love about the bathroom is  right at the dinner table.

‘This is crazy. I’m sitting here on a toilet  seat about to eat over a sink, there are urinals on the walls.

‘It is definitely unique!’

The Opaque restaurant in Manhattan encourages dining in the dark to heighten your other senses
The Kagaya restaurant in Tokyo features burping glasses and nightly entertainment from the boss Mark Kagaya, pictured here with presenter Bulmer

The Opaque restaurant in Manhattan encourages eating in  the dark to heighten diners’ other senses, while the Kagaya restaurant in Tokyo  features burping glasses and nightly entertainment from Kermit-loving boss Mark  Kagaya, pictured here with presenter Bulmer

 

Diners at the American Clothing Optional dinners each have to bring a towel and their motto is 'no hot soup'Diners at the American Clothing Optional dinners each  have to bring a towel and their motto is ‘no hot soup’

The Modern Toilet restaurant in Taipei, Thailand features loos as chairs and sells big piles of chocolate cream
Two monkeys work as waiters at the Kayabuki Tavern in Tochigi, Japan

The Modern Toilet restaurant in Taipei, Thailand  features loos as chairs and sells big piles of chocolate cream styled to look  like faeces, while right, in the Kayabuki Tavern in Tochigi, Japan two monkeys  work as waiters

 

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