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45 Imaginative Dining Concepts

From Communal Garden Eateries to Converted Prison Restaurants

— January 15, 2016 — Lifestyle
As consumers search for interactive experiences that engage them through multiple senses, plenty of brands and establishments are lining up to provide them with the experience-driven dining concepts they desire.

One particular winning example is a restaurant in China built in a former prison that aims to replicate the experience for interested parties. The intriguing concept is quite extreme but shows that their is market demand for even the most unconventional and seemingly unpleasant dining concepts.

Moving away from the theatrical but still offering the experiential is the Instock Restaurant in Amsterdam. A side project of Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn, Instock is a food rescue establishment that gets its ingredients from the leftover food from its retail stores.
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Festive VR Dining Experiences
Festive VR Dining Experiences
TGI Fridays' Holiday Experience Transports Diners to the Arctic
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Bed-Style Supperclub Seating
Bed-Style Supperclub Seating
Amsterdam's Supperclub Recently Moved to a New Location
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Video-Integrated Dining Rooms
Video-Integrated Dining Rooms
This Restaurant Uses Video Conferencing Technology to Connect Diners
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Prisoner's Dilemma-Inspired Eateries
Prisoner's Dilemma-Inspired Eateries
The 'Betrayers’ Banquet' is a Psychological Dining Experiment
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Custom Grain Bowl Menus
Custom Grain Bowl Menus
The Sweetgreen Menu Includes a 'Make-Your-Own' Section
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40
Floating Pizzerias
Floating Pizzerias
Pizza Pi is a Sailboat-Turned-Pizzeria in the Virgin Islands
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39
Parisian-Inspired Dining Experiences
Parisian-Inspired Dining Experiences
This Themed Dinner Party Involved an Immersive Atmosphere
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38
Dorm Room Restaurants
Dorm Room Restaurants
This Student is Revolutionizing University Dining with Shared Gourmet Meals
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Superfood-Focused Quick Eateries
Superfood-Focused Quick Eateries
Backyard Bowls is a Revolutionary Health Food Dining Concept
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36
Poetry-Infused Restaurants
Poetry-Infused Restaurants
The Atelier Crenn Restaurant Blends Poetry and Culinary Excellence
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35
Holiday Hotel Experiences
Holiday Hotel Experiences
This Harrods London Christmas Package Includes VIP Present-Shopping
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Opulent Glass Eateries
Opulent Glass Eateries
The Guilhermina Restaurant in Sao Paulo is a Rectangular Glass Structure
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National Gallery Restaurants
National Gallery Restaurants
This Elegant Restaurant is Inside the Singapore National Art Gallery
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Car Servicing Restaurants
Car Servicing Restaurants
The Kent & Co Wine Bar Doubles as an Auto Repair Shop
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Custom Fast Casual Pizza
Custom Fast Casual Pizza
Cucinova Urban Italian is Sbarro's New Fast Casual Dining Concept
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30
Slow-Paced Lifestyle Eateries
Slow-Paced Lifestyle Eateries
Yoshinoya is a New Taipei Restaurant with a Relaxing Atmosphere
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Pop-Up Community Kitchens
Pop-Up Community Kitchens
This Kitchen-Free Restaurant Asks Locals to Cook for Patrons
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Hybrid Bistro-Sneaker Shops
Hybrid Bistro-Sneaker Shops
KNOCK Kitchen & Kicks Combines a Love of Good Food and Sneakers
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Speakeasy-Inspired Dining Experiences
Speakeasy-Inspired Dining Experiences
This Restaurant Delivers the Full Speakeasy Experience
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Eccentric Open-Kitchen Lounges
Eccentric Open-Kitchen Lounges
This Budapest Bar is Perfect for Enjoying a Drink with a Big Group
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Communal Garden Eateries
Communal Garden Eateries
The Erba Brusca Restaurant Boasts Organic Ingredients & Communal Dining
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Elegant Food Rescue Eateries
Elegant Food Rescue Eateries
Instock Restaurant Prepares Meals with Grocery Store Leftovers
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Rooftop Restaurant Pop-Ups
Rooftop Restaurant Pop-Ups
The Forest on the Roof is a Dining Experience Atop of Selfridges
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Converted Prison Restaurants
Converted Prison Restaurants
China's Latest Experiential Dining Fad Involves Shackles and a Cell
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Retro Music Restaurants
Retro Music Restaurants
This Eatery Incorporates Musical Nostalgia From Rock and Disco Eras
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Interactive Dining Events
Interactive Dining Events
This Restaurant Combines Interactive Theatre with Fine Dining
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Open-Kitchen Dining Experiences
Open-Kitchen Dining Experiences
This Restaurant Prepares Each Meal in Front of Diners
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Post-Modern Hot Pot Restaurants
Post-Modern Hot Pot Restaurants
This Nanjing Restaurant Features a Host of Suspended Decor
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Gamified Restaurant Experiences
Gamified Restaurant Experiences
London's Inamo Restaurant Features Personalized Touchscreen Tables
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Food Scrap Dining
Food Scrap Dining
The Salvage Supperclub Initiative Serves Food From Dumpsters in a 6 Course Meal
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Cajun Restaurant Interiors
Cajun Restaurant Interiors
This Cajun Restaurant in Hong Kong is Inspired by a Fishing Boat
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Personalized Pizza Bars
Personalized Pizza Bars
Blaze Pizza Builds and Cooks Custom Fast-Fired Pizzas On the Spot
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13
Elegant Jailhouse Eateries
Elegant Jailhouse Eateries
The 'Poczekalnia' Conceptual Restaurant Design Comes From Karina Wiciak
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Decadent Retro Bistro Designs
Decadent Retro Bistro Designs
The New Sophisticated American Grill General Assembly is Classy
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11
Pop-Up Toast Cafes
Pop-Up Toast Cafes
Popped Culture is a Pop-Up Cafe Dedicated to Artisan Toast
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10
Clothing Store Diners
Clothing Store Diners
This New Concept Store by Urban Outfitters is a Food Court Eatery
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VR-Powered Hotel Dinners
VR-Powered Hotel Dinners
Ibiza's Hard Rock Hotel Hosted a Samsung Gear VR Gastronomy Experience
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Elegant Concept Restaurants
Elegant Concept Restaurants
Spring Restaurant at Somerset House is a Luxurious French Eatery
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Intimate Open-Kitchen Eateries
Intimate Open-Kitchen Eateries
This Washington DC Restaurant Has the Atmosphere of a Homey Kitchen
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Warm Asian Eatery Interiors
Warm Asian Eatery Interiors
This Prague Restaurant is Inspired by Traditional Asian Ingredients
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Multi-Dimensional Dining Experiences
Multi-Dimensional Dining Experiences
The 'Chambers of Flavour' Events are Packed with Suprises
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4
Industrial Restaurant Interiors
Industrial Restaurant Interiors
This Fast Food Eatery Boasts a Chic Vintage Interior
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3
Airy Greenhouse Cafes
Airy Greenhouse Cafes
This Converted Greenhouse Cafe in Beijing Was Designed by Four O Nine
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2
Food Factory Eateries
Food Factory Eateries
This Korean BBQ Restaurant was Designed by ARTTA Concept Studio
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Fast Casual Street Cafes
Fast Casual Street Cafes
Lumee is a Bahrain Restaurant Boasting a Contemporary Heritage Style
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