Melbourne is home to an incredible array of restaurants, including quite a few quirky dining experiences that are anything but typical. From tramcars to suspended tables, underwater events and theatrical dinners, these are the most unusual foodie experiences in Melbourne.
Dinner in the Sky
Hoisted 50 metres into the air, Dinner in the Sky is the most suspenseful gourmet experience in the world. The dangling dinner table seats 22 people along with the chef, sommelier and waiting team, who stand in the centre ensuring your experience is of the highest quality. Dinner in the Sky not only hosts events but can also be booked for private parties.
If you love spontaneity and great food, then purchase a ticket to Secret Foodies. The surprise culinary event takes place in a mystery location only disclosed via text on the day of the event. Launched in 2010, Secret Dinner hosts themed events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. From warehouses to restaurants, rooftops and laneways, you never know where you’ll be sent or what cuisine you’ll have the pleasure of tasting.
Established in 2000, Lentil as Anything is unlike any other restaurant in that there are no fixed prices. Instead, the customer determines how much to pay. The vegetarian restaurant has a strong sense of community and values social inclusion above all else. From Mexican-spiced polenta to Sri Lankan uttapam savoury pancakes, the dishes are made with a generous dose of love from donated produce. Lentil as Anything is now located in St Kilda, Abbotsford, Footscray and Thornbury.
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