The culinary world has a new crop of eateries that will have you diving for your dinner….
Words Helen Brown
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
Ithaa serves contemporary European cuisine 16 feet below sea level. It’s the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant and is truly an unforgettable experience. Here you can indulge on caviar and cocktails with panoramic views of vibrant coral gardens. Ithaa can also be booked privately for breakfast, weddings and other special occasions.
Dubai’s freshest catch has landed at luxury hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Nathan Outlaw is an award winning chef from England, specialising in seafood and has taken over the hotel’s restaurant. The floor-to-ceiling aquarium within the Al Mahara befits Nathan’s new menu perfectly. jumeirah.com
The aptly-named Sea restaurant is one of the Maldive’s most impressive eateries. It’s home to the world’s first underwater wine cellar and boasts mirrored interiors that reflect its ocean setting. Dine on an international gourmet menu and take suggestions from the brilliant sommelier. kihavah-maldives.anantara.com
Subsix boasts the accolade as the world’s first underwater club. It sits 20 feet below the Indian Ocean and provides spectacular night views of the illuminated ocean floor. Here you’ll catch international DJs on the decks as the resident Hawksbill turtle glides by the window. At over 545 yards from the coast, Subsix is only accessible via boat.
Poseidon Undersea Resort
Poseidon Mystery Island isn’t just an underwater restaurant. It’s a whole underwater resort. Surrounded by a 5,000-acre lagoon, it boasts pristine waters that are abundant with sea life. Just outside the lagoon the reef plunges into an abyss. Here lies virgin territory just waiting to be explored with the resort’s deep submersibles. At poseidon there are two fine dining establishments, one under, one over ground. Both serve plates of culinary excellence day and night. There is also a dive shop, boutique, library, lounge, theatre and chapel. Fitness facilities include a nine-hole golf course, tennis courts and private splash pool and gym. It’s not yet open but you can register to make a reservation on their website now.