Restaurants these days face so much competition that they have to take drastic measures just to get noticed. What can restaurant owners do to make their establishment stand out? One way to address this is to offer customers something they’ve never seen before, like outrageously plated dishes or beverages, that will surely get them talking. Here are some of the most drastic examples of food servings you’ve NEVER seen before.
Terrifying Towering Tempura
When you think about all the potential ways it is possible to serve tempura, sticking it on long, scary, wobbly sticks like this simply is not one of them. Do you want your food terrifying? Well then, you’ve got it.
Not only that, but it turns out this establishment marketed this dish as environmentally friendly made with sustainable seafood. Going through all that trouble only to serve it on a polystyrene block seems a little silly to us.
Extravagant cocktails are so common these days, you can find them in any bar. How does this restaurant make itself stand out? Think outside the box, and inside of the bath. That’s right, these cocktails are served in little mini bathtubs, fully equipped with rubber duckies for good measure.
This little creation is NOT how you would normally expect to be served your cocktail under any circumstances. It might be slightly on the ridiculous side, but it’s definitely cute.
Imagine being served your Beef Wellington with a side of barbed wire. Sounds terrible, looks terrible, and honestly, we just can’t think of one positive thing about this serving suggestion.
Maybe the restaurant is owned by vegetarians who want to put you off eating meat? Maybe the restaurant’s owners are trying to close it down and make sure that customers don’t return. Either way, we’re definitely not feeling it.
Call us old-fashioned, but we tend to like our salads in a bowl. And with, you know, more than four leaves of lettuce. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and this restaurant clearly disagrees with us, as you can tell by their take on ‘Caesar Salad’.
This looks like some kind of sad and disgruntled Christmas Tree and this interpretation of salad really pushes the limits of what is acceptable to serve. Personally, we’d be very angry if our order looked like this. However, it’s undoubtedly hilarious.
It seems that in this case, the owners of the restaurants are trying to save on dishes. Maybe they want to sell two desserts in one, or they want to get rid of some extra pie they had laying around. Whatever it is, they are up to something.
There’s simply no other explanation as to why they would serve a pie, balanced on top of a milkshake, and act as though this is normal. We’re just worried about the stability of the whole thing.
This meal really takes lunch boxes to a whole new level. It has a very Japanese vibe to it, and not just because of the rice. However, we’d be disappointed if this meal was presented to us at a restaurant.
We wonder how the cardboard box is cleaned after the diner is done with their meal. Is it disposable, or is this located next to an iPhone factory?
You’ve heard about pigs in a blanket, but what about pigs on a wire? Not quite as catchy, sure, but this piece of bacon was actually served to someone at a restaurant. To be honest, it’s not at all appealing.
Having to wrangle your meat off a wire, with one end that frankly looks sharp and dangerous, is not our idea of a fun night out. Sometimes there’s just trying way too hard, and this is one of those times. Give us our bacon on toast and we’ll be perfectly happy.
To continue with our theme of restaurants that are pulling out every stop to try and stay relevant, we have the restaurant that pours the food straight onto peoples’ hands in an attempt to get them talking.
Chocolate is delicious, melted chocolate is delicious, licking it off our hands? No thank you. We don’t think this is what they mean when they say finger food.
We had a bathtub, we’ve now got a toilet bowl. That’s right, this place serves their coffee in a miniature toilet. We’ll be honest, it is pretty funny, but we don’t know if we’d actually want to drink it.
It does look professionally made, but other than that, we don’t have many positive things to say about this creation. Think about it, would you drink brown substance out of a toilet bowl?
Mixing work and dining is a great idea, but this restaurant took that a little too literally. It’s not just the fact that the meat, cheese, and bread are somehow fixed to the clipboard. It’s also the fact they are all standing up vertically stacked next to each other.
That means all of that cheese and meat is getting pressed into by some more cardboard, which is just plain weird. Just give us our food on a plate, the way it was intended, and we’ll have no complaints.
This image is really a vegetarian’s nightmare, as an actual deer’s antler is used to serve a piece of meat from the very same animal. Little venison cubes served on top of an antler is hardly in good taste.
The meat itself apparently was very tasty, and it doesn’t look bad from the photo. The plating, however, is not appealing to us one bit. And we’re not even vegetarian.
This gravy is straight-up being served out of a plastic container, that looks like it should hold some kind of chemical substance, like something you would clean the toilet with. Sorry for being blunt, but it’s what we’re all thinking, and it’s true.
Frankly, this is a crime against food and a crime against gravy. Gravy should be poured out of a gravy boat, or at at the very least a small jug. Give people a chance to enjoy their food, for crying out loud.
If eating from someone’s mouth sounds disgusting to you, then definitely do not go to this restaurant in Barcelona. The owner made a mold of the inside of his mouth, and decided he should serve food on it.
This makes the food look as if it were already pre-chewed, to be honest. We’ll give him the fact it’s unique though. We’ll also give him the fact that his teeth do appear to be in pretty decent condition, so at least he has that.
At some point, when a restaurant decides down to go down the gimmicky route like using hubcaps instead of plates, they really have to stop and ask themselves: is this worth it? This restaurant clearly did not do that, however.
They could have just used a plate. Yes, it’s kind of funny, yes it’s kind of different. But it looks dirty and unappetizing.
Sometimes when we don’t have any clean cups, we have to resort to other things to drink from, like jars, at the very worst a bowl. Surely not a plastic bag, and SURELY not in a restaurant.
This image of a cocktail in a bag reminds us of the way people buy goldfish at the pet store, and we’ll be honest, that is not an image we want in our heads when we’re trying to enjoy our drink. We just hope it wasn’t expensive.
This image of steak and mashed potatos inside a sombrero really leads to a lot of questions. The main one being: why? The food isn’t even Mexican.
There is no need for this, and it just looks difficult, messy, and difficult to eat. Surely cutting the steak will damage the sombrero, and more importantly, how do they clean the sombrero after use? So many questions with no explanation.