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Digest Under: The World's Largest Underwater Restaurant

Under: The World's Largest Underwater Restaurant

Under: The World's Largest Underwater Restaurant
Photo: Courtesy of Snøhetta
By Thurein Tun Oo
By Thurein Tun Oo
July 05, 2019
Dine with the fish

Would you believe it if someone told you they went five metres underwater to eat a meal?  Because that's exactly the experience Europe's first underwater restaurant, Under, is providing. A best-of-both-worlds concept was applied in the construction of the restaurant with half of the architecture submerged five and a half metres under the sea. Situated in Lindesnes, the southern-most part of Norway, Under is essentially a visual and culinary portal for the diners to connect with rarely seen aquatic wildlife of the North Atlantic seabed.

Photo: Courtesy of Under
Photo: Courtesy of Under

The backbone of this architectural marvel is Norwegian design firm Snøhetta, who is responsible for the award-winning Oslo Opera house. The shape of Under was inspired by a whale resting its head on land. Over time, the building is projected to become one with nature. Lindesnes' capricious sea conditions, in fact, provide Under's diners with breathtaking views of the seabed in different weather.

Photo: Courtesy of Under
Photo: Courtesy of Under
Photo: Courtesy of Under
Photo: Courtesy of Under

Under’s top priority is serving freshness with passion. The menu will vary according to the seasons, with not only sea dwellers but ingredients such as succulent berries and wild mushrooms endemic to the landscape as well. Dishes or set menus such as the Immersion Menu can be paired with a selection of wine from the cellar. 

Photo: Courtesy of Snøhetta
Photo: Courtesy of Snøhetta

Since its opening, Under has been flooded with guests from all over the world. If you want to book a table now, the queue is at least six months long. 

To learn more, visit under.no.

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