The first European under-sea restaurant is being created under the hands of the Norwegian Snøhetta Architectural Studio on the lowest point of the Norwegian coast by the village of Båla. Would you like to have dinner while viewing the sea kingdom.? This will be an experience you will be able to enjoy from the spring of 2019!
The name “Under” is not just a reference to the English word “under” as you may think. The word “under” in Norwegian is also translated as “wonder” – i.e. miracle. And this restaurant is certainly a specific miracle. We don’t normally dine in a restaurant under the water...
The deluxe restaurant building is designed in the minimalistic style. The concrete walls are one metre thick to enable the structure to resist the pressure and rough nature of the sea. The interior materials were chosen not only from the aspect of their aesthetic properties, but also from the aspect of their sustainability and ability to create a pleasant interior climate. And so you will find warm oak, which can create a very intimate atmosphere, as well as rough concrete inside. With regard to colours, the building is decorated in shades of blue and green and also beige and sand.
Of course the main attraction of this future deluxe restaurant, which will seat from 80 to 100 guests, is the view into the depths of the ocean. The dim lighting coming from the interior and installed on the seabed will contribute to its popularity. Guests will be able to observe the sea through a large, 11 x 4 m, panoramic window made from acrylic!
The head chef of this highly awaited under-water restaurant is Nicolai Ellitsgaard. He has many years of experience in the field of gastronomy in Norway and you can be sure that he will serve you the best dishes, cooked from the highest quality ingredients. What did he say in regard to the menu?
The deluxe restaurant will also serve as a sea-life research centre and will also host teams carrying out research in the field of sea biology and fish breeding. It will open in spring 2019.