World’s largest restaurant opens in Norway

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“Under” in Lindesnes, south of Norway, is Europe’s first and the world’s largest underwater restaurant, Report informs citing Visit Norway.

Under is the world’s largest underwater restaurant with seating capacity for 100 guests. The building itself is an architectural gem. It is reminiscent of a rock formation that is rising out of the sea; almost like a kind of art installation. A monumental glass wall provides panoramic views of the sea.

“You will get to watch all sorts of fish species swim by, depending on the time of year. Normal fish species in this area is pollack and cod, colourful wrasses, urchins, crabs, lobsters in gladiator battles, spiny dogfish (i.e. mini sharks) and distinctive seaweed and kelp in the changing seasons… And you can see a live performance of the roaring, stormy sea when nature is in turmoil.

“Seals have also been observed outside the window, but marine researcher Trond Rafoss hope it will not visit very often, as it scares the other fishes away,” Visit Norway says.

There will be an excellent selection of seafood at Under. “But you also have the option of tasting seabirds and wild sheep that have grazed in the archipelago nearby,” the website says.

The structure is designed to fully integrate into its marine environment over time, as the roughness of the concrete shell will function as an artificial reef, welcoming limpets and kelp to inhabit it.