At just $900 per person, you can enjoy a 20-course meal in Shanghai’s top-secret located restaurant: Ultraviolet. This isn’t the only place that offers sensory dining, so Merchant Cash Advance wanted to rank the most expensive sensory dining experiences around the world.
From sourdough ice cream to a meal that has been described as the “Sound of the Sea”, how much would you be willing to spend for a unique dining experience?
Key Points of Interest:
- Ultraviolet costs $900 per person and needs to be booked 90 days in advance
- El Celler de Can Roca is famous for its Sourdough Ice Cream and is only around $200 per person
- Alinea in Chicago has the perfect 5-Sensory Dining Experience and it’s only $351 per person
- Sublimotion in Spain is ranked as the most expensive at $1635 for a 20-course meal
|Restaurant||Location||Price (Av.) $$$|
|The Fat Duck||Melbourne, Australia||525|
|El Celler de Can Roca||Girona, Spain||213|
|Schloss Schauenstein||Furstenau, Switzerland||293|
|Kitchen Theory||Barnet, Hertfordshire||100|
|Parlour Restaurant||Kensal Green, London||900|
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Ultraviolet in Shanghai
This is a hugely popular dining experience, that people need to book 90 days in advance when the tickets are released at midnight. It costs around $900 per person and includes 20 courses. No one really knows where it’s located, due to guests being escorted from a designated meeting point to the building. Inside they will be greeted with bare walls, with no decor and instead will experience 360-degree wall projections, table projections, scent diffusers and a multichannel speaker system to set the tone.
The Fat Duck in Australia
Located in Australia, this 14-course experience will only cost you $525 for your meal (not including any extra alcohol though). However, the experience is said to “take you on a journey of history, nostalgia, memory and emotion”. Dishes include salmon lollies, snail porridge and his signature “Sound of the Sea,” a sculptural plate of seafood, seaweed.
Sublimotion in Spain
This is one of the most expensive dining experiences, costing around $1635 for 20 courses. The experience involves a room that is completed encased in blank screens, which light up with audiovisuals that change throughout the meal. It is an imaginative, high-end Mediterranean dining concept with VR tech and immersive film projections.
Alinea in Chicago
A more affordable dining experience that only costs $351 per person provides the 5-Sensory Ultimate Dining Experience. The price does vary depending on what type of food you are after since the courses can be different. The price also depends on when you are going, so if you are after a lot of food, at the most demanded time, the price will be a lot more.