Tonight you dine with the fishes
January 10, 2020 6:31 PM   Subscribe

Snøhetta Designs An Extraordinary Underwater Restaurant In Norway
Oslo-based architects Snøhetta has completed a semi-submerged restaurant in southern Norway. ‘Under’ is the first of its kind, a 34 meter concrete monolith providing a unique dining experience with panoramic subaqueous views.
posted by hilaryjade (14 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Well, my bucket list just grew by one.
posted by jeremias at 7:07 PM on January 10 [3 favorites]

It looks like the cafeteria for the staff of a Bond villain's lair. In a good way.
posted by gwint at 7:09 PM on January 10 [6 favorites]

Norway has kinda gone all out in the last several decades building wondrous modernist eyecandy. A good example set: Norway's Resplendent Rest Stops. And of course, the hotel that was used as the set for Ex Machina
posted by gwint at 7:13 PM on January 10 [6 favorites]

"Jeg vil ha kapteinsfatet."

-Kristoffer Throndsen
posted by clavdivs at 8:12 PM on January 10

oh my, just the excellent video of the surf, seined through coastal rocks is wonderful.
posted by Oyéah at 9:10 PM on January 10

seems cruel to eat the seafood under the eyes of the ocean creatures. at least at my ramen joint, we have pork in front of the aquarium.
posted by dame at 3:35 AM on January 11

Great link.

Better article title.

Also: Major "Arrival" vibes.
posted by andreaazure at 4:43 AM on January 11

Does this feel tacky and offensive to anyone else? Like, we've screwed up the land so let's start building in the ocean? Not that we haven't screwed that, too. Maybe I'm just grumpy today.
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 2:26 PM on January 11

I know I’m missing the point entirely, but I don’t see a parking lot in that aerial view. Is it just far away and you (or the valet) have to walk the final half mile? Does a reservation come with shuttle service? Is it along a bus line? Is it only accessible by bicycle?
posted by ejs at 9:53 PM on January 11

I see zero fishes.
posted by bonobothegreat at 9:57 PM on January 11

But they see what you're doing. And they don't approve.
posted by Dumsnill at 10:00 PM on January 11

According to the restaurant's website there's parking at the Lindesnes Havhotell, which is 300 meters away.

Here are some more pix at Archdaily.
posted by Umami Dearest at 12:15 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]

There seem to be any number of underwater restaurants (CN Traveler) around the world (, for various definitions of "underwater."
posted by Umami Dearest at 12:29 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]

Yeah, first of it's kind how? I've been to the underwater restaurant in the Maldives. It was pretty neat. Only for lunch though.. for dinner you have to be a guest at the hotel, which is crazy expensive.
posted by Grither at 8:02 AM on January 13

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