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Where the Lonely Ones Lie: 8 Restaurants Where the Dead Welcome You to Dine

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Embark on a uniquely chilling culinary adventure, savoring delectable dishes surrounded by ancient tombstones. Offering an unparalleled dining experience, this collection of restaurants invites you to dine where each bite tells a tale of times long gone. Immerse yourself in an ambiance where the past and present collide, blurring the line between the living and the afterlife. Talented chefs craft dishes inspired by the mystical surroundings, where one can indulge in extraordinary flavors while celebrating life and death. Whether you seek a romantic rendezvous or an otherworldly culinary adventure, these restaurants promise a fantastic experience in the most unexpected of settings.

The Mug House

A popular pub and attraction in the village of Claines, the Mug House is an old public house that is a well-known landmark in the village. This historic pub has been around since the 15th Century! Originally called the Church Ale House, the pub was built on a church's graveyard, so technically, the pub is on consecrated grounds! Serving a great selection of ales and traditional pub fare, this is the perfect spot for everyone, including those who just want a good drink, locals who love history, or tourists who love the strange. This pub is even rumored to be haunted!

Claines Lane, Near Claines Church, Claines, United Kingdom, WR3 7RN
Cafe Strauss

With its lush surroundings of huge trees and plants, Café Strauss will provide you with the perfect mix of freshness, delectable cuisine, and coffee. This café, located inside a cemetery in Berlin, is tranquil and emits a serene aura. It opens up pretty early in the morning, so stop by for your first cup of coffee of the day or to end your evening with some scrumptious cakes here. This cemetery cafe's lovely terrace is a great place to relax with your lover and take in the sun and wind.

Bergmannstrasse 42, Berlin, Germany, 10961
New Lucky Restaurant

The New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmedabad is a place where you can dine with the dead. Yes, you heard it right! This facility is almost 50 years old and was constructed over graves and caskets. It is situated near the Lal Darwaza region across from City College. There are around 12 burials within the restaurant, and it is believed that some of these tombs are those of 16th-century Sufi saints. Each day, after washing the tombs and paying their respect, the tombs are adorned with new flowers. The owner believes that the coffins have brought him good luck and helped to grow his business and this famous restaurant was even visited by the famous artist M.F. Husain. Even the people don’t mind it and come here for a new experience and to taste the delicious food.

Jijabai Marg, Near Dinbai Tower, Ahmedabad, India, 380001
Pizza Al Fresco

Tucked away on the lower level of the historic Via Mizner, Pizza Al Fresco is one of the most popular pizzerias in the neighborhood. A blend of indoor and outdoor seating spaces, this restaurant lets you choose between dining in the cozy and charming indoor space or on one of the covered tables set outdoors. However, what makes this restaurant truly unique is its courtyard, where history meets gastronomy. Unbeknownst to many, the courtyard harbors a historic grave, adding a touch of mystery to the dining experience. Thus, the establishment invites patrons to savor a palate-pleasing meal with the haunting allure of a hidden cemetery beneath the palm trees.

14 Via Mizner, Palm Beach, FL, United States, 33480
John Kavanagh The Gravediggers

Taking its name from the Glasnevin Cemetery next door, Kavanagh's The Gravediggers is a legendary Dublin pub and has been around since 1833, remaining virtually unchanged for over 150 years. Referenced in cinema, literature and a bevvy of television commercials, this local watering hole is a great place for a Guinness and good conversation. During the summer months find hardened locals and visitors alike posted up at the bar or outside enjoying the sunshine.

1 Prospect Square, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, D09 CF72

A unique eatery in the Lower Highland neighborhood, Linger is famed for offering a one-of-a-kind experience and being housed in an erstwhile mortuary. To sample some mouthwatering fare or a taste of something from the other side of the globe, walk into Linger. The delectable menu features a variety of innovative fusion dishes with international cuisine, including items from America, Asia, and Africa. Sit out on the rooftop with dazzling views of the Denver skyline or indoors in a roomy space with fine decor and enjoy a sumptuous meal. Be sure to arrive early or make reservations, as this place is quite popular.

2030 West 30th Avenue, Denver, CO, United States, 80211
Blue Heaven

A much-loved restaurant in the vibrant Bahama Village and the whole city, Blue Heaven was reportedly once the site of boxing matches refereed by none other than Ernest Hemingway. Now, you will find avant-garde artwork in the gallery upstairs and great chow at modest prices in the restaurant. Caribbean flavors predominate the menu, with baking done on the premises where desserts, rolls, and bread pour from the ovens. Also renowned for its courtyard that conceals a surprising secret—a pet cemetery housing the graves of cats and roosters, diners can relish their meals amidst the subtle echoes of unique tales.

729 Thomas Street, Key West, FL, United States, 33040
Café in the Crypt

If you like venues to be a little more unusual than the norm and don't mind traipsing over gravestones to get your dinner, then Crypt Café is for you. Situated underneath St. Martins-in-the-Field just off Trafalgar Square, this spacious and unique café was a former crypt and burial ground of some famous people such as Nell Gwynn, the mistress of Charles II and also the notorious highwayman Jack Shepherd, captured and executed at the age of 22. The cafe is self-service and is often full of pensioners, but the food is good and reasonably priced.

Trafalgar Square, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4JH
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