A London pop-up restaurant is offering brave diners the chance to enjoy their meal within a storm. Created by The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, ‘Dining in a Perfect Storm’ uses state-of-the-art rainfall technology and special effects to authentically recreate the extreme weather of a perfect storm indoors –including intense, real rainfall, howling winds and mighty thunder.
The dining experience is inspired by the perfect storms that form over the tempestuous ocean waters that the Mighty Kraken Beast calls home. After donning waterproof macs, diners take their seats at the restaurant’s long, communal table – around which the storm experience takes place.
Dining in a perfect storm is not an experience for the faint of heart, or those that mind getting wet: 1,000 litres of rain will cascade from the ceiling every minute*, high-powered wind machines will bellow cyclonic winds through the rain and lightning flashes overhead will be accompanied by the ominous blasts of thunder! That said, landlubbers should not fear too much, as The Benevolent Beast has ensured diners won’t get completely soaked. After an intense period of indoor weather, the Kraken’s brave diners will enter the ‘eye of the storm’ – an unsettlingly calmer period where the winds drop and the rains subside. From here they will be served a delicious jet-black menu of dishes crafted using naturally black ingredients and natural black food colouring.
Diners are given the option of a seafood or vegetarian menu. The restaurant at 5 Newport Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 7JB, is open on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th of July. Tickets cost £25, to purchase please click here . The price includes all food and four cocktails. Sessions begin at 3.30pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm, 9.30pm
*All of the water is UV treated and pumped back into the rainfall system to be reused, to ensure there is no water wastage