Nothing beats dinner and a show and that’s exactly what you can expect when you embark on an interactive dining experience. Here you not only have the opportunity to savour some of the finest cuisine in Singapore, but you can also enjoy the entertainment provided by these kinds of establishments.
What’s the big deal?
The concept of interactive dining is far from new. In ancient times, the Greeks and Romans would enjoy musical performances and dancing during feasts. In more recent years, it’s become common to find a musician performing live music in the dining rooms of fine restaurants. However, restaurants with a focus on an interactive experience often take their entertainment to the extreme. Fortunately, the focus is not placed exclusively on the entertainment provided. These kinds of restaurants also employ top-class chefs to ensure that the food they serve to their guests exceeds expectations. So, those of you who have already reserved your spot in an interactive dining establishment can expect the best of both worlds. There are several different styles of interactive dining restaurants. In some the preparation of the food is the main attraction so the kitchen is typically in the middle of the dining area and diners are seated around the attraction. Other restaurants may be themed around a particular movie or television show. Or you could visit a restaurant that boasts stunning views of the city or one that has an aquarium to marvel at as you enjoy a tasty meal.
The full experience at these restaurants
The experience depends on the style of interactive dining restaurant you are visiting. Upon entering the restaurant you are shown to your seat. At this stage you can either place your drinks order or you’ll need to wait for the first portion of the entertainment to be completed before you can do so. Once you’ve received your drinks, you can turn your attention to the menu. While awaiting your food, you can sit back and enjoy the show. Finish your meal and request your bill or indulge your sweet tooth with a sumptuous dessert. The best part about enjoying a meal at a restaurant like this is that the staff are trained to add to the experience.
Tips for savouring an interactive meal
Before you head out to an immersive restaurant, it’s a good idea to do your homework. Make sure you know what to expect so that you can dress appropriately and set aside enough time for your meal so you don’t miss a thing.
Where to enjoy an immersive meal
There are various options available to those of you searching for the perfect interactive dining experience. Visit Ocean Seafood for an aquarium adventure or Teppei Syokudo to see the chefs strut their stuff.