Have you ever been so obsessed with a particular TV show or movie ‘fandom’ that you just cannot get enough of it? Fawning over characters, story plots and the whole fictional universe of a show is nothing new.
Because this gets a lot of traffic and demand for merchandise and all things related, some people have decided to come up with themed cafes and restaurants to further entrance people into that particular world.
One of the most popular themes used is none other than Harry Potter and there are actually quite a number of Potter-themed F&B establishments worldwide centred around this iconic series. Other themes include popular American television series, cult movies and more – and we love them all.
If you are intrigued by all the crazy and cool themes that currently exists around the world, read on to discover the 17 Coolest Movie & TV Show-Themed Restaurants And Bars Around The World.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND – WONDERLAND CAFE, NOTTINGHAM
Fall through the rabbit hole and enter the world of fantasy at the Wonderland Cafe in Nottingham. Patrons would be in for an afternoon tea with a twist with its immersive magical decors and character mascots such as Alice and the Mad Hatter.
To match its realistic recreation of the all-time favourite novel, the cafe serves up wonderful delights such as Scones of Hearts and Toad Down the Hole that would leave you satisfied in no time.
21 Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3AJ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 7930 877496
Daily: 12pm – 5pm
Nearest Station: Nottingham
ALIEN – GIGER-BAR, SWITZERLAND
Beautiful in its own right, the Giger-Bar in Switzerland is a work of art with its intricate architecture that is rightfully inspired by Alien the movie. Its unique otherworldly atmosphere is created with a cavernous, skeletal structure covered by double arches of vertebrae.
Feel the embrace of an alien as you sip on their popular Alien coffee coupled with their sweet meringues for an out of this world experience.
Comercialstrasse 23, 7007 Chur, Switzerland
Tel: +41 81 253 7506
Mon to Fri: 8am – 8pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Nearest Station: Chur West
BREAKING BAD – ABQ, LONDON
Whoever knew that chemistry could be so fun? Breaking Bad had created a large following for its unique narrative and its focus on science gone awry. ABQ in London aims to recreate the look and feel of the television series by renovating their interior to look like Walter White’s lab in the show.
To take things up a notch, the drinks comes in various unique concoctions that would definitely take you to a new high as you relive your favourite television moments.
455 Hackney Road, London E2 9DY, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 3488 1678
Wed to Sat: 6pm – 12am
Sun: 6pm - 10pm
Nearest Station: Cambridge Heath
DOCTOR WHO – THE PANDORICA, NEW YORK
According to the Doctor Who universe, the Pandorica was a prison hidden under Stonehenge. It was built to hold the Doctor and ensure the safety of the Alliance.
Hence, what better way to celebrate the love of Doctor Who than to set up a cosy yet brilliant;y themed eatery with sandwiches, salads & British classics? All within the convenience of New York City.
165 Main Street, Beacon, New York 12508, United States
Tel: +1 845 831 6287
Sun & Mon: 12pm – 6pm
Wed to Sat: 12pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: New Hamburg
FORREST GUMP – BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO, WORLDWIDE
This seafood restaurant chain has 43 outlets* worldwide 2015 and the whole theme of the restaurant are inspired by the 1994 hit movie – Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks.The dining style here is comforting and casual, serving all-American style seafood.
The dining style here is comforting and casual, serving all-American style seafood.
*Their headquarters is in Houston, Texas, United States
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States
Tel: +1 212 343 3355
Sun to Thu: 11am – 12am
Fri & Sat: 11am – 1am
Nearest Station: Times Square 42nd Street
Photo Credit: Central Perk Singapore
You now do not have to travel to Beijing to have a chance at dining at Central Perk as Singapore has opened their very own branch. The F.R.I.E.N.D.S-inspired cafe acts as a tribute to the widely popular television series and is aimed at spreading its addictive qualities to the younger crowd.
For those who are familiar with the show would be tickled by some of the menu items such as Ross & Rachel’s Breakup Pizza as well as Chandler’s Thanksgiving Chicken.
Central Perk Singapore
1 Magazine Road, Central Mall #01-01, Singapore 059567
Tel: +65 9025 2524
Tue to Sun: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay
GODZILLA – KAIJU SAKABA, KAWASAKI
We have witnessed plenty of examples where cafes are designed and named after superheroes, but we often forget to honour the group of monsters that make these movies and series exciting. The Kaiju Sakaba, known as the Monster Pub, honours the creatures that are often on the losing side.
The recently refurbished restaurant offers up a revamped menu that continues the tradition of kaiju-inspired dishes which would satisfy monstrous appetites.
210-0007 Kanagawa Prefecture, Kawasaki, Ekimae Honcho, 3-1 NMF, Japan
Tel: +81 44 210 5565
Mon to Fri: 5pm – 12am
Sat: 3.30pm – 12am
Sun: 2pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Kawasaki
HARRY POTTER – FELIX FELICIS, BUENOS AIRES
Of all the Potter-themed cafes and restaurants in the world, we actually like Felix Felicis in Buenos Aires the best because of its hipster-theme and very subtle homage to the Potterverse. Serving wholesome food and good coffee, the cafe isn’t flashy like its counterparts, while still maintaining some cool features to satisfy the adulation of fans.
Serving wholesome food and good coffee, the cafe isn’t flashy like its counterparts, while still maintaining some cool features to satisfy the adulation of fans.
C1414BGR, Jose Antonio Cabrera 5002, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: +54 4776 4414
Mon to Sat: 9am – 8pm
Sun: 10am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Villa Crespo
HARRY POTTER – THE LOCKHART COCKTAIL BAR, TORONTO
When it comes to Harry Potter inspired cocktails, no one does it better and more unique than The Lockhart Cocktail Bar. Named after the infamous Defence Against the Dark Arts professor, the locale is owned by two Pottermores who wanted to capture the magic of the widely-acclaimed series.
Their wonderfully concocted drinks such as Death Potion comes with flavourful ingredients such as Angostura and Horseradish – its eventual presentation is a visual feast too.
The Lockhart Cocktail Bar
1479 Dundas St W Toronto, ON M6J 1Y8, Canada
Tel: +1 647 748 4434
Tue to Thu: 5pm – 12.30am
Fri: 10am – 8pm
Sat: 10.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 2am
Sun: 10.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 12.30am
Nearest Station: Dundas St West at Dufferin St
HARRY POTTER – PLATFORM 1094, SINGAPORE
If there is a place on earth we could scream portus with a Portkey in our hands, that would be Platform 1094. This Harry Potter themed restaurant in Singapore rose to fame and popularity with its unique decor and its magical drinks.
The most beautiful of which is the flaming Goblet of Fire that is served with blue liqueur, a strong Barcadi 151, and cinnamon flakes, lit to a sparkly perfection.
1094 Serangoon Road, Singapore 328192
Tel: +65 6204 6003
Tue to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Boon Keng
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – MCGEE’S PUB, NEW YORK CITY
Ever since the show launched in September 2005, it became in instant hit with the viewers for its unique structure and eccentric humour. The McGee’s Pub in New York City recreates the very same vibe of the drinking hole that Barney patronises.
The wood-lined Irish pub serves regular bar grub and draft beer that makes this place legen – wait for it – dary.
240 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States
Tel: +1 212 957 3536
Mon to Sat: 10am – 4am
Sun: 12pm – 4am
Nearest Station: 57 Street Subway Station
LORD OF THE RINGS – THE SHIRE CAFE, SRI PETALING
For Lord of the Ring fans out there, you would be glad to know that The Shire Cafe exists in Kuala Lumpur. Also, the wall motifs and the unique Bilbo Baggins home portrait give a certain depth of perception to the entire restaurant; reminiscent of what a hobbit’s home would look like.
The adorably named menu item such as the Fallen Tower consists of breadsticks made with a waffle iron that has a chicken sausage and cheese within. Do not be surprised if you find yourself wanting more.
The Shire Cafe
9-1 Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 16 715 1143
Mon, Wed to Fri: 12pm – 12am
Sat & Sun: 11am – 12am
Nearest Station: Bandar Tasik Selatan Station
MARVEL – HUNGRY HEROES, SINGAPORE
What happens when you love more than one superhero? Hungry Heroes has got you covered by featuring the entire range of Marvel’s iconic characters in the form of busts and human-sized figurines.
Partake in the restaurant’s hot favourites such as the Hungry Heroes Platters and the Steak Out as you have a banter on the chronological sequence of the entire franchise.
Hungry Heroes Singapore
33 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217656
Tel: +65 6295 5401
Tue to Friday: 4pm - 11pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Park
RATATOUILLE – BISTROT CHEZ RÉMY, PARIS
The exquisite looking restaurant located in the heart of Disneyland is established based on the film Ratatouille. Diners can feast on the finest French cuisine in this Parisian bistro while adopting the perspective of Rémy – The little chef mouse.
Have their famous ratatouille topped off with a grilled steak or roasted cod fish – there is no way you could ever go wrong with your order in this restaurant.
Bistrot Chez Rémy
Disneyland Paris, 2 Hollywood Boulevard, 77700 Chessy, France
Tel: +33 825 30 0500
Daily: 12pm – 6pm
Nearest Station: Gare de Marne la Vallée Chessy
STAR WARS – ODYSSEY, PARIS
Embrace the dark side as you enter the Star Wars inspired restaurant. The overall design cues of the interior is that of the Death Star with its pill walls and multiple little touches.
The unique menu features many sweet and savoury crepes that are translated into Aurebesh alongside other franchises including Vulcan and Gallifrey. You would not have any difficulty in spotting the locale with its iconic blue awnings and the storm trooper stickers in the window.
6 Rue Dante, 75005 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 77 12 06 70
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 3.30pm, 6pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Saint-Michel, Notre-Dame
TIM BURTON – BEETLE HOUSE, NEW YORK CITY
Tim Burton is world-renown for his dystopian outlook in all his creations, making for a unique blend of all things dark and lovely. The Beetle House pays homage to the creator with its almost gothic like interior filled with purple fluorescent lights.
The food is no slouch either. With options such as Sweeney Beef and The Butchers Delight, you would be in for a treat as you dig in as the menu to die for.
308 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003, United States
Tel: +1 646 510 4786
Mon to Wed: 4pm – 12am
Thu & Fri: 4pm – 2am
Sat: 11am – 2am
Sun: 11am – 12am
Nearest Station: Astor Place
TITANIC – CAFE JACK, LOS ANGELES
Yes, the cafe is in an actual ship. Located in Koreatown in Los Angeles, Cafe Jack serves Asian-fusion cuisine in a ship-shaped structure, filled with Titanic memorabilia.
Of course, no one wants to relive the sinking of the Titanic, but maybe paying a visit to Cafe Jack will affirm your love for young Leo…
508 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020, United States
Tel: +1 213 365 8882
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 1am
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 2am
Nearest Station: Wilshire/Western