Restaurants and bars with an unusual past

From public toilets to gymnasiums and prisons, the former uses of this collection of restaurants are anything but ordinary.


Rather than obscuring their past, these restaurants have embraced it, maintaining their building’s history and traditions and using it to add an extra layer of interest to its culinary offer.

Far from a novelty sidebar, these restaurants have seamlessly weaved their unusual pasts into their narrative, inviting a dash of intrigue to what would otherwise be a collection of conventional restaurants.

Click through for our pick of restaurants with an unusual past…

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