Dining in the sky is no more confined to flights! Bengaluru has got India’s first sky restaurant, ‘Fly Dining’, where one can eat in the middle of the sky, soaking in the aerial view of the Silicon City.
Situated near Hebbel, on the banks of the Nagawara Lake and Manyata Tech Park, a crane lifts a platform carrying 22 people 120 ft above the ground at 360 degrees. This includes the chef, waiter and an entertainer at the centre of the table.
Expecting mothers and children below the age of 13 years old are not eligible for the ‘Fly Dining’. The platform can carry a person with a weight less than 150 kg and with minimum height of 135 cm.
Carrying bags is not allowed but passengers can take their mobile phones along with them. Below the platform is the safety area which ensures that the dropped belongings of the customers are kept safely.
Fly Dining Options
Food at the sky restaurant is served in two shifts: a half-hour mocktail session and the dinner session.
The mocktail session which starts from 4:30 pm costs Rs 3,999 for a person while, the dinner session costing Rs 6,999 per head commences four hours later.
For weekends, the price for this luxurious outing increases by Rs. 1000 for both the sessions. GST has been included in the prices.
There are three half-hour mocktail sessions along with a single one-hour dinner session.
Events In The Sky
On specific request and with advance booking, the Fly Dining restaurant arranges special events in the sky like wedding celebrations, birthday parties, product launches, interviews, talk shows, announcements and other small get-to-gathers.
However, the events are planned keeping in view the security and safety measures of the restaurant.
Sky Restaurant Ensures Safety
Everything is scrutinised and carefully checked before bringing it in operation, from the seat belts to the crane.
The platform has been designed according to the guidelines laid down by the German norm DIN 4112 flying structure, for calculation and execution.
Before the crane lifts up the clients in the sky, a safety supervisor guides the clients about all safety regulations and is in constant communication with the crane operator and ground crew throughout the sessions.
(Note – All the photos are courtesy the Facebook page of ‘Fly Dining’.)