Fancy restaurants have been serving us pretentious overpriced dishes for decades now, but in the 2010s onwards these “creative” food servings have gone crazy out of control.
Chefs have been trying to think of even more ‘ingenious’ ways to impress us and take their food to the next level.
Head Chef “How can we entice people into our establishment and charge them a lot of money for less food?” [Chef takes some acid} “I know… A steak with an avocado compote served in a toilet draped in rose petals. Bingo!”
All these culinary disasters are courtesy of We Want Plates and you can see more on Reddit and WeWantPlates.com
You can see more pretentious food servings in these previous posts – 39 Times Restaurants Went Too Damn Far With Their Food Servings, and 28 Ridiculous Meals That Prove Hipsters Need to Be Stopped Right Now!
Although this may be the stairway to heaven
A carrot served on a telephone. I guess they serve what I like!
Lunch served on a heavy stone? I felt bad for my server who had to carry it
Uhm… How do I drink this?
Food served on a shovel. Let’s dig in!
I guess we are serving fish on fish bones?!
My friend was served a single potato on a tiny chair
Not a plate, but an actual glass would be nice
At least you can wash your hands before eating!
Saw a bird nest post here and thought this was comparable
Cheese served on a mousetrap
Sorbetto with foam served in a lightbulb on a bed of dried grass
Never mind ‘we want plates’ – We want tables?
I hate broccoli as it is, so putting it on barbed wire makes me avoid it even more!
My “flying“ noodles. They were cold within a minute…
Didn’t expect my appetizer to be served inside a dresser but ok
Multi-flavor “pizza” served in a tire
Pasta flight, ended up everywhere
Even the lettuce looks disappointed
A bottle of fish
So I went to Alinea this weekend
The croquette in the iron mask
Friend’s mother went to a restaurant and got a glass of pasta! Upside down!
Dinner was always fun at Hannibal Lecter’s house
Steak pie in a jar
The juices dripped onto my legs through that nice crack in the board
It would be awful if someone flipped the spoon
My boyfriend’s ice-cream came in a little metal tub, but mine came in a little plastic wheelbarrow
Twigs and moss
Soup in a burnt cabbage
Crepes served as babushka Barbie
I guess there is technically a plate… but common
Straight from the garbage
$37 “Butter Shrimp”
I’m glad to see they be serving ramen the traditional way
A friend ordered tiramisu in Scotland. Why sugar the lid?
Saw this on a friend’s Instagram. The horror
Breakfast in an egg carton
I suppose they think this is ‘cleaver?’
Steak and mash served in a sombrero
Friend of mine went to a restaurant and their starter came in a book
Our corn chips came in a rusty bucket
An actual non-stick pan, instead of a plate
I swear, it’s a chocolate mousse and pop-corn on a wooden board…
Kids food on DVD-case
This rose-flavored chocolate dessert that you have to lick off your hands!