First-Ever Batman Restaurant Lets You Enter Through The Batcave
Warner Bros. has announced the creation of a Batman-themed restaurant, arriving in London this spring. In addition to its studio tours, Warner Bros. has found success in creating different tourist destinations centered on their biggest franchises. Most notably, the Harry Potter franchise has expanded into the Universal Studios amusement parks, a Broadway play (that originated in London's West End), and a new Harry Potter store, to open in New York City this summer.
The DC universe continues to be on the upswing following a string of poorly-received films. While the latest DCEU film, Birds of Prey, underwhelmed at the box office last weekend, it earned mostly positive responses from critics and audiences. Joker scored two Oscars at last weekend's Academy Awards, and the Internet is buzzing with the reveal of Robert Pattinson's Batsuit from the upcoming The Batman, which is one of the most anticipated movies of 2021. The news of the Batman restaurant is likely to add to the excitement.
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As reported by Forbes, the restaurant will be called Park Row, after the section of Gotham City that houses many Batman villains. It will span 18,000 square feet and offer an experience "more like a dinner show than a trip to a typical restaurant." Guests will have the privilege of entering Park Row through the Batcave, and from there, they will have their choice of three bars and five dining experiences, all of which have different themes. For example, Pennyworth's will offer traditional British meals, Old Gotham City will be reminiscent of a speakeasy, and a section devoted to Harley Quinn will serve sushi. The largest section will be Iceberg Lounge, in honor of the Penguin.
Park Row is a partnership between Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC, and Wonderland Restaurants. The dishes served promise to be "surreal enough to pass muster in Batman's wacky world." If dining there, though, expect a hefty price tag. According to Forbes, the average price per person starts at $58, or £45, though the most expensive section of Park Row, Monarch Theatre, reaches an average price of $155 (£120) per person.
Park Row sounds like it's shaping up to be a must-see destination for Batman fans, though they might have to budget carefully and plan ahead. No official date has been given for Park Row's opening, though the mentioned spring time frame suggests it could be unveiled within the next few months. It's clear Warner Bros. is hoping to create a dining experience unlike any other, and if done correctly, it could be an incredible attraction. For those who've long wanted to visit Gotham City, this sounds like the perfect opportunity.