This Restaurant Puts Tables In Nature For Beautiful Socially Distanced Dining


Out of all the creative ways people have tried to implement social distancing, this one is by far the best.

Restaurants around the world are finding creative ways to enforce social distancing as they welcome back customers after coronavirus lockdowns.

But even as countries lift the strict measures implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19, there are still guidelines in place to prevent a second wave of the virus outbreak.

From protective shields and individual greenhouses to placing some customers in rubber tubes, there are some pretty creative ways people have tried to keep safe while enjoying a bite to eat.

That’s right, you could be in your very own episode of Get Smart with the “cone of silence.”

Or, you could have a robot take your temperature before seating you.

But, if you ask me, the next option is the one I would take. Hands down.

One restaurant in Sweden is taking a novel approach: scattering tables throughout a nature preserve.

Honestly, it’s one of the more ingenious restaurant responses to the pandemic that have popped up in recent months. If you’re going to be sitting outside anyway, why not enjoy the beauty of nature while you’re at it?

It’s called Nowhere, and it’s the brainchild of Oddbird. Nowhere is nothing like any restaurant you’ve seen or experienced before: Six tables are scattered throughout a nature preserve just outside of Stockholm. You won’t run into any other customers, but you will be immersed in Sweden’s peaceful, stunning natural landscape. One table is located on a dock overlooking a calm lake and one is in a meadow, while another will place you in the middle of a dense, quiet forest.

These days, we’re spending more time discovering our own backyards, and the world around us with curiosity. Now, more than ever before, we need to feel the magic around us. We’ve forgotten how it feels to be without distractions, fears, worries, and a to-do list a million miles long. That’s where nature comes in.

Take a look at the images below. Which one would you like to have dinner at? For me, personally, it would be the forest. That’s pure bliss right there.

The Meadow

The Dock

The Forest

Whichever you would choose, even if you can’t get to Sweden, you can still find a way to get into nature where you live. Take a walk in the park, or go explore your own backyard. Nature is all around us.