Opened in April, DC seafood restaurant is based on the interior of an Airbus A380 Superjumbo jet. Steaming congee and hot pot fare is served by waitresses dressed as flight attendants. Unlike on an actual airplane, at DC Restaurant there’s no need to suffer the walk of shame through first class to get to economy. But here’s what first-class dining cabins look like, anyway.
2. Economy class
DC restaurant is far more comfortable than a real A380. The 28-table, 100-seat restaurant, however, is eerily quiet, almost as though it's been soundproofed in order to recreate the pressurized silence one experiences on a genuine jumbo jet.
3. Power meal
In a private room, the tabletop acts as the control center for a drop-down projector; perchance allowing diners to experience the joy of eating while being fed PowerPoint presentations?
4. Reclining chairs
Legroom is decent and chairs recline enough for a “just finished my last morsel stretch.” Bowls, chopsticks and cups are stored beneath the table.
5. Healthy hot pot
Two-person set meals (RMB 238) include lobster balls, white fish, fried beef with mixed chilies (served cold) and greens. Aside from the beef, which comes pre-cooked, dinner is served hot pot-style at the table. Food in Chongqing is known for its spice; the milky white rice soup means diners who fear heat can still enjoy dinner.
6. Yummy dipping sauces
In addition to soy sauce, salt, chilies and spring onion, two sauces are available to add to the dipping bowl: peanut sauce and cumin and chili oil. Both are served in airline-style plastic containers
7. Wine bar
DC's wine selection isn't exactly imaginative, but it's better than you'll find on most planes. Big spenders can experience the joys of a Carruades de Lafite. Otherwise, a bottle of Guinness Extra sells for RMB 20.
8. Reception desk
There's a red button on every table at DC. Guests use it to chat with their hostess, even if the call desk and table are only a few feet apart.
The restaurant provides two types of two-person set meals. The cheaper option goes for RMB 278 while the expensive option runs RMB 728. Both prices include two beers.
Unit 1, 6/F, 5 Longhu Xingyuehui
258 Beibin Yi Lu, Jiangbei, Chongqing
+86 23 6753 6117