The (Current) Largest Restaurant in the World

Thursday, 26th June 2008 by

Syria's Damascus Gate restaurant has recently been certified by Guinness as the "World's largest restaurant", stealing the crown from Thailand's (previously featured) Mang Gorn Luang.

Seating up to 6014 diners at one time, it easily tops the previous holder's 5000 capacity.

Damascus Gate employs 1800 members of staff to cover the 54000 m2 outside seating area, which is decorated with waterfalls, ponds, and replica archaeological monuments.

However, what strikes me about the "World's largest restaurant" is that it looks so small, especially compared to all the World's largest x that we've previously featured.

Read more and see a rather dull video on the BBC's article.

Thanks to Anthony Silverbrow.