World’s largest ‘rollercoaster’ restaurant opens


It hasn’t yet reached the UK but a company behind a restaurant concept where dishes are sent to tables across mini rollercoaster tracks has opened its seventh and largest location to date.

‘Rogo’s’ has been developed by The Rollercoaster Restaurant, part of Group JWA, and is set across 14,000 square feet in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

A network of 30 individual rollercoaster tracks loop, spiral and spin in and around the 380-seat restaurant, delivering a menu of international comfort food directly to each table. Each dish is served in a pot.

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“Each table has its own individually-designed rollercoaster track and a unique silent delivery system that thrills diners as they get to watch their food make a gravity-defying 360-degree journey to their table,” said Group JWA chairman & CEO Jessica Wadih Al-Absi.

“Our state-of-the-art technology makes dining fun as it transports both cold and hot food and drinks along the multi-spiral, double loop and tornado tracks,” she added.


Guests can order from individual handheld tablets and signature dishes on the menu include asparagus and sweet pea risotto, topped with a crispy poached egg and hollandaise sauce, and the DIY Rogo’s Tornado Burger, which offers a choice of 13 different toppings and a multitude of combinations.

British executive chef Paul Owens leads the 34-person culinary team and has developed a menu which aims to reflect dishes and flavours from around the world.

JWA has the licence to open RollercoasterRestaurants in 17 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Philippines, Syria, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.

The Abu Dhabi restaurant is the seventh that HeineMack GmbH, the creator of the restaurant systems, currently operates. It has four in Germany, one in Russia and one in Kuwait.

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