An active volcano might not be the mostconventional way of cooking food, nor perhaps the safest. But in the Spanish Canary Islands, that’s exactly what’s on offer, at the El Diablo restaurant in Lanzarotte. Dangerous or exciting? Decide for yourself!
The Spanish-owned island of Lanzarotte off the northwest African coast is covered in volcanoes. Seven of them remain active.
Appropriately named "the devil" in Spanish, the El Diablo restaurant sits on top of one of the biggest, in the Timanfaya National Park. With a great view of the rocky volcanic landscape, it’s popular with tourists.
Temperatures right beneath the restaurant can pass 400 degrees Celsius.
But the restaurant has put this free natural heat source to good use, for some super-hot barbecue action.
Manager of El Diablo restaurant in Lanzarotte said, "Customers can enjoy the spectacular volcanic scenery while eating their volcanic food."
Architects used nine layers of volcanic basalt rock to make a grill that could withstand the heat of the volcano.
Patrons can choose from a variety of barbecued meat and fish - heated to more than 450 degrees Celsius.
For nervous diners worried about an eruption, scientists say that’s still a long way off. But as the saying goes if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.