- A TikTok video shows a new luxury restaurant in Norway that looks a lot like the movie Menu.
- The floating restaurant in the video is very similar to Hawthorn from the movie, with details such as boat access, a heavy metal door, and high-end food.
- The video touches on the themes of class struggle and food as an art featured in The Menu, prompting comparisons between the two.
A TikTok video of a new upscale restaurant has been compared to The Menu. The 2022 Golden Globe-nominated film is set in the Hawthorne restaurant on an isolated island. There, Chef Slovik (Ralph Fiennes) slowly tortures his customers with the ultimate intent of killing them by serving up various plates of high-end food, confronting Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) who has replaced one of the expected guests at the last minute. .
On TikTok, Norwegian opera singer Mari Eriksmoen shared a video of a new upscale restaurant in Norway.
An ultra-modern and expensive restaurant located in the middle of the Hardangerfjord. While some commentators were impressed by the expensive terrain, many others noted its striking resemblance to Hawthorn. Among many other comments, aprilruwan noted that “it inspires the menu” while Amanda said “I know how this movie ends” and Lars-Ole Stokke joked “I’ll have a cheeseburger”, referring to a key moment in final “Menu”.
An incredible detail of the video is how similar the floating restaurant is to Hawthorn. From start to finish, the TikTok video looks exactly like a short tour of Hawthorn himself. It all starts with the fact that it can only be reached by boat, as is the case with the Hawthorn, as shown in the opening scene of “The Menu”.
Similarly, the heavy metal door to the insulated restaurant is similar to the corrugated iron doors seen in Hawthorn. Although the door to the Norwegian restaurant is supposedly designed to form an airtight seal to prevent flooding, it nonetheless eerily resembles the way Slovik keeps his guests trapped inside a hawthorn tree. In addition, the sumptuous nature of the food served echoes The Menu’s themes of class struggle and food as an art.
The cast of The Menu is thankfully not visible in the video. However, these comments are quite accurate. Because of the way the video portrays the restaurant, reminiscent of Hawthorn’s contemporary design and the huge difference between upscale and mainstream restaurants, it’s almost impossible not to make these comparisons.