11 months, 14 years... Restaurants with insane wait times

You're travelling to Spain and think you can check out the world's best restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca. Sorry to burst your bubble, but unless your trip happens in 11 months or later, you can forget about getting a table there.

The Girona eatery, which was recently crowned the winner of this year's World's 50 Best Restaurant awards, requires diners to make reservations at least nearly a year in advance through its online booking system, which opens up at midnight on the first day of every month.

And that's not the longest waitlist for a restaurant.

For a meal in the basement of Damon Baehrel's New York home, the last waiting time reported by AFP Relaxnews in March last year was an estimated 10 years.

Baehrel's eponymous restaurant, at which he told Bloomberg in a 2013 interview he was the chef, waiter, grower, forager, gardener, cheesemaker, and cured-meat maker, seats only 20, and its reservation system is currently closed due to a "huge influx" of requests from April 2014.

Beating Damon Baehrel is a restaurant in Disneyland.

Club 33, one of the most exclusive private clubs in the world, currently has a 14-year waiting list for its membership, with which guests can access the restaurant there, among other perks. According to reports, the last time Disney opened up membership in 2012, 800 were on the waiting list to pay US$25,000 (S$33,600) to join, plus a subsequent yearly fee of US$10,000.

Cheer up. You can still have what's been dubbed the world's best sushi at Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo for just 30,000 yen (S$325). And you'll have to wait only two months.

View the gallery below to see these and other restaurants known for their lengthy wait times, as compiled from lists by The Telegraph and The Daily Meal.

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