For those seeking a truly unforgettable dining experience, look no further than these five restaurants from around the world. Boasting absolutely breathtaking locations, these establishments offer a combination of romance and epicurean delights that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Add them to your travel bucket-list now and be sure to woo that somebody special!
1. Treepod Dining, Thailand
Where: Soneva Kiri resort, a luxury eco-lodge located on the remote island of Koh Kood, off the southeast coast of the Gulf of Siam, Thailand
What: Dine in your very own nest in the treetops – hop aboard this unique pod and be hoisted high up into ancient rainforest. Suspended five metres in the air in native masang trees, the views of the surrounding trees and beaches are spectacular. The best bit? Your “flying” waiter, who will serve you by whizzing through the air, harnessed to a zipline.
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2. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives
Where: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort, in the Alif Dhaal Atoll, Maldives
What: Sitting five metres below the surface, Ithaa (which means “mother of pearl” in the local language of Dihevi) Undersea Restaurant offers a 270-degree view of the crystal-clear waters of the Maldives – and all the wonders in it. Serving contemporary European cuisine, it’s incredibly intimate (it only seats 14 people), and is the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant.
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3. Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli, Switzerland
Where: 1454 metres above sea level, Wasserauen, Switzerland
What: This cliffside restaurant is part of the famous Aescher-Wildkirchli mountain guesthouse. Between May and October, chow down on Rösti and local sausages, and marvel at breathtaking views from the terrace. There are no Michelin stars or famous chefs here, but frankly, with a location like this, who cares?
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4. The Rock, Zanzibar
Where: On the Michamwi Pingwe peninsula, on the southeast coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania
What: Rising out of a rock just off the shores of Zanzibar, this aptly named restaurant is owned by a local fisherman who serves whatever he catches that day. There’s a beautiful wrap-around terrace and idyllic views of the turquoise waters. Guests arrive by boat at high tide, or by foot at low tide, where a tiered staircase leads to the main dining room.
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5. Sirocco, Thailand
Where: Located on the 63rd floor of Lebua Hotel, State Tower, Bangkok, Thailand
What: The world’s highest open-air rooftop restaurant, Sirocco features incredible, near-360-degree views views of bustling Bangkok below. Start the night off with cocktails at the Sky Bar, the illuminated bar that changes colour every few seconds. Beloved by the style-savvy, the restaurant and bar have won numerous awards – and even featured in The Hangover Part II.