There are so many great places on the planet that you should visit at least once in your lifetime, and there are no fewer interesting dishes you must try. In some restaurants, you can do both at the same time! There are some restaurants that will make you forget about your meal despite the exquisite cuisine and excellent service. Why? They are in such beautiful places that food goes by the wayside.
We gathered the world’s best restaurants where you risk losing your appetite to delightful views.
Grotta Palazzese in Bari, Italy
How about a meal in a grotto created by nature? The sea has washed two large apertures in this place, and the result was a huge semi-circular «hall» with a diameter of 30 meters (98 ft). Receptions and balls were held here once, but now there is a unique Italian restaurant.
Restaurant Le Panoramic in Chamonix, France
The restaurant is on a mountain 3,000 meters (9842 ft) above sea level in the French Alps. From any point of the restaurant, there are stunning views of the mountains. The chefs prepare a traditional local lunch and haute cuisine dishes for guests and tourists.
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant in Maldives
The underwater restaurant is at a depth of 5 meters (16 ft) and is designed for only 14 guests. There is a 270-degree panoramic view of the beautiful ocean, and visitors can try dishes of local and European cuisine, though most people don’t come just for the food.
Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant in Diani Beach, Kenya
If you go to Kenya one day, make sure to visit this restaurant. It’s located in a cave with an open roof, so you’ll hardly feel locked up. Its interior is decorated in a traditional African style, and flashlights create a romantic and magical atmosphere — perfect for a date night.
The Sierra Mar Restaurant in California
This Californian restaurant is in a nature reserve near San Francisco. Here you can admire the stunning sunset over the ocean and enjoy your delectable dishes. Sounds like a true California dream!
The River Cafe in New York, New York
This city is a dream for millions, and this view needs no introduction. Despite its high prices and snobbish atmosphere, the great views are worth it. You will remember them for the rest of your life!
The Samaya Villas Bali in Bali, Indonesia
Bali is famous for its incredibly beautiful sunsets and gorgeous beaches. What about a lovely dinner on the ocean coast? This hotel restaurant offers fine dining of the world’s best cuisines, seasoned with the warm sun and salt splashes.
Le Jules Verne in Paris, France
One of the most famous restaurants in Paris is located in the Eiffel Tower at a height of 124 meters (407 ft). Here you can combine a cultural program with a gastronomy tour: views of the city, good music, and high French cuisine.
Skyline Restaurant in Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown is a center of adventure tourism that attracts fans of rafting, jumping from heights, and other extreme sports. To stay one’s hunger, you don’t have to go far. At the top of the lift, there is a restaurant with an unforgettable view of the local landscapes.
Delaire Graff Restaurant in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Take another gastronomic journey to see the Simonsberg mountain and the Estate Vineyards in South Africa. Here you can enjoy exotic African cuisine and wine from local estates.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in Ngorongoro, Tanzania
The hotel and restaurant in a unique spot on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania won’t leave anyone indifferent. There are views of Africa about which we’ve heard since childhood. If you have binoculars, you can even see animals walking in the reserve.
The Signature Room at the 95th in Chicago
To see Chicago in the evening from a height is a dream of any tourist. The restaurant on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center offers a stunning view of the city and Lake Michigan. If you book a table before sunset, you will be able to see how streams of light sprawl across Chicago. We think you won’t care about eating after seeing this magical city at night.