Yes, we go to restaurants to enjoy our favorite meals and experience new cuisines too, but along with good food a restaurant with a great view makes it better. Dining at a restaurant with a great view is a quintessential experience. A restaurant with a view can take a dining experience from mediocre to magnificent. Thanks to the oceans, mountains, and towering skyscrapers of the world, there are astounding places to absorb the sights as well as mouthwatering food. We’ve put together a list of some of the best restaurants around the world that have amazing views.
10. El Tovar, Arizona
Dark wood tables are set with chine and white linen, eye-catching murals spotlight Native American tribes and huge windows frame the views of the Rim Trail and the Grand Canyon beyond. Located in Arizona, the restaurant overlooks billions of years old geological history. The western and Scottish flavors of the menu will leave you wanting to come back for a second meal.
9. Boucan, West Indies
The Boucan restaurant sits perfectly in the stunning natural beauty of their rainforest surroundings. It’s a place where style and luxury come together. Enjoy the sun-dappled cocoa groves of Saint Lucia’s oldest plantation, Rabot Estate. It’s understandable when everything on the menu has chocolate in its ingredients.
8. Penthouse 808
From the 16th floor rooftop of Penthouse 808 in Long Island City the skyline of Manhattan seems like a glittering movie set. This Asian influenced restaurant and lounge showcase striking views of the Queensboro Bridge.
7. Al-Hadheerah, Dubai
Al-Hadheerah Desert Restaurant is the place to experience traditional cuisine amid the rolling sand dunes. Here the mood of old Arabia is captured perfectly through the lively entertainment of belly dancers, henna artists, live bands and falcon displays. It’s a scene that comes straight out of an Arabian fairytale. Along with the mouth-watering aroma of Arabic cuisine this restaurant will make you dream of Sheherazaade.
6. Ithaa, Maldives
The Ihtaa restaurant was designed by a New Zealand design consultancy. Built on the beach on Rangali Island, the restaurant is totally submerged underwater. As you’re dining, you will be able to spot sharks, sting rays, turtles and a whole host of tropical fish swimming about your head. The cuisine is contemporary European, but we seriously doubt you will be able to focus on your meal.
5. Aroma Restaurant, Italy
A contemporary dining area overlooking the Colosseum and Emperor Nero’s Garden, the Aroma restaurant delivers luxurious and magical experience. The restaurant in central Rome is a terrace restaurant with an amazing view. During the days of Imperial Rome they built some of the city’s most majestic monuments including four barracks for gladiators close to the Colisseum, where the hotel stands today.
4. Le Panoramic- Chamonix, France
Open for lunch and snacks and one of the best place to bask in the view of Mont-Blanc, Le Panoramic is situated on the summit of Brevent and therefore easily accessible even for pedestrians.
3. Eagle’s Eye, Canada
Get ready for an experience that’s out of this world with luxury, elegance, romance and the magic found only on mountaintops. It is known as Canada’s most elevated spot. Located at 7,700 feet at the top of the Purcell Mountains this magical venue will not only keep you awe-struck, the French cuisine will blow you away!
2. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania
The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is located in Tanzania on the edge of the world famous “World Heritage Site” of the Ngorongoro Crater. Surrounding the lodge, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans 8,300 square kilometers. Appearing to be a place out of a fairytale, the restaurant sits on the edge of the largest unbroken volcanic mountains in the world. Serving Pan-African dishes will entice your taste buds.
1. The Monal, Pakistan
Topping the list is The Monal Restaurant, located in Islamabad, Pakistan. Sitting on top of the Potohar, nestled against the pristine Margallas and looking over the vast plains of Islamabad and Peshawar, the Monal offers more than just a view. Sunset at The Monal offers some of nature’s most glorious moments and twilight settles in the valleys against the backdrop of Islamabad’s golden radiance. Whether you choose to begin your journey whilst the sun shines down on the hills, or whether you prefer the romance of a moonlit drive, your experience shall remain unforgettable. As far as the food is concerned, The Monal offers food for the soul…..need i say more?