Going by the popular saying that the three most important things in a property are ‘location, location and location’, these restaurants have surly hit the jackpot, offering some of the most unparalleled dining experiences imaginable.
Dinner in the Sky, Belgium
There’s no room for acrophobia if you want to enjoy a meal at this incredible restaurant. Here’s a truly once-in-a-lifetime kind of dining experience as you dangle 46 metres above the ground. This sky-high moment offers you exhilarating views of Brussels and delicious food served straight from the oven placed in the middle of the table. A meal here might leave you with lighter pockets but will fill you up with some incredible memories.
Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, Philippines
Located at the Villa Escudero Resort in the Philippines, at this restaurant guests can enjoy lunch while the water flows under their feet. At Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, you savour the authentic local cuisine, in the midst of the untouched natural beauty of the region. Built on a former coconut plantation in San Pablo city, the restaurant serves up a buffet of meats and curries on bamboo leaves and, of course, for some extra refreshment you can always hop into the water once done with your meal.
Ithaa Restaurant, Maldives
Considered one of the most beautiful dining venues in the world, Ithaa sits five metres below sea level and offers 180-degree panoramic views of the vibrant coral gardens surrounding it. At this venue you eat in the company of innumerable underwater species in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Have a taste of its exquisite food as the vivid sea life watches you from above.
Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, Italy
Open only during the summer months, this restaurant in Puglia, Italy, is created inside a vaulted limestone cave, looking outwards toward the sea and offering some of the most breath-taking views. Part of the Grotta Palazzese hotel located above, the restaurant juts out 22 metres above sea level, allowing diners to watch the waves lap the shores just beneath them. The dramatic view over the sea is best enjoyed from one of the dimly-lit tables for two that sweep along the cave’s edge.
It’s often packaged food that you associate with a trekking trip in the mountains; but not if you are in the Hubei Province of China. About 12KM north of Yichang city, you can actually experience fine-dining on the side of a cliff at the Fangweng hanging restaurant. Located in the Happy Valley of Xiling Gorge, the restaurant offers astounding views of its natural surroundings to adventurers brave enough to set foot in it. A 30-metre-long, narrow concrete bridge leads to a warmly-lit dining hall carved into the cliff-side.