Who doesn’t love a delicious meal with a killer view?
Perhaps it’s the weather that’s prompting me to write this article or it’s that I haven’t traveled in awhile. Either way, I compiled a list of the coolest, craziest restaurants from around the world that we just have to visit at some point in our life! If you’ve ever been to one of these, please post a comment. I’d love to hear about it!
Labassin Waterfall Restaurant – Philippines
Imagine dining amongst the backdrop of a gorgeous waterfall – the mist from the falls ticking your cheeks and the water running over your feet. After you enjoy your meal, you can go for a dip in the falls.
La Taverne Provencale – Gourdon, France
If you are sick of sunning yourself on the beaches of the French Riviera then head to the mountains of Gourdon for a meal with stunning views. Fun fact, some scenes from Les Miserables was filmed in Gourdon.
Ristorante Belforte – Vernazaa, Italy
Enjoy the freshest of seafood while enjoying an incredible view and sunset. I visited this restaurant when we were in the Cinque Terre and it was an incredible experience. It’s expensive but worth it. I personally recommend the Trofie al pesto as well as the mixed anchovy plate. Try not to get yourself freaked out about the anchovies. These aren’t you standard canned salty variety. The Cinque Terre is known for their fresh anchovies!
High Finance – Albuquerque, New Mexico
No other restaurant offers such a unique mode of transportation to arrive at your dining destination like High Finance. The 2.7 mile tram ride takes you through several climate zones on your way to the restaurant atop Sandia Peak. Dining at 10,378′ in elevation with views of over 11,000 square miles is worth the trip in itself. I had the opportunity to eat here while visiting my sister who used to live in Albuquerque. My entire family had steaks and not one of us had a bad piece of meat!
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant – Rangali Island, Maldives
Enjoy dinner 16 feet below sea level at the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant!
It is rated “the most beautiful restaurant in the world” by the New York Daily News in 2014. Ithaa serves contemporary European cuisine in a six-course set dinner menu. Expect indulgences such as caviar for dinner while the four-course lunch menu offers lighter fare.
The Grotto – Krabi, Thailand
The Grotto nestles under an ancient limestone cliff on the edge of Phranang Beach. Enjoy a leisurely lunch here with your favorite book or lose yourself in the magic of a perfect sunset as you enjoy cocktails and a menu of light snacks with soft sand underfoot and a hint of romance in the air. Sumptuous barbecues are also held here on special nights each week.
Le Jules Verne – Paris, France
Where can you actually dine in one of the most iconic structures in the entire world? The Eiffel Tower is the heart and soul of Paris and visitors can dine on the second level at Le Jules Verne. Yes, you will pay a hefty premium but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. (Can you tell I am all about the experience and memory when I travel?)
Dinner in the Sky – Various locations around the world
I’m a pretty adventurous person and for someone who has skydived, you still couldn’t get me to dine in the sky! Guests dangle from a suspended crane some 165 ft above the ground. Don’t even get me started on inclement weather or God forbid if you had to use the restroom! The horror.