23 dining restaurants with a view
If we really do eat with our eyes, get ready for a sensory overload because we’ve rounded up 23 fine dining restaurants with amazing views from all over the world. Whether cityscapes, sunsets or sea views are you thing, whether on holiday, celebrating a special occasion, a romantic dinner or simply looking for a great dinner with a memorable view, there’s a restaurant out there with your name on it. From dining with views of iconic architecture, like the Colosseum and Sydney Opera House, to eating inside iconic landmarks like the Eiffel tower or dining in the clouds in Dubai, even grounded in the red sand dunes opposite the awe inspiring natural beauty of Uluru, Australia, we’ve got you covered.
Take a look at this list of 23 fine dining restaurants with a view and be transported to another world.
Duck and Waffle, London – UK
Dine atop of the highest restaurant in the UK located in downtown London, choose from inspired modern British fare day and night. It’s open 24/7.
Duck and Waffle
The Heron Tower
110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
Website Duck and Waffle
Aroma, Rome – Italy
Set in the Penthouse of the elegant Palazzo Manfredi this is Michelin starred dining with one of the most unique views in the world. Floor to ceiling windows directly overlook the awe inspiring Roman Colosseum.
Ristorante Aroma, Via Labicana, 125, 00184 Rome
Felix, Hong Kong
Located on the 28th floor of The Peninsula tower, take in views of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island and Kowloon as you chow down on modern European cuisine in a Philippe Starck designed interiors.
The Peninsula Hong Kong Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui Hong Kong, SAR
White Rabbit, Moscow – Russia
Voted 23rd in The World’s 50 Restaurants, chef Vladimir Mukhin is at the pass serving inspired modern Russian fare in a fairytale themed setting under a glass dome on the 16th floor of Smolenskiy Passage.
3 Smolenskaya square, 16th floor
Website White Rabbit
Le Jules Verne, Paris – France
Enjoy contemporary French cusine at the Alain Ducasse restaurant boasting a Michelin star and the most spectacular views in Paris.
Le Jules Verne Restaurant
Tour Eiffel, Avenue Gustave, Eiffel 75007 Paris, France
Website Le Jules Verne Restaurant
Sierra Mar, Big Sur California – USA
World class cuisine is served with sublime views of the Pacific coast. A perfect location to catch a seaside sunset.
Post Ranch Inn 47900 Highway 1 Big Sur, CA 93920 USA
Website Sierra Mar
131 Longitude, Yulara NT – Australia
Located at the gateway to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this is the closest fine dining you’ll find in miles of Australias’ iconic Uluru.
Yulara Dr, Yulara NT 0872, Australia
The Quay, Sydney – Australia
Chef Peter Gilmore serves up award winning Australian fare in a dining room that comes with full on views of Sydney Opera House and bridge.
Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks, Sydney 2000
Website The Quay
At.mosphere, Dubai – UAE
Dine in the clouds in the world’s tallest building where you’ll be seated almost half a kilometre above the ground. Chef Dwayne Cheer rises to the occasion with flavour grilling over an open fire.
122nd Floor, Burj Khalifa, Dowtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Skyline Restaurant, Queensland – New Zealand
Feel on top of the world at this restaurant suspended 450 metres above Lake Wakatipu on South Island.
The Skyline Restaurant
Brecon St, PO BOX 17 Queenstown New Zealand
Website The Skyline Restaurant
Skykitchen, Berlin – Germany
Chef Alexander Koppe is at the pass of the Michelin starred Skykitchen, serving up modern German cuisine from the 12th floor of the design hotel.
Andel’s Hotel Berlin Landsberger Allee 106 10369 Berlin
The River Café, New York – USA
Nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge with sweeping views of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty this is an iconic place to enjoy modern American cooking in elegant surrounding.
The River Café
1 Water Street Brooklyn, New York 11201
Website The River Café
Dos Cielos, Barcelona – Spain
Chef brothers Javier and Sergio Torres serve up Michelin starred cuisine against the backdrop of Barcelona’s skyline and the Mediterranean.
Hotel Meliá Barcelona Sky, Carrer de Pere IV, 272 – 286, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Website Dos Cielos
St. George Restaurant by Heinz Beck, Taormina – Italy
Sicilian influenced cuisine and boat fresh seafood are served in the romantic restaurant located on an enchanting terrace with stunning view along the Sicilian coast, now overseen by the three-Michelin stars chef Heinz Beck, features an unmissable creative gastronomic collaboration. (picture on top)
Alpino Vino, Colorado – USA
You’ll need to take a snow coach to get you to the highest elevation fine-dining restaurant in North America at a whopping 3.700 mt where you’ll be served a five course Italian themed menu with optional wine pairing.
12100 Camels’ Garden Rd, Colorado 81320, United States
Website Alpino Vino
Mirazur, Menton – France
Nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean, Chef Mauro Colagreco, serves exquisite cuisine drawing on local and home grown produce, befitting of it’s two Michelin Stars.
30, avenue Aristide Briand 06500 Menton, France
Ranked 11th in Asia’s Top 50 Restaurants, Chef de cuisine Julien Royer serves modern French cuisine, while diners take in a vista of the bay from the 70th floor location.
Level 70, Equinox Complex Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch – South Africa
Dine on exquisitely prepared local produce and expert wine choice whilst nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch.
Delaire Graff Estate,
P.O. Box 3058, Stellenbosch, 7602, South Africa
Website Delaire Graff Estate
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur – India
Located on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola, Udaipur, this unique luxury hotel boasts four waterside restaurants under Chef Manish Joshi. Don’t forget your lifejacket, you’ll need to arrive by speedboat.
Taj Lake Palace
Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
Website Taj Lake Palace
Sirocco, Bangkok – Thailand
The iconic Bangkok rooftop restaurant takes the title of the world’s highest al fresco restaurant. Chef de Cuisine Gonzalo Ruiz serves Mediterranean inspired fare in the awe inspiring location.
1055 State Tower, Silom Road, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
The Penthouse, Santa Monica – USA
Stunning ocean views and thoughtfully ochestrated cuisine make this restaurant a must on the LA dining circuit.
1111 Second Street, Santa Monica, California 90403
Website The Penthouse
Mikla, Istanbul – Turkey
Twenty stories up, on the rooftop of Marmare Pera Hotel, the Turkish-Swedish chef Mehmet Gürs sets the Istanbul culinary bar high with his Turkish/Scandanavian fusion cuisine.
The Marmara Pera, Meşrutiyet Cd No:15, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Unico, Milan – Italy
Boasting the highest Michelin star in Europe, Chef Felice Lo Basso conjures up modern inspired Italian cooking.
Viale Achille Papa 30, 20149 Milan, Italy