The 7 Most Incredible Restaurant Settings Around the World
We recently highlighted the world’s most unusual restaurants, which feature a variety of one-of-a-kind abstract menu concepts and boundary-pushing immersive experiences.
Now, we’re sharing the most incredible restaurant settings around the globe. From the summit of an active volcano to natural coral cave by the sea, these restaurants are located in the most extreme, exotic, and beautiful settings on the planet.
1. Namale - Fiji
For the ultimate private dining experience, look no further than Namale - a 525-acre boutique resort on the island of Vanua Levu in Fiji. Choose from a variety of ultra-romantic settings, like a private deck with a heart-shaped jacuzzi above the ocean, a candlelit seaside cave, or a tropical waterfall in the rainforest.
2. El Diablo - Spain
Even for serious barbeque connoisseurs, El Diablo - a restaurant on the Spanish island of Lanzarote - is a fully unique experience. Why? It’s located on top of an active volcano! Here, various cuts of meat and seafood are cooked to perfection on a grill six feet above the volcano’s lava, at roughly 450 degrees Celsius. And don’t forget those panoramic views!
3. Tongabezi Lodge - Zambia
Experience a sundowner like never before at the beautiful Tongabezi Lodge, located near Victoria Falls. Nestled among the trees, the lodge’s elevated open-air dining decks overlook the gorgeous and serene Zambezi river below. You can even dine on a private platform anchored in the river itself; waiters will deliver your meal by canoe.
4. The Yurt at Solitude - Utah
Guests at Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah can enjoy the ultimate winter wonderland dining experience. Simply strap on your snowshoes, and make the half-mile guided trek through moonlit and lantern-lit pine forest. Your destination? An authentic Mongolian yurt, where you’ll enjoy a gourmet four-course meal while snow falls in the clearing outside.
5. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant - Maldives
Submerged beneath the tropical waters at the award-winning Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort, Ithaa is the world’s first undersea restaurant. Located five meters below the surface, Ithaa allows diners to enjoy panoramic views of vibrant coral gardens and marine life while feasting on six courses of fine European cuisine.
6. Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant - Kenya
Set within a natural coral cave on the beaches of beautiful Diani, Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant offers a cave dining experience like no other. Interlinking chambers create a cozy and intimate setting, while the cave roof opens up to reveal a starry night sky. Countless flickering candles add warmth and romance to the unusual rocky interior.
7. Soneva Kiri - Thailand
The island of Koh Kood is Thailand as it was decades ago: untamed jungles, pristine beaches, and ultimate solitude. Experience the island at it’s best with Soneva Kiri’s Treepod Dining. Free-spirited adventurers can enjoy gourmet cuisine (brought to you by zip-lining waiters) from the comfort of an elevated bamboo pod, while surrounded by the leafy rainforest canopy.
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