Are these the most stunning dining spots in the world?
If you prefer to dine in unusual places rather than just inside a restaurant, you want to put these destination dining hotspots on your bucket list.
13 March 2023
Originally, "destination restaurants" were places of culinary pilgrimage to which people traveled from all over the world. In other words, outstanding restaurants that are worth a trip. Today, the term is increasingly used to refer to dining spots within a resort that are located outside of the actual restaurant. Either way, destination dining promises special culinary moments.
Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Dinner high above
"Fresh in the Garden" © Soneva Fushi
Located in the beautiful Baa Atoll, guests can choose from eleven different dining spots. For the "Flying Sauces" you should have a bit of a head for heights. Because here you dine 12 meters above the ground. To get to your table, you also have to zipline through the jungle. At "Fresh in the Garden," on the other hand, you dine suspended above the resort's herb gardens. Chef Manu Buffara, Latin America's "Best Feale Chef," serves her wonderful creations in this pop-up for a year.
Kunfunadhoo Island, Eydhafushi, Maldives
Tel: +960 660-0304
Price: double room incl. half board from approx. € 1.426,- per night
Hideaway Beach, Maldives
Dinner with a Robinson Crusoe Feeling
Hideaway Beach Resort © Claudia Hilmbauer
Located in the north of the Maldives, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa scores with numerous amenities. Guests get to enjoy a unique duplex house. In addition, only ten percent of the island is built on which gives it a special flair. And of course, there is the opportunity for unforgettable Destination Dining. Next to a private candlelight dinner on the beach, there's also the opportunity to dine on a solitary Maldivian island.
Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa
Dhonakulhi Island Haa Alifu Atoll, 99999, Maldives
Tel: +960 650 1515
Price: Doubles incl. breakfast from € 470,-
Bird's Nest Restaurant, Thailand
Dinner between treetops
Bird's Nest Restaurant © Soneva
This luxurious eco-resort is located only about 90 minutes from Bangkok, on a beautiful, pristine island. The spa is an attraction in itself. Here traditional Asian healing meets modern knowledge. When it comes to culinary delights, Michelin-starred chefs pamper guests, for example, in the Bird's Nest. They are private pods in the middle of the jungle. Suspended high above the ground, you dine with a view and listen to the music of the numerous birds.
110, Tambon Ko Kut, Ko Kut District, Trat 23000, Thailand
Tel: +66 82 208 8888
Price: Doubles incl. breakfast from €,-
Dinner on the oceans
If you count yourself lucky enough to be among the passengers of a Silversea cruise you can look forward to a particularly luxurious experience . Because on board the cruise fleet, there's nothing the guests can't wish for. From the spa to the exceedingly spacious suites, there is no detail that is not perfect. Another special feature is the unique "Sea and Land Taste Program, or S.A.L.T. This is an ultra-regional concept in which guests also learn about the places they visit through the food and drinking culture. Shore excursions, gastronomic experiences on board, lectures and cooking classes are a part of that too. But it's also the menu, which changes depending on the current position of the ship.
Tel.: +43 800 068 762
Price: 7 nights on the "Silver Dawn" from € 7,100,
Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia
Dining with elephants
© Ongava Tented Camp
The Ongava Tented Camp is embedded in an approximately 30,000 hectare large and private nature reserve. Numerous wild animals have found their home here, such as zebras, cheetahs, giraffes and leopards and also elephants. They are also responsible for the slurping sounds you hear when dining in the Mopane bush. Because you dine very close to the camp's own waterhole. And that's where the grey giants come to drink. You'll almost have the feeling that they are sitting at the table.
Ongava Tented Camp
C38 | Andersson Gate, Etosha, Namibia
Tel: +264 83 330 3920
Price: Doubles incl. breakfast from € 844,-
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
Dinner and sightseeing
Delicious cuisine in all restaurants © Anantara
Anantara Siam-Bangkok Hotel is located in the heart of the city. It offers travelers a coveted location as well as 5-star luxury, a pool and a golf course, and several restaurants. Dinner cruises on the Chao Phraya are a special experience. While dining on the ancient rice barge, some of the city's most impressive sights glide by on the shore.
Anantara Siam-Bangkok Hotel
155 Ratchadamri Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 126 8866
Price: Doubles incl. breakfast from € 200,-