Food is a big part of travel and, unsurprisingly, a reason why many people choose to do so. Wherever travelers go, they’ll have the privilege of sampling local cuisines, exposing their palette to new flavors. Much like ziplining through the Costa Rican jungle or skiing in Switzerland, trying new cuisines is an exciting experience.
Foodie travelers are constantly hunting for delicious food served in a beautiful atmosphere. In every corner of the world, a dedicated foodie will find a restaurant with superb taste and stunning décor. From the sandy resorts of Nusa Dua to the shores of Valencia, these are some of the most beautiful restaurants in the world, as recognized by travelers everywhere!
9 Koral Restaurant
- Where : Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
- Location : Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Sawangan
Koral Restaurant offers guests a fusion of Asian-European cuisine in an upscale atmosphere. In fact, the setting takes place in a large-sized aquarium, so patrons can ensure ‘all of the senses are stimulated! Guests can dine while enjoying an aquarium view of local tropical fish while listening to music that mimics the majesty of aquatic life. The restaurant is also famous for its culinary prowess, offering dishes like smoked gravlax, fish rice, and truffle espuma. Lunch costs a minimum of 950,000 IDR (or about 67 USD) per adult, while dinner requires a minimum cost of 850,000 IDR (or about 60 USD) per adult. Tripadvisor has recognized Koral in 2021 as the #1 picture-perfect restaurant in the world!
8 The Grand Getaway
- Where : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Location: 12 Jalan Pinang
According to the Grand Hyatt, travelers can travel the world without leaving their seats while dining at The Grand Getaway in Kuala Lumpur. This restaurant offers an interactive, aviation-themed experience with a 5-course meal. Guests can enjoy the magic of flight while dining on luxury delights like poached lobster, Manhattan clam chowder, and a Malaysian delectable known as cendol. In addition, the restaurant is equipped with a panoramic sound and visual system along with special effects, so patrons can feel as if they’re traveling on-air in real-time!
7 Mandhoo Spa Restaurant
- Where : Rangali Island, Maldives
The Mandhoo Spa Restaurant offers customers a slice of paradise while serving organic produce with fresh seafood. Located on Rangali Island, patrons can enjoy thoughtfully composed dishes while admiring the crystal-clear waters of Maldives. Mandhoo is a perfect restaurant for traveling couples seeking tranquility in the tropics. This restaurant is also close to the world-famous Ithaa Underwater Restaurant.
- Where : Valencia, Spain
- Location : Plaça del Periodista Ros Belda, 4, 46021
Foodies with a love of gastronomy will enjoy dining at SHAMSA in Valencia. This exclusive dining experience is limited to 16 guests at a time. For 3 hours, each guest will have their palette transformed through gourmet fare. Past guests have commended the eclectic beauty and creativity into each dish, which is SHAMSA’s take on modernist cuisine. Visitors lucky enough to book their reservation will not only be dining, but they’ll also be in for a sensory treat.
5 Craft English Garden
- Where : Birmingham, United Kingdom
- Location : The Terrace, The International Convention Centre
Situated in Birmingham, Craft English Garden is a family-run restaurant artfully decorated to awe and inspire guests. Customers love dining inside the Craft Pod, which can seat up to 8 guests. Each pod is decorated with modern furnishings to make patrons feel at home while eating. The restaurant is also adorned with faux greenery and foliage, creating an incredible dining experience that pairs well with music played by their resident DJ and mixologist!
4 The Grotto
- Where : Krabi, Thailand
- Location : Rayavadee Hotel
Dining in a cave may sound dark and damp to many tourists, but The Grotto at Rayavadee Hotel will prove them wrong. Located on Phranang Beach, The Grotto restaurant overlooks the stunningly blue waters of Krabi while tucked away under a limestone cliff. Guests can enjoy a beautiful beach view while enjoying some lunch or festive cocktails. There is also sunset BBQs daily, which are available for booking! However, The Grotto is only open to guests staying at the Rayavadee Hotel.
- Where : Banff, Alberta, Canada
- Location : 300 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J2
Travelers who aren’t afraid of heights will love dining at Eden, found at The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta. Eden is a fine-dining restaurant that offers multi-course meals and a beautiful view of the Canadian Rockies. Diners can enjoy elegant dishes like duck ravioli, charcoal-grilled duroc pork, and other fine dining delights!
2 Grotto Tavern
- Where: Rabat, Malta
- Location : St Pauls Square
The Grotto Tavern aims to become Malta’s best restaurant! Situated in Rabat, customers can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine inside a 2000-year-old cave. This thoughtfully decorated restaurant serves dishes like prawn lasagne, brown meager, and cauliflower steak in a casual, pleasing dining atmosphere.
1 The Secret Garden
- Where : Symi, Greece
- Location : Alithini Street/Pedi Road Chorio
Symi’s Secret Garden offers authentic Greek food to travelers, as well as a calm vibe. Diners will be surrounded by lush plants that hug the walls of this cozy restaurant. Travelers who follow the humble sign from Alithini Street will be rewarded with a beautifully decorated dining area and reasonably priced, authentic fare. Former patrons rave about The Secret Garden for its fabulous food, live music, and customer service!