Food always seems to taste better when accompanied with a good view, and in almost every city you’ll find restaurants advertising theirs. However, if you’re really looking for excellence in this regard, any old restaurant isn’t going to do. So if you really want views that will leave you breathless accompanied with food to match, here is a list of the world’s 25 best restaurants with a view, listed out for you to add to your bucket list.

1. Pierchic, Dubai

Dine on top of the world’s most turquoise waters while enjoying the stunning view of Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab nearby along the beach.

2. Le Panoramic, Chamonix, France

This is probably the closest you can get to dining in the sky. Le Panoramic, located in Chamonix France, offers (as you may have guessed from the name) panoramic views of the French Alps. Come during winter for snow capped views, or during the summer for fresh greenery. Either way, the view is phenomenal.

3. Ristorante La Sponda, Positano

Many call La Sponda the most beautiful restaurant in the world, and it’s easy to see why. Not only is the view spectacular, just like it is in all of these other restaurants, but the restaurant itself is stunningly designed. The interior is composed of gorgeous white columns with ivy creeping up along the sides, making it look as though it were made for a goddess. 

4. Felix, Hong Kong

Enjoy the best view of Victoria Harbour mixed with the delicious fine dining served at the Peninsula Hong Kong. If you get lucky and dine on a holiday, you’ll even see fireworks from your seat at the dinner table.

5. The Rock, Zanzibar

The Rock takes ocean views to another level by being situated on its own island. During low tide you have to wade there through shallow water, and during high tide the restaurant is only accessible by boat. Still, the struggle to get there is quite worth it.

6. Character Restaurant, Santorini

Santorini is chock full of restaurants with great views, as its hard to ever have a bad view in Santorini. However, Character restaurant has got one of the best. The outdoor terrace is isolated and a perfect place to watch the sun sink below the gorgeous blue ocean.

7. Asiate, NYC

New York City is also full of great views, but what makes the views at Asiate so good is that you get a view of the skyscrapers and a view over Central Park at the same time!

8. Dasheene, St. Lucia

Situated in between the two Pitons – the iconic mountains of St. Lucia – Dasheene, a restaurant within St. Lucia’s Ladera Resort, provides probably the best views that St. Lucia can provide.

9. Sierra Mar, Big Sur

Big Sur is often said to be the most beautiful coastline in America, and what better way to enjoy it than perched atop a cliffside, in a restaurant with floor to ceiling windows?

10. Ithaa, Maldives

The view really can’t get more unique than this. Ithaa restaurant at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is literally underwater. You can dine surrounded by a glass dome, and watch as fishes, rays, and the occasional scuba diver, swim all around you. 

11. Nessun Dorma, Cinque Terre

Eat while enjoying picture-perfect views of the tiny fishing town of Manarola, one of the five towns in the famous Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is noted for its pretty postcard-ready views, so the fact that this is one of the best restaurant views should come as no surprise.

12. The Grotto, Krabi

How often do you get to dine inside cave? And usually caves aren’t down for their stellar views, but somehow, the Grotto in Krabi, Thailand manages to provide both for your dining pleasure. 

13. Espaco 7zero6, Rio

Dining at Espaco 7zero6 is quite the experience. If you look one way you’ll see smooth blue ocean and an immaculate sandy beach stretching as far as the eye can see. If you look the other way you’ll see the iconic silhouette of the Sugarloaf Mountain. It’s a win-win situation.

14. Duck and Waffle, London

The London skyline is an iconic one, and there’s no better place to enjoy it with a meal than at Duck and Waffle. Sitting 40 stories up, the floor to ceiling windows offer more than generous views of England’s capital city. 

15. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

While this restaurant doesn’t offer you views in the traditional sense, it does give you great views of giraffes, which we are going to say counts. Indeed, at Giraffe Manor, not only are you going to see giraffes, but the giraffes will actually dine with you by sticking their elongated necks through the windows to eat off your plate!

16. Aqua Dining, Sydney

Enjoy the splendid views of Sydney’s iconic Harbour bridge, the Sydney skyline, the harbor itself, and swimmers below you as you eat in Aqua Dining.

17. The SnowCastle of Kemi, Finland

Another restaurant that doesn’t give you views in the traditional sense, but you do get a cool view of snow art! The SnowCastle of Kemi, as you may have guessed from the name, is a castle made out of snow and ice. Not only can you eat within it, you can also sleep in it if you reserve a room!

18. Grotto Palazzese, Italy

Similar to the Grotto in Krabi, at the Grotto Palazzese you can dine from within a cave! However, unlike the Thai version, this Grotto is perched on the side of a cliff, so you can watch the waves crashing into the stone walls below you.

19. Soneva Kiri, Thailand

Take fine-dining to new heights in this special table at Soneva Kiri Resort on the island of Koh Kood, Thailand. By new heights we mean literally, as the table will rise into the air after you sit down on it, and your waiter will bring you food via zipline. 

20. Delaire Graff Restaurant, Cape Town

Located in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa, a region known for their wine, you will get the classiest experience at Delaire Graff Restaurant. Combined with sweeping views of the nearby vineyards and Stellenbosch Mountain.

21. Sky Restaurant 634, Tokyo

Impress all your friends by dining within the second-tallest freestanding structure in the world! Sky Restaurant 634 is located within Skytree Tower in Tokyo, and there’s hardly a higher restaurant in the world.

22. L'Oiseau Blanc, Paris

Located within the Peninsula Paris, there can hardly be a better spot to view the Eiffel Tower than this one. You also get a splendid view of all the immaculate white buildings and gorgeous architecture that Paris has to offer, while eating delicious food. What could compare?

23. NOMAD, Marrakesh

Marrakesh’s skyline is quite unlike any other. Instead of skyscrapers and uniform buildings, you see is bright colors and brown clay. And there’s no better place to view it than from NOMAD restaurant’s cute and cozy terrace.

24. Dining in the Sky, Kuala Lumpur

Literally dining in the sky, this meal experience will take you and a few select others high up into the sky so you can best enjoy Kuala Lumpur’s glittering skyline. Warning, this is definitely not for the faint of heart.

25. Grand Canal Restaurant, Venice

In the City of Water, it only makes sense that you dine by the water! Watch the gondoliers work next to St. Mark’s Basilica while you sit and eat on the flowery terrace of Grand Canal Restaurant.