When choosing a place to eat, we’re often spoilt for choice and so many that sometimes we can take up to hours to decide where to go. It’s a timeless, exhausting, and frustrating struggle. A good way to save all this hassle is to consider what you and your date want and choose a location accordingly. Generally every restaurant offers some good meals at a decent price. But too often, amidst the clutter of our choices, sometimes we don’t find them any good—at least not consistently. So let me help you suggest these five fantastic city restaurants with pristine scenic views for you to enjoy!
Hustle, bustle and tons of great places to eat: that’s what city breaks are all about. And if you can gaze at a killer cityscape during your meal, that’s the icing on the cake. I’ve partnered with Holiday Lettings from TripAdvisor to present you our picks of five chic city restaurants where the views are as fantastic as the food.
So while exploring the dynamic city, make a reservation at any of these restaurants to enjoy a romantic evening with unbeatable and awe-inspiring views. Great service, coupled together with pristinely styled food, making your dining experience a real treat.
Les Ombres, Paris
Although dining high up inside the Eiffel Tower might be tempting, it’s worth trying out Les Ombres at the Musée du Quai Branly for an unrivalled view of Gustave Eiffel’s formidable structure. Floor to ceiling windows let plenty of light into the main dining room, and you can choose to sit outside shaded by parasols on the panoramic terrace. The views are equally stunning at night with the twinkling tower lights taking centre stage. Expect a meaty French menu, exceptionally presented and finished off with delicately flavoured desserts.
Duck & Waffle, London
Located on the 40th floor of 110 Bishopsgate, Duck & Waffle is an open-all-hours affair offering everything from early breakfasts to late-night feasts. That means your views of 30 St Mary Axe (affectionately known as “the Gherkin”) and the surrounding financial district can be served at sunrise, in the midday light, at dusk or well after dark. British staples with European influences are dished up with panache – duck eggs and soldiers, ox cheek doughnuts or the duck and waffle special that gives this sky-high eatery its name.
Robert, New York
Crowning Manhattan’s Museum of Arts and Design is Robert, with its modern dining room brought to life with bright pops of colour. Set on busy Columbus Circle, the restaurant views are a mix of skyscraper and parkland, leading the eye away into the concrete jungle or off into the leafy paths of Central Park. The menu is health-conscious but still packed full of taste, from nourishing vegetarian plates to squid ink pasta and Hudson Valley duck breast. Don’t leave without taking in one of the excellent design exhibitions on the lower floors.
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At Quay, looks are as important as taste. Dine here to celebrate the best of Australia’s natural ingredients in elegantly presented creations, such as Flinders Island lamb with smoked oyster crackling and congee of mud crab. The glass-encased main restaurant sits just above water level offering views of the Harbour Bridge, the world-famous white fins of the opera house and myriad boats bobbing back and forth on the blue waves. The vistas are especially impressive from the elevated Upper Tower function room.
Felix, Hong Kong
Perhaps one of the best views of the Hong Kong Island skyline is to be found from across the water in neighbouring Kowloon. Day or night, the Philippe Starck-designed Felix dining room offers views to die for from its position on the 28th floor of the Peninsula Tower. The menu is a collection of fancy modern European dishes, with an emphasis on healthy seasonal ingredients. For more unforgettable views, grab a nightcap from one of the Peninsula Hotel’s chic bars before taking a night ferry across the harbour.
Whether you’re planning a romantic evening for two or a casual supper in, there’s nothing like eating a delicious meal with a picturesque view. Take in the beauty of the city while sipping on a glass of fine wine or champagne and enjoy a quintessential experience. These restaurants don’t just have a luscious surrounding to die for; with great food, fantastic ambience and lovely company, what could possibly go wrong?
*Please note that this is not a sponsored post and the article was personally chosen, tweaked and endorsed by myself.