Our 7 Alfresco Dining Wonders of the World
Posted: June 2016
Number 1: The Aprazível Restaurant, Rio
Located in the Santa Theresa district, the word aprazível means pleasant, a fantastic understatement for this gastronomic alfresco dining experience with the chance to watch the sun setting over Guanabara Bay.
Number 2: Amante, Ibiza
Highly praised as Ibiza’s most beautiful rural restaurant, Amante is set in a stunning cove, overlooking the Sol Den Serra bay. Surrounded by dramatic rocks and lush greenery, it’s the ultimate alfresco location for relaxing on the beach and enjoying modern Mediterranean cuisine.
Number 3: SUSHISAMBA, London
Claudio Cardoso, Executive Chef of the City’s 38 storey high SUSHISAMBA, describes his food as ‘something limitless – be that in flavour, visually or bringing back memories. I want to stimulate, introduce people to new and adventurous ways of eating and encourage them to see food as a piece of art from conception to elaboration and consumption’. Just WOW.
Number 4: Sirocco, Bangkok
Aside from being the World’s Highest Alfresco Restaurant, Sirocco was recently awarded the Perfect 10/10 by Thailand Tatler in all categories: Food, Wine, Ambience and Service. And that’s before you check out the city views from this iconic rooftop restaurant.
Number 5: Embers, Western Cape, South Africa (perched on the cliff, below)
An incredible combination of ecological oasis, ultimate wilderness experience and gourmet dining under the bright stars of the Milky Way. Embers really does provide a jaw-dropping location overlooking the valley. Lit by a roaring fire, candles and lanterns, it’s a truly magical experience.
Number 6: Juvia Miami Beach
With its dress code Miami Chic and menu offering a trinity of French, Japanese and Peruvian cooking styles, Juvia Miami Beach is THE place to eat out and be seen right now.
Number 7: The Rock, Zanzibar (rising out of the sea, main image above)
Simply stunning, the Rock Restaurant sits on a rock, just off the picture perfect Michanwi Pingwe beach. Dining there is a magical, colourful and delicious experience. Out of this world.
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* with huge thanks to all of these restaurants for the use of their incredible images.