When we think of eating out on holiday, most of us think of beachside bistros, restaurants overlooking a harbour, or sleek, street-level eateries. But with space at a premium, more and more prime holiday destinations are building up. The result? Fantastic restaurants hundreds of metres above ground level, where you can dine in the stars with a birds-eye view of your surroundings. We look at some of our favourites.
Top of the World – Vegas
Standing at 257 metres above ground, the Stratosphere’s Top of the World Restaurant rotates as you dine, completing a 360-degree revolution every eighty minutes. The international menu features a blend of classics and fusion food; choose from light snacks or indulge yourself with the chef’s divine four-course taster menu. If the thought of eating at height while rotating is a little too vertiginous for you, you can just go for a drink: choose from speciality cocktails or world-class wine as you watch the sun go down. Get cheap deals to Las Vegas here.
At.mosphere – Dubai
When it comes to opulence and record-breaking architecture, Dubai is at the forefront. So it is not surprising that Dubai is home to the world’s highest restaurant. The luxurious lounge and Grill of At.mosphere are located on floor 122 of Burj Khalifa, 442 metres above ground. The Grill is considered one of the world’s finest, offering organic poultry, seafood and prime cuts of beef, grilled to perfection on a Spanish-designed charcoal barbeque oven. The lounge, meanwhile, offers a relaxing and sumptuous environment by day, where patrons can enjoy high tea or a light lunch. By night, the lounge takes on a more sophisticated ambience; customers can enjoy a cocktail while admiring the glittering views below. Get the best prices on flights to Dubai here.
The Signature Room – Chicago
Choose from chilled out drinks and a snack in the lounge bar on the 96th floor or fine dining on the 321-metre-high 95th floor of the John Hancock Centre. Looking out across the river to The Willis Tower, the Signature Room has unforgettable views, and a menu to match. Indulge yourself in fresh seafood or choose from delicious cuts of steak – enhanced with specialty sauces, including King Crab, bourbon cream and blue cheese. Or set yourself up for the day with the mouth-watering brunch menu: a buffet starter followed by your brunch of choice – classic Eggs Benedict, Fried Chicken and Waffles or light-as-a-feather Blueberry Pancakes. Find the lowest airfares to Chicago here.
Sky Restaurant 634 – Tokyo
With its unique fusion of Edo and French cuisines, the freshest ingredients and its staggering location, dining at the Sky Restaurant 634 is a truly memorable experience. Led by French-trained Head Chef Naoya Makimura, the 345-metre-high restaurant professes to offer the true taste – and best views – of Tokyo. On a clear day, you can glimpse Mount Fuji in the distance and by night, the city is beautifully illuminated, making you feel as though you are dining above, and below, the stars. Find great deals on flights to Tokyo here.
360 Restaurant – Toronto
The 351-metre-high 360 Restaurant is a celebration of everything Canadian. Located in the iconic CN Tower and led by Executive Chef John Morris and Manager Cameron Dryburgh, the restaurant’s menu features the finest Canadian ingredients, locally sourced and beautifully cooked. Seasonal menus make sure that only the freshest ingredients are used so you can explore the best Canada has to offer, with awe-inspiring views over the city. In case the irresistible menus and fabulous views aren’t enough to grab your attention, the Restaurant also boasts the world’s highest wine cellar – a traditional cellar, complete with tasting table and 9,000 bottles of wine, situated over 350 metres in the air. Find cheap flights to Toronto here.
Elba – Shenzhen
Traditional Italian fare may not be on your to-do list when in China, but the St Regis’s Elba is not to be missed. Located in the Kingkey 100 building (Shenzhen’s second tallest building), the restaurant is 426 metres high, making it the second highest restaurant in the world. Chinese opulence meets Italian comforts in the beautifully designed dining room – why not go for the best of both worlds and order a Peking duck pizza? Find our lowest prices for flights to Shenzhen here.
Tosca – Hong Kong
Lashings of luxury and possibly the best views in all of Hong Kong, Tosca is a treat not to be missed. Soaring at 420 metres high and with unrivalled views across Hong Kong Harbour, the Ritz-Carlton restaurant creates lavish, Southern-Italian fare. Choose from set or a la carte menus, but dress carefully – a strict dress code prohibits “beach sandals”, open-toed shoes, short sleeves and shorts for men, although shorts are permitted at Sunday Brunch. The enticing menus include fresh seafood, including octopus, langoustine, scallops and seabass, and an aromatic mix of Italian favourites – rich tomatoes, beef carpaccio, olives, aromatic herbs and crisp pancetta. All washed down, of course, with your choice of fine Italian wines and cocktails. Get cheap flights to Hong Kong here.
Whether you are eating Italian in Shenzhen or Edo-French fusion in Tokyo, at Travangelo we want to help you to find the best deals, so that you can spend your money on making unforgettable memories.