My favorite things to do in the whole wide world is to travel and to eat which I think always goes hand-in-hand anyway. I’m very adventurous when it comes to food and I do love eating some local delicacies of the place I’m visiting. Enjoying your food with an equally amazing view right in front of you makes your meal more delicious right? RIGHT?? I don’t know about you but for me, a beautiful view creates a great ambiance which adds up to your overall dining experience.
Whenever I travel, I’m always on the lookout for restaurants with a view and here are just some of those places which I really and absolutely loved!
26 of my Favorite Restaurants With A View Around The World (yes, this is a big list).
Antica Pesa Doha, Qatar
Whenever someone asks me for advice on which restaurant to go to here in Doha which offers a great view, Antica Pesa Doha in Marsa Malaz Kempinski is always at the top of my head. With the view of the pastel-colored buildings of The Pearl and the sea right in front of you, this view is quite hard to beat.
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Joaquin’s Bed and Breakfast, Tagaytay, Philippines
Joaquin’s bed and breakfast in Tagaytay City in the Philippines offers an unobstructed view of the lake and the Taal volcano. Waking up to go for breakfast with this view isn’t very hard to do in fact, you’ll probably look forward to it.
Read more: Joaquin’s Bed and Breakfast
Mparmpastergios Taverna, Pelion, Greece
The view of the calm waters of Damouchari beach from this taverna reminds you that good things in life can indeed be free or in this case, free as you eat some cheap food from a traditional Greek taverna. This place is so beautiful that it didn’t miss the eyes of some Hollywood producers and shot some of the scenes of Mamma Mia in this part of Pelion. It’s absolutely mesmerizing!
Read more: Damouchari beach.
Hayiati Pastry Shop Piano Bar, Alonissos, Greece
We came to this restaurant in the Old Chora of Alonissos one night and enjoyed a few drinks while listening to a live band playing Greek songs. Little did we know that the view from that bar was breathtaking and we only saw its beauty the next day when we went back for breakfast. I was so glad we went back.
Read more: Old Chora, Alonissos.
Taverna Ouzeri Agnontas, Skopelos, Greece
The owner of the hotel we were staying at in Skopelos advised us to go to Agnontas beach when we asked him for a recommendation of a seafood restaurant in the island. He told us that not many tourists go there as it’s more famous for the locals which is the kind of place we love to visit when traveling. We were just in time to witness the sunset. It was the best place to end our long and tiring day in Skopelos.
Read more: Agnontas Beach.
Anatolia Restaurant, Skopelos, Greece
The mesmerizing views of the old town of Skopelos and the endless blue sea from Anatolia Restaurant is one for the books. Quite a hike to get to this restaurant but trust me, it’s all worth the panting and sweating.
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All-Day Restaurant at Kinsterna Hotel.
Kinsterna Hotel is one of the most beautiful properties I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in. Its beauty is out-of-this-world, it’s like walking into someone else’s dream. The view from their main restaurant is breathtaking!
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Castra Cafe Bar, Thessaloniki, Greece.
A 180-degree view of the whole city of Thessaloniki, this cafe bar at the top of the Castra offers one of the unbeatable views in Thessaloniki. We enjoyed this view with a glass of the famous Greek frappe.
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Orizontes Roof Garden, Thessaloniki, Greece
A view of the whole of Aristotelous Square of Thessaloniki as you sip a cup of coffee, a beer or while having a meal is possibly one of the must-do in the second largest city of Greece. Catch the change of colors of the Greek sky as the sun sets from this vantage point.
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La Veranda, Doha, Qatar.
One of the premier spots in Doha to have an amazing view of the sea and the skyline of the old Doha. The views from here will take your breathe away no matter what time of the day you visit it. Food served is equally amazing.
Read more: La Veranda.
Thisseo, Athens, Greece.
Being surrounded by ancient monuments and architecture as you wine and dine is a promise Thisseo in Athens fulfills perfectly. Thisseo is an area in Athens which is lined up with restaurants, cafes and bars. I didn’t specify any particular restaurant here as you can have the same view of the Acropolis anywhere you sit in Thisseo.
Read more: Thisseo, Athens.
Oia, Santorini, Greece.
Oia, still the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen in my entire life. The beautiful view of the whitewashed houses with its pastel-colored roof and windows can be enjoyed in almost any restaurants or cafe you sit in Oia. I did love our view though from Pelekanos Restaurant while having breakfast there but unfortunately, I don’t really know which of my Santorini photos were taken from there. :p
Read more: Oia, Santorini.
La Corde A Linge, Strasbourg, France.
With the view of the Grand Canal and the timbered houses of Strasbourg, dining at La Corde A Linge gives you that perfect “La Petite France” feel. Also, they served the best burger I’ve ever eaten.
Read more: La Corde A Linge.
Observatory Rooftop Lounge, Washington DC
My favorite place in Washington DC is the beautiful Georgetown. The architecture you will find in this place is just gorgeous specially if viewed from above. Observatory Rooftop Lounge at The Graham Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy the views of Georgetown from the top and to witness the sunset as well.
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Cuatro Restaurant at Melia Caribe Tropical
We spent our honeymoon in the amazing paradise of Melia Caribe Tropical in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Every morning, our breakfast view is the whole stretch of Playa Bavaro which UNESCO declared as one of the best beaches in the world. Can’t really beat that, yes?
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McCormicks and Schmicks at National Harbor, Washington DC
My second favorite place in Washington DC is the National Harbor which is popular in the evenings and weekends for those who wants to have food, beer or even just a stroll around the beautiful waterfront. McCormicks and Schmicks is a waterfront restaurant with al fresco dining option offering seafood and steak plus, it gives you the view of the iconic Capital Wheel.
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Pyrgos Adrachti, Kastraki, Greece.
How about the rocks of Meteora as your view while you have your breakfast? This is exactly what you’ll get from Pyrgos Adrachti, a family-run hotel in the old settlement of Kastraki. Stunning, isn’t it?
Read more: Pyrgos Adrachti
Moby Dick, Santa Barbara, California
Yes, the restaurant’s name is Moby Dick and it’s at the end of the Santa Barbara pier which gives you a spectacular view of the coastline. We came here for a quick breakfast and as a stopover on our way to San Francisco from Los Angeles and I plan to go back there and stay for a longer period of time.
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Giovanni’s Fish Market and Galley, Morro Bay, California
Having the Morro Rock as your view while you eat some fresh seafood catch of the day is one of those “this is California” experience, at least for me. This was our second stopover from LA to San Francisco drive just before we start our journey along the famous Big Sur coast.
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La Grotta Beach Bar, Corfu, Greece
To reach this very scenic beach bar in Corfu, you will have to go down 142 steps. The beach bar was built between the huge cliffs which people use for cliff diving and it blended perfectly well with the natural and scenic beauty of the small cove. Drinks and food are served but don’t forget that you will have to climb those steps again to reach the main road. Don’t drink too much. :p
Read more: La Grotta Beach Bar.
Stars Restaurant, Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond
The most charming inn I’ve ever been to boasts an equally incredible grounds which serves as your view when you dine at the main restaurant. Stars Restaurant at Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond will give you an exquisite dining experience with a very cozy ambiance.
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Legends, Dubai, UAE.
With the sweeping golf course views of the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club on one side and the beautiful pool view of Park Hyatt Hotel on the other, Legends Steakhouse offers no bad seat to its customers. Food is just as fabulous!
Read more: Legends.
Raswasala Restaurant, Amaya Hills, Sri Lanka
Dining in Raswasala Restaurant in Amaya Hills in Kandy, Sri Lanka gives you an experience of dining in cloud 9, quite literally. The hotel is on top of a mountain in Kandy overlooking lush greenery and in the early hours of the morning, you’re actually much higher than the clouds. Magnificent!
Read more: Amaya Hills.
Bauer de Pisis Restaurant, Venice, Italy
Dining at the terrace of Bauer Hotel with the view of the Grand Canal of Venice which if you ask me is possibly one of the most romantic sites in the world couldn’t get any better. No it doesn’t smell, in case you’re wondering.
Read more: Bauer Hotel.
Bateaux Parisiens, Paris, France.
Not really a restaurant and possibly very touristy for some but the Seine River Cruise in Paris with Bateaux Parisian is something I wouldn’t mind doing again and again. All of those Parisian icons twinkling as you cruise along the Seine river while you’re having a fabulous dinner is a backdrop I wouldn’t mind having.
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Tassia’s Cooking Restaurant, Alonissos, Greece
When I was doing my research about Alonissos, Tassia’s Cooking Restaurant always pops up as a must-visit restaurant in the area. So of course I had to see it. Didn’t disappoint, although the price of the food was quite expensive compared to other places in Alonissos, the view that they have absolutely makes up for it.
Read more: Tassia’s Cooking Restaurant
These are just some of my favorite restaurants which offered a fantastic view during my travels. It was very hard to choose just a few.
What are your favorite restaurants with a view?
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