Around The World Series | Restaurants With A View

May 3, 2016
Old Chora, Alonissos, Greece

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

Antica Pesa Doha, Marsa Malaz Kempinski

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, 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.

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Mparmpastergios Taverna, Pelion, Greece

Damouchari Beach, 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!

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Hayiati Pastry Shop Piano Bar, Alonissos, Greece

Old Chora, 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.

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Taverna Ouzeri Agnontas, Skopelos, Greece

Agnontas Beach, 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.

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Anatolia Restaurant, Skopelos, Greece

Anatolia, 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

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.

Casta Cafe Bar, Thessaloniki

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

Electra Palace Hotel, 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.

La Veranda, Sheraton Doha

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.

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Thisseo, Athens, Greece.

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.

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Oia, Santorini, Greece.

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

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La Corde A Linge, Strasbourg, France.

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.

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Observatory Rooftop Lounge, Washington DC

The 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

Cuatro Restaurant, 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

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.

Pyrgos Adrachti, 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?

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Moby Dick, Santa Barbara, California

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

Morro Bay

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

La Grotta Beach Bar

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

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Stars Restaurant, Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond

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.

Friday Brunch, Legends in Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club

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!

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Raswasala Restaurant, Amaya Hills, Sri Lanka

Amaya Hills Kandy

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

Bauer Hotel

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.

Seine River Cruise, 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

Steni Vala, 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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  • Reply Molly May 24, 2016 at 14:36

    You have indeed enjoyed some truly amazing views over your meals


  • Reply Joy @MyTravelingJoys May 21, 2016 at 16:07

    This is a fantastic blog post idea! Definitely inspired me for some future travels. Thanks so much for sharing! As a former chef, the food is always the number one priority for me, but good views are a close second. πŸ™‚
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High May 21, 2016 at 16:45

      That is how it’s supposed to be when choosing a restaurant, food first before anything else. We’ve been lucky that most of the places we went to which had a great view served good food too or maybe we were too consumed by the view that we didn’t really mind the taste of the food? Lol. Thanks for dropping by.

  • Reply Corinne May 21, 2016 at 06:45

    Noemi, I love a restaurant with a view! Thanks for linking up with #wkendtravelinspiration again!
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  • Reply Brooke of Passport Couture May 21, 2016 at 06:43

    You’ve seen some spectacular views! After seeing all of your beautiful photos, I’m convinced Greece needs to be a soon-to-visit destination. I love that you chose to add a view from an inn in the fall, always good to see different seasons, not just summer.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High May 21, 2016 at 16:47

      So happy that I’m able to convince you to put Greece on a higher priority to visit. Lol. I do love the fall the best, a place becomes prettier with the colors of fall. πŸ™‚

  • Reply beatravelling May 20, 2016 at 23:08

    You’ve for sure had many great restaurant visits πŸ™‚

  • Reply Cindy May 20, 2016 at 12:57

    Great list! We are always looking for a place with a great view especially if we’re by the ocean. Always a special touch to the holiday when you find a restaurant with great food and a beautiful view! #CityTripping
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High May 20, 2016 at 15:48

      We do this always. πŸ™‚ As long as there’s an outdoor seating with a view, we’ll probably stay in that restaurant for a few hours. Lol.

  • Reply Elizabeth (Wander Mum) May 20, 2016 at 01:04

    Really great list!! I love a good view while I dine – makes the experience all the more special. I’d happily go to any of these places. Thanks for sharing on #citytripping

  • Reply Cathy (MummyTravels) May 19, 2016 at 13:17

    Such a great idea for a post – I love a restaurant/cafe with a view. It’s so hard to beat sitting there with something to drink or delicious to eat and gazing out to the sea, or onto the destination. I’ve been to the Thessaloniki rooftop bar, but a view of a volcano would definitely be high up my list. #citytripping
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  • Reply Ruth - Tanama Tales May 19, 2016 at 03:33

    What an awesome post! I would love to eat (or have coffee) in one of those Greek Restaurants. I have been to the restaurant in Morro Bay but not to the one in Santa Barbara. I have to try that one.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High May 21, 2016 at 16:49

      I think that restaurant is a popular one! Some other bloggers recognized it as they’ve been there too. :p

  • Reply eileen g May 18, 2016 at 19:29

    Fun photos. it’s interesting to see that variety of things that can be considered a “great view.” visiting from #wkendtravelinspiration

  • Reply Jess @ Catch A Single Thought May 18, 2016 at 17:54

    Each of these places looks absolutely incredible; what a fantastic list to work from!! #citytripping

  • Reply Phoebe @ Lou Messugo May 17, 2016 at 17:13

    I love eating in restaurants with a view and love this list. It’s great to see so many Greek places featured. Now you need to come to the south of France and I’ll show you some more lovely places. #citytripping
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High May 18, 2016 at 11:25

      You reminded me of a great restaurant we had lunch at when we were in Gourdon, I just forgot the name of the restaurant. Lol. Thanks for dropping by. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tanja (the Red phone box travels) May 17, 2016 at 17:11

    the Greek ones look the best:) #city tripping
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  • Reply Mandy May 17, 2016 at 14:29

    Wow! You’ve been to a lot of restaurants with a view! Doing that is one of my favorite things to do while traveling. I especially love your views over Greece! So beautiful!
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  • Reply Jim | ReflectionsEnroute May 15, 2016 at 14:15

    Travel to eat, oh yes. Add a view? That’s why we travel, too. I can’t say I’ve been to any of the restaurants on your list, yet, but I can’t wait to get to Santorini!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High May 17, 2016 at 12:57

      Oh Santorini is very dreamy! Everywhere you look is a picture perfect scene! You’ll love it! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Clare (Suitcases and Sandcastles) May 14, 2016 at 20:56

    Fantastic post! Great to see so many wonderful Greek restaurants in there. I’m particularly interested to see Skopelos as it’s been recommended to me by a friend. I would never have guessed that first photo was of Doha. #TheWeeklyPostcard

    • Reply Pinay Flying High May 15, 2016 at 12:06

      Skopelos is sooooo beautiful! I’m sure you will enjoy it there. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Corinne May 14, 2016 at 14:23

    Omigosh! I am bookmarking this page…what a great list! I love to eat, but hey, if you can put a view on the table as well….well….I love it!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High May 15, 2016 at 12:07

      Hahahaha! I tend to eat more if there’s a great view in front of me. :p

  • Reply Photo Cache May 3, 2016 at 18:43

    The view adds so much to the total experience of dining. I have eaten at that fish restaurant in Morro Bay.
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  • Reply Mitzie Mee May 3, 2016 at 16:22

    When it comes to restaurants, I’ve never been particularly picky with the views. It had just happened to be an extra bonus at certain, often high-floor spots, but I don’t think that I’ve ever picked a restaurant based on the view alone. Cocktails with a view is a different case. I would pay $30 anytime for a GT as long as it comes with a skyline:)
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High May 10, 2016 at 13:04

      For us, it’s the 1. view; 2. outdoor seating and 3. food. That’s how we choose a restaurant we’ll eat in. Lol.

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