We’ve seen it in movies, women taken to a special dinner on the other side of the world, by their good-looking and successful partners. If you too, are a hopeless romantic who wants to surprise their other half on Valentine’s Day with a last minute private-jet-trip to an other continent, stay with us and find out where to find the most Romantic Restaurants around the world.
For some of us, a simple romantic evening in your luxury home isn’t enough anymore. The list we’ve prepared for you features some of the best restaurants around the world, where romance, good food and a sexy atmosphere are guaranteed.
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The Fasano Restaurant – Here’s a very romantic option, it’s a dining destination for couples who want to get away from it all. In Punto del Este in Uruguay, it is part of the Hotel Fasno Las Piedras, but is a short drive from the main property. Housed in an old farmhouse on a 480-acre site, its wooden floors and ceilings add a simple, rustic feel.
Alain Ducasse Restaurant – Le Jules Verne’s romance factor is down to its location. Not only is it in Paris, it’s within the Eiffel Tower. Although service can be a little off on occasion – as mentioned, it’s in Paris – the spectacular views and unique setting means meals here are very special.
De Librije in Zwolle is another great option if you’re planing on spending Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam, Netherlands. After being picked up at the train station by a butler, diners are deposited in the restaurant, which is housed in a 15th-century Dominican abbey. The dining experience is resolutely modern and adventurous, however. Order a certain dish and a minuscule salad will be constructed on the diner’s hand using tweezers. An evening of surprises await couples wo go there, but having been named one of the world’s best restaurants, quality is guaranteed.
Nautika Restaurant in Dubrovnik, has an imposing setting by the sea at Pile, by the entrance to the Old Town. The outdoor terraces are particularly popular on warm summer evenings, specialties feature locally caught fish.
Sheesh Mahal in Udaipur’s Leela Palace hotel – Here you can expect to enjoy excellent Indian Cuisine, but it’s the views that make this spot a knockout. Sitting at the terrace at dusk, diners can gaze upon the illuminated City Palace, the floating Lake Palace and Aravalli hills.
The Tides Restaurant in Holetown, Barbados, has the reputation as one of the best restaurants in the country. Open-air and facing the ocean with trees growing amid the tables and a dramatic setting. The restaurant’s specialty are seafood dishes with Asian touches. If you arrive early, be sure to pay the bar a visit, which displays impressive local art.
Solo per Due is one of the world’s smallest restaurants in Vacone, Italy. It accommodates only two diners at a time. Obviously that’s a feature intended to appeal to amorous couples rather than businessmen having lunch meetings, so service is appropriately discreet and unobtrusive – waiters only emerge if you ring a bell. To impress your date even more, it’s possible to arrange a private fireworks display to round off you meal.
Wood paneling, antique mirrors, globe lights and chocolate leather banquettes add a touch of class to London’s Galvin Bistrot de Luxe. Food is consistently excellent and the venue has a clear forte over its French forebears: it offers the romance of a restaurant in Paris, just without the surly service.
La Pergola at the Rome Cavalieri Hotel is the only three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Rome and is overseen by Heinz Beck. It serves Mediterranean cuisine, has a wine cellar stocked with over 60.000 bottles, offers 29 types of water, and has wonderful views of the eternal city.
Gran Caffè Quadri – a great place to savour Venice’s romantic atmosphere. Dishes on offer are inspired by the locality and traditional Venetian dishes. As is the norm in the city, it’s an expensive destination but excellent service and delicious food make it a reliable choice amidst the mixed dining offerings of Venice.
L’Opéra Restaurant in Paris was designed by Odile Decq Cornette and occupies the space where horse-drawn-carriages would enter Opéra Garnier. A listed building, it is nonetheless one of the city’s most modern restaurants.
Faviken Restaurant – Completely unique and found in the middle of a 20.000-acre reserve in northern Sweden, which is also where its produce is sourced. Guests dine on ingredients such as moose and cloudberries, and retire to the simple bedrooms upstairs after their night’s feast.
La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise, on a lovely, atmospheric street in Prague’s Old Town, is a recommended choice for diners curious about Czech cuisine. The menu at the three Michelin star restaurant focuses on local dishes and ingredients. Only open at night, it’s a popular choice with visiting couples looking for an alternative to the Old Town’s abundance of touristy restaurants.
The Maldives’ Ithaa Undersea Restaurant‘s interior is exceptionally simple, which is understandable given the uninterrupted sea views offered by 270-degree transparent paneling. In the Conrad Maldives Resort & Spa, always popular with honeymooners, the restaurant is 16ft below the Indian Ocean surface and is positioned next to a coral reef.
The Hungarian State Opera also functions as a restaurant for a privileged few guests. As part of an exclusive partnership with Budapest’s Four Seasons Hotel, dinners can be booked there and are often concluded by a live orchestra performance. Prices start at approximately $60.000.
At the Cliff at Cap in St. Lucia, diners at every table enjoy panoramic sea views, while couples at its Rock Maison table dine on a secluded wooden deck built on a rocky outcropping. For added romance and excitement, this is the only restaurant in the world to offer a champagne zip-line, used for couples privately enjoying their meals below.