Sky-high Dining

Sky-high Dining

Discovering a new cuisine is super, but some restaurants take dining to new heights. From cliff-side caves to steel skyscrapers, these sky-high restaurants around the world are really memorable.

Here are some breathtaking experiences you do not want to miss, as follows:

Soneva Kiri Resort

Koh Kood, Thailand

On Koh Kood, Thailand’s 5th largest least populated island, visitors can dine in a suspended bamboo pod 20 ft off the ground at the Soneva Kiri Resort. The pods are made from locally-sourced rattan woven by a resident craftsman and designed based on weaverbirds’ intricate nests.

1-hour tea sessions and 2-hour gourmet meals are delivered by a personal waiter versed in zip line acrobatics.

Banff Sky Bistro

Banff, Canada

The futuristic Banff Gondola summit building has four unique floors, and on the third level, visitors can dine on the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain. Perched at 7,510 ft above sea level, Sky Bistro offers a 360-degree view of 6 majestic mountain ranges and the Bow Valley.

The Summit building boasts a state-of-the-art interpretive floor, theater, and rooftop observation deck where guests can walk to the highest point for stargazing after dinner. (Banff National Park.)

Burj Khalifa

Dubai, UAE

Located in the world’s tallest tower, At.Mosphere restaurant is on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, rising 1,450 feet above downtown Dubai.

The Burj Khalifa was completed in Y 2004, and underwent 40 tests to examine the effects of wind on the tower and its neighboring skyscrapers. The world’s tallest restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon delights, and dinner menus.

Dine in style over a 5-course meal, which includes specialties like cauliflower brioche, roasted sea bass, and pear sorbet. (Abu Dhabi)

The Chart House, Tower of the Americas

Texas, USA

In downtown San Antonio, Texas, the 750-foot-high Tower of the Americas is the tallest building in the city.

The revolving Chart House Restaurant on top of the tower is a fine dining restaurant that offers lunch, dinner, and happy hour menus with scrumptious specialties like filet mignon, Alaskan king crab, and lemon herb-crusted salmon.

The Chart House Restaurant overlooks one of Texas’s main attractions: Alamo City, known for its role in the War of Texas Independence and its history as a Spanish mission.

There is also an observation deck where you can take in Sunset views post dining.


Yichang, China

In Yichang in China’s Happy Valley, the Fangweng hanging restaurant is built into a cliff-side cave overhanging the Yangtze River.

Guests enter through the natural cave lobby via a long plank pathway that molds against the cliff.

The lobby opens into the dining room, another natural cave adorned with elegant Chinese décor.

Visitors can also rent a boat on the river, go zip lining, or bungee jump from a nearby platform. (Discover 21 of China’s beautiful World Heritage sites.)

Enjoy your travels

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