There is an old cliché in real-estate saying “Location, location, location”. This usually refers to the value of the property, but when it comes to opening a restaurant, the choosing of a perfect location can make a big difference between having a good dinner to having a spectacular, breathtaking, and mesmerizing experience.
Here are some restaurants that didn’t settle for high-quality cuisine and chose the most amazing locations, that offer a once in a lifetime experience.
Baan Rim Pa, Phuket, Thailand
On a beautiful cliff in Phuket, one of the most beautiful locations in southern Thailand, lies a piece of paradise, known by the name of Baan Rim Pa. Translated as “The house on the cliff”, the name of the restaurant does wrong with this beautiful establishment. With its open balconies viewing the amazing sights of the Andaman Sea, this is much more than just another house on a cliff.
Hotel Edelweiss, Mürren, Switzerland
When you open your restaurant on a cliff in the Swiss Alps, besides taking care of the heating system, there is not much else you need to do. This is exactly the special charm of the Hotel Edelweiss and Restaurant. The humble hotel is keeping the interiors simple and comfortable, leaving surrounding mesmerizing views to do all the work.
The Rock, Zanzibar, Tanzania
It would probably be hard to find a more breath-taking location than the one hosting this small restaurant in Zanzibar. The Rock, as its name might imply, is positioned on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean, offering its guest a special panoramic view of the ocean and the coasts of the small Eastern-African Island. On low tide, the visitors of the restaurant can reach it by foot, whilst on high tide, they could use the boat services offered by the restaurant unless they fancy a swim.
Grotta Palazzese, Puglia, Italy
The Grotta Palazzese restaurant, Situated at the bottom floor of the Grotta Palazzese Hotel in the Bari region in southern Italy, is opened for public only during the summer times. The reason is quite obvious- the restaurant, carved inside a limestone cave viewing the Adriatic Sea, just a few feet above sea level, could be rather cold in wintery days.
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Rangali Island, Maldives
If you are suffering from a serious case of Thalassophobia (fear of the sea) this next restaurant might not be your first choice for a nice dinner with your loved ones, but you don’t have to be Captain Nemo to agree this unique restaurant is one that could change your perspective on life. The Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, located 16 feet below the surface in the Rangali Island of the Maldives, is the closest you will get to eat at the bottom of the sea, with a frontline view of the inspiring sights of the depth of the ocean.