Discover the most intriguing restaurants in the world

06 April 2018

Captivate your senses with a visit to one of our favourite restaurants around the world. Whether you’re a dedicated foodie, or someone who just wants to sample delicious fare while you travel, these diverse venues will live long in the memory.

 

SubliMotion at the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza

SubliMotion isn’t so much a restaurant as a ‘gastronomic show’. Just 12 guests can enjoy the incredible surrounds of the main room – with tables and a wall that transform throughout your three-hour dining experience to transport you around the world. Expect theatrical performances from waiting staff and jaw-dropping technology that enhances your exceptional meal, including the use of virtual reality.

Yet all this staging would fall rather flat if the food itself wasn’t up to standard. Thankfully, the menu that Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero has put together will delight and amaze in equal wonder. Every trick, presentation and interactive element only exists to enhance the sensory experience of your meal.

 

é by José Andrés at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

Situated in a small private room off Jaleo’s restaurant, é by José Andrés offers a clever tasting menu with a great variety of Spanish dishes. Only two seatings are available every night, with each having space for just eight diners. You’ll be sat around a u-shaped bar, facing onto the mini kitchen where each dish is prepared and served with an element of performance, reflected in the dramatic décor featuring a red glass wall and velvet curtain.

This isn’t a typical cooking demonstration venue, though, with a light atmosphere peppered with appropriate, enjoyable banter between staff. Each delicate flavour of your menu is paired with fantastic wines, recommended by the on-hand servers who are armed with the history of every bottle, creating a complete dining experience.

Al Mahara at Burj Al Arab

Offering some of the finest seafood in Dubai, if not the world, Al Mahara has taken on a new lease of life under the stewardship of award-winning English chef Nathan Outlaw. Situated in the world’s most luxurious hotel, you can expect only the finest service and a beautiful setting.

A true connoisseur of seafood dishes, Outlaw’s signature menus combine delicate flavours with a touch of simplicity, creating incredible food that is artistic without being pretentious. In the same vein, the atmosphere is relaxed and designed to let you take advantage of the wonderful views, particularly from the open-air waterfront patio.

 

Signal Restaurant at Cape Grace

Enjoy contemporary cuisine in an elegant setting sat Signal, which offers menus inspired by traditional South African dishes and the best local and international wines. Decorated with aged Yellowwood furniture and crisp white linens, the setting is both opulent and comfortable, ideal for a relaxed breakfast or a memorable formal dinner.

Designed by executive chef Malika van Reenen, the menu includes a number of local favourites including ostrich steak and fantastic seafood options, as well as twists on European classics. Attentive service complement the outstanding food, ensuring that reservations are an absolute must.

 

The Tamarind Tree at Curtain Bluff

Part of the luxurious Curtain Bluff resort in Antigua, the Tamarind Tree is an open-walled restaurant overlooking a shaded terrace. At breakfast, it offers a relaxed venue with a gentle sea breeze, while at night the decorative candles and lights make for the ideal place to dine and then dance under the moonlight.

The five-course menu changes on a nightly basis, with fantastic options available. Locally-caught fish and seafood, fresh salads, exceptional quality meats and a wide range of desserts give guests plenty of options, while breakfast features traditional favourites, fresh-baked pastries and unique options including the popular banana pancakes.

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