For us, where we want to travel is usually directly related to where we want to eat. We’ve compiled a list of the ultimate restaurants around the world that you need to tick off before you kick the bucket…
1. Sunset Da Mona Lisa, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Why you need to go…Go for the views, stay for the food! Seriously, the outlook of this restaurant is the epitome of ‘postcard-perfect.’ Specialising in fresh seafood with Italian flair, just don’t spend too much time Instagramming that envy-inducing view otherwise your spaghetti will go cold!
Order the… Fettucine Al Gamberi Fettuccini with Baja shrimps in a lemon and butter sauce. Um, yum.
1. Noma, Denmark
Why you need to go…Regularly ranking as the numero uno restaurant in the world, Noma has gained notoriety for their creative interpretation of local Nordic cuisine. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients in a multitude of surprising ways, this restaurant will leave you with long-term memories of your amazing meal.
Order the…Reindeer Moss. This dish looks like something you saw on the ground on your last hike up Mt Tamborine but actually tastes delicious.
3. Le Jules Verne, Paris, France
Why you need to go… Apart from the superb classic French cuisine your tastebuds will enjoy, you can actually say that you dined inside the Eiffel Tower. That’s right, not under it, not on top of it. Actually in it!
Order the… Escargot Helixbernn en coque dorée, marmelade tiède et sucs de persil Helixbernn (Translation: Snails with warm marmelade and parsley jus). Because you can’t go to France, dine in the Eiffel Tower and not order the snails!
4. Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood, Thailand
Why you need to go… Remember that treehouse you had in the backyard when you were a kid? Well, this restaurant is kind of like that, except a million times cooler. That’s right, at Soneva Kiri you dine in tree-top pods while your waiter swings (yes, swings!) through the trees to deliver your meals.
Order the…Fresh grilled tiger prawns.
5. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
Why you need to go… Apart from being in the top ten restaurants in the world, Blumenthal’s new restaurant ‘Dinner’ is sure to impress with its culinary wizardry. Alternatively, just go there to say that you’ve dined at a Heston Blumenthal Restaurant!
Order the… Meat Fruit = Mind. Blown.
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