While excellent food is paramount, ambiance is another huge factor when it comes to dining out.
Whether you seek stunning views, unique locations, or candlelit romance, these are 21 of the world's most breathtaking restaurants.
1. Sciroco, Bangkok, Thailand
You might get vertigo at Sirroco, which is dizzyingly perched on the 63rd floor of the 5-star Lebua Bangkok hotel — 820 feet in the sky. The restaurant and its panoramic views of the city below are so popular among visitors that guests are advised to make a reservation weeks in advance.
2. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives
At Ithaa, a restaurant at the Hilton Conrad in the Maldives, visitors can dine 16 feet below sea level while surrounded by panoramic views of the bustling ocean and marine life, and even the occasional snorkeler.
3. Sheesh Mahal, Udaipur, India
This open-air restaurant, located in The Leela Palace Udaipur, lets guests take in outstanding views of Pichola Lake while dining under the stars.
4. Mozaic, Bali, Indonesia
Mozaic seems more like a tropical oasis than a restaurant, as guests dine on award-winning wine and food in the middle of a lush garden.
5. Tosca, Hongkong
Located inside the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong, this chic restaurant stuns with lavish décor, like fountains and intricate chandeliers. The epic views of Hong Kong don't hurt either.
Source : Business Insider's "21 of the world's most beautiful restaurants", published on 19th of July 2017