Let’s face it, folks: 90% of the time, we feast first with our eyes before our mouths. So, the food presentation and the design are practically like show-stopping outfits for the culinary world.
Here, we’ve handpicked a list of dining spots that’ll make your taste buds dance and your eyes pop. These are the places that need to be on your #RadarList when you’re craving a drool-inducing feast served with a side of jaw-dropping design.
YONA Beach Club Phuket
Take your beach club experience to new heights with YONA Beach Club Phuket.
Drifting on the cobalt blue waters just off Phuket’s shores, YONA is the ultimate haven for foodies who relish scrumptious bites, swimming, and sun-soaked fun. This stylish multi-level boat boasts several areas and can accommodate up to 500 guests.
Unwind in style at a cabana or pool bed next to the 22-meter infinity pool, or ascend to the second floor for the Sunset Terrace. The third-floor rooftop offers a breathtaking 360-degree vista of the Andaman Sea. As the DJs spin upbeat tunes, indulge in a gourmet menu brimming with delectable Mediterranean, Japanese, and Thai dishes that will set your taste buds sailing.
For a spectacular dining escapade, make your way to Iris, a restaurant nestled within the state-of-the-art Salmon Eye art installation.
Floating atop the azure waters of Hardangerfjord, this gastronomic gem is Norway’s latest delectable destination that will enchant your taste buds with an expertly crafted tasting menu featuring ingredients plucked from the sea and the surrounding mountains.
Leading the culinary crew is the brilliant Head Chef Anika Madsen who sprinkles her terrific touch on the dishes with a blend of unfamiliar ingredients and innovative culinary skills. The voyage to reach this delicious paradise is just as exciting as the dining experience itself, as guests must embark on Iris’s electric boats from Rosendal to get there.
Ristorante L’Olivo at Al Mahara
Hailing all the way from the celebrated two-Michelin-starred Ristorante L’Olivo in Capri, the Ischia-native culinary wizard, Chef Andrea Migliaccio, sprinkles his Mediterranean magic over Dubai at Ristorante L’Olivo at Al Mahara nestled within the iconic Burj Al Arab.
Dive headfirst into an umami-packed pool of Italian seafood fare with a modern twist – all served in the aquarium-hugged dining room adorned with orange, blue, and white elements. Here’s a taste of Capri right in the heart of Dubai.
Beneath the azure surface of Njervesfjorden lies this one-Michelin-starred dining hotspot that continues to captivate us foodies and thalassophiles.
At “Under” in Lindesnes, Norway, diners can now immerse themselves in fine dining and the underwater world. This partially submerged restaurant balances on the border between the sea and the land, with half of its 34-meter-long concrete structure resting on the ocean floor, while the other half embraces the rugged coastline, beautifully showcasing the architectural interplay between the subaquatic and terrestrial life.
Head Chef Nicolai Ellitsgaard presides over the kitchen, and together with his team, they craft a menu that mirrors the restaurant’s architecture by seamlessly combining ingredients from both the land and the sea.
Le Germain & Club Paradisio & Le Sophie
Your all-in-one night out in Paris is here at Le Germain, a daring brasserie located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Its vibrant design is a visual feast for the eyes, and its traditional French cuisine is a delight for your palate. The predominantly yellow decor sets the stage for a lively dining experience. In the same venue, Club Paradisio caters to night owls with electrifying DJ sets and creatively crafted cocktails, ensuring your evening is wild and wondrous.
For cocktail connoisseurs, ascend to the top floor above Le Germain to discover Le Sophie cocktail bar. There, you can quench your thirst with expertly concocted drinks in a speakeasy-style setting.