For many people, food is one of the defining features of a holiday. It can make or break a vacation, depending on what experience you have. But with only a limited amount of time to choose, it can often be a daunting task trying to decide where to eat. We’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants worth travelling across the world for!
Benu, San Francisco
Benu is still in its infancy, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming internationally recognised as one of the best places in the world to eat. Choose from a sophisticated menu of well-cooked meats and fresh pasta and risotto, and be sure to sample the exquisite cheese board.
Per Se, New York
Per Se seems to be continually climbing the ladder of the world’s best restaurants with its exquisite cuisine. A daring and perfectly-executed menu that changes daily, delivered by professional and warm staff, with views overlooking Central Park, Per Se is a true delight.
The Tasting Room, South Africa
The Tasting Room offers an impressive and indulgent menu, encouraging diners to select multiple dishes to sample. A helpful and knowledgeable staff will be able to guide you through some of the more contemporary dishes, as well as suggesting wine pairings for each course.
Toro Toro, Dubai
With stunning décor and a menu to match, Toro Toro is a big hit with many people travelling to Dubai. There is a large range of delicious appetisers to choose from, followed by delicious main courses of seared meats and fresh vegetables. Make sure you leave room for dessert though!
Coyaba Restaurant, Turks & Caicos
Coyaba oozes class and elegance with its refined seafood menu. As you sit at one of the large tables in the restaurant’s garden, surrounded by lush trees, you’ll be able to enjoy an eclectic mix of seafood and fresh chargrilled vegetables – followed by a range of luxurious desserts to share.
Daniel, New York
A huge and impressive wine list, served by a helpful and capable staff, is what makes Daniel stand out from other fine restaurants in New York. It’s a little on the pricey side, but perfect definitely worth travelling for!
The Meat Company, Abu Dhabi
A firm favourite, The Meat Company in Abu Dhabi boasts perfectly-cooked meats served with a host of tempting side dishes. Both tourists and locals alike come here to eat, which is a positive testament to their simple yet delicious menu.
La Colombe, South Africa
Scot Kirton, executive chef at La Colombe, has been winning national and international awards for his cuisine – and rightly so. Set within a beautiful vineyard, overlooking a charming fountain, La Colombe promises to charm its guests with its French menu with an Asian twist.
The Lighthouse Restaurant, the Maldives
Often regarded as the best place to dine in the Maldives, The Lighthouse Restaurant located in Baros is an overwater pavilion looking out towards the crystal blue ocean, and has a menu to match the exquisite view. Mouth-watering seafood dishes are the norm here and definitely worth hopping a plane for.
Aquara Restaurant, Dubai
Aquara has a view to die for, looking out at Dubai’s skyscrapers, and serves food which is just as lovely to look at. Delicately-plated meals of seafood with fresh vegetables feature on the menu, with an impressive selection of wine to accompany each meal.
Matthew Coe is Online Marketing Manager for Wanderforth.