The top 5 of the best restaurants under the stars
Tired of the usual restaurant downstairs? Are you dreaming of an experience that goes beyond the menu? Here are 5 original and beautiful outdoor restaurants around the world, so beautiful that they are worth the journey to reach them
GROTTA PALAZZESE | Puglia
An unmissable stop in Puglia for anyone who wants to experience unique and unforgettable emotions.
The Grotta Palazzese restaurant has an outdoor room set in a unique place in the world, in fact, the terrace that welcomes customers has been created inside a natural cave, the Grotta Palazzese (or Palazzo), from which it takes the name, a place known and used for parties and banquets since 1700. On one side it overlooks the sea, with a splendid view of the coastal landscape and the marine horizon; on the other, towards the larger cave, since the cave itself consists of two caves of different sizes, one larger and the other smaller. www.grottapalazzese.it
ALI BARBOUR’S CAVE RESTAURANT | Kenya
.. “to see the stars and moon through an open ceiling while you enjoy a good glass of wine and an excellent platter of seafood makes this a highlight to remember …”
In Dani Beach, a long staircase leads to what is certainly one of the most exclusive and romantic restaurants in all of Africa. Housed in a natural coral quarry ten meters below sea level and illuminated by hundreds of candles that warm the environment in an intriguing play of chiaroscuro, Ali Barbour’s offers a refined menu in which to be the master are crustaceans. Lobsters, crabs, cicadas and prawns caught a few meters from the restaurant and elegantly served. www.alibarbours.com
LE PANORAMIC | Chamonix (France)
Chamonix panoramic restaurant overlooking the Mont Blanc glaciers. A place of breathtaking beauty.
A lunch in the void, this is what comes to mind when looking at the spectacular photos of the restaurant overlooking the glaciers and the peaks of the Mont Blanc massif. A very suggestive atmosphere where you can taste the excellent French cuisine. www.lepanoramicrestaurant.com
LAUDA RESTAURANT | Santorini
“An outstanding gourmet destination”
Long before Santorini became known as one of the world’s most popular destinations, Oia was a small village with 306 inhabitants. Lauda, built on this rock in 1971, was the village’s ﬁrst restaurant. It was the place where the locals gathered to talk and drink, the place with the village’s only telephone.
Today, Lauda Restaurant is commited to honouring the history and tradition of this unique place. Equipped with exceptional local ingredients and devotion to the volcanic soil, the native grapes, the aromas and the colours of Santorini to oﬀer an authentic gastronomic experience. Carved into the dramatic crescent cliff of Santorini, the luxurious Andronis Boutique Hotel offers breathtaking views to the infinite blue of the Aegean . www.laudarestaurant.com
LONGITUDE 131 | Australia
Dining under the stars … Longitude 131 ° offers an essential experience of Australia’s spiritual heart, a true sense of stillness and beauty in the desert landscape, rich in culture, heritage and history
The southern skies above Uluru-Kata Tjuta are a glittering kaleidoscope of stars, with cool, clear nights and the absence of artificial lights from nearby towns or homes creating a paradise for stargazers. The 131 ° table of Longitude 131 ° is world famous as an iconic alfresco dining experience, with a menu prepared on top of a remote dune and served under a blanket of stars. www.longitude131.com