Five rooftop restaurants? Five chances to escape those everyday haunts. Ascend to new heights and marvel at the exotic surroundings, before being carried away by the chef's creations and the charming décor. High above the busy streets, time will seem to fly by as you experience rooftop dining at its best. Sound like your kind of scene? Be inspired by this shortlist of restaurants where flavour and escape go hand in hand.
Rooftop dining in Paris
The warmth of lazy summer evenings demands that you dine outdoors. In the heart of the 20th arrondissement, one of Paris’ most vibrant areas, find your happy place on the rooftop of Mama Shelter
Relaxing in the soft glow of vintage party lights, savour a delicious apéritif. Although your evening is just getting started, you’re already feeling the buzz. In this happening, sophisticated environment, you'll be transported straight back to the long, lazy evenings of your childhood summer holidays.
Vietnamese flavours in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City
Picture the colonial buildings of the former Saigon and the modern skyscrapers of Ho Chi Minh City: the diversity of Indochina's capital will soon captivate you. For lunch, enjoy a sublime dining experience on the terrace of the Saigon Kitchen restaurant
, tucked away in the Hôtel des Arts. Within this leafy green and zen hideaway, you'll feel miles away from the inner-city hustle and bustle. These are the moments you'll truly relish, suspended in time, savouring the aromatic flavours of your Ca Kho To (a speciality caramelised fish dish).
Dine between the sand and the sky in Moorea
You'll have to pinch yourself to believe you're really here in this South Pacific island paradise. With its green mountains, turquoise lagoon, multicoloured flowers and abundant marine life, all your senses will be completely captivated. In the evening, the theme of an exotic escape continues with dinner on the beach at Pure restaurant
, part of Sofitel Moorea. Let the fine sand run between your toes as you dine. Seated under a majestic structure of wood and palm trees, let your mind wander while watching the harbour lights shimmering on the water.
Dine in a lush garden in the capital of Morocco
Revisit the time you discovered the Kasbah of the Udayas, where you fell in love with Rabat’s Andalusian gardens, perfect for a relaxing break.
At El Patio at the Sofitel Jardin des Roses restaurant
, your trip continues, in keeping with the theme of nature. The view as you dine? A magnificent palm grove. Complement your Mediterranean-inspired dish with a little drop of vintage Bordeaux and lose yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this seven-hectare Eden nestled, surprisingly, right in the heart of the city.
Discover new flavours in the heart of the vineyards
Beneath the expansive windows of Cellar Kitchen
, the green landscape stretches out as far as the eye can see. Opposite, rows upon rows of Jacob's Creek grapevines spread out, and the green hills of Barossa Valley make for a picturesque backdrop. Dining in a vineyard is an unmissable experience, further enhanced when you take a sip of a delicious tipple: this Syrah contains aromas unlike any you’ve ever tried before. Its notes of chocolate and spices add perfume and magic to your Down Under experience.
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