Are these the most romantic restaurants in the world?
Dream about a date in paradise? Don’t we all. For the ultimate tete a tete, take your amour to one of these romantic restaurants around the world.
Sugar Mill Restaurant
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
The unique setting of the Sugar Mill restaurant, the 370-year-old stone sugar mill with a tropical garden, can’t help but create an intimate and dreamy atmosphere. The nightly changing menu is imaginative and varied, and uses local seafood to produce such delights as lobster bisque with basil croutons.
Just the breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea and the fortresses of Bokar and Lovrijenac will create a date to remember. The freshly-caught seafood, regional dishes and impressive wine list are an added bonus. The renowned chef Mario Bunda creates imaginative dishes such as sea bass with cuttlefish ink sauce using the freshest ingredients.
Paris is the city of romance and Le Grand Vefour is a Parisienne institution. Located in the arcades of the Palais Royal, it boasts an impressive list of previous diners that includes Napoleon, Victor Hugo and Sartre. The ornate gold ceiling and mirrored interior makes a meal at this restaurant feel like the finest of occasions and the exquisite French food will make it more special. Indulge and share their famous palet aux noisettes, a delectable dessert of meringue cake with chocolate mousse, hazelnuts, and salted caramel ice cream.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The St Regis Bora Bora Resort is the ultimate holiday destination, and a meal at the Lagoon restaurant is like dining in paradise. Suspended over the crystal clear waters of the lagoon and with stunning views of Mount Otemanu, this deluxe restaurant delivers exquisite Polynesian and fusion food.
Ambrosia is set in a small cave house carved into the Oia cliffs and if you are lucky enough to bag one of the 11 tables available on the terraces, dining under the stars will turn this special night into an unforgettable one. For the ultimate romantic meal, the upper terrace provides privacy and a breathtaking view, and inside the vaulted ceiling rooms also offer an intimate setting.
This famous Roman restaurant with its elegant columns, vaulted ceilings and mosaics provides an intimate atmosphere that is ideal for a romantic date. Chef Fabio Baldassarre produces imaginative dishes such as pecorino-filled tripe dumplings and swordfish with cauliflower emulsion in a beluga caviar and orange sauce.
This restaurant is set in a gorgeous old house in the medina where guests can dine among lanterns and petals on two levels around a traditional courtyard. The generous fixed menu, featuring time-honoured dishes such as tagine and couscous will satisfy your tastebuds and the gnawa musicians that play throughout your meal create an upbeat atmosphere.
Enjoy some romance Mexican-style by dining at the La Zebra’s Platform restaurant, which looks out onto a stunning white sand beach. Experience a traditional Mexican feast in the glow of candle-lit chandeliers and savour home-style cooking whilst sipping on a potent margarita.
Huka Lodge Dining
Taupo, North Island, New Zealand
Huka Lodge is considered to be an iconic New Zealand retreat, and dining there does not disappoint. There are more than 20 indoor and outdoor private dining venues that offer the perfect ambience for romance. The candlelit Main Lodge, with panoramic views of the river and log fires is a great place to have a cosy meal a deux; however, if you want more seclusion, the Library or Study provide a more intimate setting. The food is a fusion of Australian and French, and the menu changes daily according to the best produce available.
One if by land, Two if by sea
New York, America
Located in the heart of the West Village, this restaurant is housed in an old carriage house, which gives it its quirky look and romantic setting. Serving seasonal American cuisine, the restaurant’s candlelit dining room, blazing fireplaces and music from the baby grand piano are sure to put you in an amorous mood.