After a long day of walking and sightseeing, you deserve a meal that’s as beautiful as the scenery around you. Imagine savouring a delicious meal amidst the breath-taking vistas of Europe, where the feast for your eyes matches that of your palette.
Just picture yourself outside, sipping a refreshing glass of wine, basking in the fresh mountain breeze, and taking in the awe-inspiring view as the sun bids adieu. Pure bliss, right?
Well, lucky for you, our walking holidays lead you straight to the most jaw-dropping destinations in Europe.
Here is a restaurant with a twist. Nestled halfway up the Allalin lift in the hills above Saas-Fee, this revolving restaurant takes dining to new heights - literally. Sitting at 3,500 metres above sea level (that’s an impressive 11,482 feet), it’s the highest restaurant in the world. One of the most fun parts of eating here is watching as the restaurant spins around its axis, taking in views of seemingly endless mountain peaks. The restaurant serves up some Swiss classics, but with seasonal twists and changing specialty menu set aside from the a la carte menu. So, after a day of walking Switzerland’s picture-perfect trails, refuel at this one-of-a-kind restaurant and elevate your dining experience. Literally.
Art Deco Hotel Montana
Prepare to be wowed by the Art Deco Hotel Montana in Lucerne - a luxurious oasis perched in a prime spot overlooking Lake Lucerne. It’s a spectacular example of what hotels are all about- a little slice of luxury away from home in an outstanding location with exquisite views, in this case, of Lake Lucerne from the dining terrace. Harking back to the dizzying heydays of tourism in the 1920s, this hotel is filled with opulent style and charm, but perhaps the crowning glory of the hotel is, besides its fantastic position and vista, the Scala Restaurant.
Inspired by the flavours of southern Switzerland, Italy, France and Greece, the menu is lovingly curated by a team of expert chefs and changes with the season, making the most of the regional and seasonal produce to create some delicious avant garde cuisine. There is also an extensive wine list to satisfy every palette, and a fantastic new vegan menu.
And let’s not forget the pièce de résistance, the Scala Terrace. With a panoramic view of Lake Lucerne and its charming town, this is where you’ll want to savour every last bite and sip. So sit back, relax, and let the Art Deco Hotel Montana transport you to a world of indulgence and beauty.
Top Mountain Star Restaurant
If you’re looking to take your dining experience to new heights, the Top Mountain Star Restaurant in Obergurgl is the place for you. Sitting at 3080 metres above sea level, this restaurant will have you floating on cloud nine - both from the altitude and the delicious food on offer. The real star of the show however, is the view. With a 360-degree panoramic vista of the surrounding peaks and valleys of the Ötz valley Alps, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. So whether you’re taking a break from walking the Hochgurgl-Obergurgl trails or just looking for a meal with a view, this restaurant is an absolute must-visit.
Blaze your own trail of nature, relaxation, and culinary delights at Hotel Seerose. The perfect hotel for those guests who just want to get off the beaten path and truly immerse themselves in nature and the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Tucked away in a tranquil lakeside location with amazing views of the surrounding hills, this hotel will transport you to a state of pure relaxation and tranquility.
The hotel’s a-la-carte restaurant serves up delicious dishes made from fresh, regional produce that will tantalise your taste buds. And to kickstart your day, you can enjoy a traditional Austrian farmers breakfast that will leave you energised and ready to explore the nearby walking trails. But the real cherry on top is the hotel’s lakeside bar and terrace, where you can unwind with a refreshing drink and soak in the stunning views.
Despite being only a two minutes’ stroll from the centre of Alpbach, you would be forgiven for mistaking this spa resort hotel for a wilderness retreat. Celebrating uninterrupted panoramic mountain views from the back terrace of the stunning Tyrolean landscape, the hotel is immensely proud of its luxurious ¾ board menu, offering a sumptuous feast of contemporary Austrian Tyrolean cuisine in a traditional Alpine bar and restaurant.
Hotel guests are offered three choices of main course in the evening, and an in-house sommelier will advise you on a huge selection of local wines so you can sit back and savour the food and drink as the sun slips beneath the tips of the mountains.
But one of the best things about the Spa Resort Alpbacherhof is its absolutely outstanding spa facilities. Breathtaking, undisturbed panoramic views across the Alpbach mountains and meadows will completely sweep you off your feet. The outdoor swimming pool is heated all year around, and guests are allowed to wander around the beautiful gardens throughout the summer, discovering shady spots to enjoy with a book and cup of tea.
Lake Bled in Slovenia is arguably one of the most iconic and picturesque lakes in the world. And the views of the famous castle, mountains, island and church are all captured and framed from the terrace of the Park Cafe, which sits right at the heart of the town of Bled.
You can’t fault the views in the slightest, and with the mellow summer breeze sweeping across the surface of the lake, it is the perfect place to sit back and nurse a glass of wine as the evening sets in. The restaurant offers up a fusion of Italian and Eastern European cuisine, with delicious pastas, pizzas and of course, the signature Lake Bled cream cake. Hotel Park even goes as far as claiming to be the original home of the Bled cream cake... and judging by the quality of the delicious sweet treats, we think they’re onto something.
Bled Castle Restaurant
Lake Bled, Slovenia
While many people would relish a table overlooking the iconic Lake Bled castle, having a delicious dinner or lunch from inside the castle is even better.
Built in 1011, Bled Castle has been lovingly restored and holds a museum of Slavic history, exploring the tumultuous story that the castle holds over the course of 1,000 years.
With its vantage point from the top of the precarious cliff overlooking Bled, the lake and the mountains beyond, it’s understandable why anyone would want to build their castle in such a beautiful location. Even more understandable why anyone would want to establish a delicious restaurant on the site too!
Rated again and again as an outstanding restaurant with attentive staff, delicious food, and of course that stunning view across Lake Bled and the Julian Alps towards Bohinj, guests just keep on returning. The perfect location for a special birthday, anniversary, and the castle even lends itself as a wedding venue as well.
Terrazza Danieli Restaurant
For some, dining with a view could be enjoying a candlelit dinner next to a beautiful lake with mountains in the distance, but for others, a truly memorable evening comes from a spectacular view from a roof top terrace over the roofs in the heart of The City of Masks - Venice.
Situated with brilliant views over Venice in all directions, especially looking out towards the sea and lagoon and the square outside the Doge’s Palace next door, you can guarantee you’re in for a special treat and an once-in-a-lifetime romantic evening dinner.
The restaurant itself pulls in inspiration from across the globe for its cuisine, harking back to Venice being a cosmopolitan hub of trade for centuries. Seafood is popular on the avant garde menu, as is plenty of regional and local produce, and food is something you would expect to be served in some of the best Michelin-star restaurants across the globe. Best way to bring your holiday to Venice to a close.
An outdoor terrace that overlooks Lake Garda and towards Pulciano comes to life with lively locals who love their food genuine, hearty, home cooked, and filled with love and made with the finest locally sourced ingredients. Getting to the restaurant is a leisurely stroll into the hills above Torri del Benaco, and you are rewarded with the food and wine upon your arrival.
The food is no-frills attached down-to-earth Italian goodness, enhanced by the surrounding beauty of Lake Garda. This restaurants great reputation has spread through the word of mouth and no wonder our guests keep and on returning to it year after year.
Restaurant le Panoramic
As the name suggests, you will be getting panoramic views from this stunning mountain-top restaurant in the peaks above Chamonix and what mountain views they are. During the winter this is a very popular après ski terrace, but stays open throughout the summer as one of the best places to bask in the view of Mont Blanc.
Le Panoramic is situated on the summit of Brévent and therefore easily accessible for pedestrians during the summer months via the gondola and cable car.
The restaurant serves typical ‘Savoyard’ food, taking inspiration from the cuisine of the surrounding countries to include Italian pastas and pizzas, as well as soups, steaks, and don’t forget the foie gras.