The 10 Most Incredible Restaurant Settings in the World

From deserts to igloos and everything in between, these dining spots are truly a feast for all the senses

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THE ROCK

THE ROCK
The Rock

Zanzibar, Tanzania
Taking beachside dining to a whole new level, this seafood joint is actually located in the ocean. With a boat that takes you to and from the restaurant, guests come for the atmosphere and stay for the super fresh catch of the day.

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SOUNDS OF SILENCE

SOUNDS OF SILENCE
Sounds of Silence

Red Centre, Australia
Don't like noisy restaurants? This is the place for you. Located in the heart of the Australian Outback, the isolated outdoor dining area boasts local game meats like crocodile and kangaroo – and the best stargazing anyone could ask for.

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EL DIABLO

EL DIABLO
Alamy

Lanzarote, Spain
Listen up, thrill seekers: This restaurant is located on top of an active volcano. But that's not all – they actually use the heat from the volcano to cook your three-course meal.

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ITHAA

ITHAA
ADAM BRUZZONE

Alif Dhaal Atoll, Maldives
If you're too scared to go scuba diving, maybe this is more your speed. Dine on lobster and caviar at this upscale under-the-sea restaurant in the Conrad Hotel as wild marine life swims by from the surrounding coral gardens.

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LE JULES VERNE

LE JULES VERNE

Paris, France
If you find yourself in the City of Lights (and have some Euros to spend), it's hard to imagine a more romantic setting than inside the Eiffel Tower.

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RISTORANTE DA PANCRAZIO

RISTORANTE DA PANCRAZIO
Da Pancrazio

Rome, Italy
There's no shortage of destinations for history buffs in Rome, even for a bite to eat. This restaurant serves traditional Roman favorites on top of the ruins of the 1st century B.C. Theater of Pompeii, the same spot where Julius Caesar was infamously murdered.

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CHARLIE RUSSELL CHEW CHOO

CHARLIE RUSSELL CHEW CHOO

Lewiston, Montana
Montana is one of America's hidden treasures in terms of beautiful landscapes, and this 1950s-era train takes you on a 3-hour scenic mountain tour of the state, complete with a full prime rib dinner.

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VILLA ESCUDERO

VILLA ESCUDERO
Villa Escudero

San Pablo City, Philippines
Take your shoes off and roll up your jeans, because this lunch spot is located at the base of a waterfall, and the water rushes across your feet as you dine.

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ALI BARBOUR'S

ALI BARBOUR'S
Ali Barbour s Cave Restaurant

Diani Beach, Kenya
Located inside a 120,000-year-old natural cave, this restaurant boasts classic French cuisine with a hint of African flare. The best part, though? The cave's natural openings provide a perfect view of the stars.

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SNOWCASTLE

SNOWCASTLE
Timo Laapotti/Kemin Matkailu

Kemi, Finland
At a chilling 23ºF, you're not gonna be checking your coat here. Rebuilt from scratch every winter, this stunning structure is not only a restaurant, but an entire hotel (where the rooms are also 23º).

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