This week’s Top Ten looks at some of the highest places to dine across the world.
To celebrate the launch of Skyscanner’s Festival in the Sky in Edinburgh this August, we look at some of the most unique places to dine at altitude across the world. Hold on to your hats!
Festival in the Sky, Edinburgh
After thrilling guests at various events across the world, Dinner in the Sky arrives in Edinburgh for its first public outing. Diners are hoisted 100 feet up in the air on a 22-seater table, where they can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Edinburgh castle and the historic city around them.
Flights to Edinburgh start from £20
Fancy kicking off the day taking in sunrise at 3,500 feet? Every Thursday morning during July and August you can try the ‘Power Breakfast’ at the world’s highest revolving restaurant in Saas-Fee in the Swiss Alps.
Flights to Geneva cost from £35
Bolivia only has one ski resort, but it’s the highest in South America at over 5,000 feet. You’ll certainly have worked up an appetite by the time you get up there! Bon appetit.
Flights to La Paz start from £722
The Top of the World restaurant in Adelaide, South Australia boasts 360 degree views as well as some seafood and international cuisine. The revolving restaurant is also available for functions if you fancy treating your friends and family.
Flights to Adelaide cost from £849
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
If you’re planning a safari and also enjoy a unique dining experience, head to the Bushbuck Ridge Treehouse Restaurant in Port Elizabeth. Constructed amongst two giant yellowwood trees, this tree house restaurant makes you feel like you’re really part of the forest.
Flights to Port Elizabeth start from £569
Taiwan’s high-tec capital city is home to the world’s second tallest building, Taipai 101, which towers 1,671 feet above the ground. Diners have a choice of several restaurants, including Shin Yeh 101, which is, rather confusingly, on the 85th floor.
Flights to Taiwan cost from £546
If you were wondering where the tallest building in the world was, you may not be surprised to hear it’s in Dubai. Completed in January 2010, the Burj Khalifa Skyscraper in Dubai has an amazing 162 floors and many apartments for sale should you hop on one of many flights to Dubai and make the ‘high dining’ experience a little more permanent!
Flights to Dubai cost from £306
Auckland, New Zealand
The Yellow Treehouse Restaurant is hidden in a secluded forest outside Auckland on New Zealand’s North Island. Perched 32 feet up in a tree, this beautiful 18-seater venue is reached by a walkway through the trees and is especially spectacular when illuminated in the evening.
Flights to Auckland cost from £741
Renowned for its luxurious dining experience, diners at the Altitude restaurant in Syndey’s Shangri-La Hotel also enjoy stunning views if the Opera House and Harbour Bridge from the 36th floor. Well worth checking out flights to Australia!
Flights to Sydney cost from £633
New York, USA
Arguably the ‘highest’ dining experience in this week’s Top Ten, the Mars 2112 restaurant in New York is a 35,000 square foot futuristic space-themed diner set in the heart of downtown New York. Fans of space travel will be jumping on flights to New York to enjoy an aperitif in the wonderfully named Mars Bar.
Flights to New York start from £269
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