Restaurants are beginning to realise they need to offer something extra special to entice lovebirds in.
With Valentine’s Day creeping up ever so fast, let these incredibly romantic restaurants set the mood for you and that special someone. And while it may be true that love knows no boundaries, give yourselves a bit of extra security and peace of mind by protecting yourselves with quality travel insurance on your romantic journey. You can get a quick quote in under a minute by clicking here
Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant, Kenya
Dine beneath an African starry sky from inside a coral cave. Located in Kenya’s popular Diani Beach Resort area, Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant is one of Africa’s most unique places to dine. Lanterns and candles illuminate the ancient cave as you sample prawns, lobster, and even pan grilled barracuda. The roof of the cave is open to the heavens, but there are sliding covers that offer protection during bad weather. The cosy intimate setting consists of several different cave chambers, all largely unaltered from their natural state apart from the added dining tables and chairs.
The Snowcastle Of Kemi, Finland
A restaurant that gets rebuilt every winter, the SnowRestaurant is situated in the world’s largest snow fort. This palace made of ice offers a restaurant where tables, chairs, and even drinking glasses are made entirely of ice. The walls of the restaurant feature impressive works of art carved into the ice and snow. Reindeer hide placed on the seats mean you stay quite dry and comfortable as you dine on piping hot meals consisting of dishes like local Finnish fish and braised lamb. Afterwards, you can head to the onsite SnowHotel for the night, where you can snuggle with your partner to keep warm in the sub-zero temperatures. There is even a SnowChapel where you can tie the knot if you wish. The whole chilly experience is sure to warm your hearts.
While hot air balloons rides are always romantic, have you ever heard of dining in one? The Dutch have created an experience known as Sky Dining where you can enjoy a deliciously cooked meal that was prepared using the same heat that powers the balloon. The balloon acts as a giant convection oven, cooking food perfectly before it lowers it back down from up inside the balloon to the diners waiting below. Enjoy flying over beautiful tulip fields and windmills as you dine on lobster, wild sea bass, and guineafowl. If that doesn’t set the mood, the chocolate and passion fruit mousse will definitely do the job.
Cloud 9 Restaurant, Fiji
Offshore Fiji’s largest island Viti Levu, you can fill up on Italian wood fired pizzas while being completely surrounded by ocean and reefs. The restaurant is a 2-tier floating platform in the middle of the ocean that you can get to by floatplane or jet ski. Alternatively you could go the less adventurous way by simply taking a boat transfer from Port Denarau. DJs play live music as you relax with your partner in sun loungers, allowing your food to settle before going snorkelling or swimming off the platform.
Sydney’s Bennelong Point has been a feasting spot for thousands of years, where early Aboriginals would gather around the fire to enjoy shellfish together. Today the Sydney Opera House sits upon one of Australia’s largest historic middens where you can continue to dine while overlooking the beautiful Sydney Harbour. While the Opera House offers several dining options, it is the main restaurant which offers upscale romantic dining with breathtaking views. Enjoy a two or three course à la carte menu consisting of dishes like scallops, Moreton Bay bug dumplings, steamed pink snapper, and pavlova to finish it off. Afterwards treat you and your partner to a concert beneath the iconic Sydney sails.