World's Top Restaurants with a View

Restaurants with a view

Some restaurants offer fantastic food, others spectacular wines, but some offer something even more special, a feast for the eyes -- a breathtaking view. ABC News has compiled this list of the world's top restaurants with a view.

1. Skyline Restaurant, Queenstown, New Zealand

Set high above Queenstown, the Skyline Restaurant has been touted as "Queenstown's most spectacular location." The restaurant provides a traditional "Taste of New Zealand buffet" that includes seafood, salads and the famous South Island salmon. Beyond the food, the restaurant's design does all it can to capitalize on the spectacular view – there's no need to worry about being close to the windows as the tiered seating ensures that every table can take full advantage of the view. Also not to be missed, the Skyline Restaurant features live entertainment.

2. Sunset Restaurant, Hydra Island, Greece

The Sunset Restaurant is certainly a restaurant with a view. The seating area overlooks Hydra Island's idyllic beaches and restaurant-goers are treated to an uninterrupted view of sunsets on the horizon. The seafood comes fresh from the Aegean Sea and the cuisine is traditionally Greek. Continuing the traditional experience, during the high season, the restaurant also offers live Greek music to entertain guests while they eat. The Sunset Restaurant's feel is a mixture of a relaxed vacation atmosphere teamed with the bohemian lifestyle of the island.

3. Piz Gloria, Switzerland

The mountains surrounding Piz Gloria not only offer stunning views for tourists but have also been featured in the James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." The revolving restaurant is reached by cable car and once arriving at the summit, guests find themselves in the middle of almost 200 mountains. The food also offers some 007 flair with the Bond-inspired luxury buffet breakfast. Other food on the menu is distinctly Swiss in nature and guests should also be sure to take a stroll on the terrace where they can continue to admire the view.

4. The View, New York City

With a view of one of the world's most recognizable skylines, The View in New York is the city's only revolving roof top restaurant. Guests use express elevators to travel up to the 48th story where they find themselves in a restaurant that offers spectacular and ever-changing views of the city – the restaurant makes a 360-degree rotation every hour. The fare on the menu is classically American, and was designed by Ron Camillo. Above the restaurant is also a lounge that offers the same breathtaking views but with a more relaxed and low-key atmosphere.

5. Top of the World Restaurant, Las Vegas

Winner of multiple awards, including Best Romantic View from Best of City, the Top of the World Restaurant is located in the famed Stratosphere Tower. This revolving restaurant offers 360-degree views from 800 feet above the Strip, Vegas and the valley for a stunning and unique experience – the restaurant rotates once every hour and 20 minutes. The cuisine and wine on offer are award winning and the menu includes steak, seafood and a host of signature dishes. Top of the World also recommends visiting the Romance Lounge which features nightly live entertainment.

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