Destination restaurants in a hotel are a hot commodity. Whether dining out for a special occasion, a power lunch, or just because, nothing beats a dramatic view, while tucking into expertly prepared food. So sit back with your perfectly matched wine, while we bring you the best from around the globe.Pictured: New York Grill, Park Hyatt, Tokyo
New York Grill
Park Hyatt, Tokyo
Perched on the 53rd floor of the Dr. Kenzo Tange-designed Shinjuku Park Tower, the New York Grill’s panoramic vistas are a flawless backdrop to a slick restaurant adorned with vibrant paintings by artist Valerio Adami and an impressive cellar with close to 2,00 bottles of wine. And while the views won’t leave you disappointed, it’s the perfectly tender and intricately marbled selection of wagyu beef on the menu that is certainly a crowd pleaser.
3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku; Tel: 81.3 5322 1234; tokyo.park.hyatt.com
Mandarin Oriental, New York
With a glittering tree branch sculpture on its ceiling and an entire wall of wine that comprises over 3,000 bottles, the sparkle inside Asiate is nothing compared to the drama outside, where far reaching views of Manhattan’s lofty skyscrapers provide the perfect setting to tuck into chef Garrison Price’s modern fare. We suggest the grilled Spanish octopus followed by the Elysian Fields Lamb, served with mint crepe, maitake and peas and smoked consommé.80 Columbus Circle; Tel: 1.212 805 8800; www.mandarinoriental.com
Sofitel Stephansdom, Vienna
Literally the top spot in Vienna for culinary connoisseurs and romantic view seekers alike, Das Loft, in the city’s Jean Nouvel-designed Sofitel Stephansdom Hotel, can be found on the 18th floor, where floor-to-ceiling windows frame exquisite views of St Stephens Cathedral and beyond. An Asian-European inspired menu from chef Fabian Günzel includes the likes of macadamia nuts served with curry, mandarin and yuzu, and is perfectly complemented with a selection of Austrian wines that are stored in a four-metre high walk-in cellar.
Praterstraße 1; Tel: 43.1 90 6160; www.sofitel.com
Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
With the two-Michelin star Moments among its restaurant repertoire, the Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona isn’t exactly short of a good eatery. But for a more relaxed option, head to Terrat, a rooftop venue where romantic 360 degree views of the city are complemented by delicious Peruvian fare from chef Gastón Acurio.
Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40; Tel: 34.9 3151 8888; www.mandarinoriental.com
35-floors up, Ting is the Shangri-La Hotel’s restaurant which, housed in the Shard, architect Renzo Piano’s astonishing glass spike rising above London Bridge, commands sweeping views of the city. While the restaurant is called ‘Ting’, the food is British and European. Expect classics such as Dorset Crab served with sourdough, watercress and Bormano oil sorbet, or a perfectly sizzled rib eye and short rib beef for two.
31 St Thomas St; Tel: 44.20 7234 8000; www.ting-shangri-la.com
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