The World's 15 Most Beautiful Restaurants

While many restaurants are growing increasingly contactless with the evolution of menus, limited interaction with staff, and a forced focus on feeding consumer demand for convenience over experience, dining in an inspiring space with excellent hospitality and attention to detail has become more of a luxury than ever. From lingering health concerns in our post-COVID world to long working hours and busy schedules, sitting down for a six-course meal often feels out of reach for reasons beyond the price point.

However, when you are on a much-needed vacation or seeking a memorable place to celebrate an important milestone, there are some truly remarkable places to indulge all of your senses. The following restaurants are not only some of the most beautiful in the world, but they are also renowned by locals and major publications alike for their cuisine, ambiance, and cocktails that make for an unforgettable evening. Here, the world's most beautiful restaurants, from Austin to Antwerp. 


Liza is a Lebanese restaurant with locations on Rue de la Banque in Paris, and in Beirut's haute Achrafieh neighborhood. The Beirut location is a transportive dining destination that The Foodie Diaries considers one of the most beautiful in the world. According to the blog, Liza Beirut is housed on the second floor of the Abdallah Bustros Palace, a 19th-century villa that was transformed by designer Maria Oussemi (via Architectism), and each dining space features its own breathtaking design inspired by contemporary Arabian art, Lebanon's rich food culture, and the restaurant's Parisian roots for one-of-a-kind interiors. Tall doors beckon in natural light, while in another room, sweeping banana leaves create a lush feel. Formerly, the Abdallah Bustros Palace was owned by the Bustroses, a Lebanese aristocratic family and the architecture has been painstakingly preserved.

As writes, the restaurant's design both honors the building's 300-year-old origins and captures the energy of contemporary Achrafieh. Various dining rooms surround a grand central hall known as the Dar. According to the publication, the menu features elegant takes on beloved Lebanese dishes, offering a beautiful and satisfying feast with an indulgent backdrop. The best part is, Liza is one of the more budget-friendly options on this list, making it an accessible pick for visitors looking to experience the best restaurants in Beirut. Liza is open Tuesdays through Sundays for lunch and dinner.


Fans of Food Network's hit series, "Iron Chef," will be excited about this beautiful restaurant run by one of the show's mainstays, Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Residing at the impeccable Mondrian Doha, Morimoto is the chef's first restaurant in the Middle East, and it really shines. The menu and design are inspired by the chef's home country of Japan. The establishment is filled with stunning artworks from painter Hiroshi Senju, as well as a breathtaking central light fixture made of traditional Japanese lanterns. A 16-seat sushi bar, hidden mirror doors that lead to two private dining rooms, and a sophisticated primary dining area allow for a variety of dining experiences at Morimoto. The seating in Morimoto has an organic design that escalates the longer you experience it; from a swanky fine dining establishment to a luxury lounge to, finally, a comfortable and inviting place to eat.  

However, Morimoto is much more than a pretty face. Time Out Doha says that the restaurant serves up Doha's best types of sushi, also recommending the whitefish carpaccio, miso soup, and tempura. While the restaurant is pretty pricey, guests can enjoy discounted Sunday sushi, steak nights, and happy hour specials while reveling in the Instagram-worthy digs. Morimoto is open for dinner daily.


Located at the spectacular Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection in Austin, Texas, Lutie's is a plant lover's paradise in the heart of the state's capital city. The restaurant is run by chef couple Bradly Nicholson and Susana Querejazu. Their experience working in kitchens across the globe has inspired their creative menus that include everything from sunchoke falafel to Kouign Amann ice cream and wines from Texas. Plus, there are several drinks and dishes inspired by the estate's roots, as it was first built in 1928 by Edgar "Commodore" Perry and his wife, Lutie, as their primary residence before becoming one of the best hotels in Texas (via Travel + Leisure).

Be sure to come hungry, as Texas Tasty raves about the cocktails, small and large plates, and desserts at Lutie's while also noting the friendly service rounds out the dining experience. The restaurant is covered from floor to ceiling with verdant plant life, creating an intimate ambiance that offers the ultimate escape from the grind of city life. Sumptuous textures, custom woodwork, and elegant vignettes can be found at every turn and reflect the estate's origins as a glamorous destination for Austin's elite without feeling fussy. Lutie's is at once bucolic, and opulent. There is no dividing space between where the garden ends and indoors begins; This is one of the world's most beautiful restaurants for your eyes, as well as your appetite. Lutie's is open for dinner Tuesdays through Sundays.

Crocker's Folly

Residing in a gorgeous Grade II-listed building with original marble work and envy-inducing period architectural features in London's St. John's Wood neighborhood, Crocker's Folly is considered one of the city's most beautiful restaurants by Londonist. The decor remains simple and streamlined, allowing the elegance of the building to shine. The dining establishment offers a modern take on Lebanese cuisine and four distinct dining experiences. The 1898 Bar is the perfect place to snag a craft cocktail, while the Lords Dining Room offers an intimate look at the restaurant's cuisine. There is the swoon-worthy Marble Room — an idyllic place for date night — and the outdoor terrace is an excellent place to soak up a warm summer's evening with a collection of hot and cold mezze plates, shawarma meats, and delectable pastries.

Luxury Lifestyle Magazine raves about the beautifully presented dishes, fantastic bar program, and attentive service that makes Crocker's Folly a special dining experience for much more than its location. The large menu caters to dietary restrictions and eaters of all kinds and offers elevated takes on popular Lebanese classics that will please a crowd. When looking at the menu, you may not include the design among the delicious options here, but simply look up at the ornateness all around you to satisfy a craving you did not know was there. Crocker's Folly is open daily for lunch and dinner.


Singapore's two Michelin-starred Odette is not only a truly gorgeous place to dine but it's also considered one of the best restaurants in Asia, if not the world, by 50Best. The organization says the combination of Chef Julien Royer's menu, which features the best ingredients from around the world, and Odette's award-winning hospitality make it a truly special experience. Plus, it has an ultra-chic, luxurious feel, from the subtley sophisticated custom bar to the elegantly designed seating and delicate artworks. Needless to say, reservations should be booked as far in advance as possible to ensure you can add this to your Singapore itinerary.

The ultra-chic yet understated restaurant is a reflection of the artisanal, unfussy French fare offered in the heart of this unique island city-state in Southeast Asia. Named after the chef's grandmother, who inspired his love for cooking, this may be Royer's most brilliant achievement yet after successful stints in Paris, London, and JAAN in Singapore. The Telegraph recommends ordering whatever is seasonal as well as Royer's slow-cooked eggs with toasted buckwheat for an authentic Odette experience. The restaurant is open Mondays for dinner and Tuesdays through Saturdays for lunch and dinner.

La Trattoria Marrakech

Nestled in a spectacular villa home designed by renowned architect Bill Willis, La Trattoria Marrakech first opened its doors in 1974, and its interiors reflect the city's prominence of the time as an emerging travel destination that began attracting design enthusiasts of all kinds. From floor to ceiling, every aspect of this popular dining spot reflects the country's rich traditions of craftsmanship and artistry. The design of La Trattoria Marrakech feels big, expansive, and secretive; you'll wonder what mysteries exist behind the Oriental doors while the glass curtains offer to reveal what others are having for dinner. The restaurant considers itself to be a celebration of Italian gastronomy. It offers unique experiences for lunch, afternoons in the garden lounge, dinner, or a nightcap at the stunning Art Deco Bar.

Best Restaurants Maroc considers La Trattoria to be one of the best restaurants in Morocco and offers plenty of romance, whether you dine around the patio pool or in the fragrant garden. Whether you're there to enjoy Saltimbocca alla Romana or semifreddo and sambuca, La Trattoria Marrakech is a must-visit when enjoying a trip to the spectacular city. The restaurant is open for lunch, happy hour, and dinner seven days a week.

The Jane

The Jane is a two Michelin-starred establishment with a design as renowned as its cuisine. This sleek restaurant and bar are located in the chapel of one of Antwerp's historic military hospitals, making for a dramatic dining destination. Run by Michelin-starred chef Sergio Herman and chef-DJ Nick Bril, The Jane serves up an Instagram-worthy tasting menu with an emphasis on fish and shellfish, plus one or two meat courses and two desserts (or you can substitute a cheese course).

The interiors of The Jane are the brainchild of Dutch design icon Piet Boon and emphasize as many of the building's original features as possible. Wallpaper reports that the restaurant's dramatic stained windows were designed by local firm Studio Job, which further emphasizes the chefs' notion of food as a religion. The light fixture hovering over the dining room bursts from one fixed point and extends wildly in all directions, as the desire to discover good food does. Guests will surely get a taste of that passion for food, as Michelin Guide says Bril will introduce guests to "mind-blowing flavors." The Jane is open for lunch and dinner Thursdays through Sundays.


Hong Kong's highly lauded AMMO stands for: Asia, Modern, Museum, and Original, which is reflected by its dazzling interiors and inventive menus. Located in a heritage site of a former 19th-centuries explosive compound (the name is also a play on its roots), designer Joyce Wang plays on the building's military past while bringing a bit of film noir glamour to the design. Accordingly, she was inspired by the 1965 film, "Alphaville," when dreaming up this jaw-dropping space that's worthy of a visit just to admire its interiors. However, AMMO is more than just a brilliant destination for design enthusiasts — it's a must-visit place for food and libations when in Hong Kong.

AMMO is featured by World's Best Bars, which notes that the cocktails are just as spectacular as the food itself (don't miss out on the Earl Grey Martini). The organization notes that the restaurant is acclaimed for its homemade pasta and Mediterranean dishes that are given an Asian twist for a one-of-a-kind meal. The bar and restaurant are open for lunch and dinner daily.

Maxim's de Paris

Seated just off the Place de la Concorde, Maxim's de Paris is a legendary institution for more than its cuisine. According to the restaurant, its origins can be traced back to 1893, at the height of the Belle Epoque period, when a former waiter named Maxime Gaillard opened up a restaurant. Five years later, Gaillard left the establishment to Eugène Cornuché, who was inspired to transform the restaurant into an Art Nouveau temple with help from local art students who took to the walls and ceilings with reckless abandon to create its signature look. It soon became a legendary spot for celebrity sightings, from the Windsors to Cary Grant, Barbara Streisand, and, more recently, Lady Gaga. Fashion designer Pierre Cardin even owned the restaurant for nearly 40 years until his death in 2020.

GAYOT describes the dining experiences at Maxim's as a trip back in time, while weekend night dance parties attract local and traveling trendsetters alike. The rich red shades call to life the Paris of one's imagination, the Paris of wanton inclinations. Lampoon Magazine reports that the restaurant recently hired up-and-coming chef Nicola Castelet, who has reintegrated simple French dishes back into the establishment's culinary vernacular for a more authentic Parisian dining experience. Maxim's serves up three-course lunches and dinners Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Le Coucou

Fans of the highly lauded design firm Roman and Williams will swoon over one of their most popular commercial projects: New York City's Le Coucou. This SoHo destination for French fare is helmed by renowned chef Daniel Rose, an American who spent his career in France and opened the now-closed Spring in Paris, which became an instant hit, according to Architectural Digest. Rose returned to his home country to run Le Coucou in 2016, bringing his passion for French cuisine with him. 

Secret NYC says that the restaurant is not only one of the most beautiful in the city, but it also has one of the most beautiful bars in New York. The publication reports that you can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but the Foie gras poché au Sauternes and Canette a l'Orange are especially delightful, and the interior design was created around the menu's simplified yet elegant style. An understated wall mural by local artist Dean Barger, exposed grey-white brick in the dining room, and elegant chandeliers hung from arched ceilings make for a truly memorable dining experience. Le Coucou is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Le Normandie

The two Michelin-starred Le Normandie resides at the hotel chain's Bangkok hotel overlooking the Chao Pray River. The establishment first opened in 1958. With Chef Alain Roux at the helm, Le Normandie continues to preserve its reputation as a premier spot for fine French dining in Thailand, which it has held for over 60 years. Not to mention, it is one of the best places to eat in this iconic foodie city, according to the Michelin Guide

WBP Stars says that Le Normandie not only offers sweeping river views, but its lavish interiors are reason enough to visit the restaurant. Reflecting the historical opulence of French design, visitors will feel transported to a glamorous chateau in the heart of this bustling Southeast Asian city, from the crystal chandeliers to the antique-inspired furniture and Louis XV-style dining chairs. Guests have the option of selecting from an a la carte menu or enjoying the restaurant's signature 6- or 8-course lunch and dinner offerings for an unforgettable culinary experience in one of the world's great hotels. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok has been open for more than 140 years and has a storied history of pioneering luxury travel in Southeast Asia. Le Normandie is open Tuesdays through Sundays for lunch and dinner.

Le Jardin de Russie

Le Jardin de Russie is located in one of Rome's most storied hotels, Hotel de Russie, which sits just off the Piazza de Popolo in front of the Villa Borghese. The Jardin is a verdant, multi-level secret garden in the center of The Eternal City that's a favorite of the Roman elite (via Fodor's). The cuisine is inspired by the Mediterranean's world-renowned ingredients and culinary traditions, with Michelin-starred chef Fulvio Pierangelini at the head of the operation.

The Telegraph says that this breath-taking restaurant is truly the crown jewel of this five-star hotel and is known for its light lunches, fabulous cocktails, and a wildly popular buffet breakfast that's worth queueing for. Italian artist Gio Bressana recently redecorated Le Jardin de Russie's interiors entirely by hand, combining ancient antiques with contemporary flair for one of the city's most incredible destinations for sipping a Negroni or dining on fettucini bolognese. The restaurant may be considered a (way) late edition to Italy's renowned collection of fresco Renaissance art, with an edified, elegant design. Le Jardin de Russie is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Designed by formidable architect India Mahdavi, Sketch is considered one of the quirkiest establishments in London — and one of the most beautiful, according to The Nudge. The venue is home to five distinct restaurants and bars: The Parlour, the Lecture Room and Library, The Glade, The Gallery, and The East Bar and Pods, each with its own jaw-dropping design and ambiance. According to GQ U.K., Sketch is home to the most aesthetically pleasing dining room in Britain.

This iconic Mayfair establishment offers something for every type of patron to enjoy day and night, be it a fun and fabulous afternoon tea in the pink-swathed Gallery, a lavish tasting menu at the three Michelin-starred Lecture Room & Library, or a memorable night out at the futuristic East Bar. The many rooms offer different vibes that share one thing in common: each has a perfect touch that pleases several senses at one. Sketch is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and afternoon tea. Be sure to check the opening and closing hours for each restaurant and bar before making your plans.

La Sponda

Ristorante La Sponda is located at Le Sirenuse, arguably one of the Amalfi Coast's most iconic hotels — if not one of the most iconic in Italy. The Michelin-starred restaurant is dedicated to highlighting the best culinary traditions and local ingredients of Neapolitan cuisine while offering breathtaking coastal views at every turn. Plus, the biophilic design that allows nature's color palette to shine sets a soothing tone for the afternoon or evening. Whether you dine indoors or out, there's plenty of ambiances to be enjoyed as Big 7 Travel reports the restaurant is lit with 400 candles each evening, setting the ivy-colored walls aglow as live music fills the restaurant. It's no wonder the publication considers La Sponda to be one of Europe's most romantic restaurants.

As with the decor, the restaurant uses the highest-quality ingredients to turn simple dishes into memorable meals. From pasta pomodoro and branzino to a Neapolitan-style baba dessert, prepared to be inspired by Chef Gennaro Russo's approach to cooking. Ristorante La Sponda is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Le Train Bleu

Another stunning Parisian dining destination, Le Train Bleu, resides in the city's Gare de Lyon (one of its primary train stations). Not only is it the ultimate rest stop on the way to your final destination, but it's also a popular spot for locals to enjoy lunch in a majestic setting or an intimate dinner in one of Le Train Bleu's well-appointed gilded lounges. The room drips with blues, golds, and wood accents that are pleasingly royal.

According to Galerie, which considers Le Train Bleu to be one of Paris's most beautiful restaurants, the destination was built to welcome guests of the 1900 World's Fair. Vaulted ceilings feature original murals representing French regions and showcasing the country's pride, rich history, and strong cultural traditions. Sure enough, find yourself enjoying a meal here, and you might feel as if you were plucked from real life and set into a cinematic scene. Guests are instantly transported to France's legendary Belle Epoque period as they dine on the best produce from Southwest France, meats carved and flambeed at the table and signature cocktails that draw people all over the city for happy hour. Le Train Bleu is open daily for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner.