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Best Alfresco Dining Experiences Around the World

August 26, 2017 -

Whether in the city, on an island or at a safari camp, a memorable alfresco dining experience is the perfect way for guests to discover their surroundings.

From enjoying balmy summer evenings with family and friends to celebrating a special occasion with a loved one, we have listed five of our favorite outdoor dining experiences from around the world, spanning from London to St-Barth.

Best for romantic dining - Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Enjoy views of the sweeping bay while you experience the alfresco dining options Carlisle Bay has to offer. Choose between the relaxed location of Indigo on the beach, where fresh and healthy cuisine prepared with a Caribbean twist is offered or opt for a more romantic experience at the adults-only Jetty Grill restaurant. Adjacent to the beach, guests can enjoy local seafood accompanied by a glass of fine wine.

An intimate dining for two option is also available for couples to experience an evening under the stars on the overwater jetty, with private waiter service and a menu to suit any occasion.

Stay in a Garden Suite at Carlisle Bay from $575 (approx. £449) per person per night based on two sharing. Price includes breakfast and afternoon tea and excludes taxes and charges.

Book here: www.carlisle-bay.com


Best for escaping the city - La Reserve Paris

Discreetly hidden behind a curtain of trees and made up of 40 elegantly designed rooms and suites, La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa is the ultimate insider’s address.

The prestigious Palace status hotel is the perfect location to escape the bustling city and the private terraces are open for alfresco dining at lunch and dinner. With menus designed by two-starred Michelin chef, Jérôme Banctel, guests can really experience the true relaxed pace of Parisian outdoor living.

Stay at La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa from £630 (750 EUR) per room per night including breakfast and tax. +33 1 58 36 60 60.

Book here: https://www.lareserve-paris.com/en/


Best for relaxed lunches - Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France

Perfect for feet-in the sand lunches, the tranquil location of La Cabane de l’Isle offers stunning views of the island’s finest, Flamands Bay. During the evenings, this serene retreat can be transformed for sunset cocktails or a private dinner party.

Signature dishes include fresh steamed lobster, parmigiana Reggiano risotto and Chilean sea bass, all resulting in a perfect alfresco dining experience during guests stay at the chic Cheval Blanc St-Barth.

Garden Rooms at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France start from £572 (660€) per night. This rate includes breakfast at La Case de L’Isle or in-villa, welcome in-room mini-bar (non-alcoholic), transfers (ex. tax).

Book here: www.chevalblanc.com/stbarthisledefrance/en


Best for a summer escape in the city - The Goring

‘A Taste of Cornwall’ has transformed the veranda at The Goring into a Cornish fish restaurant, bringing the Cornish Riviera to Belgravia. The best seafood, wine and chefs have traveled up the M5 in celebration of Cornwall.

The Goring’s Michelin-starred chef Shay Cooper, along with Rick and Jack Stein have collaborated to create a Cornish-inspired menu bursting with the freshest fish imaginable. After a busy day exploring the sites of London, this is the perfect alfresco dining experience to enjoy with a glass of Camel Valley sparkling Rosé.

Available until mid-September 2017.

Stay in a Delightful Queen room at The Goring from £615 per night based on two people sharing. +44 (0) 20 7396 9000

Book here: www.thegoring.com


Best for dining under the stars – andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge

Set into a cliff face overlooking spectacular Leopard Rock, guests can dine under the stars at the recently refurbished andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge in South Africa. With only six suites, guests can enjoy private dining in any area of the camp – whether it’s on the outdoor deck, which have been reconfigured to allow plenty of space for al fresco dining, in the suite or on the new rooftop terrace – all dining venues provide a perfect setting for dining beneath the stars.

Rates from US$708 (approx. £550) per person per night based on two sharing on an all-inclusive basis including two safari activities per day and transfers.

Book here: www.andBeyond.com


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