While temperatures are hot and summer travel is busy, travelers are looking to unwind and indulge.
We’ve rounded up some must-visit al fresco dining concepts from beautiful destinations around the world with breathtaking views and even more delicious menus. Travelers can immerse themselves in their surroundings with an unforgettable experience enjoying the local cuisine and sights from Lake Como to the Irish countryside of Limerick.
Lycabettus Restaurant at Andronis Luxury Suites | Santorini, Greece (pictured)
The award-winning restaurant sets high standards for a 5-star culinary journey. The elegant yet relaxed restaurant brings together the finest, freshest cuisine and immaculate service in one of the world’s most beautiful locations— a stunning cliff overlooking the caldera. Inspired menus feature the best ingredients sourced from across the island matched with innovation in the kitchen. Known for its spectacular views and romantic ambiance, the restaurant's standout feature is the clifftop balcony where there is a marriage proposal almost every night!
Giacomo al Lago Restaurant at Grand Hotel Tremezzo | Lake Como, Italy
Situated within the exquisite luxury hotel of Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Giacamo al Lago Ristorante beautifully merges the classic fresh fish dishes of Giacomo Milano and the staggering views of Lake Como. The restaurant offers signature culinary creations paired with a carefully curated selection of fine wines to elevate the al fresco dining experience even more. Known for being home to some of Italy’s most iconic fresh fish dishes for generations, the restaurant is continuing to be carried by the culinary dynasty of founder Giacomo Bulleri’s “food that feels like family”, which honors classic Italian cuisine and the importance of maintaining the highest quality ingredients.
The Carriage House Restaurant at Adare Manor | Ireland
The recently renovated Carriage House Restaurant, located just a short three minute walk from the charming Adare Manor Hotel boasts an ambiance of relaxed elegance, as well as marvelous views of the surrounding Irish countryside landscape. The welcoming atmosphere of the restaurant overlooking the hotel serves as the perfect place to have a lovely meal, while enjoying all the views that the surrounding area the Irish estate has to offer.
Cali Mykonos Restaurant | Greece
The restaurant at Mykonos’ newest luxury hotel property, run by Greece’s Michelin Star chef, Lefteris Lazarou features exceptional Mediterranean cuisine made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients hand picked from the property’s own garden. The restaurant’s ever evolving dishes allow guests to experience the best culinary creations the island has to offer, all while enjoying the outstanding views of the vibrant blue Mediterranean sea, beautifully embodying the concept of al fresco dining at its highest level.
The Almond Tree at The Shore Club | Turks & Caicos
Situated under two large almond trees, The Almond Tree is the newest dining experience from Executive Chef, Martin Davies. This new space is cool, relaxed with bright yellow and white wicker and wood tables and chairs, and inviting, serving creative comfort food with an island twist. Think: Old Bay seasoned shrimp and grits, Rasta rings and BBQ ribs, and seafood chowder. Dine under the palms and sip on refreshing cocktails made with aged rum, whiskey and rye.