Design Porn: 10 Restaurants in Stunning Locations

If you had a million dollars, where would you eat?

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  • Piz Gloria, Schilthorn Summit, Mürren, Switzerland. It can only be reached by cable car, scenes from James Bond's On Her Majesty's Secret Service were filmed here, and it proclaims to be the world's first revolving restaurant. Piz Gloria is undoubtedly one of the most stunning restaurant locations in the world. (Photo:
  • Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. While technically a hotel, this quaint African resort is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent places to dine. The lodge is perched on the edge of the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world, and wildlife roam the crater floor.(Photo:
  • Seven Glaciers Restaurant, Alyeska Resort, Alaska. This AAA Four Diamond restaurant lies 23,000 feet above sea level, tucked within the Chugach Mountains.(Photo:
  • The Cube, moveable. Swedish appliance company Electrolux commissioned this movable restaurant called The Cube to be perched atop mountains and sky scrappers throughout the world. It's 140 sq meters and seats 18 people.(Photo:
  • Baan Rim Pa, Thailand. RIght on the rocky, clear watered coast of Phuket, Thailand is where you can find this dream-like eatery.(Photo:
  • Snow Village, Finland. Every December, the Snow Village opens to the public. The entire complex is carved out of ice, including the SnowHotel, an IceBar, and an Igloo Disco. No, this isn't like that new Ice bar in midtown Manhattan with the 20 dollar cover charge, this is an extravagant getaway in the chilly depths of Finland.(Photo:
  • Dinner In The Sky, International. Apparently, Dinner In The Sky is a real thing. For a shit ton of money, you can reserve to set up a crane that will hoist a dining platform nearly 200 feet high, and comes complete with table, chairs, and a kitchen. The dining experience costs a mere $290 a head. (Photo:
  • Villa Escudero, Philippines. The namesake of this hidden Filipino resort is their waterfall adjacent restaurant that has diners feet covered in rushing water.(Photo:
  • Ithaa, Maldive. Ithaa is part of Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa. It is the first ever restaurant fully immersed in water, surrounded by enormous fish. It sits 5 meters below sea level in the Indian Ocean. This place better have great seafood. (Photo:
  • Yellow Treehouse Restaurant. The Little Treehouse Restaurant is built into a remote mountain treetop and becomes something like a lighthouse at night. It may be the most stunning dining experience in the world, no matter if you're there day or night.(Photo:

If you had a million dollars, where in the world would you want to go? Maybe Fiji, New Zealand, Thailand, or Alaska? Most people have an fantasy exotic location that they’ve seen in a movie or in gorgeous pictures online. But we’d like to offer a twist on that cliché question: If you had a million dollars, where in the world would want to eat? Before you make up your mind, consider these 10 breathtaking restaurants.

From an underwater dining room five meters under the Indian Ocean off the cost of the Maldives, to a worldwide enterprise that will hoist you nearly 200 feet in the air to stress-eat your dinner, to a Filipino restaurant that has diners sit within five feet of a rushing waterfall, these restaurants are not only located in breathtaking locations, but many are run by ward-winning chefs. The views are amazing and the food is first-rate—all you need is that million dollars and you’re good to go.

Click through the gallery to see some of the most amazing places to eat in the world. 

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