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Food With View is a culinary blog that showcases food and drink, as well as the views that accompany them. The founder of Food With A View, Justin Levy, has created a platform where passionate chefs, restaurateurs and drinkers can share their stories about the ingredients and drinks that are changing the world.

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Food With View

At The MissAdventure we, of course, love food – fresh, made with love and served with a view. These are the ultimate restaurant experiences for you to try and make that perfect Insta shot. Bon Appetite!  

Grotta Pallazzese, Polignano a Mare, Italy

Can you imagine a more romantic dinner or lunch with a direct view to the sea while sitting in a cave and sipping your wine to the sound of the waves? This place is a must!

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Grotta Pallazzese. Photo: Travelandleisure.com

Restaurant Aroma, Rome, Italy

Wining and dining with a direct view of the Colosseum? Yesssssss, please! Restaurant Aroma got you covered for a brilliant experience and a great Instagram snap of the Colosseum in Rome!

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Photo: Palazzo Manfredi

Shimmers, Dubai, UAE 

Greek food while posing with an amazing view on Burj Al Arab? Sure!

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Shimmers. Photo: Timeoutdubai.com

Ithaa Underwater Restaurant, Conrad Hotel Maldives

Dinner underwater? No problem! Ithaa Underwater Restaurant in the Maldives offers you a unique setting where you can enjoy your meal in underwater style!

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Photo: Ithaa Restaurant, Conrad Maldives

Chez Vrony, Zermatt

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Chez Vrony. Photo: My Switzerland

Altitude Restaurant Sydney Opera

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Altitude Restaurant. Photo: www.travelnescapes.com

Manor Giraffe Hotel Kenya

Breakfast with this view anyone? 

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Manor Giraffe Hotel. Photo: Conde Nast Travel

Lantern, Fullerton Hotel View On Marina Bay Sands

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Lantern Bar, Singapore. Photo: www.asia-bars.com

Aqua,  London

Located in the western tallest building, The Shard on the 31st floor it has an amazing view over London! Enjoy your breakfast (let’s be realistic –  brunch ) lunch or dinner at Aqua, London.

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Photo: Aqua Shard

There are so many great places so please let us know if we missed any. Our aim is to personally test few of these in our upcoming trips ( Zermatt, Sydney, Singapore, Dubai) So stay tuned as we will report on our experience!

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28 restaurants in Wales with the most amazing views

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Coast, Saundersfoot
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Wales is full of excellent restaurants and stunning coastlines and countryside.

And sometimes, you can be lucky enough to get delicious food *and* an amazing view.

From restaurants perched on clifftops to those looking out over mountains, in no particular order these are the places where you’ll enjoy the view as much as the food.

1. Coast, Saundersfoot

The award-winning Coast is just metres away from Coppet Hall beach so you’ll be guaranteed views of both sea and sky, no matter what the weather.

Owned by the same team as the Michelin-starred Beach House, dishes on the menu include brill with coastal leaves and leeks and beef short rib with chanterelle mushrooms.

Where: Coppet Hall Beach Centre, Saundersfoot SA69 9AJ

2. Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay

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With his wealth of experience as one of Britain’s top chefs, Bryn Williams’s beachfront bistro on the north Wales coast holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand and was named AA Restaurant of the year for Wales 2019/20.

The restaurant’s big open space means you’re treated to fabulous views of the beach, and some pretty sunsets too.

Where: Promenade, Colwyn Bay LL29 8HH

3. Beach House, Oxwich

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With a stunning menu from Michelin-starred head chef Hywel Griffiths, the Beach House is the perfect place for an al fresco dinner watching the sunset over Oxwich Bay. Hwyel’s cooking focuses on local Welsh produce so dishes include Oxwich Bay lobster and Gower salt marsh lamb. Here you can read our review.

Where: Oxwich Beach, Swansea SA3 1LS

4. Hills, Brecon

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Named after the Hills family who own this high end burger restaurant, it’s a fitting name because of the fantastic views of the snow-capped Brecon Beacons. Aside from the panoramic vista, it’s worth a special journey for their Welsh smashed beef burgers which are some of the best in Wales.

Where: Bishops Meadow, Hay Road, Brecon LD3 9SW

5. The Old House 1147, Llangynwyd

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This 12th-century pub combines the traditional and the modern. With breathtaking views of Nant y Gadlys valley, the restaurant offers a unique open plan dining experience

Where: Llangynwyd, Maesteg CF34 9SB

6. Rhosyn, Penally Abbey, Tenby

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Overlooking the sea near Tenby, this boutique hotel serves a short menu of technically accomplished dishes including Welsh rarebit tart with caramelised onions and crispy ox cheek with pickled swede. Fresh fish is sourced from Tenby Harbour and hand-picked strawberries come from the farm down the road.

Where: Abbey Hotel, Penally, Tenby SA70 7PY

7. Pizza Tipi, Cardigan

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Woodfired pizzas and local craft beer are on offer at this riverside courtyard restaurant in the middle of Cardigan. Run by four brothers and their friends, Pizza Tipi fits well with Cardigan’s trendy and creative vibe.

Where: 1 Cambrian Quay, Cardigan SA43 1EZ

8. Fredricks at Machynys, Llanelli

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Overlooking the Nicklaus golf course and Carmarthenshire Bay with the wonderful Gower coastline beyond, Fredricks brasserie is located on the first floor of the clubhouse at Machynys.

You can visit for a snack and a drink on the brasserie’s wrap-around sundeck or a full meal in its 90 seat restaurant.

Where: Nicklaus Avenue, Llanelli SA15 2DG

9. Worms Head Hotel, Gower

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The view from the restaurant takes in the spectacular Rhossili Bay and Worms Head. Serving traditional pub food, dishes on offer include fish and chips, homemade curries and Welsh rarebit.

Where: Rhossili, Gower SA3 1PP

10. Baravin, Aberystwyth

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This stylish seafront bar has huge windows looking straight out onto Cardigan Bay and a tempting menu featuring simply cooked local produce, pizzas, craft beers and cocktails.

Where: 1 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2AP

11. Castellamare, Swansea

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With beautiful views of Bracelet Bay and Mumbles Lighthouse, Castellamare serves traditional Italian cuisine. Choose from a selection of fresh fish, meat and pasta with dishes including calamari fritti and chicken with a black pepper and brandy sauce.

Where: Bracelet Bay, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4JT

12. The Ebb and Flow Restaurant, Deganwy

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The Ebb and Flow Restaurant at the Quay Hotel and Spa takes in stunning views of the Conwy Mountains, Estuary and Conwy Castle. Named after the ebb and flow of the River Conwy, the restaurant serves modern twists on brasserie classics including herb crusted rump of lamb with carrot chutney and ham hock and summer herb terrine.

Where: Deganwy Quay, Deganwy, Conwy LL31 9DJ

13. The Admiral, Cardiff Bay

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With gorgeous views out over Cardiff Bay, The Admiral restaurant at St David’s Hotel draws on flavours from across the world. Thai fried chicken wings, pumpkin massaman curry and braised beef mac ‘n’ cheese are just some of the dishes on offer.

Where: Havannah Street, Cardiff CF10 5SD

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14. Langlands Brasserie, Swansea

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You couldn’t get much closer to the beach at Langlands Brasserie and the menu is designed to make the best of locally sourced produce.

On the menu there’s fish and chips with mushy peas, prawn and crab cocktail, and pork belly with cider and mustard sauce.

Where: Brynfield Road, Newton, Swansea SA3 4SQ

15. The Dining Room at Hotel Portmeirion, Gwynedd

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Built into the cliffs south of Porthmadog and boasting its own private peninsula on the stunning southern shoreline of Snowdonia, Portmeirion really is a thing of beauty.

Designed by Sir Terence Conran in an art deco style, Hotel Portmeirion’s The Dining Room restaurant serves contemporary Welsh food cooked with local ingredients.

Where: Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd LL48 6ER

16. Tower Restaurant, Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa, Powys

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Lake Vyrnwy Hotel has a breathtaking location overlooking a mountain lake in the rural Powys countryside. Whilst the Tower Restaurant offers a full a la carte menu of brasserie cooking, you can also graze from their tapas menu featuring dishes such as tempura prawns and salt and pepper squid.

Where: Llanwddyn, Powys SY10 0LY

17. Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol

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This working Welsh vineyard, located in the heart of the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan countryside, is home to an award-winning restaurant, cookery school and luxury hotel. With views out over the vineyard from the restaurant, you can enjoy a glass of their own Cariad wine with your meal.

Where: Hensol Road, Hensol, Pontyclun CF72 8GG

18. Ynyshir, Machynlleth

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One of the UK’s most critically acclaimed restaurants, currently holding a Michelin star and five AA rosettes, Ynyshir is located in a country house that was once Queen Victoria’s hidden retreat

Tucked away between the golden sands of Borth Beach and the rugged mountains of Snowdonia National Park, Ynyshir’s views are as stunning as the food. Here you can read our review of it.

Where: Eglwys Fach, Machynlleth SY20 8TA

19. Dylan’s

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Set over three Welsh sites, Dylan’s restaurants are not short of a cracking view whichever venue you choose. The above restaurant is in Criccieth, and is situated in a glass-fronted art deco style building, overlooking the bay towards Harlech Castle. The Menai Bridge and Llandudno venues have equally lovely outdoor spaces.

With a focus on seafood, dishes include crab and lime arancini, seabass tacos and moules mariniere.

Where: Llandudno LL30 1BE, Criccieth LL52 0HU and Menai Bridge LL59 5EY

20. The Tavern On The Bay, Anglesey

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This gastropub has mesmerising 270° panoramic views which take in the Anglesey coastline and beyond to the Great Orme. Refined pub dishes include chargrilled gammon with egg, pineapple and chips and Goan chickpea and spinach curry with sticky coconut rice.

Where: Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey LL75 8RJ

21. The Deck, Penarth

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With great views out over Penarth Marin, you could almost be eating lunch in the glamour of Monaco or Cannes. The Deck’s menu draws influences from across the globe with dishes including seafood bouillabaisse and whole baked seabass with an Asian style marinade.

Where: Penarth Marina, Penarth Portway, Penarth CF64 1TQ

22. Langdon’s, Anglesey

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Langdon’s is a family-run restaurant next to Holyhead Marina with stunning sea views. Hearty homemade cooking on offer includes a Sunday carvery, pizzas, mixed grills and curries.

Where: Holyhead Marina, Beach Road, Newry Beach, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 1YA

23. The Shed, Porthgain

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This renowned bistro is situated in the pretty coastal hamlet of Porthgain on the north coast of the St Davids Peninsula. The emphasis is on locally caught fish and chips as well as daily specials including monkfish and prawn curry and hake with tomatoes olives and capers. If you can’t get a table then you can always just perch on the harbourside.

Where: 56 Llanrhian Rd, Porthgain, Haverfordwest SA62 5BN

24. Tafell a Tân, Llangrannog

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Based right on Llangrannog beach, Tafell a Tân serves delicious wood-fired pizzas, cakes and craft beer. The Moch Mawr is topped with chorizo, ham, pepperoni, Italian sausage and BBQ sauce whilst a Just Beet It has a beetroot base, mushroom, spinach and a chestnut & apricot crumb.

Where: Llangrannog, Llandysul SA44 6SN

25. St Brides Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot

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On a cliff top overlooking Saundersfoot in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, St Brides Hotel is best known for its infinity pool. The hotel’s Cliff Restaurant serves up Pembrokeshire produce and locally landed fish with dishes including lobster risotto with pickled carrot and Pembrokeshire duck breast with buckwheat crespelle.

Where: St Brides Hill, Saundersfoot SA69 9NH

26. The Secret, Swansea

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The Secret is located on Swansea Bay’s seafront with impressive views of the beach. During the day you can enjoy cooked breakfasts, filled baguettes and coffee whilst in the evening more involved dishes include a tomahawk pork chop with roast new potatoes and teriyaki jackfruit burger with sweetcorn salsa.

Where: Mumbles Road, Brynmill, Swansea SA2 0AY

27. The Harbourmaster, Aberaeron

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Expect a menu showcasing a larder of Cardigan Bay seafood and fish, Welsh lamb and beef, local organic vegetables and excellent wines from the renowned Harbourmaster restaurant, which overlooks Aberaeron’s quayside.

Where: 1 Quay Parade, Aberaeron SA46 0BT

28. Oyster Wharf, Swansea

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There are plenty of restaurants to choose from at this development in Mumbles including Croeso Lounge, Bistrot Pierre and Prezzo. Whichever you choose, the views from each are incredible.

Where: 143-151 Mumbles Road, The Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4DN

9 great Gold Coast restaurants with a view of the water

Visit the Gold Coast and you’ll be hard pressed to pull yourself away from its endless stretches of golden sand. Luckily, you don’t have to – even when hunger strikes – as some of the best restaurants here come with a side serve of million dollar ocean views. 

From laid-back surf clubs, to fine dining by the marina and unbeatable beachfront hotspots with menus to match, these are the top Gold Coast restaurants with a view of the water.

Burleigh Pavilion, Burleigh Heads

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It’s not just the views that have mouth’s dropping at Burleigh Pavilion.

From the stunning breezy interiors to the produce-driven menu (like locally sourced seafood platters to woodfired pizzas and burgers), this popular locale covers all beach reveller’s needs with casual post-swim bites and beers on The Terrace.

Still hungry? Here are the best Gold Coast restaurants by precinct. 

The Tropic, Burleigh Heads

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Looking for the same great views, but want to sit down for a feast that’s a little more upmarket? Head to the northern side of Burleigh Pavilion to The Tropic: a full-service 240-seat restaurant headed by Michelin-starred chef Guillaume Zika. Here, the front row ocean views are matched with the large open kitchen where you can watch the culinary theatre unfold.

The menu showcases the produce of the region, with kingfish tartare, wood fired pig buns and king prawns among the stand-outs.

Stay in Burleigh for the weekend and explore all its flavours. 

Seascape Restaurant and Bar, Surfers Paradise

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Seascape has not one, but three levels of the Soul Boardwalk in Surfers Paradise, with expansive views and a unique dining option on each floor.

The bistro on level one is all cocktails and casual bites (think grilled scallops and fish tacos), while upstairs in the restaurant, sleek decor and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean will capture your attention from the moment you step inside.

Fish is the star of the show with six different catches of the day served with moreish sides like potato galette, tempura asparagus with sticky soy, and heirloom carrots with truffled honey.

Coming straight from the beach? Take to the rooftop for a cold beer.

Glass Dining at Marina Mirage, Main Beach

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Across the road from one of the Gold Coast’s most underrated beaches and overlooking a bevvy of super yachts, there’s no denying that Glass Dining has won the location lottery.

Glass Dining and Lounge Bar provides a marina-front stage for anytime cocktails, and an intimate setting for an exceptional lunch or dinner. Although, sunset is undeniably the best time to pull up a table here.

Start with oysters dressed with shallot and chardonnay vinegar before sampling from the tapas menu. For the main event, you could focus on seafood with the likes of black mussels swimming in white wine cream and fresh herbs, or appease your inner carnivore with a surf and turf that tops char grilled steak with prawns and Moreton Bay bug. 

Staying on the north end of the Gold Coast? Here’s where to stay, play and eat here.

Rick Shores, Burleigh Heads

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If you were any closer to the water, you’d be swimming in it. Ever since opening its doors in 2016, Rick Shores in Burleigh Heads has earned itself a reputation for both its unbeatable waterfront location and award-winning food.

Most recently, it was awarded a chef’s hat in the 2020 Australian Good Food Guide, so if you haven’t already, gather your friends to make a booking and prepare to share.

From bar snacks like Rick’s famous fried bug roll through to smoked pork and tamarind curry with charred chilli and roasted macadamia, the intensity of the flavours at Rick Shores (paired with that oceanfront view) will leave a lasting impression.

Edgewater, Isle of Capri

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Moor your yacht and step into Edgewater Dining for tasty fare served with a sparkling view over the Nerang River, and the towering Q1 building framed by floor-to-ceiling windows.

Boasting a modern Australian menu with an Italian bend, set aside a few hours to work your way through their ‘liquid journey’ menu – from the ‘Sparkly Tour’ through to ‘The Magnificents’ pinot noir and mourvèdre varieties, it’s a fabulous showcase of Australian and New Zealand wines, before taking a ‘Cocktail Vacation’. 

Open for breakfast right through to dinner, there are plenty of tastes to tempt, but the prawn and bug risotto with pink champagne sauce will set your tastebuds aflutter. 

BMD Northcliffe Surf Club, Surfers Paradise

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In Australia, our Surf Life Savers do so much more than just keep our beaches safe and look good in yellow and red; their clubhouses are secret winners in the dining stakes, too.

Sitting on a pocket of prime Surfers Paradise beachfront real estate, Northcliffe Surf Club is the perfect spot to order a pot (mid-sized beer) and a parmy (chicken parmigiana) and while away an afternoon, checking out the action on the beach in air-conditioned comfort.

Passionate about your beer? Hanging above the bar are three copper tanks full of preservative-free Carlton Draught Tank Beer. From just-brewed to bar, it doesn’t get much more fresh than this. 

Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club, Currumbin

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Eating out on the waterfront doesn’t need to equal fine dining. For sandy-feet, literally ON the beach dining, Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club takes the cake.

Its location may be million-dollar, but the vibe here is as casual as they come. It’s the quality, wallet-friendly fare that keeps locals and visitors coming back for more.

Club-style feeds like burgers, the fisherman’s plate and a hefty 300g sirloin are all there, but you’ll also find crispy skin salmon and Moroccan spiced potatoes served with a fennel and mandarin salad, and pumpkin and sage ravioli to satisfy more discerning palates.

Hyde Paradiso, Surfers Paradise

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An icon in Los Angeles, Vegas and Miami (Florida, that is), Hyde Paradiso is the first flagship Aussie venue from US-hospitality brand, HYDE. And boy did they pick the perfect location right across from Surfers Paradise.

Located within Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise, the hotspot oozes Mediterranean feels with pastel hues, mosaic tiles, white archways, DJ soirees, a Venetian-inspired sgroppino bar, and of course, uninterrupted ocean views day and night.

Then there are the edible offerings: a bottomless brunch with all the mimosas, oysters, arancini, cold meats, and breads you can stuff in; bar bites like Greek-style spanakopita and fried haloumi chips; through to piled-high plates of lamb ragu, Portugese-roasted chicken, and 300g Cape Grim ribeye for when you’re truly famished.

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