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RESTAURANTS // TRAVEL

Dinner in the Sky Brussels, Belgium

Taking high class to a whole new level, Dinner in the Sky is a global fine dining experience that brings together rare dishes, fine wine and beautiful views. The novelty restaurant uses a crane to hoist its diners, table and waiting staff 150ft into the air. Based in Belgium with tours in cities around the world, the unique gastronomic experience is not one you can miss. Dinner in the Sky will be in Vienna in early September and across Mexico from 14 September to the end of 2019. 

Maiden’s Tower Istanbul, Turkey

Located in a structure that was built in 1101, the Maiden’s Tower is a stunning restaurant offering a fine dining experience and beautiful views of the city of Istanbul. Diners are truly immersed in the old-world ambience of the Byzantine era in this beautiful old building, which—legend has it— was built by an emperor to protect his beloved daughter who had been prophesised to die on her 18th birthday by snakebite. 

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant Rangali Island, Maldives

Fine dining can now be found not only high in the mountains, but also under the sea. The Ithaa Undersea Restaurant in the Maldives opened in 2005—the first underwater restaurant in the world. At about five meters deep, diners can enjoy the many exquisite delicacies of Maldivian cuisine as well as beautiful underwater wildlife, watching fish swim overhead as they enjoy their world-class meal. The average price of a lunch for two runs around $120, and it’s recommended that reservations are made far in advance, as this popular spot can only accommodate 14 at a time. 

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Grotta Palazzese Ristorante Polignano a Mare, Italy

For a romantic dinner in a candlelit cave overlooking the Adriatic Sea, head to Grotta Palazzese in Polignano a Mare, Italy. The restaurant, made famous in a painting by Jean Louis Desprez in 1783, is located in a seaside cave that was carved out of the cliff’s limestone centuries ago by the tides of the ocean. Today, it is home to an elegant dining experience and often plays host to the wealthy and important. And because it’s Italy, the food is prepared with a care and precision unmet anywhere else in the world. 

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Cover feature Debbie Harry: Picture This examines the iconic singer’s influence on pop art and artists from Andy Warhol to HR Giger, while w...