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Eat your heart out: Top 10 tables with a view

Eat your heart out: Top 10 tables with a view

Sat August 18, 2012 2:40pm

FROM the dizzying heights of the Eiffel Tower to the tops of Manhattan, these restaurants offer diners more than just food for thought.

With views and food to match, it’s no wonder savvy diners know to always ask for a table with a view - stunning scenery makes a meal much more memorable.

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But not all views are created equal - some restaurants boast incredibly well positioned tables (think atop a snow-capped mountain or five-metres below the ocean’s surface). Startle.com’s editors sifted through vista after vista to curate a list of 10 top restaurants with the best views in the world.

Located on the 16th floor of Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, the aptly named Sixteen sports some of the best views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan that the Windy City has to offer.

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Between bites of coriander-scented lamb or squab with foie gras, take in the iconic Wrigley Building clock tower and Tribune Tower through the nine-metre floor-to-ceiling windows.

For another urban backdrop, book a table at Mandarin Oriental, New York’s Four-Star restaurant. Asiate’s design insures that almost every table has a view of Central Park with the Midtown skyline in the distance.

The Manhattan restaurant serves up Asian-influenced cuisine, but in Hong Kong, Restaurant Petrus at Island Shangri-La specialises in French fare. The 56th-floor restaurant boasts views of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong’s bright skyline and Kowloon.

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