Unbelievable dining experiences around the world
As travellers, we’re becoming more adventurous and seeking holiday experiences that are just a little different; especially when looking for places to dine. Our experts have picked their favourite unique foodie experiences around the world…
Sunset picnic in a treehouse - Lion sands, South Africa
Spending a night under the stars is special enough, but imagine being in a luxury tree house, miles from civilisation, in the middle of the South African bush. At Lion Sands, your guide will escort you to your treehouse of choice, set high above the local wildlife of course; they will then leave you with a sumptuous tapas-style picnic and a bottle of South African wine to enjoy beneath the stars.
Dinner with a royal family – Udaipur, India
The influential Bedla royal family of Udaipur have been key hosts to many international celebrities and dignitaries, from Queen Elizabeth to Jackie Kennedy. Their unrivalled hospitality and food has drawn them fame over generations and now, as part of our Northern India Explorer tour, you can be part of this exclusive experience too. Family patriarch Karan Vijay Singh, a passionate foodie, invites you to his ancestral home to experience authentic Mewari cuisine with a modern twist.
The Rayavadee Grotto – Krabi, Thailand
This stunning 5* hotel has a near-perfect position nestled between the cliffs and sea of Phranag peninsula. An incredible benefit of this location is the stunning natural limestone cave, known as the grotto, that faces the beach. Enjoy the beautiful sunset as you enjoy cocktails or dine on the sumptuous nightly barbecue. With this spectacular setting and soft sand under foot, this is the perfect romantic experience.
Tea factory experience - Heritance Tea Factory, Sri Lanka
The museum-like Heritance Tea Factory tells the incredible story of the Sri Lankan tea trade while offering amazing experiences in colonial style. Set above the rolling hills of tea plantations, you can immerse yourself into the history. For something special, ‘Dining on Wheels’ offers exquisite food on board a train carriage, once used to transport tea from the factory but now static, part of the hotel itself. Indulge in a culinary journey through a six 'station' menu of delicious local food.
Cave for two – La Gomera, Spain
Hotel Jardin Tecina has an enviable location on the incredible volcanic cliffs of La Gomera. A local legend tells of a couple lost at sea washing up on the rocks and invited to dine with a local cave dweller. The hotel have taken this myth and used it to create a unique experience. You’re guided to a natural cave with ocean and mountain views offering absolute privacy. You’re evening isn’t even interrupted by waiting staff as your meal arrives by basket pulled up on wires from the kitchen.
Dinner under the stars - Uluru, Australia
Translating as ‘beautiful dune’, Tali Wiru is an intimate dining experience in the vast outback of Australia’s Red Centre. Quite astounding views of Uluru at sunset perfectly compliment Champagne and canapés before a world class four-course dinner is served around the fire pit. To add authenticity to this event, an indigenous local will join you after dining to share stories of the incredible aboriginal culture.