Our Favorite Spots Around the Globe for Dining Al Fresco


Restaurant Villa Magna

Summer means luxury getaways and outdoor eats, and we've compiled a list of some of the best al fresco spots to curb your culinary cravings. From beachfront dining to aerial views, and from New York to Southeast Asia, here are our picks for some of the most desirable summer dining spots...

Restaurant Villa Magna, Madrid - Hotel Villa Magna is a five-star resort offering an impressive al fresco dining experience. Guests can dine in a small private garden, or delight in tapas and cocktails on the terrace at the Magnum Bar. The hotel is offering a special package this summer with dining and accomodations included. For information, visit www.hotelvillamagna.com.

Aer, Four Seasons Mumbai - This sky high rooftop bar offers unobstructed views of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea. Sip a personalized cocktail and choose from a selection of hot and cold Lebanese and Asian platters, pizzas, sushi, and more.

Al Fresco, Florence - Yet another Four Seasons outdoor culinary gem, this poolside garden retreat offers light summer meals and snacks. Plus - the garden will host a contemporary art exhibit throughout the summer, with bronze sculptures by Italian artist Ugo Riva.

Vista at The Viceroy, Maldives - Escape to the Maldives for incomparable views of turquoise waters and endless sand. At the Viceroy, you can take it all in at Vista restaurant, where flavors of both the East and West are on the menu.

The Rooftop Terrace at Babuino 181, Rome - situated in the heart of Rome, guests can enjoy a scenic rooftop breakfast overlooking the streets of this historic city. Turn up the romance and book the Rooftop Terrace for a private dinner - you'll have the terrace all to yourself.

Mandarin Oriental, New York - Guests of this New York hotel can dine al fresco - anywhere - with the Edible Schoolyard picnic. Chef Alice Waters created a top-notch lunch including Grilled Quail with Thyme, Farro Salad, Salami, Pizza Biaca, and Fresh Summer Fruit served with Candied Citrus Peel and Bittersweet Chocolate. Guests won't have to venture far for the perfect picnic spot, with Central Park just steps away. A portion of proceeds from every Edible Schoolyard Picnic will benefit Edible Schoolyard NYC, promoting health and sustainability in New York public schools.

Want more? Check out our list of Summer Getaways From Fairmont Hotels and Resorts.

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