Six Restaurants You Should Visit Before You Die

Eating out is one of life's greatest pleasures, and it constitutes as one of the biggest pastimes. But when you splash your hard-earned cash on food cooked by someone else, you'll want to make sure that every mouthful is one worth remembering. Here are six restaurants that everyone should visit at some time in their life.

El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

This family-run, traditional Spanish restaurant has regularly earned itself a place on several lists depicting the best restaurants in the world. Taking their culinary responsibilities very seriously, any diner at this restaurant won't be disappointed by the chefs' professionalism and perfectionism that goes into the dishes served. Years of experience, and an acclaim of pioneering the widespread use of sous-vide cooking, the head chef serves up specialities such as charcoal-grilled king prawn.

Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

Austria may not be the first choice that springs to mind when it comes to all things fine cuisine, but this little gem nestled in the atmospheric city of Vienna, has become the one place to be seen dining at. The food is very much Austrian inspired, but owner Heinz Reitbauer also throws his own unique culinary flair into the pot, as well as sourcing many of the ingredients from his own farm.

Sukiyabashi Jiro, Tokyo, Japan

Whilst this restaurant may not be located in the kind of setting you'd expect from one of the best eating establishments in the world (it's situated at the entrance of an underground station), inside it's neat, orderly and functional. But what most people come for is the fish. Rated as serving some of the best sushi in the world, the fish is so fresh that the restaurant doesn't even own its own fridge.

The Ledbury, London, UK

Based in the popular London suburb of Notting Hill, the Ledbury has claimed the accolade of best restaurant in the Capital. The Australian owner started his cookery career at the tender age of 15, and has been developing his expertise ever since. With inspiring menus that regularly change to make the most of the seasons, food enthusiasts from all over come flocking to the restaurant to savour the mouth-watering delights.

Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

This award-winning Nordic restaurant is no stranger to the top hot spots of the best restaurant lists, and it certainly stands out as being far from your average, run-of-the-mill eatery. The theme is very much based on ingredients sourced locally, naturally and from foraging. Making the most of the seasons and the local terrain, expect to be served up bite-sized dishes such as brown crab, egg yolks and herbs, and an interesting array of tempting appetisers.

Sirocco, Bangkok, Thailand

Eating out is more than just enjoying exquisite food; it's also about soaking up the ambience and the surroundings. If you want a restaurant with truly spectacular views, then head to the Sirocco in Bangkok. Located on the 63rd floor of the Lebua hotel, this restaurant claims to be the tallest alfresco eating establishment in the world. As well as boasting far reaching panoramic views, it specialises in delicious Mediterranean cuisine. You may also recognise the familiar breath-taking views from The Hangover II, in which the Sirocco ‘Sky Bar’ featured heavily. These restaurants are just a small number of the most incredible dining establishments in the world. If you’ve eaten somewhere amazing on your travels, we’d love to know; just leave a comment in the box below. This article was written by Lauren, a blogger who lives food and drink. She has been working with Louch Shacklock to try and find premises in which to open her own restaurant, where she plans to introduce her guests to the delicious cuisines that she’s sampled from across the globe.

 

This photo of Sukiyabashi Jiro is courtesy of TripAdvisor

The Ledbury

The Sirocco