Exotic fine dining trends: Restaurant attractions of the future

By Leroy Cleveland, Polls and Trends - February 22, 2021

It’s breathtaking, romantic, unforgettable and maybe a little scary.

… And we think it represents the future of exotic fine dining due to its unique and extraordinary ambience.

It’s Vertigo Restaurant and Moon Bar in Bangkok, Thailand, and If you are afraid of heights, this isn’t the place for you.

Vertigo offers an exquisite dining experience set atop a roof terrace of the 61-story Banyan Tree Hotel, overlooking the glittering cityscape of Bangkok.

Customers can eat scrumptious seafood and premium steaks, drink expensive wine and rum, and enjoy the aesthetics of the soft rooftop lighting all while having a magnificent view of the skyline.

But a lot of skyscrapers, like the John Hancock Building in Chicago, have restaurants at or near the top, right?

Vertigo is different. While many of us have dined inside a room near the top of a skyscraper and looked out, Vertigo sits on the building’s roof so it’s already outside.

And the rooftop’s elongated deck, which protrudes above the building, allows customers to suck in all the atmosphere while feeling like they’re floating in the sky.

Of course, the downside to the majestic experience is rain. When there’s precipitation at Vertigo, customers are moved to the restaurant a floor below. Hence, its always advisable to check the weather when planning to dine at an outdoor rooftop restaurant.

“Moon Bar is one of the reasons we chose Banyan Tree Hotel. We read somewhere this bar is one of must visit bar in Bangkok. It’s the right place to enjoy the city light in a relaxing atmosphere.”

“The view from this bar is fantastic, although the wind a bit strong when we were there. Wide variety of drinks but a bit pricey. Of course they are selling the ambience more than just drinks. Getting a seat in Moon Bar is quite difficult, though.”

Comment on TripAdvisor

With the onset of COVID-19, dining outdoors is becoming trendy and will probably stay en vogue well after a vaccine has been dispersed. And with the more frequent use of heat lamps and heated terraces, outside dining – even at skyscraper levels – might be possible for seven or eight months of the year in some parts of the U.S.

After all, winter outdoor dining has long been popular in European countries like Germany, Spain and France. Nearly three-quarters of cafes and restaurants in Paris, for example, have some sort of heated terrace, according to estimates by trade groups.

High-end rooftop dining atop skyscrapers… expect to see more of it worldwide.

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