10 Extremely Remote Restaurants That Belong on Your Bucket List

Dine on a volcano, under the sea, or even in the trees above bird-filled rainforest.

Refuge du Plan de l’Aiguille

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If you’re looking for an adventurous culinary experience, why not take a trip to one of the world’s most remote restaurants? Ranging from an Arctic diner to a volcano-side tasting menu, these one-of-a-kind dining experiences are located in beautiful, secluded locales. Read on to discover the most remote restaurants in the world and plan a dining experience you'll never forget.

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El Diablo Restaurant (Teguise, Spain)

El Diablo restaurant in Teguise, Spain

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If the extremely remote location isn't metal enough for you, what about your supper being cooked on a volcano? This restaurant has a one-of-a-kind (and seemingly secure) kitchen: a volcanic crater that roasts your food. The restaurant also boasts a gorgeous, otherworldly view of Lanzarote's Timanfaya National Park, a spectacular rocky and red landscape. For more information, visit their website.

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The Old Forge (Inverie, Scotland)

The Old Forge restaurant

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Before being converted into a pub, the Old Forge used to be an actual forge. Located in the village of Inverie, the restaurant is considered to be the "remotest pub in mainland Britain," according to the Guinness Book of World Records. With no main roads in or out, it can only be accessed by either a seven-mile ferry or an 18-mile hike (or helicopter) to get there. As a reward for making the trip, you deserve a huge pint and lots of traditional Scottish fare.

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The Ithaa Undersea Restaurant (Maldives)

Ithaa Underwater Restaurant in the Maldives

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The Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is located five meters below the surface of the Indian Ocean in the Maldives, so it's only accessible by a staircase from the water’s surface or a glass tunnel from the shore. 

The restaurant, a part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort, offers breathtaking views of the surrounding coral reefs and marine life. The dining room is entirely enclosed in a transparent acrylic tunnel, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the underwater while enjoying a meal as dramatic as their view. For more information, visit their website.

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Wolfgat (Paternoster, South Africa)

Wolfgat restaurant in Paternoster, outside Cape Town, South Africa

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It takes a solid two hours by car from Cape Town (about 100 miles away) to reach Wolfgat, a remote 20-seat restaurant situated in a small seaside cottage in this fishing village. After making the arduous road trip, you'll be rewarded with a memorable multi-course feast that features a selection of ingredients foraged from the coast. For more information, visit their website.

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Seven Glaciers (Anchorage, Alaska)

Seven Glaciers restaurant

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Seven Glaciers is a remote restaurant located in Anchorage, Alaska. Nestled atop the Chugach Mountains at an elevation of 2,300 feet, the restaurant offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, including the namesake seven glaciers. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes, including locally-sourced seafood and meats, as well as an extensive wine list. Diners can choose to sit inside the cozy dining room or outside on the deck, where they can take in the breathtaking views while enjoying their meal. 

Getting to Seven Glaciers, which is located on a mountaintop, requires quite a journey. You can take an aerial tram ride above the tree canopies and see seven hanging glaciers (on a clear day) and the Turnagain Arm of the remote Cook Inlet. Upon entering an elevator, guests are guided along a golden carpet before finally being seated for their meal. For more information, visit their website.

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Treepod Dining, Soneva Kiri (Koh Kood, Thailand)

Treepod Dining at Soneva Kiri

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To say the treepod dining experience at Soneva Kiri in Koh Kood, Thailand, is unique is an understatement. A truly remote and secluded destination, this restaurant is accessible only by a hike through the rainforest from the main resort, and it only accommodates two guests at a time. A waiter delivers diners their food via zip line, as guests enjoy the beautiful view of the Gulf of Thailand. If you’re scared of heights, be warned: The treepods are hung by cables 36 feet over the rainforest. Visit their website for more information.

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Arctic Bath (Harads, Sweden)

A dish served at Arctic Bath restaurant

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A river runs through Arctic Bath's restaurant, which is situated in the middle of nowhere. During summer, the floating restaurant glides along the Lule River, but freezes in place once the winter comes, making it only accessible by a pontoon. Guests can enjoy a meal in the hotel's restaurant, located in a nest-like building. This Swedish Lapland retreat spotlights local ingredients, such as oil, honey, herbs, berries, and reindeer meat, in its ever-changing set menu. For more information, visit their website.

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Refuge du Plan de l’Aiguille (French Alps)

Refuge du Plan de l’Aiguille

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Refuge du Plan de l'Aiguille is a remote mountain restaurant located in the French Alps. Situated at an altitude of 2,300 meters, the restaurant offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountain landscape and is a popular destination for hikers and skiers. The rustic, decades-old restaurant and guesthouse can be reached by cable car or by hiking.

The restaurant serves traditional alpine cuisine, including savory dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients and an extensive selection of French wines. Diners can enjoy their meals inside the cozy dining room or outside on the terrace, where they can take in the breathtaking views while savoring their food. Refuge du Plan de l'Aiguille is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the beauty and charm of the French Alps. For more information, visit their website.

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Mil (Moray, Peru)

Mil, the restaurant from Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez

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A 70-minute flight from Lima, Peru, followed by a 90-minute drive, will take you to Mil, Virgilio Martinez's famous remote restaurant. An eight-course meal based on the ecosystems at eight different altitudes is served in Peru's Sacred Valley, near the town of Iquitos.

The menu at Mil sources many of its ingredients from the surrounding rainforest and nearby farms and prides itself on its commitment to sustainability and responsible tourism. For more information, visit their website.

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The Rock Restaurant (Tanzania)

The Rock Restaurant in Zanzibar, Tanzania

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The Rock Restaurant is a unique and remote dining destination located in Tanzania, offering breathtaking views of the ocean and surrounding landscape. Situated on a rock off the coast of the Indian Ocean, the restaurant is accessible by foot from Michanwi Pingwe beach; during high tide it becomes an island and must be reached by boat. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes, including locally-sourced seafood and traditional Tanzanian cuisine. Diners can choose to sit inside the cozy dining area or outside on the deck, where they can enjoy the fresh sea breeze while savoring their meal. For more information, visit their website.

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