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10 Revolving Restaurants Worldwide

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10 Revolving Restaurants Worldwide
Photo Space Needle, Seattle

Put meal time in a spin and try dining in a revolving restaurant, where the vista changes along with the dishes.

From the USA to Switzerland, there's a wide selection of revolving restaurants to take in the unfolding panorama below, whether cityscapes to mountain peaks are your thing.

From the oldest to the tallest, take a look at our pick of revolving restaurants around the world. And perhaps when you're in town you just might try a 360 degree view over dinner.

If you have an appetite for the unusual check out these other 15 unusual restaurants around the world.

Revolving Restaurants

1. Restaurant 181, Munich

Munich is awash with high end eateries but non come close to the heady heights of the Olympic tower 181 which quite literally tops them all. At a staggering 181 metres above the city, hence the name, Chef Otto Koch serves various menu options. Try the sunset menu (from 6pm to 8pm) to take in the best of the views, where a serving a three-course prix fixe will set you back 54 euros and includes dishes like veal carpaccio or burrata, braised beef and gnocchi and ceps. See more dishes on the sunset menu.


2. Sky City at the Needle, Seattle, USA 

Located at 500 feet, SkyCity takes the title of the world’s oldest revolving restaurant, although it is in the process  of getting a futuristic upgrade, take a look at what's planned.

The culinary team, led by Executive Chef Jeff Maxfield, uses local ingredients to create Pacific Northwest cuisine. From wild seafood caught on American vessels to mushrooms, berries, and nettles.  An observation deck visit is complimentary with dinner.


3.Drehrestaurant Allalin: Saas-Fee, Switzerland

Taking the title of the highest revolving restaurant in the world at 3,500 meters above sea level or 11,482 feet this Swiss restaurant lets diners take in awe inspiring views of the mountain peaks. It takes one hour to do a full rotation which should be ample time to polish off a rosti. 


4. The Sky at New Otani Tower, Tokyo, Japan

Take in a panorama of Tokyo from 17 floors up the Sky at New Otani Tower. And if that weren't enough an enourmous "stage kitchen" encourages diners to choose their own ingredients, and have the chefs cook before them - Teppanyaki, sushi, Chinese and western cuisine, and desserts are all covered.


5. The View, New York

For a bird's eye view of the city that never sleeps try New York’s only revolving rooftop restaurant. The floor makes a 360° rotation every hour, ensuring an ever-changing backdrop against your surf and turf. Try the sunday brunch for a spectacular weekend treat.


6. The Sundial Atlanta, USA

Head up to level 71 to feast on executive chef Justin Mason's southern inspired menu, where appetizers include jumbo lump crab cake with bbq sauce and tomato bisque with burrata cheese and crystalised basil, and mains pan seared sea scallops with watermelon radish and butter poached lobster with english pea risotto.


7. 360 Bar and Dining, Sydney, Australia

At the frontier of fine dining cuisine trends, 360 Bar and Dining’s Head Chef, Elton Inglis changes menus seasonally, showcasing the country's best produce on the modern Australian menu.


8. The Stratosphere, Vegas, USA

Located an eye watering 800 feet (244 metres) above Las Vegas at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, the fine dining restaurant comes with unparalleled views of the city completing every rotation in a relaxed 80 minutes. 


9. Om Revolving Restaurant, Jaipur, India

Guests enjoy authentic vegetarian cuisine at this revolving restaurant taking in panoramic view of teh pink city at a more modest of 200 feet (60 metres) up.


10. The Grand Buffet,  Honk Kong

The only 360° revolving restaurant in Hong Kong offers breath taking views topped off with a variety of international delicacies  - from live shrimp from the tank, fresh seasonal delights from the seafood counter and Cantonese barbecue to Tempura, Teppanyaki, and Indian curries.


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