Some say it's not the destination, it's the journey. This does not apply when these restaurants take the term fancy rather seriously. From heritage to being in the nature to just experiencing an architectural marvel while dining, these four restaurants are worth travelling to for a meal of a lifetime.
The Napa Valley Wine Train
With its early 20th-century Pullman coaches and a railroad from the 1860s, this wine train just completed 30 years of its gourmet dining service. With Mahogany panelling and plush armchairs, French food, jazz, art, wines and spirits, a ride on this train takes one back to the France of the early 1900s.
The Yellow Tree House, Auckland
Wrapped around a living red oak-wood tree, this dream-like tree house is designed to resemble a cocoon. Built with gleaming poplar pine on a timber base, the restaurant draws its inspiration from childhood fairytales. The place can feed 18 people at a time under a water resistant roof, offering them the view of a breathtaking valley.
Hoto Fudo, Japan
A cloud structure at the foot of Mount Fuji, serving the best homemade Hoto, a Yamanashi delicacy, is a simpleyet- unique food experience. An architectural marvel, it allows outside air to circulate inside through large wall openings, allows rain to fall at its edges, and welcomes the fog inside the igloo-shaped shell.
Tusen Restaurant, Ramundberget
Sweden is famous for its food scene but at this remarkably beautiful and elegant restaurant, people would want to go just for the uniqueness. Inspired by the lives and culture of the Sami people, the magnificent views of the white peaks from this building, in the middle of nowhere, make it an idyllic escape.