Cover Sense Cantonese fine dining restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo (Photo: Mandarin Oriental Tokyo)

From rustic treetop terraces to uninterrupted city skylines, these eateries offer stunning views

Spago, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

For iconic views of the city skyline and the beautiful Marina Bay, Spago by Wolfgang Puck represents the famed Austrian chef's first international offshoot outside his Beverley Hills restaurant. We bet guests can't wait to head back here to tuck into imaginative Californian cuisine and fill their camera rolls with shots of cocktails against the infinity pool and the cityscape at sunset.

Level 57, Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 2, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 

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Popinjays, The Murray Hong Kong

This stylish rooftop bar and restaurant at The Murray Hong Kong is the place to enjoy European cuisine in the company of panoramic views of the vibrant Hong Kong skyline.

A spacious wraparound outdoor terrace lets patrons soak in the sights and watch the scene transform before their eyes at different times of day, be it over a lavish afternoon tea spread, cocktails, a weekend seafood brunch or a romantic dinner. The space also includes a private dining room called The Aviary, perfect for intimate gatherings away from the crowd.           

The Murray, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong

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China Blue by Jereme Leung, Conrad Manila

Floor-to-ceiling windows at China Blue by Jereme Leung give diners the impression of floating over the Manila Bay's azure blue waves. Sparkling blue chandeliers and furniture in similar tones add to this sea-inspired colour scheme, where celebrity master chef Jereme Leung's modern Chinese cuisine comes to life. The restaurant's private dining room (pictured above) is spacious and elegant, seating up to 18 guests.

Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Observatory Bar, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, Malaysia

You'll never lack opportunities to snap a photo or two when sipping sundowners at Anantara Desaru Coast's Observatory Bar, complete with its own telescope. Like a floating gazebo overlooking the resort grounds and the idyllic Desaru Coast, the bar is the perfect place to unwind after a day at the beach or a game of golf on the nearby course. 

Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia       

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The Oriental Brasseries, The Lalu, Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

The Lalu is said to be one of the most luxurious and beautiful resorts in Taiwan, situated at the freshwater lake known as Sun Moon Lake. The lake, the sprawling mountains around it and the sky merge to form a spectacularly serene backdrop for alfresco diners at The Oriental Brasseries, which serves contemporary Chinese and Western cuisine on the seventh floor of the resort. By day, the sunlight hits the  resort's chessboard-inspired window lattice, casting shadows of unique shapes and sizes across its interiors; by evening, the stars come out to play, casting their glow over the glassy surface of the lake.   

142, Zhongxing Road, Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan

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Sense, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

"Delicate and dramatic dining" is simply the best way to describe this enchanting venue. Sense is a Michelin-starred restaurant located 37 floors above the ground at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. Diners get to enjoy exceptional Cantonese cuisine here alongside sweeping views of eastern Tokyo.   

2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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Seven Seas, Pimalai Resort & Spa, Thailand

How does a candlelit dinner overlooking Thailand's pristine Kantiang Bay sound? Seven Seas restaurant at this five-star resort in Koh Lanta promises exceptional views of the Andaman's peaceful waters along with dense tropical jungle greenery nearby. A place to enjoy authentic Thai fare as well as international dishes, Seven Seas' alfresco dining lets guests savour five-star ambience and cuisine without disconnecting from the beauty of nature. 

99 Moo 5, Ba Kan Tiang Beach, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand   

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Tree Tops, Bawah Reserve, Indonesia

Barefoot luxury meets sustainable fine dining at Tree Tops restaurant, a rustic bamboo structure perched atop a tropical rainforest. The Lookout Deck makes the most of Bawah Reserve's secluded and untouched island paradise location, giving guests a front row seat to clink glasses of wine and gaze on the surrounding greenery against a dazzling sunset. 

Bawah Reserve, Anambas, Riau Islands, Indonesia      

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The Beach Grill, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

For a romantic dining experience overlooking the Indian Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali's signature restaurant doesn't disappoint. The Beach Grill's specialty is freshly caught seafood that's been grilled to perfection and served to suit the restaurant's casual beachfront setting.

Both indoor and outdoor seating options here offer spectacular views of the ocean and the colourful sunset over its glittering horizon. Fun fact: you can even enjoy The Beach Grill's scallops and lobster linguine out in a beachfront gazebo beneath the stars – a perfect way to pull out all the stops to mark a memorable occasion. 

Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Lot III Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

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Aailaa, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

The secret to this laidback all-day dining beachfront restaurant is not just its delicious international and local cuisine, but the ethereal views of dusk which appear in a blaze of warm colours greeting the eye at every turn. That said, enjoy breakfast here with the ocean breeze in your hair if you're the type who can't bear to part with nature, not even during a meal.          

Vagaru Island, Shaviyani Atoll, Maldives

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