At the Cliff at Cap in St Lucia, diners at every table enjoy panoramic sea views, while couples at its Rock Maison table dine on a secluded wooden deck built on a rocky outcropping. For added romance and excitement, this is the only restaurant in the world to offer a champagne zip-line, used for couples privately enjoying their meals below.
For a privileged few guests, the Hungarian State Opera functions also functions as a restaurant. As part of an exclusive partnership with Budapest's Four Seasons hotel, dinners can be booked there and are often concluded by a live orchestra performance. Prices start at approximately £60,000.
The interior of the Maldives' Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is exceptionally simple, which is understandable given the uninterrupted sea views offered by 270-degree transparent panelling. In the Conrad Maldives Resort & Spa, always popular with honeymooners, the restaurant is 16ft below the Indian Ocean surface and is positioned next to a coral reef.
Completely unique and a peerless option for couples who want a wild experience focused on excellent food rather than fuss, Faviken restaurant is found in the middle of a 20,000-acre reserve in northern Sweden, which is also where its produce is sourced. Guests dine on ingredients such as moose and cloudberries, and retire to the simple bedrooms upstairs after their night's feast.
Designed by Odile Decq Benoit Cornette, L'Opéra Restaurant in Paris occupies the space where horse-drawn carriages would enter Opéra Garnier. A listed building, it is nonetheless one of the city's most modern restaurants.
Venice is romantic by default, a good place to savour its atmosphere is Gran Caffè Quadri. Dishes on offer are inspired by the locality and traditional Venetian dishes. As is the norm in this city, it's an expensive destination but excellent service and delicious food make it a reliable choice amidst the mixed dining offerings in the city.
The Tides restaurant in Holetown, Barbados, retains a relaxed, informal feel despite its reputation as one of the best restaurants in the country. Open-air and ocean-facing, with trees growing through the roof, the setting is dramatic; seafood dishes with Asian touches are The Tides' speciality. If you arrive early make time to visit its bar, which displays impressive local art.
Guests can expect to enjoy excellent Indian cuisine at Sheesh Mahal in Udaipur's Leela Palace hotel, but it's the views that make this spot a knockout. Sitting at the terrace at dusk, diners can gaze upon the illuminated City Palace, the floating Lake Palace and Aravalli hills.
In Dubrovnik, Nautika restaurant has an imposing setting by the sea at Pile, by the entrance to the Old Town. The outdoor terraces are particularly popular on warm summer evenings; specialities feature locally caught fish.
About an hour from Amsterdam by train, De Librije in Zwolle is worth travelling for. After being collected at the train station by a butler, diners are deposited in the restaurant, which is housed in a 15th-century Dominican abbey. The dining experience is resolutely modern and adventurous, however. Order a certain dish and a miniscule salad will be constructed on the diner's hand using tweezers.
Opened in Munich in 1971, Tantris is one of the best restaurants in Germany and one of the most beautifully designed dining rooms in the world. Its interior more or less unchanged since its foundation with Seventies design flourishes. The two Michelin-star French menu is exceptional too, and presented by long-serving staff.
An Alain Ducasse restaurant, Le Jules Verne's romance factor is down to its location. Not only is it in Paris, it's within the Eiffel Tower. The spectacular views and unique setting means meals here are very special.