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Photos of underwater restaurants in the Maldives and sky-high, five-star cuisine above Hong Kong have given a whole new meaning to dining with a view. But while a number a posh restaurants are fighting to go deeper into the ocean or higher into the air, there are a wide variety of restaurants that offer million dollar views without the million dollar entrees.
Any trip to Cape Town warrants a meal overlooking Table Bay and Table Mountain with a glass of wine in your hand at Blowfish Restaurant. While the stylish decor and distinguished cuisine may make you feel like you’re going to have to skip some shopping days, the diverse seafood and sushi menu is remarkably affordable.
Spend the day exploring Queen’s Wharf, then nestle in for a delicious maritime meal while you observe the breathtaking scenery of one of Wellington’s historic watersheds. Fresh ingredients and even fresher seafood fill the moderately-priced menu at one of New Zealand’s favorite restaurants.
Enjoy classic, mouth-watering Bajan food for a price that’s nearly impossible to beat — and you won’t even have to change out of your bathing suit. Cuz’s kids run the show now, but the beach-side atmosphere, cutter sandwich and Caribbean flavors haven’t changed a bit.
Skip McDonald’s and head to the affordable restaurant upstairs — Limo. As one of Cusco’s favorite restaurants, Limo offers daily fresh seafood entrees coupled with enchanting views of the plaza with prices comparable to an average restaurant back home.
Affordable, contemporary Mexican food is the most popular fare at Brooklyn’s Alma restaurant. And while you feast on the Chile Relleno Con Queso Fresco with a tasty margarita on the side, don’t forget to feast your eyes on the picturesque New York City skyline.
Dig in to the fresh seafood of the Bay of Fundy at the always-impressive yet affordable Fundy Restaurant on 34 Water Street in Digby, Nova Scotia. Enjoy the gorgeous Bay of Fundy views from the outdoor balcony in summer or dine in one of the four unique dining areas inside — wherever you sit, the views are guaranteed to take your breath away.
It’s hard to take your eyes off the view at Le Kliff, but with just about every view in the house overlooking Puerto Vallarta’s gorgeous Banderas Bay, you simply don’t have to. For less than $30 at Le Kliff — dining under one of the biggest palapas in the world — you can enjoy an elaborate meal to rival any Michelin-starred restaurant.
The He’eia Kea Pier General Store and Deli does seafood quickly and tastefully for tourists, kayakers, fisherman and anyone looking for expertly cooked local eats. Aside from the lunch plates, one of the draws to the well-weathered He’eia Kea Pier is its unspoiled view of Kaneohe Bay.
Meals at world-famous monuments aren’t typically described as affordable, but that’s what makes the Opera Kitchen — located within the Sydney Opera House — so incredible. Enjoy a five-star meal with a five-star view for a somewhat shocking two or three-star price.
Indulge in the gorgeous scenery of Phnom Penh’s Tonle Sap River from your seat in one of the city’s most premier restaurants. Even better, the restaurant’s most elaborate dishes average around $10 a plate.