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Amazing Restaurants in Unexpected Places

April 12, 2014

1. In The Middle of the Ocean

The Rock — Zanzibar, Africa

You can walk, swim or take a canoe to 'The Rock,' depending on the tides. (Flickr/Rod Waddington)

A relaxing night out at a favorite restaurant is one of life's great pleasures. But sometimes, a great view is just as important as what's on the menu. At these amazing and unexpected dining destinations, location is everything, whether its a private al fresco cafe lofted in the jungle canopy or an elegant bistro at the bottom of the sea.

Take Zanzibar's "The Rock," a restaurant on a jagged, rocky outcrop in the ocean.

'The Rock' offers breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. (Flickr/Rod Waddington)

Once a ramshackle fisherman’s post perched off the beautiful Michanwi Pingwe shore, ‘The Rock” has transformed into an elegant cafe with stunning 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean. Depending on the tides, you can walk, swim or take a canoe to the rocky outcrop, where fresh seafood is the order of the day.

If you plan to go, make sure to book in advance: the iconic destination is popular with tourists and only has 12 tables.


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