The World’s Most Incredible Places (To Eat Lunch)

We’ve collated some of the World’s best lunch spots!

When lunchtime comes around and you start to feel yourself getting a bit peckish, there are few things us Brits savour more than a tasty lunchtime sandwich.   We believe that eating is all about the experience, so in celebration of our upcoming Lunch Adventure campaign we’ve looked into some of the prettiest and most remote parts of the World that could make tucking into your humble sandwich even more exhilarating.


 

The Rock, Zanzibar

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This tiny restaurant, sitting on a rock just off the coast of Zanzibar Island, is (un)imaginatively called ‘The Rock’.  Clearly the owner was too busy padding in those crystal clear waters to spend time thinking up a name.

If you fancy making the journey out to The Rock it’s about a 15 minute drive from the nearest town. At low tide you may be able to walk out to the rock but it’s likely that even if you do, the tide will come in and you’ll need to take a boat back again!

It sounds like an exhausting journey, so maybe take a packed lunch.


 

Moraine Lake Lodge, Canada

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The most important thing to know about Moraine Lake Lodge is that there are no telephones, and very little chance of 4G or WiFi.  What a perfect opportunity to relax, take in the spectacular surroundings and enjoy a quiet lunch in the peaceful knowledge that you won’t be disturbed by Whatsapp.

This quiet retreat, nestled in a mighty valley in the Rocky Mountains, is often called one of the most romantic get-away locations in the world. We know what you’re thinking… it’s the perfect place to dig into some URBAN eat Posh Nosh.  Good idea.


 

China – Mount Huashan Teahouse

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This suggestion is not for the faint hearted. The famed Mount Huashan Teahouse supposedly serves the best tea in China. The catch? You have to climb the daunting ‘heavenly stairs’, take a mountain gondola ride (don’t look down) and navigate a plank walkway dangling from the side of a cliff (really, don’t look down).

If you make it to the tea house without becoming a nervous wreck, you can relax with a well-deserved cup of tea and a session of mediation in the Taoist temple-turned tea rooms.


 

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort, Philippines

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Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort in the Philippines offers lucky visitors the quintessential South-East Asian Pacific island experience.  White sands and turquoise waters stretch as far as the eye can see.

Some of the islands hot spots (White Beach, Bulabog Beach) offer a range of activities in the sun; swimming, sailing, wind-surfing, snorkelling, scuba-diving and – last but not least – lunching! 


 

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Rwanda

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There are few places on Earth where you can view mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.  The Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Rowanda is one of those places.

As if you needed any more convincing of how magical this place is, the lodge is situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas chain of 15,000 ft volcanoes, which offers incredible views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside.  If you make it here, then you deserve a tasty lunch time snack from our Legends range.


Dunnottar Castle, Scotland

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A little closer to home, but no less extra-ordinary, is Scotland’s Dunnattar Castle, a dramatic ruined cliff top fortress in a truly stunning setting.

If you decide to take a picnic to the castle, you’ll be in good company.  William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II all graced the Castle with their presence and likely tucked into their lunch within those very walls.

Try not to look over the edge, you may just lose your appetite.


Are you hungry for adventure? URBAN eat and our legendary range of sandwiches are excited to bring you an adventure without limits (nearly) later this year – visit Lunch Adventure for more details.


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