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montego bay sky

Oh what a difference a sky makes to an eating experience – above, a shot taken from the terrace of one of the restaurants at HALF MOON BAY, Salamander Hotels & Resorts’ Preferred resort on Jamaica.

Girlahead thinks of other great eat-under-the-sky spots. There was an outdoor picnic dinner on a nearby sandy spot off ONE & ONLY REETHI RAH Maldives. There will be, all being well, eating outside in the new private garden in front of THE DORCHESTER, in central London. And an all-time favourite must be the Beach Grill sea-side at THE SETAI on Miami Beach – or, on Miami’s mainland, how about La Mar by Gaston Acurio at MANDARIN ORIENTAL MIAMI? Dine outside there and you think you are on a mega-cruise ship, sailing into the port in the distance.

During Covid diners in Manhattan and elsewhere hankered after outdoor dining, and this necessity has evolved into a definite trend. From a consumer’s point of view it is definitely depressing going from a bright ‘outside’ to the less-bright interior.

Keep it bright, urges Girlahead. And give as much natural air as