The Michelin guide states that some restaurants are so incredible, it’s worth planning a trip-just to experience the food, the destination doesn’t matter. We think that’s a bit extreme, so we’ve curated a list of 10 incredible world renowned restaurants in incredible places. To take it a step further, the restaurants are all connected to a hotel, so you can just crawl up to your room after the impending food coma…
Epicure – Le Bristol Paris, France
France being well known for its food may be a bit of an understatement, but visiting Epicure in Paris may just blow your mind even more than expected. In a beautifully stunning restaurant, chef Eric Frechon’s menu offers progressive french fare, including the unmissable dish of stuffed macaroni with black truffle, artichoke and duck foie gras, as well as many other perfectly (perhaps not nutritionally) balanced plates.. just check out the menu! After all.. Paris is the gourmet capital of the world.
La Yeon – The Shilla Seoul, Korea
Perched on the 23rd floor, La Yeon focuses on elevating traditional Korean cuisine to something even more beautifully presented and elegant. The Braised Korean Beef Ribs are absolutely to die for, but fear not, every tasting menu ends in a traditional dessert and Korean tea. Using only the highest quality of local and seasonal ingredients, you can enjoy the true Hansik traditions that are evident throughout the meal whilst peeping the overly gorgeous views of Namsan Park. Oh, and if you think you know bibimbap, you certainly haven’t tried theirs…
Cheval Blanc – Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel, Switzerland
The hotel is literally a destination of its own, but add in the pristine atmosphere of Cheval Blanc and renowned cuisine of chef Peter Knogl and this is one you don’t want to miss. Life is short right? Using nothing but the best ingredients (would we expect anything less?) the food is classic yet modern, offering perfectly balanced and sophisticated food, with an amuse bouche you won’t soon forget. The view over the Rhine isn’t too bad either!
é by José Andrés – The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, USA
Hidden through a glass door with only eight seats and a steel topped bar, it would be easy to miss Jose Andres restaurant-within a restaurant, but you’d be seriously missing out. Offering an opulent, creative and downright delicious Spanish style tasting menu it’s hardly surprising to find a cotton candy foie gras on the menu. Just make sure you book well in advance, bring an appetite.. and a little extra cash to hit the casinos afterwards.
Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire, England
Enjoy a culinary journey in the British countryside, with dishes that take you across the English Channel. Chef Raymond Blanc is a culinary genius and produces stunning dishes with a twist of French flair in his kitchen garden. The manor boasts two acres of produce-featuring over 90 types of vegetables and 70 varietals of herb- picked fresh for the spectacular menu. The location is as stunning as the dishes (which is saying a lot). If you’re into fish, be sure not to miss the fillet of brill with oyster, cucumber, wasabi, seaweed, samphire-and whatever you fancy, save some room for the unique and creative desserts.
La Pergola – Rome Cavalieri, Italy
With timeless views over the Eternal City, La Pergola offers something far more than gorgeous architecture, culture and hospitality, inside and out. At this idyllic spot, Heinz Beck serves up Mediterranean food to die for. For any oenophiles, the wine cellar features over 60,000 world class bottles, alongside authentic Italian oils and balsamic vinegar from the best local producers. The food or the wine? It’ll be hard to beat the culinary masterpieces that are placed in front of you, so choose a great bottle.
Square One – Park Hyatt Saigon, Vietnam
In the heart of Saigon, Square One features simple and authentic Vietnamese and Western cuisine-with flavors out of your wildest dreams. Sit and enjoy a refreshing cocktail made with tropical fruits from the best digs in town- whilst watching your dishes come to life in the open kitchen. When in Vietnam, at one of the finest restaurants, order Vietnamese. Dishes like the Charcoal chicken, salmon in caramel sauce, or the Wagyu beef thien ly flower will delight the senses, and surprisingly won’t break the bank. Yum!!
Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer – Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin, Germany
Chef Henrik Otto excites and surprises with his diverse menu inspired by Europe and childhood. Sounds perfect. With beautiful views of the Brandenburg Gate, diners and guests can relax in the charming atmosphere of the restaurant whilst sipping fantastic wine as exquisite plates make their way. “My passion is to awake emotions with my recipes” explains Otto. You’re in for a real treat, and like all these places, you only have to crawl up to bed afterward!
Fasano – Hotel Fasano São Paulo, Brazil
There’s magic in the air here. A mix of contemporary and classic Italian dishes delight diners while the buzzing atmosphere of Sao Paulo sits below. And if you’re in Brazil- you just can’t beat Fasano family hospitality. The Fasano family’s dining legacy is centuries old and this iconic spot is a prime example of the “why”. Impeccable service, unforgettable atmosphere, it’s a winner. Making a reservation is recommended, as is trying the chocolate soufflé for dessert!
Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris, Monte Carlo, France
You can almost taste the sun! Inspired by the French Riviera, Alain Ducasse uses local fish and produce to highlight the bountiful ingredients found throughout the area, and of course, in true Alain Ducasse style, he presents these culinary delights in the most colourful and elegant ways-adding new dimension to each dish. The architecture and decor of the restaurant is absolutely stunning, which you’d come to expect in the Hôtel De Paris, but this dining experience will exceed your wildest expectations.