For foodies, taking your taste buds on a journey is as important as taking in the sights when travelling the globe.
That’s why it’s always such an exciting prospect to stay at hotels with Michelin star restaurants for your gourmet getaways – places where you’re guaranteed exceptional dining experiences.
Discovering new flavour combinations, embracing fresh culinary talent, and dining in beautiful surroundings has never been easier than when staying at these world-class hotels and resorts.
So, whatever destination tempts you, there’s a seven-course tasting menu with your name on it.
Find it with our top picks for the world’s best hotels with Michelin-starred restaurants.
1. Le Bristol – Paris, France
France is a country that’s renowned for its culinary contributions. So, it’s perhaps unsurprising that it’s capital city, Paris, is home to some of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in the world.
Sharing an astounding four stars over two restaurants, Le Bristol is a pillar of exceptional French cuisine. Located on the hotel’s garden terrace, the triple-Michelin-starred restaurant, Epicure, is the gastronomic playground of famous French chef, Eric Frechon, and serves his career-defining dish of duck foie gras with aged parmesan gratin.
If three stars isn’t enough for you, pop next door to 114 Faubourg – Le Bristol’s two-storey Michelin-starred restaurant that has a relaxed yet smart feel, with its punchy orange walls and dark wooden floors.
Serving up mouth-watering plates such as lobster with scrambled eggs, Chef Frenchon presides over this establishment too, and curates an ever-evolving menu with his 10-year strong, Michelin star-holding experience to lead the way.
2. La Réserve Ramatuelle – St Tropez, France
Head to the south of France, to the affluent St Tropez peninsula, where you’ll find the sumptuous 5-star resort of La Réserve Ramatuelle.
At the helm of the resort’s Michelin-starred restaurant, La Voile, executive chef Eric Canino is on a mission to serve up healthy dishes that are as delectable as they are light. Using the freshest local produce available, at La Voile, you’ll find menu highlights in the form of grilled wagyu beef rib, bluefin tuna, and Tokaji soufflé for dessert.
Aside from the guilt-free gourmet feast served up by chef Canino, the restaurant itself is aesthetically inviting. Take a seat in this beautiful dining room, with its chic-yet-comfortable furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows offering incredible views over the Mediterranean Sea.
Connecting diners with the produce and natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, La Voile is a gastronomic accomplishment that exists in perfect harmony and can be summed up in single word: balanced.
3. Palazzo Avino – Italy
Expert foodies will already know this luxurious hotel as the home of Rossellinis – a ultra-exclusive, Michelin-star restaurant that serves only dinner to a select few guests each year between the months of April and October.
In addition to laying on authentic Italian fare cooked to perfection, from seared scallops to rich gelatos, Rossellinis also invites diners to lean into its effortlessly romantic appeal.
Located on the hotel terrace, its elegant candlelit tables offer spectacular views over the Tyrrhenian Sea, making it a hotspot for couples looking to indulge their senses – especially their tastebuds.
Rossellinis also makes this list for its attention to detail, pairing handpicked regional wines with all of its courses to enhance your dining experience. And if there’s one thing that can make a great meal even better, it’s good wine.
4. Reid’s Palace, A Belmond Hotel – Madeira
Located on the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira, Reid’s Palace is a truly iconic hotel, having played host to such famous guests as Winston Churchill and George Bernard Shaw.
Aside from its historical significance, this stunning colonial-style hotel has also generated a name for itself in serving some of the best food in the whole of Madeira. This comes thanks to its pioneering head chef, Luis Pestana.
Make your way to the top floor of Reid’s Palace to find the Michelin-star William restaurant. Decked out in royal blue carpets with tablecloths to match, the place itself boasts sublime sea views over Funchal Bay.
The menu, which Pestana curates according to the island’s seasonal ingredients, is divided into two – a standard menu and a vegetarian menu – each consisting of seven well-thought-out courses.
Start with cream of cauliflower and smoked eel soup, before a main of grilled beef fillet with madeira sauce. Or, if you’re a vegetarian, tuck into the delicious yellow pumpkin yolk and sweet potato duo, followed by a hearty mushroom and tempeh stew.
Oh, and did we mention they do a passion fruit soufflé with honey cake ice cream? Yes, you read that correctly…honey cake ice cream. Heaven!
5. Hotel Arts – Barcelona, Spain
In the cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia, Barcelona, there exists a seafood restaurant so exceptional it has received not one, but two Michelin stars.
The ultra-modern yet endlessly warm Hotel Arts is home to the Enoteca Paco Perez restaurant, which invites diners to take a “walk along the Catalan coast” under the astute direction of executive chef, Paco Pérez.
What draws food lovers here above all is the opportunity to sample some of the finest seafood in Spain, prepared by a master of the craft.
Pérez’s twelve-course tasting menu, available from April through summer, features top-notch seafood fare in the form of chilli crab, lobster with corals, sea cucumber with stewed tendons, and shrimp dumpling, to name but a few.
The atmosphere of the dining room also reflects the fresh and delicate nature of the cuisine: light, refined, and airy. Wine lovers, be sure to select a bottle of crisp white wine to accompany your meal from the hotel’s cellar, which stores more than 500 different wines.
6. The New York EDITION – New York, USA
A love letter from New York to London, The Clocktower restaurant is “a taste of contemporary London in bustling Madison Square Park”.
Housed in The New York EDITION hotel of Madison Avenue, Manhattan, the menu in this unique Michelin-star restaurant is the brainchild of executive chef, Jason Atherton, who offers a modern take on traditional British grub.
Sit in one of three dining rooms, where ‘Victorian pub’ meets ‘old New York restaurant’, for the most refined slap-up meal of your life. Think fish and chips with seaweed tartar sauce, beef wellington with bone marrow gravy, dandelion salad, and Earl Grey chocolate torte for dessert. Be still our British hearts!
Designed by Ian Shrager, the décor at The Clocktower is also worth mentioning, as it adds to the swanky-yet-fun feel of the place with framed pictures covering every inch of its walls, dark wood furniture, and plush padded seating.
Thanks to the restaurant’s central location, you can also walk off these utterly-scrumptious creations with a stroll around Madison Park (just off from the hotel).
7. Wynn Las Vegas – Las Vegas, USA
The first Chinese restaurant in the U.S. to be awarded a prestigious Michelin star, Wing Lei is an institution in Las Vegas. It’s part of the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, located at the north end of the strip, and showcases the ingenious flavours of Cantonese, Shanghai, and Szechuan cuisine in a fine-dining arrangement.
Led by world-class executive chef, Ming Yu, the menu features mouth-watering favourites such as Alaskan king crab salad, garden dim sum, and garlic beef tenderloin. However, most foodies that make the pilgrimage to Wing Lei do so to sample Yu’s famous Peking duck, which is served tableside for an added bit of theatre.
The restaurant itself is opulent and warm, realised in a soft orange hues with accents of gold, symbolising prosperity and good fortune (a nod to traditional Chinese culture).
In summary, this is East Asian cuisine at its absolute finest.
8. Capella Bangkok – Thailand
Centrally located in bustling Bangkok, Thailand’s vibrant capital city, the hotel Capella Bangkok sits on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Defining itself as an ‘urban oasis’, the hotel is alive with greenery and its contemporary clean lines evoke tranquillity.
The hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Côte, carries this aesthetic through, with its soft neutral tones, parquet wood flooring, and floor-to-ceiling windows that drench the space in light and offer magnificent views over the river.
Serving up his modern take on French and Italian Riviera cuisine, award-winning chef, Mauro Colagreco, directs a handpicked team of chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants around the world.
A popular option for diners looking for the full Côte experience is to opt for the signature nine-course carte blanche menu with nine pairing wines. Instead of spoon-feeding diners every detail about the food (if you’ll excuse the pun), chef asks guests to relinquish control and trust his vision.
Well, with nine Michelin stars under his belt, who are we to argue.
9. One&Only The Palm – Dubai
A recent addition to the Michelin guide, Dubai has had the spotlight shined on its restaurants with eleven of them making the cut. The ultra-luxurious beachfront oasis, One&Only The Palm, is home to one such establishment: STAY by Yannick Alléno.
Awarded an impressive two stars straight out the gate, this stylish restaurant is the brainchild of Yannick Alléno, where he serves up his playful take on high French cuisine. With an ever-evolving seasonal menu, Alléno intensifies classic French flavours using modern culinary techniques and invites diners into his world with an eight-course tasting menu of his personal recipes.
Aside from signature savoury dishes, STAY also features an open-facing ‘pastry library’ spanning an entire wall of the restaurant, where masters of this cullinary craft mould delicate doughs into elegant desserts right before your very eyes.
Evoking a bygone era with its grand décor, chic Paris meets the glamorous Middle East at STAY with its vaulted ceilings and velvet banquette seating. The atmosphere of the restaurant is refined and romantic, with the main dining room spilling out onto the garden terrace under a canopy of twinkling fairy lights.
And while we are on the subject of Dubai…an honourable mention should also go to Nobu at Atlantis, The Palm. This famous Japanese restaurant by Michelin-star chef, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, consistently ranks in the top 5 of the best restaurants in Dubai.
10. Four Seasons Hotel Sydney – Australia
With incredible views over Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is a stylish affair situated in the heart of this buzzing Australian city.
In 2021, the hotel’s restaurant, Mode Kitchen & Bar, won Australia’s equivalent to the Michelin star, the ‘Chef Hat’, for the third consecutive year in a row.
Located on the lobby level of the glamorous hotel, Florence-born executive chef, Franceso Mannelli, has been putting Sydney on the culinary map with his modern Australian cuisine.
Notable highlights from Mannelil’s menu include Sydney rock oysters, beetroot and gorgonzola risotto, and crispy Tasmanian potatoes.
Don’t leave without trying pastry chef Quentin Zerr’s famous Australian frozen pavlova. Brittle coconut meringue topped with coconut sorbet, passionfruit, and mango. Simply divine!
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