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Features 3 minutes 09 July 2021

The World's Most Luxurious Restaurants

With cuisine to match their exquisite surroundings

Travel Michelin star restaurant

From Yannick Alléno's three-star dining room in the Champs-Élysées gardens to elegant modern Korean at two-star Jungsik in Manhattan, here are 13 ultra-luxurious restaurants around the globe. After a meal fit for royalty, stay the night in a Tablet Hotel, the official hotel selection of the MICHELIN Guide.


France

Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen — Paris
This Parisian institution, one of the oldest restaurants in the city, is in a quiet, elegant pavilion in the Champs-Élysées gardens. The view through the walls of windows changes with the season—green in spring and summer, fiery oranges, reds, and golds in autumn. Shaded outdoor tables look onto the gently burbling Fontaine de Diane. 

Le Cinq — Paris
Within the Four Seasons George V is this Grand Trianon-inspired dining room with chandeliers hanging from its coffered ceiling and plush carpet underfoot. Specialties include Dublin Bay prawns with warm mayonnaise and crunch buckwheat pancakes. 

@SEBASTIEN VERONESE/Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen
@SEBASTIEN VERONESE/Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen

Germany

Vendôme — Bergisch Gladbac, near Cologne
Though it's set in a magnificent Baroque castle hotel more than 300 years old, this restaurant marries traditional and modern, with a stone floor, upholstered armchairs in soft grey, and metal room dividers of black and gold circles and semi-circles. For dessert, don't miss banana with caramelized peanut ice cream and Valrhona Jivara spiced milk chocolate ganache. 

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© 25hours Hotel The Circle / Steve Herud
© 25hours Hotel The Circle / Steve Herud

Monaco

Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse à l'Hôtel de Paris
The dining room here is luxurious enough for Louis XV himself, with ornate plaster and scrollwork, an enormous vaulted, painted ceiling, and everything brushed in gold. It's a slice of Versailles 950km to the south. It is here that Alain Ducasse forged his style, imposing his new exacting and masterful culinary classicism, always guided by the true character of the ingredients.


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©Pierre Monetta/Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse à l'Hôtel de Paris
©Pierre Monetta/Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse à l'Hôtel de Paris

Switzerland

Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville — Crissier, just outside Lausanne
In Crissier's former town hall, Chef Franck Giovannini oversees an impressive team of 25 chefs who conjure up masterful dishes such as a delicate inverted Gala apple tart with roasted hazelnut ice cream. 

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China

Taian Table — Shanghai
The eight-course menu at this 20-seat chef's counter changes every 6-8 weeks and comes with the option of adding two or four courses from the classics or specials menu. The food is elaborately prepared, well-balanced, varied and original.

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©Marius Ionita /Taian Table
©Marius Ionita /Taian Table

Macau

Alain Ducasse at MorpheusCotai
Every detail celebrates the finesse of French craftsmen, with a touch of Asian sensibility. The welcome drink comes in the form of Ducasse's private label champagne. The chef's menu comprises four specially selected dishes accompanied by cheese.

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© Mandarin Oriental / Macau
© Mandarin Oriental / Macau

Singapore

Zen — Outram
You'll feel transported to Sweden at this tasting menu restaurant. The exterior—a 1926 shophouse, a type of heritage building found across South Asia—belies the interior, done up in Scandi modern furniture. An eight-course dinner is downstairs, coffee and petit fours are in the living room upstairs, and this chicest of dinners still costs less than a ticket to Stockholm.

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©Zén
©Zén

South Korea

Gaon — Seoul
The quiet, restful and elegant dining space, as well as refined service make for ideal companions to Gaon’s culinary offerings. Authentic Korean cuisine is very modernized but with traditional DNA, and the ceramics are quite beautiful.

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© Park Hyatt / Seoul
© Park Hyatt / Seoul

Taiwan

A Cut — Taipei
The atmospherically-lit bar here is enclosed in walls of wine cabinets that form the basis of its superb wine list. The chic dining room and good service add to the experience. A-grade cuts of beef from the U. S. and Australia are grilled to perfection in the open kitchen.

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©A Cut
©A Cut

Thailand

Le Normandie — Bangkok
This destination in The Mandarin Oriental has earned a reputation as a premier destination for those looking for sophisticated French cuisine. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Chao Phraya River while local flora are arranged elaborately. Superb ingredients, refined techniques, and well executed combinations of flavors and textures ensure its reputation is deserved.

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©Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok/Le Normandie
©Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok/Le Normandie

United States

Jungsik — New York
The cuisine describes itself as “New Korean,” which means it does lean westwards quite considerably; indeed, some of the wonderful sauces turned out of this versatile kitchen wouldn’t be out of place at a grand French table. This is cooking that is original, impeccably executed and enormously satisfying.  The space is cool, crisp and elegant; the service team sharp, keen and organized. Jungsik is an immeasurably good looking restaurant, run with the professionalism that its cooking demands.

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The Inn at Little Washington – DC
The Inn at Little Washington is a destination in every sense of the word. Embellished to the last inch, the dining room resembles a jewelry box lined with patterned carpets, lush wallpaper, heavy drapes and bejeweled upholstery. Servers are knowledgeable and warm; the room is conducive to conversations.

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©Park Hyatt / Washington DC
©Park Hyatt / Washington DC

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