When traveling, the things you usually take into consideration is having a nice place to stay and eating something nice, besides visiting the city of course. And if you want to do it the classy way then choosing a neat hotel and having a fancy lunch or dinner would make your trip perfect. However it all depends on what you are looking for and how you choose your trip to be.
We decided to let you know about the highest rated hotel restaurants in Europe, just in case you think about dropping by. And if you wonder what is a Michelin Star, then you should know that it is a professional rating specializing on restaurants and the quality of their food and services.
Nobu (* Michelin)
Located on the first floor of The Metropolitan Hotel in London, Nobu Restaurant is probably one of the most popular Japanese restaurants all over the world. The restaurant is mostly known for its wonderful selection of Japanese delicacies mixed with South-American elements that make it the perfect place to have lunch or a romantic dinner. It was actually the first European venture of the talented Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa, opened on February 17th in 1997.
Aldrovandi Palace, Rome
“Baby” is the 2nd best rated restaurants in Rome and it has 1 Star and 4 forks awarded by the Michelin Guide, so you’d better pass by here when in Rome. Don Alfonso – the chef and the gastronomic genius at the restaurant, makes sure to deliver some of the best choices of handcrafted Italian and Mediterranean dishes. “Baby” is located by the pool side of the 19th century decorated Aldrovandi Palace Hotel. It is the perfect place to have a relaxing meal in a wonderful atmosphere.
Cavalieri Hilton, Rome
La Pergola (
La Pergola is the only 3–starred restaurant in Rome and it definitely stands out for this award. Think about it, it only has a 29 choices of water menu and a wine cellar with over 53,000 bottles. Of course, the food menu is outstanding and enriched with dishes from Italy’s best cooks. The interior of the restaurant is just charming - decorated with fine paintings, Serves porcelain and an 18th century bronze candelabra that makes it the perfect place to have lunch, or you can choose to have dinner on the terrace that opens up to an unforgettable view over the beautiful city of Rome.
La Terrazza dell’ Eden (
Situated between Villa Borghese, Villa Ludovisi and Villa Malta in a hotel with a truly magical atmosphere, you can dine at its restaurant – La Terrazza dell’ Eden. This place will take you back in time 120 years ago when Hotel Eden first opened its doors. Until today it hosts prestigious personalities, hence a royal treatment is guaranteed.
Hotel de Crillon, Paris
Les Ambassadeurs (
Located in a former ballroom at Hotel Crillon in Paris, Les Ambassadeurs restaurant is the perfect place to experience the historical magic of the 15th century. The refined atmosphere and the imposing interior is the perfect place to unwind in a classy way and taste some of the best dishes in Paris. The chief Christopher Hache will definitely make your gastronomic experience be unique. No wonder he was the one to receive his first Michelin star in 2011.
Le Meurice (
Whether you decide to have breakfast, lunch or dinner, Le Meurice restaurant offers a rich and varied menu compiled by the three Michelin-stars chef Yannick Alleno. He will definitely cater to your culinary desires as one of Alleno’s main concerns is to “think of what people would like”. The interior itself will let you experience the romantic elegance and the harmony of the exquisite decorations. This restaurant was frequently visited by famous personalities like Queen Victoria, P.I. Tchaikovsky, the King of Spain Alfonso XIII, etc.
Four Seasons George V
Le Cinq (
Dressed in grey and gold, the dining room at Hotel Four Seasons offers an elegant atmosphere besides the customized tablecloths, china and silver created specifically for this hotel. The famous Michelin Giude awarded Restaurant Le Cinq its first star just two months after its opening. You can find here mainly French dishes that will not disappoint your tastes.
Plaza Athenee, Paris
Plaza Athenee (
Alain Ducasse the genius chief at Plaza Athenee is a fan of real culinary flavors that can be offered through the specially created dishes where he includes a part of his masterful soul. You won’t regret visiting this classy restaurant with some of the most impressive interiors that can be found in Paris.
"Hotel Hesperia Madrid", Madrid
The intimate dining room, receiving no more than 50 guests of the Santceloni Restaurant, is one of a kind place in Madrid that offers an intimate entourage, offering a great variety of Spanish and Mediterranean dishes at the same time. Don’t hesitate to go by Santceloni, as we are sure you won’t regret it.