With an abundance of exceptional Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, lovers of fine dining are spoilt for choice. From trendy newcomers to old-world stalwarts, the most creative gastronomic wonders to foods that sigh minimalist chic: we’re not tied to any one type of cuisine, simply the best.
As the purveyors of all things luxury, Quintessentially's lifestyle experts share their favourite all-star picks from London to New York, Shanghai to Singapore and of course, Hong Kong.
8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
Located in the heart of Central, Otto e Mezzo is a long-time favourite for Hong Kong diners and is widely considered one of the cities hottest dining spots. Visitors and locals alike are drawn to Chef Umberto Bombana’s unique, sophisticated, yet contemporary Italian creations in a setting reminiscent of Italian lifestyle and art. The restaurant became the first three Michelin-starred Italian restaurant outside of its home country in 2011. The best Negroni in town can also be found at the bar.
This intimate two Michelin-starred eight-seat restaurant ensures diners experience world-class edomae sushi direct from Tokyo’s Ginza. Seats are set right up close to the chef’s preparation table for you to really appreciate the art of fine sushi making. Only the best seasonal seafood and produce are served here with all ingredients flown daily to Singapore from Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji Market. The restaurants sake menu is also an experience in itself, with a captivating and elegant selection you can’t miss.
L’Atelier Joël Robuchon, Shanghai
Embody French style on the bund with iconic favourite L’ Atelier de Joël Robuchon. Drink in the iconic open kitchen centralised around a 1.8m teppanyaki, and sit back and observe signature dishes prepared by Executive Chef Francky Semblat – Robuchon’s right hand man for over 19 years. Enjoy sublime two Michelin starred French cuisine with expertly crafted dishes, whilst drinking in the restaurants outstanding views.
Eleven Madison Park, New York
Eleven Madison Park is considered one of the world’s best restaurants serving up modern European dishes with a twist of New York fizz thrown in. Personalised service is key, with Chef Daniel Humm often tailoring his food to the individual diner, creating quirky unique dishes that really have been created with you in mind. One of New York’s hottest dining spots, and not to be missed.
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London
One of Mayfair’s most intimate dining experiences, Hélène Darroze’s two Michelin-starred restaurant at The Connaught Hotel is a feast for the senses. Each day the highly skilled Chef selects the very best and freshest ingredients resulting in a thrilling expression of French culinary craft, delivered with a contemporary flourish. Each visit will be different depending on what’s in season, with dishes chosen using marbles on a wooden block instead of a regular menu.
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