The Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2017 was announced recently. Among the newly starred eateries, only a handful were housed within a hotel.
When you’re treating yourself to a stay in a high-end hotel, you want the whole package. And a big part of that package is indulging your senses every evening in a culinary adventure at the hotel restaurant. Dressed in your Sunday best, truly tasting and savouring the new flavours you’re experiencing whilst marvelling in your lavish surroundings.
On your next getaway, make sure to stay at one of the very best 5-star hotels with a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, The Ritz London has further reason to cheer after its restaurant was among 19 in the UK to be awarded its first star in the 2017 Michelin Guide.
Headed by executive chef John Williams, The Ritz Restaurant serves a modern rendition of classic French dishes amongst its imposing marble columns and towering floor to ceiling windows.
This deluxe, harbour-front hotel boasts five restaurants, four Michelin stars and dazzling views of Hong Kong’s scintillating skyline. Serving intricate Cantonese cuisine, the 5-star hotel’s two-star Yan Toh Heen holds a reputation for being one of Asia’s top restaurants. Additionally, Spoon by Alain Ducasse and the Steak House Wine Bar & Grill, which hold one star each, are also worth a visit during your stay.
And as if that wasn’t enough, you can catch the mesmerising sight of Hong Kong’s nightly laser show, The symphony of lights, all from the comfort of the Lobby Lounge.
With 13 restaurants and bars, 7 outdoor pools, a championship golf course and a lavish spa all wrapped into one enchanting hotel, the Ritz-Carlton Abama, Tenerife is sure to have something to please everyone’s palate.
Chef Martin Berasategui’s well established, two Michelin-starred restaurant M.B offers classic Basque cuisine presented on ingeniously designed plates and a vibrant atmosphere. Be sure to try Japanese restaurant Kabuki and seafood-specialist El Mirador too.
Located on the famous rue de Rivoli, Hotel Le Meurice in Paris boasts three Michelin-starred restaurants. Pick of the bunch, two-starred Restaurant le Meurice is overseen by Alain Ducasse, who has created a unique expression of French cuisine.
The hotel’s stylish Restaurant Le Dali offers traditional French brasserie specialities and delicious Mediterranean options, whilst Bar 228 is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a cocktail and sample chef Yannick Alléno’s creative, hearty menu.
One of the finest hotels in the city, the Ritz Carlton’s 5-star Hotel Arts, Barcelona houses five restaurants, including the two Michelin-starred Enoteca, overseen by renowned Catalan chef Paco Pérez. Serving a Mediterranean-inspired menu, Enoteca keeps a focus on innovative fish and seafood dishes. Oh, and its cellar features more than 700 wines.
The hotel itself isn’t so bad either. Towering 44-storeys over the beach and the rolling Med, the 483-room property is adorned with hundreds of enchanting Spanish paintings and features five additional restaurants and bars, a cafe, and a spa on the 43rd floor with striking views.
The preeminent Four Seasons Hong Kong is home to two Michelin-starred restaurants, with 3 stars apiece. Lung King Heen (which translates to “View Of The Dragon”) is the world’s first Chinese restaurant to earn three Michelin stars. Another Cantonese specialist, highlights of an illustrious menu including seafood and dim sum. Dine at French restaurant Caprice on the sixth floor and see 23 chefs show off their skills in the open kitchen or take in views of Victoria Harbour and the Kowloon Peninsula.
Also, make sure to indulge at the hotel’s lavish spa and take a dip in the lap pool, plunge pool or whirlpool. It’s your choice.
One you’re finished gazing at the Eiffel Tower from your balcony, head to the hotel’s French restaurant, L’Abeille, which has two Michelin stars, or the grand Shang Palace, France’s only Chinese Michelin-starred restaurant.
Just around the corner from the famous Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George, this 5-star hotel is the former private mansion of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew, Prince Roland Bonaparte. It features an appropriately stately spa, along with a pool, cocktail bar and gym. Elegant rooms are decked with marble bathrooms and boast brilliant city views.
Set canal-side in a row of 17th-century palaces, this 5-star hotel houses two lavish restaurants, including the much-lauded, two Michelin-starred Librije’s Zusje (Librije’s Little Sister). Executive Chef Sidney Schutte has created a distinctive and innovative combination of Asian and native dishes using traditional techniques.
The Goldfinch Brasserie, which opened last year overlooking the hotel’s gardens, should also not be missed out on.
If you love wine, then you’ll love The Yeatman. Located in Porto, one of the oldest wine capitals in the world, the riverside Yeatman has the only Michelin-starred restaurant in the city, as well as a wine list of over 1,300 bottles, including some exceptional vintages.
The hotel’s 82 rooms pay homage to the region’s vineyards, each with an individual design inspired by local wine producers. The hotel also has a rather good wine bar, a deluxe spa with panoramic views, outdoor pool and a gym.
With three Michelin stars, Aqua at The Ritz-Carlton Wolfsburg in Germany is seen as one of the best restaurants in the world by many. With an emphasis on local flavours and aromas, celebrated Chef Sven Elverfeld has created a one-of-a-kind offering.
With views of the Autostadt Wolfsburg, the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Wolfsburg offers an additional restaurant, a cosy lounge bar, sauna and an outdoor pool.
Special mention must also be given to two London hotels – The Lanesborough and its opulent restaurant Celeste, which has recently gained its first Michelin star, while The Dorchester’s French, fine-dining restaurant, headed by Alain Ducasse, has become the second restaurant in London to receive three Michelin stars.