There are few things in life better than a delicious meal at a fancy restaurant. For most of us, this means ordering wine instead of soda in a restaurant that has turned your napkin into a swan, but for some, this means a whole lot more. While your average Joe is more than happy with pretty much anything better than fast food, there is a small group of culinary elitists who splash out by eating in some of the best restaurants in the world. The kind of place you might spot a celebrity tucking into foie gras and where waiters are more impeccably dressed than you could ever hope to be. Naturally, these gastronomic havens come with a pretty hefty price tag but if you happen to be feeling flush and fancy a meal that will blow your mind, check out our list of the top restaurants in the world.
Geranium – Copenhagen, Denmark
Located in the stunning, thriving capital of Denmark, Geranium provides its diners with food that will render you speechless and a view to match. Visitors can savour every bite of their fantastic food whilst looking out over the city’s treetops. The restaurant claims that their location is a reflection of their food as they explore the “tension between the urbane and the natural”. If you want to take your significant other out for a romantic dinner, there are worse places to go.
Le 1947 – Courchevel, France
Courchevel has a lot more to offer than just sparkling white slopes and a deadly après-ski. It now has a three starred Michelin restaurant to boot as well. The restaurant describes dining there as a “full culinary immersion” and judging by the menu, décor and ambiance, eating here is guaranteed to be an experience you will never forget.
T’ang Court – Hong Kong
One of just four Cantonese restaurants in the world to be acknowledged as worthy of three Michelin stars, T’ang Court is a far cry from your local Chinese takeaway. Featuring luxurious dishes such as lobster, oysters and jellyfish, their menu is as exotic as it is mouth-watering. The restaurant is located in the Langham Hotel so if you’re feeling extra extravagant why not book a room there to complete your experience?
Reale – Castel di Sangro, Italy
Outstanding art, beautiful cities, amazing food, tear-jerking opera – is there anything the Italians don’t have? Italian food has long been at the forefront of the global cuisine scene but we can guarantee you will have never tried it like this before. Reale has taken Italian classics that we all know and love and jazzed them up for a true taste sensation.
Quince – San Francisco, USA
When you think of American food, images of burgers, steaks, ribs and French fries will probably come to mind. There’s nothing wrong with these dishes but they aren’t exactly culinary masterpieces. California-based Quince shows that the US is more than just chunks of meat with its caviar, truffle and wild asparagus dishes that are sure to make you drool before you even taste them.