Top 10 Most Expensive Restaurants in the World

By Louise Garay

Many people travel the world in search of adventure and to see new sights. For food enthusiasts, traveling is often akin to eating at some of the most luxurious and out-of-this-world restaurants which also offer one-of-a-kind experiences.

Restaurants acknowledged for their prestige and fine-tasting food undoubtedly have a high price tag attached to them. Despite the hefty fees, countless foodies go out of their way to save or simply dine at one of these restaurants to get a taste of what these establishments have to offer.

Dining is more than just eating the food that you ordered. There is an art attached to these creations and the gastronomic experiences you have from partaking in these dishes. To know more about the amazing dining feasts you can get in the most expensive restaurants in the world, continue reading.

10. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – London, England

 

Price Per Head: £185 (Roughly $237)

Best known for reliving the culinary creations and masterpieces by world-renowned Jean-Philip Blondet, the Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is no doubt considered as the most expensive restaurant in England alone. Rightfully so because it features an imaginative approach on modern French cuisine, allowing it to earn three-Michelin stars which is its claim to fame. 

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Using the freshest British produce, the London branch of this highly acclaimed establishment ensures clean-tasting dishes perfectly paired with an immersive and playful style that makes for a delightful dining experience. Indulge in its seasonal menu with seven courses filled with the rich, vibrant, earthy flavors of autumn.

9. Michel Bras Toya – Lake Toya, Japan

 

Price Per Head: 28,300 JPY (Roughly $261)

Overlooking the picturesque Lake Toya in Japan, Michel Bras Toya elevates dining by fusing the best of both worlds: Toya and Laguiole, France. With two-Michelin stars under its belt, the dining establishment commands a sizeable fee because of its traditional yet innovative take on fusion-style dishes. 

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Despite a 10,000-kilometer distance between Japan and France, chefs at this Hokkaido-based institution managed to capture French philosophy with just the right influence of Hokkaido. Go for the view and stay for the meal filled with crisp vegetables and eight-course degustation.

8. Noma – Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Price Per Head: 2500 DKK (Roughly $372)

A two-Michelin star restaurant in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark, Noma is a top restaurant to visit. The menu changes depending on the season; the restaurant matches its ingredients to the ones that are abundant in the region at the time.

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Meat lovers will certainly delight in the Game & Forest Season from October 15th to December 21st. Here, goose, moose, reindeer, and duck will be complemented by earthy and fruity flavors grown in the nearby forest. It’s autumn at its finest.

7. Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy

 

Price Per Head: €290 (Roughly $373)

Osteria Francescana is hailed as the number one best restaurant among 50 heavyweight contenders for the World’s Best Restaurant. It highlights culinary traditions perfectly combined with modern philosophies, earning three-Michelin stars under its name. 

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It features a whopping 12-course tasting menu that changes according to the season and according to kitchen research. This restaurant takes foodies on a culinary journey of textures and tastes. The addition of pairing wine with the 12-course menu will set you back an additional €190 (roughly $244).

6. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant – Conrad Rangali Island, Maldives

 

Price Per Head: $435

Ithaa takes under the sea to a whole new level with its concept restaurant. Located 16 feet below sea level, this dining establishment immerses diners into a new world of wonder filled with vibrant marine life. 

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Individuals may partake of the seven-course dinner menu or the lighter four-course lunch meal. Both highlight the freshest catch of the day, thereby complementing the serene, blue waters surrounding the glass-enclosed case.

5. Per Se – New York, USA

 

Price Per Head: $442

If fancy is the name, then Per Se is the game. Led by famed chef Thomas Keller, Per Se is a fixed-price restaurant that boasts of luxury and opulence. Overlooking the wide expanse of Central Park, the three-Michelin starred restaurant is considered the second most expensive dining establishment in the whole of New York.

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The most popular offering from the place is the chef’s tasting menu valued at $355, with claims that ingredients are only used once throughout the length of the whole course.  Supplemental additions will cost you anywhere from $30 to $175, getting you whipped honey, as well as an order with the finest shaved white truffles from Alba.

4. Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athenee – Paris, France

 

Price Per Head: €395 (Roughly $508)

Alain Ducasse does it again, only this time, at the elegant and extravagant Plaza Athenee in Paris, France. Fitted with architectural wonders such as the silver futuristic-looking globes that sit diners and grandiose chandeliers hanging above, this place screams lavishness at its finest.

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Its €395 Jardin-Marin menu takes health and wellness and turns it to a fresh dish that’s every bit as delicious. At the core of its philosophy is appreciating cuisine in its rawest, most natural state, and this belief extends right on to any table. Cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables, an array of cheeses, and the diner’s dessert of choice comprise this meal.

3. Masa – New York, USA

 

Price Per Head: $595

Undoubtedly the most expensive restaurant in New York and the whole of America itself, Masa brings a fresh, youthful, and eccentric crowd through its bizarre and interactive courses. Bringing the finest Japanese food and culture to the country, Chef Masa Takayama pares down food to its most basic, simplest form for better appreciation. 

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The intimate 26-seater restaurant is often flocked by tourists and locals alike. With Chef Masa preparing the food himself and flying in fish and Kobe beef straight from Japan, we like to think the price for freshness is well worth it.

2. Guy Savoy – Paris, France

 

Price Per Head: €478 (Roughly $616)

Giving a view of the Seine, Guy Savoy’s restaurant offers its popular Colours, Textures & Flavours set menu complete with 13 gastronomic courses. From fresh oysters, braised duck foie gras, lobsters, and much more, this feast gives diners a bit of everything.

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With numerous accolades under its name, Guy Savoy continues to impress with its wide range of offerings made with a more contemporary approach. Having a three-Michelin star establishment also adds to its high price tag, although the views, ambiance, and food more than makeup for it.

1. SubliMotion – Ibiza, Spain

 

Price Per Head: €1,500 (Roughly $1,931)

Pairing digital backdrops with meals, SubliMotion takes diners across a journey of tastes and textures all in one unforgettable night. Paco Roncero, a Michelin-recognized chef leads a sensory-filled degustation in 20 courses.

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With molecular biology at its core, Roncero masterfully fuses art, technology, and food into one. Considered as the world’s most expensive restaurant, SubliMotion pushes the boundaries of dining by combining music, choreographed service, and advanced technological tools to create a ground-breaking experience. 

Interested in eating all these delectable dishes? These price tags may just be a small price to pay for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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