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28 Sep 2018 by BusinessTraveller

Hungry for something new? Eat and drink your way around the globe with this selection of international restaurants.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Auberge Jean & Marie

Auberge Jean & Marie

Auberge Jean & Marie is a restaurant, bar and terrace where you can experience classic French cuisine, inspired by the great Gallic chefs, alongside excellent service. It’s a perfect setting for your business lunch, meeting or dinner, with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Diners can choose from delicious à la carte and set menus at reasonable prices, plus there is an extensive European wine list of 200 bottles.

  • Albert Cuypstraat 58-60 (near Metrostation De Pijp), 1072 CV Amsterdam; +31 20 8452005; aubergeamsterdam.nl

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

La Villa in the Sky

La Villa In The Sky

La Villa in the Sky is a two-star restaurant that rises to over 100 metres in height. In an ultra-contemporary black-and-white glass structure, the panorama of the city will take your breath away; at lunchtime, the city and the green trees of woodland and in the evening, the Brussels sky, complete with stars.

In the kitchen, the chef Alexandre Dionisio proposes refined, gourmet and creative cooking based on high-quality products and his exceptional spontaneous inspiration.

DUBLIN, IRELAND

Bruschetta at Dunne & Crescenzi

Dunne & Crescenzi

Dunne & Crescenzi is an award-winning Italian restaurant that serves up the best of Italy in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. Eileen Dunne and Stefano Crescenzi are passionate about bringing the best of Italy to Ireland, pairing Italian artisan ingredients with local produce in support of Irish farmers. They also offer a carefully curated wine list with more than 200 labels from all over Italy.

Their passion for Italian food, wine and culture is apparent in every aspect of the restaurant, from the extensive wine list, lively ambience, and warm, typically Italian greeting from staff as you arrive. The restaurant achieves effortlessly laid-back dining, while also maintaining impeccable attention to detail.

Boasting a number of restaurants throughout Dublin, including L’Officina, which also has a branch in Kildare Retail Village, the beating heart of the group remains the iconic and much-loved Dunne & Crescenzi in South Frederick Street. Pay a visit to experience for yourself the welcoming atmosphere and taste the food that, according to food writer Tom Doorley, “changed the way the Irish eat”.

  • 14–16 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2; +353 1677 3815
  • 11 Seafort Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4; +353 1 667 3252
  • Blackrock Shopping Centre, Frascati Road, Co Dublin; +353 1 525 2012
  • L’OFFICINA Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16; +353 1 216 6764
  • Kildare Village Outlet, Co Kildare; +353 045 535850
  • dunneandcrescenzi.com

DUBAI, UAE

Zuma

Zuma

Renowned for its contemporary Japanese cuisine and chic ambience, Zuma was co-founded by Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney in 2002 when they opened the first Zuma in London’s Knightsbridge. The Dubai venture launched in September 2008, and this October is celebrating its tenth year anniversary.

With its attention to detail and superior dining experience, this award-winning restaurant and bar is the leader in the industry, offering an unbeatable combination of setting, cuisine and ambience.

Boasting decadent signature dishes; an unmatched music playlist led by DJ Adrien Callier; and the expertise of Jimmy Barrat, the global bar development director for Zuma and the forward-thinking innovator behind the award-winning bars, Zuma has a timeless atmosphere that inspires.

GLASGOW, UK

Caffe Parma

Caffe Parma

Caffe Parma opened in 2015 and is a landmark in Glasgow’s vibrant West End community. The terrace is the perfect spot for a relaxing drink in the sun while watching a match at the Western Lawn Tennis Club next door.

Caffe Parma’s famous cicchetti (Venetian-style tapas) can be enjoyed as a sharing starter or as a light bite at the bar with a beer or glass of prosecco.

Caffe Parma is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner – and offers a warm welcome to Glasgow.

LONDON, UK

Bocconcino

Bocconcino

Bocconcino is a Mayfair destination restaurant serving both classic and modern Italian cuisine in a chic, beautiful space. The restaurant follows the best culinary principles of Italy: excellent ingredients, honest cooking, first-class service and wonderful wine.

The menu offers simple yet elegant dishes, with an excellent range of antipasti and fresh pastas. Main courses include an array of exquisite seafood and meat cooked over an open fire, while perfectly cooked wood-fired pizzas are made on site daily by the team of pizzaiolos.

Ella Canta

Ella Canta delivers the beauty, vibrancy and spirit of modern Mexico. Acclaimed chef Martha Ortiz has developed a menu that features several dishes that have made her one of Latin America’s most celebrated chefs, while incorporating fine produce from across the British Isles. Ella Canta’s bar is a destination in its own right, offering a carefully sourced collection of rare mezcals and tequilas alongside signature cocktails entitled “Mexico’s Gifts to the World”.

  • One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, W1J 7QY; +44 (0)20 7318 8715
  • ellacanta.com
Pied a Terre

Pied à Terre

London’s  longest-standing independent Michelin-starred restaurant, it is no coincidence that Pied à Terre has held a star for 25 years.

Chef Asimakis Chaniotis’ passion and experimental approach really pushes the boundaries of the traditional French cuisine. Menus are varied in price and cover all dining preferences, including vegetarian and vegan. The hide-away bar is the perfect area to enjoy an aperitif. And the restaurant offers a beautiful Private Dining Room complete with butler-style service.

Experience outstanding food, award-winning service and one of London’s top-ten wine cellars.

UNI

UNI

Taking its name from the Japanese word for the sea urchin, UNI brings the vibrant colours, flavours and textures of Peruvian and Japanese fusion cuisine to London’s Belgravia.

The menu offers a selection of grilled meats and fish; succulent Wagyu beef and black cod, the highest-quality sushi and sashimi, and an inventive selection of tempura and maki with perfectly balanced flavours and an accent on colour. The Peruvian influence is prevalent with touches such as an anticucho sauce with the black cod, as well as ceviche.

Explore the flavours of Nikkei, an imaginative fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. Sample dishes like butterfish tiraditos, sweet shrimp and sea urchin ceviche and Wagyu beef tataki.

Or select from a range of seven-dish bento boxes, perfect for a work-day lunch or pre-theatre dinner.

MANCHESTER, UK

Grafene

Grafene

Grafene offers modern British fine dining in the heart of Manchester. As well as being a luxurious urban space for dining, there’s a stylish cocktail bar and an outdoor terrace that’s open all year round. Diners are offered plenty of choice, with an innovative and exciting cooking style running through the à la carte dishes, sharing plates, and the tasting menu, all of which celebrate contemporary British food.

Our staff present fine dining without pomposity, and the chefs produce inspired food that reflects serious culinary ambition.

The restaurant offers the very best in everyday social eating, plus a choice of private dining rooms for up to 16 guests. For larger groups looking for corporate fine dining, Grafene’s main dining room is a stylish option, with flexible seating for up to 100 people.

Grafene is named after graphene, the two-dimensional form of carbon that was studied and described at Manchester University (resulting in a Nobel Prize in 2010); a material which, like Grafene, is innovative and strongly associated with Manchester.

Masons Restaurant Bar

Masons Restaurant Bar

Masons is located on the ground floor of Manchester Hall, the former Freemasons Hall, which underwent a multimillion pound redevelopment in November 2017. The restaurant and bar boasts a multitude of different dining settings under one roof, catering for a plethora of requirements – from breakfast planning meetings, business lunches or enjoying a romantic evening meal. Local produce is given a worldly twist, and chefs cook some of the finest ingredients from across the British Isles, with a focus firmly on provenance and terroir. A taste of the exotic, that is both familiar and original in execution…

Teppanyaki Chinatown

Teppanyaki Chinatown

Not your typical teppanyaki restaurant, Teppanyaki Chinatown focuses on serving outstanding and authentic Japanese cuisine.

Guests are seated at a large table surrounding an iron-plate cooking surface, where the chef prepares meals using fresh ingredients such as meat, seafood and vegetables in front of diners.

The extensive menu offers a vast range of options to suit even the most discerning of tastes. From main teppanyaki dishes to cold appetisers such as sushi, diners are spoilt for choice.

The restaurant serves a wide selection of fine wines and Asahi and Kirin beer to accompany meals. Or, for the more adventurous, try some sake for the complete authentic Japanese dining experience.

Vermilion

Vermilion

Its luxurious design, exclusivity and enchanting Eastern atmosphere have made Vermilion one of Manchester’s iconic venues. Designed by Miguel Cancio Martins (Buddha Bar, Paris), Vermilion serves an eclectic mix of Asian fusion cuisine, created by chefs from five-star hotels from India and Thailand.

Vermilion is owned by the International Seafood company Seamark, so is also home to some of Manchester’s best seafood dishes. There are also banqueting, wedding and events spaces, with the largest capacity hall seating 800 guests. In this opulent venue one is immediately submerged into an exotic odyssey, complete with Asian art, antiques and striking architecture.

Vermilion is a unique dining and entertainment experience.

  • Hulme Hall Lane, Lord North Street, Sport City, M40 8AD; +44 (0)161 202 0055
  • vermilion.uk.com
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