Hungry for something new? Eat and drink your way around the globe with this selection of international restaurants.
Running for over 37 years, this restaurant is already a classic in Barcelona. Roig Robí has inherited the flavours of traditional Catalan cuisine but revised and updated them to adjust to current tastes. The restaurant serves seasonal products, which include fresh fish and seafood, veal from the Pyrenees, lamb from the Esgueva valley and Iberian pork from Huelva. Truffles, mushrooms and asparagus are bought directly from the collector or producer. The restaurant’s indoor garden terrace is undoubtedly an oasis in the centre of Barcelona, just minutes from the city’s La Pedrera building.
Dae Mon has been a culinary hotspot in the middle of the city since 2016. Owner Stefan Reinhardt embraces an “open-minded cuisine” philosophy, which chef Raphael Schünemann puts into practice in the avant-garde restaurant with an open kitchen.
Cosmopolitan and open-minded: true to this culinary concept, the young team offers a bold combination in the menu’s dishes, with influences from Europe, Japan and Korea. Never dogmatic, always curious and above all, fresh and tasty.
Michelin-starred Einsunternull is one of Berlin’s top restaurants. The cosmopolitan venue in Germany’s capital city has a variety of multicultural influences, both in its kitchen philosophy and overall concept. Together, chef de cuisine Silvio Pfeufer and sommelier Ivo Ebert have set out to answer the eternally unresolved question “What is Berlin?” on a culinary level. The gourmet seven-course menu can be enjoyed alongside an outstanding wine selection or with a homemade, refined non-alcoholic beverage accompaniment.
Contemporary Chinese restaurant Tattu occupies a charming space within the historic building, The Grand. The 150-cover, split-level venue explores the Chinese philosophy of Yin Yang. The ground floor bar and semi-private dining area, inspired by Yang, overlook the lower ground floor Yin dining space and cherry blossom canopy. The Chinese-inspired cuisine combines traditional ingredients with new ideas and techniques. The result is a distinctive menu featuring delicate dim sum and delicious sharing plates.
Restaurant La Quincaillerie
It is located in a former ironmonger’s shop in the Rue du Page in Brussels, designed by a student of Victor Horta. The Horta museum is just around the corner.
There’s also the Place du Châtelain, a variety of nice restaurants, boutiques and speciality shops in the neighbourhood. In 1988, La Quincaillerie opened its doors. Many characteristic elements of the former shop were preserved. It gives that special character to the brasserie. The restaurant is located a stone’s throw from Avenue Louise and is the ideal base for those wishing to enjoy authentic Belgian cuisine.
Billionaire Mansion in Dubai is a swanky one-stop destination that redefines your nightlife experience. From sunset till dawn, this venue offers fine dining, exceptional service and high-quality entertainment. The main element that stands out is the seamless flow between the restaurant and clubbing experience.
Indulge in a sophisticated dining experience with authentic Italian cuisine paired with contemporary Japanese dishes by the award-winning restaurant Sumosan. Billionaire Mansion takes pride in hosting high-end niche events featuring international DJs and A-list performers. Expect glamorous dinner shows featuring special performers flown in from across the globe. From aerial artists to fire performers, the shows will leave you mesmerised. Billionaire Mansion also has custom-made champagne shows that will keep you entertained and always wanting more.
Cannonball Restaurant & Bar
The best Scottish food is served against an iconic backdrop, with stunning views of the Edinburgh skyline and neighbouring Edinburgh Castle. The restaurant’s menu showcases Scotland’s artisan suppliers, featuring oysters, seasonal Scottish game and Scotch beef from Inverurie. Haggis cannonballs and fish and chips are not to be missed. The Cannonball Bar serves over 120 Scotch whiskies and is a firm favourite for locals and visitors from further afield. Traditional afternoon tea is also served daily.
Dakota Grill Glasgow
A refined, brasserie-style restaurant in Glasgow city centre. Expect unique and contemporary twists on traditional dishes from Dakota’s team of talented chefs, who use seasonally inspired produce to create an irresistible balance of flavours and pristine presentation. Dakota’s impeccable service and stylish interior sets the tone for an unforgettable dining experience. Reserve a private dining room for exclusivity and dedicated service for up to 12 guests, or relax in Dakota Bar for informal pre- or post-dinner drinks. It’s about doing the simple things brilliantly.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Awarded three Michelin stars for the eighth consecutive year by the Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau since 2012. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon opened its doors in Hong Kong in 2006, based on a new concept which Joël Robuchon created in Tokyo in 2003. The decor of the L’Atelier restaurant series is contemporary chic, featuring lush red velvet seating complemented by dark wood furniture.
The restaurant is divided into two areas – L’Atelier and Le Jardin. L’Atelier is designed with a circular bar enveloping an open kitchen, allowing customers to witness all aspects of cooking, from food preparation to the plating of dishes. The menu offers a variety of great French classics in innovative tapas-style portions. The contemporary French cuisine is accomplished to the highest level, using the best available ingredients with professional service to match.
For a more intimate setting, Le Jardin has an elegant interior design and looks out onto a quaint rooftop garden. It offers a contemporary fine-dining experience and a menu of gourmet French cuisine.
- Shop 401, 4/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong; tel; +852 2166 9000
Dakota Grill Leeds
Set in the heart of the city and the business district, Dakota Grill Leeds presents a refined, brasserie-style atmosphere and a changing menu of the finest dishes created by executive head chef, Craig Rogan, formerly of L’Enclume in Cartmel and Fera at Claridge’s, London. Take a seat in a booth, or choose a relaxed corner. For a more exclusive dining experience, Dakota’s private dining rooms provide the perfect secluded setting. An enviable wine list, impeccable service and stylish interiors set the tone for an unforgettable evening.
Populi – Caffé & Restaurant
Populi is a riverside café and restaurant in Terreiro do Paço, with a Mediterranean cuisine where fish and seafood play an important role. The restaurant offers a genuine gastronomic experience, with dishes that trigger great emotions. With chefs Giorgio Damasio and Ricardo Estevas at the helm, guests are served a range of Portuguese specialities including seafood cataplanas, octopus, cod and giant tiger shrimps. The restaurant’s cuisine perfectly complements its trendy and cosy interiors.
BaoziInn London Bridge
Set in the heart of London Bridge, BaoziInn redefines the Cantonese dining experience. Be dazzled by creative twists on traditional dishes and flawless presentation. Using the finest ingredients, the menu offers exquisite roast meats paired with delicate pancakes and honeydew melon. Other delicacies include tender lamp chops with crispy cumin seeds, and sweet and sour pork with fresh fruit. Aside from dining, cocktails can be enjoyed from the upstairs bar, and the space is an excellent choice for any occasion.
Burger & Lobster
focuses its energy on making two products the absolute best they can be without any other distractions. The restaurant is obsessed with refining techniques, specialising in the simplicity of the mono-product offering in fascinating locations around the world. It crafts prime burgers and only serves wild, fresh Atlantic lobsters. Working tirelessly with the families that catch its lobsters and farm its cattle, Burger & Lobster makes sure it gets the best quality and cared-for ingredients.
Charco Charco is a Japanese Yakiniku (BBQ) and sushi bar, located between Russell Square and Holborn. The decor is modern and sleek with cherry blossom trees climbing the ceilings, which are adorned with classic lanterns. Wooden tables each have their own personalised grill, with curved-back wooden chairs and leather booths. As the name suggests, Charco Charco provides an authentic yakiniku dining experience where guests share premium cooked meats over a charcoal grill while sipping on sake and frosty cold beers.
From breakfast croissants to cocktails at night, Isabel is a restaurant and bar in Mayfair that radiates glamour and life. An imaginative menu derives from the traditions of various South American-meets-Mediterranean cuisines. A friendly, fun and lively Latin vibe makes Isabel a truly memorable place to see and be seen. The discreet basement bar, the Dragon Room, opens on certain evenings. Unexpected, eclectic, vibrant and beautiful, it’s all about discovery. A somewhat mythic place, unknown to the masses, that is gradually becoming more popular thanks to its late licence, intimate space, attractive decor and excellent service.
Kaspar’s at The Savoy
Provenance takes prominence within Kaspar’s at The Savoy with menus that showcase contemporary seasonal dishes from land and sea that capture the vibrancy of the natural landscape. The restaurant’s dining experience evolves throughout the day, with informal lunches moving into elegant dinners, and a sense of theatre running through the service style that perfectly emulates the vibrant art deco-inspired setting. Champagne and seafood are served at a striking centrepiece bar with chefs stepping out of the kitchen for an interactive dining experience.
- Strand, London WC2E 0EU; +44 (0)20 7420 2111
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Tucked away on a cobbled side street in the heart of Mayfair, Les Platanes captures the warm and jovial spirit of southern France. The finest ingredients are sourced to create a menu emphasising sharing. Highlights include escargot, roasted chicken from Gascony with foie gras and a decadent classic Paris-Brest to finish. With an extensive French wine list, a weekly changing set menu and private event spaces for up to 40 guests, Les Platanes is the perfect place for all occasions.
Paladar is an award-winning restaurant, wine bar and bodega, serving food and drink bursting with fresh flavours from across Latin America. Chef Jose Rubio-Guevara’s creative dishes take inspiration from Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba and beyond.
Located at St George’s Circus, Paladar is just one mile from both the City of London and the Houses of Parliament. Lunch and dinner are served Monday-Saturday and the charming walled courtyard garden is a hidden gem for ‘al fresco’ dining during the summer.
- 4-5 London Road, London SE1 6JZ; +44 (0)20 7186 5555
StreetXO was opened in Mayfair in October 2016. It is a 700 sqm space with 108 seats and has a modern and funky touch, yet remains warm at the same time. It’s the perfect place to enjoy some time with friends, share and experience new and exciting dishes! The essence is its food. Recipes have been devised by its chef patron, Dabiz Muñoz, a three-Michelin star chef closely related to the avant-garde cuisine, taking inspiration from his trips around the globe.
- 15 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair, London W1S 2JR; +44 (0)20 3096 7555
The Montagu Kitchen
The Montagu Kitchen is a modern, British all-day dining destination inspired by the charming gardens of Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill’s former private home in Kent. Celebrating the best of British produce from garden to city, The Montagu Kitchen serves seasonal fare for lunch and dinner in sophisticated surrounds, including traditional afternoon tea and bottomless Sunday brunch. Located at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, the restaurant overlooks the private gardens of Portman Square in the heart of Marylebone in London’s West End.
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 succulent Wagyu beef and black cod, the highest-quality sushi and sashimi, and an inventive selection of tempura and maki with perfectly balanced flavours. Explore the flavours of Nikkei, an imaginative fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. Sample dishes like butterfish tiraditos, and sweet shrimp and sea urchin ceviche. Or select from a range of seven-dish bento boxes, perfect for a workday lunch or pre-theatre dinner.
Bollywood legend, star of stage and screen and the most recorded voice in history. Asha Bhosle’s life has been characterised by two passions – music and food.
Inspired by recipes discovered and cherished during her colourful career, the restaurant’s signature dishes span Indian culinary traditions: from family favourites to the cuisine of royalty. A fusion of the classic and contemporary, the selection combines evocative traditional flavours with bold new creations – from the Royal Emperor’s Platter to the fragrant salmon tikka and vibrant flavours of the paneer ka soola and legendary lamb chop biryani.
Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine
Imperial Treasure is a leading fine Chinese restaurant group with five Michelin stars. The group operates more than 25 restaurants in Singapore, China, Hong Kong and South Korea, before recently expanding into Europe. Imperial Treasure is now in both London (at Waterloo Place, St James’s) and Paris (at La Clef Champs-Elysées). Diners can experience exquisite Chinese cuisine, including classic dim sum delights and the signature Peking duck. Other popular dishes include steamed egg white with caviar, pork dumplings xiao long bao and sautéed beef with crispy garlic.
- 44 rue de Bassano, 75008 Paris; tel: +33 1 58 56 29 13
Right in the heart of Prague, in a former 13th-century monastery, you will find Augustine Restaurant, which represents a harmonic combination of 700 years of history and modern design. Savour indigenous European flavours created with local and seasonal ingredients by executive chef Martin Boháček, who believes that working with products from local suppliers, especially organic farms, will ensure high-quality meals and a rare epicurean experience. The restaurant’s menu is accompanied by a great selection of exclusive wines.