Impress the foodie in your life and book into one of these hotels with Michelin-star restaurants for the ultimate food-fuelled getaway.
From The Connaught’s three-starred favourite to Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ restaurant led by Raymond Blanc, these are the hotels to book for a 2023 treat. Looking for more ultimate dining experiences? Check out London’s most affordable restaurants with a Michelin star.
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Three Michelin stars? It doesn’t get much better than that. Mayfair’s The Connaught, home to immaculate suites, a tranquil spa, and exceptional dining options, is a must-visit for any big celebration or anniversary.
There are plenty of great foodie options here, from the Connaught Patisserie filled with their signature hound cakes to the Red Room, perfect for intimate cocktails. But it’s Hélène Darroze at The Connaught that really steals the show.
Pierre Yovanvitch’s interiors pair brilliantly with Darroze’s elegant dishes – think blush shades, curved lines and deep velvet and leather seating to reflect the restaurant’s warm, approachable ethos. The three Michelin-star restaurant’s menu changes with the seasons, and they offer a great chef’s table experience too.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
For one of the best chef table experiences in London, you’ll want to book Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.
The two Michelin-starred restaurant showcases dishes through a series of edible story-led menus. The chef’s table experience accommodates four to six guests, with a bespoke menu and your own dedicated sommelier on hand to serve expert wine pairings to suit every dish and occasion.
Hidden away inside the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, the Knightsbridge hotel that’s renowned for its signature award-winning spa and mesmerising afternoon tea experience. It’s one of London’s most sought-after hotels and nigh impossible to get a room.
Marcus at The Berkeley
For the dreamiest penthouse retreat in central London, The Berkeley is the crown jewel of staycations. We love their Knightsbridge Pavilion Penthouse, designed by interior architect Andre Fu. It’s home to soaring views across Hyde Park and beyond, not to mention next-level interiors – it’s bigger than most London apartments, let’s be honest.
Take the evening up a notch with dinner at Marcus, their Michelin-star restaurant from TV chef and culinary whizz, Marcus Wareing. Working with his head chef Craig Johnson and senior sous chef Jack Hazell, the restaurant serves up modern British dishes, and offers a five- and seven-course tasting menu where you can sample the best seasonal ingredients.
Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RL
Angler at South Place Hotel
Part of the D&D London hospitality group, South Place Hotel provides a stylish stay in Finsbury, complete with cosy contemporary rooms and a secret floral garden.
For a true Michelin star experience, book into their seafood restaurant, Angler. Led by executive chef Gary Foulkes, the restaurant prides itself on sourcing the finest seasonal and local produce.
Choose from the likes of sea bass tartare with oyster cream, green apple and shiso; native lobster ravioli filled with Orkney scallop, summer orange and basil; wild turbot with courgette, green almond pesto and surf clams; and roast Newlyn cod with Scottish girolles, line caught squid and Alsace bacon. Or, opt for their tasting menu filled with the chef’s star dishes.
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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
Renowned for its five-star service, spa treatments, and summer rooftop terrace, The Dorchester is a London institute. Their restaurants pride themselves on serving up some of London’s best menus, including Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester.
Ducasse is one of two chefs to have earned 21 Michelin stars throughout his career, and the powerhouse restaurant nuzzled inside the grand hotel is a three-Michelin-starred success story.
The restaurant specialises in contemporary French cuisine, boasting an impeccable tasting menu, as well as a la carte options too. Ingredients are seasonal and expect every bite to be just as beautiful as it is presented on the plate in front of you. Ducasse’s culinary approach has been perfectly integrated into the menu by Executive Chef Jean-Philippe Blondet and the culinary team.
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The Quilon at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences
Hidden inside Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences is Quilon, the Michelin-star restaurant specialising in South-West coastal Indian cuisine.
Seafood plays an integral part of the restaurant’s menus, boasting brilliant dishes such as lobster broth flavoured with coriander and a hint of coconut cream; byadgi chilli prawn; seafood moilee, featuring cubes of halibut, prawns and potato gently poached in a moilee sauce; and baked black cod that’s been subtly spiced for a lighter main option.
51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E 6AF
Hywel Jones Restaurant at Lucknam Park
For those searching for a scenic five-star experience, Lucknam Park looks as if it’s plucked straight out of Downton Abbey. Every ounce of the luxury estate has been primed and prepared, from the indoor pool that looks out over the gardens and is slotted against a roaring fireplace to the fine dining option.
For Michelin delights, book in for the Hywel Jones Restaurant in the main house. Following suit with the rest of the house’s design, it’s very rich and traditional – think tasselled curtains, white linen tablecloths, and gold-framed oil paintings.
Led by executive chef Hywel Jones who has held a Michelin star at the restaurant since 2006, expect a menu bursting with flavour. Seasonal tasting menus are on offer, featuring the likes of poached creedy, carver chicken sweetbreads glazed in pancetta, salify, Wiltshire truffle and violet artichoke; braised Cornish turbot with cucumber chutney, clams and monks beard; and Wiltshire lamb with new season asparagus, cep mushroom and wild garlic. There’s even a dedicated vegetarian-tasting menu option too.
Michael Caines at Lympstone Manor
Brought to life by Michael Caines MBE, Lympstone Manor is a Grade II listed Georgian manor house set in Exmouth, Devon. The hotel is home to 21 individually designed bedrooms and suites, with a dreamy pool house and vineyard on site.
Their on-site restaurant served up Michelin-quality food, centred around Caines’ timeless and eclectic European cuisine. Opt for their a la carte menu and delight on crab ravioli with grapefruit, lemongrass, and ginger; butter-poached Brixham turbot with braised leeks, poached scallops, truffle and chive butter sauce; and pistachio soufflé with pistachio ice cream.
Courtlands Lane, Exmouth, EX8 3NZ
Raymond Blanc at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
Looking as if it’s been plucked out of Oxfordshire’s Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is the brainchild of celebrated chef Raymond Blanc OBE. The hotel itself looks fit for a fairytale, surrounded by lawns, flowers and orchards, as well as a vegetable and herb garden that both kitchen and cookery school use to create sublime dishes using organic produce.
The acclaimed manor house is filled with cosy bedrooms, filled with warming comforters, tassel curtains and original wooden beams.
Onsite you’ll find the restaurant where Blanc’s vision comes to life. The restaurant earned two Michelin stars upon opening 38 years ago and still to this day retains them. The restaurant itself is filled with natural decoration, with warm wood and muted tones, serving up seven-course dinner options, as well as veggie and vegan menus.
The hotel also boasts the Raymond Blanc Cookery School, offering courses for all experience levels, from half-day introductory courses to residential programmes.
Church Road, Great Milton, Oxford, OX44 7PD
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Latymer at Pennyhill Park
For a postcard-perfect view over 120 acres of parkland, a stay at Pennyhill Park is ideal. Perfect for any occasion but especially special at Christmas, the hotel is home to one of the best countryside spas, complete with eight indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs and a salt scrub ice cave.
Latymer at Pennyhill Park is home to Michelin-star dining, focusing on locally sourced ingredients inspired by the seasons. Awarded its first Michelin star in 2021, you can experience the best of the restaurant through its discovery-tasting menu at dinner. The rich wooden panelling, plush fabrics and beamed ceiling help add to the theatrics of this countryside restaurant.
London Road, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5EU
The Hand & Flowers
More a restaurant with rooms but too good not to include, Tom Kerridge’s The Hand & Flowers is heralded with two Michelin stars. Set in the Georgian town of Marlow, the restaurant-turned-inn offers award-winning food and service.
The restaurant focuses on seasonal, top-quality ingredients offering a selection of refined pub classics, while the Flower and Sunset Cottages are located across the town of Marlow.
Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles Hotel
This one is a pretty big deal: Gleneagles Hotel is home to the only two Michelin-star restaurant in Scotland. Andrew Fairlie’s restaurant showcases the best of Scottish cuisine and produce, from caramelised veal sweetbread with black garlic, red wine and bone marrow to roast crown of squab, pâté en croûte, blood orange and sauce poivrade.
Located on a country estate, the hotel is just as breathtaking as the food, home to 205 bedrooms and 28 luxury suites for the perfect night’s sleep, all with their distinct cosy country house chic interiors.
Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, PH3 1NF
Northcote Restaurant at Northcote
Part of the Stafford Collection, Northcote is located in the heart of Lancashire, between the Ribble Valley hills and the Forest of Bowland. Offering that true English countryside charm, the hotel is best known as being the foodie home of Lisa Goodwin-Allen, one of the UK’s top chefs regularly spotted on BBC’s Great British Menu, Saturday Kitchen and James Martin’s Saturday Morning.
The Michelin-star restaurant hyper focuses on seasonal produce, offering a lunch and dinner option. The dinner menu, set at £115 per person with additional wine pairing options, features the likes of native lobster with mango, honey yoghurt, lime pickle and red curry; Scottish venison with whisky maple celeriac and green apple; and ‘Tiramisu’ with calamansi and coffee.
Northcote Road, Langho, Lancashire, BB6 8BE
The Dining Room at Gravetye Manor
Located in the Sussex countryside, Gravetye Manor offers a cosy English cottage-style stay. The hotel’s vegetable and herb garden envelopes the building, with the Dining Room using the fresh produce in every meal.
The Michelin-star restaurant was newly designed in 2018, with executive chef George Blogg leading the way on the menu. Expect sensational views out over the vegetable garden, as well as three- and four-course menu options to delight in.
Vowels Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 4LJ