As travelers, we all love to indulge in delicious food — and what better way to do so than to have it right at your doorstep? Michelin-starred restaurants within hotels offer some of the world’s most exceptional fine-dining experiences, and we’ve rounded up a few of the best. From the stunning Villa Feltrinelli on the banks of Lake Garda in Italy to the iconic Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, these restaurants provide the perfect Michelin-approved blend of extraordinary cuisine, elegant ambiance, and attentive service. Whether you’re searching for innovative French cuisine or authentic Cantonese specialties, these restaurants have it all.
With Michelin stars being the most prestigious culinary accolade in the world, dining at one of these acclaimed restaurants is sure to be an unforgettable experience. At each and every one of them, you’ll find elegant and sophisticated décor — and often stunning views of the surrounding landscapes — which all merge together to create an intimate and luxurious atmosphere that complements the sophistication of the cuisine. So, if you’re a foodie looking to indulge in some of the best cuisine in the world, consider making a reservation at one of these acclaimed restaurants for a truly unforgettable dining experience.
Shanghai’s iconic Peninsula hotel is a true masterpiece of Art Deco architecture, set along the city’s legendary Bund. Diners can enjoy two different Michelin-starred restaurant experiences: Yi Long Court, a traditional Cantonese restaurant with stunning views of the Huangpu River and the Shanghai skyline, is known for signature dishes like steamed grouper roll with enoki mushrooms and shrimp mousse, while Sir Elly’s, named after the hotel’s founder, serves European fare with a Far East twist. You’ll find a foie gras torchon accented with oolong tea, for instance.
With three Michelin-starred restaurants, including three Michelin-starred Le Cinq, one Michelin-starred Le George, and one Michelin-stared L’Orangerie, Paris’s Four Seasons Hotel George V hotel offers a gourmet dining experience like no other — to say nothing of the hotel’s 244 lavishly appointed rooms and suites. At Le Cinq, the hotel’s showpiece, chef Christian Le Squer serves a classic French tasting menu for 580 euros, including dishes like black truffle from Vaucluse and Royal Ossetra caviar.
With stunning views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline, the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, offers guests an unforgettable experience from the first bite. While the Ritz has plenty of amenities — including an indoor infinity pool and rooftop lounge — it’s also home to two Michelin-starred restaurants. The first, two Michelin-starred Tin Lung Heen, serves authentic Cantonese cuisine with an unparalleled view of Hong Kong from its 102nd-floor perch. (It’s famous for dishes like honey-glazed Iberian pork char siu and double-boiled chicken soup with fish maw in coconut.) Sicilian chef Angelo Aglianó leads the second, Tosca di Angelo, which is well known for dishes like rum babà and house-made pasta like buffalo cheese ravioli with artichoke and Sardinian pecorino.
Fairmont’s sprawling Grand Del Mar is a Mediterranean-style retreat amid one of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. With activities like golf, tennis, horseback riding, and hiking, it’s easy to stay busy at this elegant hotel, but you won’t want to miss a meal, as the on-site restaurant, Addison, was just awarded three Michelin stars in December 2022, becoming the first Southern California restaurant ever to receive three stars. Addison serves contemporary French cuisine with a California twist, like Kumamoto oysters topped with pickled green strawberries and chawanmushi topped with local shellfish. Predictably, the wine list is loaded with a bit of everything but is particularly strong in California offerings.
The Connaught, located in the heart of Mayfair in London, is an icon of timeless luxury. Initially built in 1815, the hotel has been carefully restored and renovated over the years to maintain its historic charm, but it is home to one of the world’s best hotels bars and some of London’s best dining, including three Michelin-starred Hélène Darroze at The Connaught. With Darroze at the helm, the restaurant offers a refined, contemporary take on French cuisine, showcasing the finest seasonal ingredients, many of which are sourced from English purveyors. Signature dishes include a baba dessert accompanied by Armagnacs aged by the chef’s brother.
The Four Seasons is one of Florence’s most elegant hotels, set in a beautifully restored Renaissance palazzo and featuring stunning gardens, a full-service spa, and lavish guest rooms and suites that blend classic and modern design elements. But the Michelin-starred restaurant, Il Palagio, truly gives this hotel its sense of place. Chef Paolo Lavezzini prepares a fine-dining experience that showcases the best of Tuscan cuisine while relying on knowledge that Lavezzini gained from his native Emilia-Romagna and time spent cooking in Brazil.
Situated on the banks of the Kamogawa River and featuring a blend of traditional Japanese design elements and modern luxury amenities, the minimalist Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, is home to Michelin-starred Tempura Mizuki. The restaurant offers a refined and elegant take on tempura, the beloved Japanese dish of lightly battered and deep-fried seafood, meat, and vegetables, but the highlight here is the ebi (shrimp) specifically, which diners can try wrapped in delicate shiso leaf.
This intimate Italian hotel is set on the banks of Lake Garda in the picturesque village of Gargnano, Italy. Initially built in 1892 as a private residence, Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli features just 20 guest rooms and suites, each individually decorated with antique furnishings, marble bathrooms, and stunning lake views. Its eponymous restaurant has two Michelin stars and serves a “blind” tasting menu led by chef Stefano Baiocco. While local meat and fish dishes are well executed, diners can expect stunning vegetarian plates as well, all adorned with edible herbs and flowers grown in the hotel’s kitchen garden. Don’t miss a pre-dinner aperitif on the lakeside terrace.
Another small hotel that packs a big culinary punch, De Librije is in Zwolle, Netherlands, about 90 minutes outside Amsterdam. Set in a circa-1739 building once a former prison, De Librije is an intimate hotel that feels more like you’re staying in someone’s home. Chef Jonnie Boer and his wife, Thérèse, run the show at the namesake restaurant, serving a contemporary take on traditional Dutch dishes, using all local and seasonally-appropriate ingredients like brown shrimp, black pudding, and gingerbread. De Librije received its third Michelin star in 2004.