Europe has some of the world’s finest dining, but the fine dining also comes with steep prices. If you plan on going to any of these restaurants expect to pay nearly $1,000 on a bottle wine in addition to paying hundreds of dollars for a single dish. Although the prices are astronomical, the meals use some of the world’s most exclusive ingredients including truffles and caviar.
Le Meurice (Paris, France)
Le Meurice is a three Michelin starred restaurant. Its decadent décor features gold lined walls, and the restaurant overlooks the Tuileries gardens. The restaurant is most famous for its use of truffles. The restaurant mainly attracts upscale diners. An appetizer of scallops and black truffle costs approximately $165.
Sketch Lecture Room & Library (London, England)
If you are planning on dining at the Sketch Lecture Room & Library in London, be prepared to spend at least $60 for a starter. Interior designer Gahban O’Keeffe created this two Michelin starred restaurant, and French Master Chef Pierre Gagnaire created the menus. The restaurant’s extensive wine list has earned many accolades including ‘Best Award for Excellence’ by the Wine Spectator and AA Guide’s ‘Best UK Wine List.’ The restaurant is known for it’s a la Carte menu. Its seven course-tasting menu costs nearly $160.
Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Noma is a two Michelin starred restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark. Its Chef Rene Redzepi is known for only using ingredients found in the Nordic regions. He has also been known to incorporate ingredients most people would not think was edible. Restaurant magazine named Noma as the world’s best restaurant three years in a row. Reservations are in high demand and are very difficult to get. Noma mainly attracts diners who like innovative and unique dishes.
Solo Per Due (Vacone, Umbria, Italy)
Solo Per Due in Vacone, Umbria, Italy is a very unique restaurant. Located in a 19th century Italian villa in the Italian countryside, the restaurant is the ideal atmosphere for a romantic dinner for two. Solo Per Due only has one table, one menu, and one price. The meal costs $345 per person and excludes the wine. The price might be high, but it is worth it to have a night to remember is one of the most private and romantic restaurants in the world. “Solo Per Due” means “just for two” in Italian, and the “smallest restaurant in the world” certainly ensures that its guests get the privacy and personal attention they paid for. When you are ready for your meal, the lights go down, and you can summon the waiter with the ring of a silver bell throughout your meal. The restaurant also offers special services such as personalized fireworks displays and special flower arrangements.
La Marmite (St. Moritz, Switzerland)
Located at the top of Corviglia Mountain, La Marmite is a very unique restaurant in St. Moritz, Switzerland. At an altitude of 2,468 meters, La Marmite mainly attracts skiers in the Alps. The restaurant is known for its fish and meet as well as its truffle and caviar dishes.