Everybody should enjoy the experience of eating at a Michelin starred restaurant at least once in their life. On the one hand, Michelin starred restaurants are associated with, first and foremost, quality and then, of course, luxury, they are also associated with, sometimes extremely, high prices.
For those who want to try the experience, but would prefer going on vacation for a few days rather than spending so much for a dinner, Chef’s Pencil put together a list of the most affordable Michelin starred restaurants in Europe. At the same time, for those who want and have the means to indulge, they also identified the most expensive ones.
Somewhat ironically, France is home to the greatest number of both the most affordable and most expensive Michelin starred restaurants in Europe. It might have something to do with the fact that it holds the record for the country with the most Michelin starred restaurants in the world, regardless of the price.
Despite the fact that 14 of the 25 most expensive Michelin restaurants on the continent are located in France, it is Spain that takes the lead with Ibiza’s Sublimotion. With a staggering difference of almost €1,000 per person compared to the second place, the Sublimotion does not even have any Michelin stars itself. However, Chef’s Pencil included it on the list because the Head Chef does hold two. All the other restaurants on the list have either two or three stars.
Since Denmark is known for being the most expensive country to dine at a Michelin starred restaurant, it is unsurprising it made the list, with 4 out of the 25 most expensive in Europe. The 3 starred Hof Van Cleve in Belgium, which has one of the highest density of Michelin starred restaurants per capita, is number 8 on the list. The Netherlands and the UK are also included, ranking 4th, 9th and 10th respectively.
Without any further ado, here are the 10 most expensive Michelin starred restaurants in Europe: