Kempinski Blog Article
If you are the kind of traveller for whom a trip away is as much about the flavours you sample as the sights you see, it makes sense to compile a list of the best restaurants you would like to visit before you go – exceptional restaurants often feature long waiting lists, after all.
To help you plan and pre-book tables for your next trip away, we have brought together some of the best destinations, and the finest dining experiences they offer.
Berlin’s farmers’ and street food markets draw visitors from far and wide, but the city is also known for having one of the best culinary scenes in the world, especially when it comes to fine dining.
For classic haute cuisine served alongside impressive views of the Brandenburg Gate, visit the two Michelin-starred Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer at Hotel Adlon Kempinski. Dine on refined dishes including saddle of venison with pimento and aniseed, and baked chin of pork with wild rice and glazed Roscoff onions – all paired with the finest wines.
Make sure to book a table at the excellent Restaurant Tim Raue, the head of which has been awarded countless Chef of the Year awards and two Michelin stars. The chef also has a restaurant at Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Sra Bua by Tim Raue, offering even more delicate, Asian fusion dishes.
Other fine dining destinations in the city include FACIL, where the dishes’ presentation is as beautiful as the flavours; the slightly more traditional, but equally refined Restaurant Bieberbau; and the atmospheric Restaurant Heising.
The home of all things luxury, and three Kempinski properties, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah and Emerald Palace Kempinski all of which have an exceptional range of fine dining choices.
The best-regarded restaurant in the Middle Eastern metropolis is Indego by Vineet. Here, guests can enjoy amazing views out over the shimmering marina as they dine on exquisitely crafted Indian dishes, served by attentive and expert staff. It is a similar story at Bombay Brasserie, where five-star service and views of Burj Khalifa provide an incomparable ambience.
For a more traditional fine dining experience, Armani/Ristorante at Burj Khalifa’s Armani Hotel is a heavenly dining location. If you would like to dine on outstanding Japanese dishes, visit TOMO – as well as offering some of the finest Sushi in the city, its terrace is nothing short of incredible.
Switzerland is also a country that is known for luxury, whether it is the shopping, ski resorts, or the exceptional dining scene. Booking a room or suite at the elegant Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva means you are perfectly positioned to experience this picturesque location’s culinary scene.
Some of the city’s best fine dining restaurants, include the French and Mediterranean-inspired Bayview, recipient of a Michelin star and an 18 out of 20 rating in the Gault & Millau guide. Famous dishes include Cappuccino of Ratty Apples with Truffle and Mallard with colourful roots and mandarin – each a feast for the senses.
Asian fusion cuisine can be found at the stylish Izumi, where diners can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area, or the hyper-exclusive (and rather unconventional) Intensus, where groups of 12 strangers are sent to a secret location for exquisite haute cuisine and rare wines.
Thai food is universally popular, and if you are looking for a combination of authenticity and culinary skill, Bangkok is the best place to enjoy it. Restaurants like the Michelin-starred Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin at the elegant Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok offer a new take on Thai food, combining traditional flavours with cutting-edge, contemporary presentation.
Another fantastic place to enjoy haute pleasures is Paste, the recipient of one Michelin star and dishes like lobster salad with fried fish skins and edible coral flowers, but it is worth noting the real joy of Bangkok comes from being able to enjoy Michelin-starred food for a small price. Locations like Chim by Siam Wisdom, Err and 80/20bkk offer dining experiences a cut above classic Thai food – the Michelin stars and Bib Gourmands speak for themselves!
Wherever in the world you choose to stay with Kempinski, our staff can help in your hunt for the finest dining experiences. Simply contact your chosen hotel’s team and they will be happy to offer suggestions.