Michelin-Style Without Breaking the Bank
Michelin-starred dining at the London Olympics doesn’t have to be reserved exclusively for those with deep pockets. Instead of shelling out a small fortune, a new restaurant guide shows that visitors can enjoy a gourmet, three-course meal during the Games for as low as £18.
The infographic and embeddable Google map, created by train travel site thetrainline.com, lists Michelin-starred eateries in London and across the UK by price, starting as low as £15 (€19) and up to £180 (€228) at The Fat Duck in Bray.
One of the most affordable fine dining meals in Olympic city includes a two-course lunch menu at Kitchen W8 for £17.95 (€23). The Kensington restaurant opened in 2009 and received its first Michelin star in the 2011 edition.
A sample lunch menu includes chilled tomato soup with a crostini of cured sea bream, fillet of Cornish Pollock with charred courgettes, and English strawberry sorbet.
For visitors who will be visiting other parts of England, the guide reveals that Marlow pub Hand & Flowers — which became the first pub to earn two Michelin stars in the 2012 edition — also offers a two-course lunch menu for £15 (€19) a person.
A set three-course lunch at Auberge du Lac in Hertfordshire comes in at £35 (€44) and includes two glasses of wine and starters like compressed watermelon with creamed goat cheese, croutons and basil, followed by pan-roasted wing of skate, and a blood peach parfait.
At the other end of the spectrum is a 14-course tasting menu at Heston Blumenthal’s famous Bray restaurant The Fat Duck, which clocks in at £180 (€228) for lunch or dinner.
Meanwhile, check out the Top 50 Gastropub Awards, Michelin’s Eating Out in Pubs, and the National Restaurant Association’s picks for the best restaurants in London and the UK.
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