The world’s most expensive restaurants
One of the best parts of winning a casino jackpot is not having to worry about how much things cost anymore – not having to add things up to see if you can afford them, to budget stringently every month, or to scrimp and save to afford the odd luxury here and there. Even something as simple as going out to dinner is a whole new experience – being able to afford any and every restaurant you like, and not having to look at the prices of meals. All of which means you’ll finally be able to treat yourself to the ultimate gastronomic indulgence in one of world’s most expensive restaurants, like:
1. Sublimotion, Spain — $2,173 per person
This isn’t just a restaurant – it’s a feast for the soul and the senses. Located in Ibiza in Spain, and set in the basement of the Hard Rock Hotel, a meal at Sublimotion is about more than just food – it’s about satisfying your taste for the extraordinary.
While Sublimotion seats just 12, in a bare room (again, yes, in a basement) it employs 25 people to bring your evening to life. And not just chefs to prepare your food, but DJs, illusionists, and craftsmen too, all dedicated to giving you the “cheapest life-changing experience anyone can have”, according to chef Pauco Ranchero. Because this is no ordinary restaurant – this is a space filled with music, laser shows, VR adventures, art, hi-tech headsets, and even drinks that mix themselves! Plus there’s the food to look forward to as well – 15 to 20 courses of sublime molecular gastronomy, and unbelievable floating desserts too.
With so much visual stimulation and food artistry to enjoy, how much would you expect to spend on an evening at Sublimotion? Think in the region of over $2,000 per person, and you’ll be on track. Sure, it’s a seriously pricy evening, but it’s also one not to be missed and one never to be forgotten.
2. Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville — $532 per person
You may not have heard of the town of Crisser in Switzerland, but gourmets round the world know exactly where and what it is – the location of Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville, one of the world’s most famed three Michelin star restaurants. First run by chef Benoît and his wife Brigitte Violier, and today looked after by chef Franck Giovannini, the restaurant is known for its use of only the freshest, local seasonal produce – all of which goes into creating its signature eleven-course menu. And if you’d like a glass of something heady to pair your meal with, you can choose your vintage from the restaurant’s vast 4-page wine list. At $532 per person for eleven courses, it’s not quite as eye-wateringly expensive as Sublimotion, but it’s still a fairly hefty chunk of change. Although a delicious one at that.
3. Aragawa, Japan — from $370 per person
From the slopes of Switzerland to the streets of Japan – more specifically, Tokyo, and its Aragawa restaurant in the Shinbashi district. A word to the wise – book as far in advance as possible, because if you’re thinking of walking in, you’ll be totally out of luck. Known round the world for its sinfully tender Kobe (also known as Wagyu) beef, it’s this prized protein that makes it so expensive, and so sought-after as well. That’s because Kobe beef doesn’t just come from any regular farmyard cow. Instead it comes from the Tajima cattle of one single local farm – cattle that are treated to five-star care including massages and sake too. So while the restaurant itself is located in a humble office building, its Kobe beef is fit for a king. Come hungry, and you’ll never want to leave!
4. Misoguigawa, Kyoto — $168 per person
Still in Japan but this time in Kyoto, Misoguigawa is a fusion-style restaurant that blends the best of French and Japanese cuisine together for something completely new, and completely mouthwatering too. At $270 it’s the most ‘affordable’ restaurant choice so far, but it’s still far more than your average Friday night out (plus think of the airfare as well!). Bear in mind that if you want to try the $270 menu, you’ll have to book at least five days in advance – although with beef fillet and potato soufflé on the menu, it’s worth the little extra effort.
5. Eleven Madison Park, New York — $335 per person
It might be the city that never sleeps but it’s also the city to which gastronomes flock for the latest in food innovation. It’s New York City of course, and it’s home to Eleven Madison Park, one of the Big Apple’s most creative eateries. Book your place at the bar and you’ll have a tasting menu to try, at $175 for five courses – although if you’d prefer something more formal, the dining room will seat you for an eight to ten course meal at $335 per person. If you’re looking for a restaurant that’s all about bold flavours and unique combinations, you’ve found it in Eleven Madison Park. All you need to do now is make a reservation.
6. Masa, New York City — $600 per person
When you’re in New York City, it’s not what you know – it’s who you know. And that’s the premise of Masa, as famous for its exclusive clientele as it is for its food. Run by world-renowned chef Masa Takayama, Masa is a hugely expensive investment, especially when you consider that a single scoop of ice cream costs $45. However, with so many Hollywood A-listers and other prominent businessmen in attendance, it’s an investment well worth making, considering the personal and professional contacts that could potentially be made over a meal. Almost makes the $240 price tag for maki rolls worth it!
Of course there are plenty more places you can indulge your appetite for the ultimate in gourmet dining – what we have here is just an amuse bouche to start you off with. And the main ingredient in every meal – a tasty casino jackpot to help you pay the bill and leave a monumental tip too. Good luck!
Happy Spinning 🙂