The 10 most expensive tasting menus from around the world

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 7th July 2017

Tasting menus allow diners to experience a range of dishes a restaurant offers, however some do not come cheap!

We have scoured the internet to compile a list of the 10 most expensive tasting menus that will burn a hole in your wallet.

*Prices are PP and include tax unless stated otherwise*

10. Schauenstein Schloss Restaurant Hotel, Fürstenau, Switzerland

Andreas Caminada Dishes
Image via Schauenstein Schloss

Dinner: 6 Course – 210.05 GBP (261 CHF)
Drink: Additonal Charges

The Schauenstein Schloss with Chef Andreas Caminada is rated with 3 stars in the Michelin Guide Switzerland and 19 Gault&Millau points. 

9. Dinner by Heston, London, UK 

Heston Blumenthal Dinner Restaurant Interior
Image via Dinner Website

Chef's Table (dinner): Nine Courses £225.00
Drink: Additonal Charges

Heston Blumenthal’s London restaurant focuses on historic gastronomy and has 2 stars in the Michelin Guide 2017 and has held 2 stars since 2013. For a behind the scenes dining experience, the Chef's Table offers an intimate insight into the energy and activity of the kitchen. Accommodating four to six guests, a bespoke menu, created by Chef Director Ashley Palmer-Watts, will be served direct to your table by the chef. Your own dedicated sommelier will be on hand throughout the meal to advise on wine pairings.

8. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives

Ithaa Maldives
Restaurant Interior
Image via Ithaa Website

*Price may not include tax*
Dinner: 248.03 GBP (320 USD)
Drink: Additonal Charges

A truly unique experience at the World's first all glass underwater restaurant. Enjoy a contemporary European cuisine under the Executive Chef for Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Marco Amarone, 16 feet below sea level with 180-degree view of the ocean.

(At time of writing offer running price 275 USD ends 31st July 2017)

7. The Fat Duck, Berkshire, UK 

The Fat Duck
Heston and The Fat Duck
Image from The Staff Canteen.

Dinner: 17 courses: 255 GBP
Drink: Additonal Charges

Under Head Chef Jonny Lake Heston Blumenthals’s 3 star Michelin Guide 2017 restaurant offers diners a full journey experience taking them through childhood memories full of nostalgia and discovery and takes place over the course of the day. 

>>> Read more about Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck here

6. Anne-Sophie Pic, Valence, France

The Team
Image via Maison Pic Website

The Essential Menu (Dinner): 10 Courses – 291.90 GBP (330 EUR)
Drink: Additonal Charges

The essential menu, provides simplistic modern day dishes by Anne-Sophie Pic who holds 3 Stars in the Michelin Guide France 2017.

>>> Read our interview with Anne-Sophie Pic here

5. Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris, Monte Carlo

Le Louis XV   Monte Carlo
Le Louis XV restaurant Interior
Image via Monte Carlo BSM Website

Dinner: 318.32 GBP (360 EUR)
Drink: Additonal Charges

Chefs Dominique Lory and Alain Ducasse utilize the fresh juices and sauces and fresh condiments and spices to reveal the precise flavours and seasoning of their culinary style.

4. Kitcho Arashiyama Honten, Kyoto, Japan

Restaurant Exterior
Image Kitcho Website

Dinner (based on June 2017 sample menu): 331.45 GBP (48600 Yen)
Drink: Additonal Charges

Dine looking at the most beautiful views, with plates being served in antique tableware, Executive Chef Kunio Tokuoka uses locally sourced ingredients. 

3. Guy Savoy, Paris, France

guy savoy
Guy Savoy Prawn Dish
Image via Guy Savoy Website

Dinner: 349.39 GBP (395 EUR)
Drink: Additional Charges

The most expensive set menu is titled Colours, Textures and Flavours. Chef Owner Guy Savoy's Paris restaurant focuses on precision, service, and finesse, to give diners a perfect experience.

>>> Related: Michelin starred chef Guy Savoy tops La Liste 2017 and Gordon Ramsay remains the highest British restaurant to be featured

2. Masa, NYC, USA

Masa New York City
Restaurant Interior
Image via Masa NYC Website

*Prices do not include tax*
Dinner: 467.66 GBP (595 USD)
Drink: Additonal Charges

With simple décor, Chef Masayoshi Takayama allows the food to shine, and prides itself on only using and serving ingredients in their freshest and most basic state, to ensure the character of the ingredient persists. 

1. Sublimotion, Ibiza

Paco Roncero Sublimotion small
Paco Roncero in Sublimotion
Image courtesy of Sublimotion Press

Dinner: 1316.66 GBP (1500 EUR)
Drink: Included

Sublimotion has 2 stars in the Michelin Guide and offers a unique experience designed to stimulate all 5 senses, while enjoying Chef Paco Roncero's dishes. The room itself has a sophisticated audio-visual setting and seats 12 people per sitting. 

By Mel Ayres

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Editor 7th July 2017

The 10 most expensive tasting menus from around the world