Everyone likes a blowout meal for a special occasion but some places are way above the price range of your average diner. Here are some of the most expensive restaurants in the world.
Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse
This two-Michelin-starred restaurant is located within the glamorous 5-Star Luxury Meurice Hotel in Paris. Dishes are created with renowned chef Alain Ducasse, famed for his technical skills and traditional French haute cuisine. A meal will set you back pretty substantially – the chef’s table menu is priced at £400 ($549).
The Fat Duck
The Fat Duck in Berkshire, England, has been open since 1995. This three-Michelin-starred venue originally served French bistro-style dishes but these days it’s better known for experimental cooking. For those who want to book a table, there’s a long waiting list and guests must pay up to £325 ($448) per person in advance.
No two meals are the same at this tiny Los Angeles restaurant, which offers delicate sushi and Japanese dishes. With no set menu, chef Hiroyuki Urasawa and his team create and serve 29 courses, which change every day, to around 10 diners at a time. Popular with celebrities, this exclusive dining experience will set you back around £869 ($1200).
Ultraviolet in Shanghai was launched by French chef Paul Pairet in 2012. This ultra-modern venue is billed as a multi-sensory experience where guests are surrounded by visual projections, fragrances and music as they eat. Dinner will set you back £450 ($621).
With an average price of £1,458 ($2,000) per person, Sublimotion was named the most expensive restaurant in the world in 2015. Light installations are projected directly onto the table and diners are also offered virtual reality headwear. The tasting menu, which includes an incredible 20 courses, is designed by two-Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero and takes three hours to complete.
Ithaa in the Maldives is situated 5 metres (16 feet) below sea level and the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant, providing a panoramic dining experience like no other. Offering contemporary European cuisine, the set menu, which costs £230 ($320),