Now that restaurants are open again, people are eager to eat some good meals — but it can come at a price. But Chef's Pencil pulled together the least and most expensive top-rated Michelin restaurant, so that you don't have to scroll on your phone for hours to find the perfect spot.
The outlet researched the menus of 450 restaurants that have earned two or three Michelin stars. Lunch is the most affordable meal, and their top tasting menu is usually an 8-12 course served at dinner.
"Besides the number of stars, geography plays a huge role in pricing a Michelin-starred restaurant," the website shares.
The top five most affordable countries to dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant include Thailand ($173 average price of the tasting menu), Ireland ($212 average price of the tasting menu), South Korea ($213 average price of the tasting menu), Taiwan ($213 average price of the tasting menu) and Portugal ($217 average price of the tasting menu).
Other countries where it may be cheaper than normal include Spain, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands and Germany.
In terms of the most expensive Michelin-starred restaurants, Denmark comes in at number one, as the average price of the tasting menu is $404. Singapore is second ($364 average price of the tasting menu), Sweden comes in third ($327 average price of the tasting menu) while Japan ($322 average price of the tasting menu) comes in fourth and the United States ($313 average price of the tasting menu) lands spot number five.
China, the U.K., France, Switzerland and Italy are also on the more expensive side.
Chef's Pencil declared that on average, the full tasting menu costs $252 for two-starred restaurants and $357 for three-starred restaurants.
Additionally, Copenhagen is the most expensive city ($448) for a Michelin meal, followed by Shanghai ($406), Kyoto ($401), Singapore ($364) and Paris ($358).
On the other hand, Bangkok ($173), Lyon ($203), Seoul ($213), Rotterdam ($216) and Barcelona ($224) all have reasonably priced Michelin restaurants.
For more information, click here: https://www.chefspencil.com/top-michelin-starred-restaurants-prices/.