Supposedly these are the Best Hotel Restaurants, although with these lists I often wonder how many the writer has actually been to.
My personal favorite fine dining in Washington DC (certainly the most beautiful restaurant space) belongs to Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt, not on this list.
And it’s hard to imagine leaving off Amber at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong.
The ceiling fixture in the dining room at Amber is made of 4320 bronze rods.
Hokkaido sea urchin in a lobster jell-o with cauliflower, caviar, crispy seaweed waffles
Meanwhile, though I’m not a fan, Iggy’s at the Hilton Singapore warrants consideration.
And surely Waku Ghin at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore ought to be on such a list?
Fresh-shaved wasabi with wagyu beef and a citrus dipping sauce and garlic chips on the side
Some of the best Chinese food I’ve ever eaten? At the Grand Hyatt Mumbai. (The best restaurants in Mumbai, and in several cities in India, will actually be found in hotels — and Chinese food is generally high quality in the large cities of India.)
Beggars Chicken at China House, Grand Hyatt Mumbai
I’m not well-traveled enough, at least to hotel restaurants, to put together a list of the world’s best hotel restaurants on my own. And even having been to a good portion of the restaurants at the very top of most of the world’s best lists, I certainly haven’t been to them all. But I’ve been to enough restaurants to wonder whether a list like this is based more on reputations than experience.
(HT: Alan H.)
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