Inconnection's Favourite Restaurants in the World 2016

26 February 2016

Last month we took you on a whirlwind tour of our favourite hotels in the world. This month we thought we would take you back out on the road and give you a quick rundown of our favourite restaurants in the world right now.

Restaurants are a cornerstone of corporate events and hospitality. Whether you’re entertaining clients and prospects while they’re in town, incentivising channel partners or celebrating big wins with your own people, the right setting, ambience and location are absolutely vital. From sweeping dining rooms overlooking some of the greatest cities on earth to exclusive private tables in secret locations, finding, understanding and securing the right restaurant can turn a quiet meal into a show-stopping, pivotal moment that can change everything. Michelin-starred menus and some of the best wine cellars in the world are just a bonus...

From breathtaking, panoramic elegance at the top of the Eiffel Tower to haute cuisine on the alleyways of Kyoto, here it is—a list of Inconnection’s favourite restaurants in the world right now.


Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London, England

Ramsay’s flagship restaurant has held its three Michelin stars for the last 15 years thanks to its high-end take on French cuisine. Ideal for a more casual meeting, or can be hired for larger events.

Le Jules Verne, Paris, France

Location, location, location. If you need a venue with real jaw-to-the-floor factor, look no further. Located at the top of the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris, Le Jules Verne is hard to beat.

La Pergola, Rome, Italy

La Pergola at the Rome Cavalieri is the only restaurant in Rome boasting three Michelin stars. It also enjoys an ideal location, spectacular city views, and one of the best wine cellars in Italy.

Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany

Tim Raue heads up three restaurants in Berlin, but it’s his unfussy, two Michelin-starred flagship that is the standout. World-class modern Asian cuisine within easy reach of Berlin’s business districts.

Proto, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dating back to 1886, Proto is the best seafood restaurant in a city full of great seafood. Its leafy, intimate terrace, exceptional service and celebrity fans make it a perfect restaurant for entertaining.

Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

Consistently named in the top three restaurants in the world, Noma is an experience as much as a restaurant. Whether you take clients, high achievers or partners, just find an excuse to go.

Moments, Barcelona, Spain

Two Michelin stars and countless awards mark Moments out as one of the best restaurants in Spain. For a real one off experience, book the 15 seat chef’s table and watch the magic happen.


Bo Innovation, Hong Kong, China

Three Michelin stars tell you what you need to know about Bo Innovation. Ultra-modern Chinese cuisine served as 15-20 tiny courses, with an exclusive private dining room that seats up to 12.

Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

The current ‘S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in China’ is innovative, immersive and exclusive. Ultraviolet is the hottest ticket in Shanghai, with just 10 diners a night being treated to a 20 course menu.

Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand

Winner of the top spot in this year’s ’50 Best Restaurants in Asia’ list, Gaggan offers boundary-shattering Indian cuisine. Several private dining areas are available for hire, including a chef’s table.

Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

One of the finest restaurants on the planet, Narisawa is almost as good for an afternoon of Japanese wine tasting as it is for an evening entertaining over two Michelin-starred cuisine.

Chihana, Kyoto, Japan

Its long history and its three Michelin stars mark this unique restaurant out as something special. Early booking is key here, as Chihana only seats around 10, and menus are tailored to booked guests.

North America 

Eleven Madison Park, New York City, New York

Three Michelin stars, a AAA Five Diamond award, and #5 in the S.Pellegrino ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list. Great food, ideal central Manhattan location, and flexible private dining options.

Alinea, Chicago, Illinois

This three Michelin-starred, world-renowned gem is closed for renovation until March this year—but has residencies coming up in Miami and Madrid with just 40 exclusive covers... Next level stuff.

Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas, Nevada

Celebrating in style? Treating a client away from the lights and noise? Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand is the three Michelin-starred answer. Sleek, sophisticated modern French cuisine on the Strip.

Manresa, San Francisco, California

The refined extravagance in Manresa’s farm-to-plate fine cuisine earned the restaurant its 3 Michelin stars. Located just outside SF, it’s hugely popular and sure to make the necessary impact.

Middle East 

Zuma, Dubai, UAE

Ideally located near the Burj Khalifa in Dubai’s business and financial district, Zuma’s slick design and sophisticated take on Japanese cuisine make it perfect for entertaining. 

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The restaurant is intimate and sophisticated, and the food, wine, service and location (occupying the ground floor of the Fairmont Hotel) are all good enough to make it ideal for a wide range of events.


La Colombe, Cape Town, South Africa

A restaurant with a view led by 2016 S.Pellegrino chef of the year Scott Kirton, La Colombe is perfect for everything from entertaining high-end clients to lunch with the team.

A La Bouffe, Johannesburg, South Africa

Traditional French bistro-style cuisine from a multi award-winning team. Quickly and easily accessible from Johannesburg’s business district, ideal for treating busy clients to lunch.

La Grande Tablet Marocaine, Marrakech, Morocco

Located in-house at the excellent Royal Mansour hotel, expect Moroccan flavours by the bucket-load from Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno, served up in stunning surroundings with real impact.


Quay, Sydney, New South Wales

Australia’s most awarded restaurant overlooks the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Treat prospects, clients or colleagues to inventive food, great wine and a whole lot of wow factor.

Attica, Melbourne, Victoria

Don’t be fooled by its quiet location in the Melbourne suburbs—Attica’s Ben Shewry is turning out a new breed of Aussie cuisine that draws chefs, critics and diners from all over the world.

We spent a long time talking this over and getting upset with each other in the office, but we’d love to know what you think. Where did we miss? What’s the most overrated, underrated, or off-radar restaurant you’ve ever taken clients, colleagues or partners? Let us know in the comments below, or get in touch through our contact page - we'd love to hear from you.