Calling all foodies! The Michelin guide is known across the world for rewarding the best restaurants and chefs for their fine dining and avant-garde dishes with the coveted “Michelin Star”. But that doesn’t always mean the food will cost you a fortune. The financial portal Top Dollar has identified the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants in every country, based on a 3-course meal. The cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant is Hostellerie la Montagne in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises in France, where the set menu is 20 euros. The Spanish restaurant Silabario is in 4th place with a menu price of 30.56 dollars, about 26 euros at the current exchange rate, making it one of the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants in the world.
There are Michelin-starred restaurants in 34 countries, and in 5 of them, for example you cannot find meals for less than 100 dollars (about 84 euros at the current exchange rate). One such case is in Norway. The Statholdergaarden, a 17th century house that was converted into a restaurant in 1914 is a restaurant serves classic Scandinavian cuisine at a rate of 1,275 kroner (126 euros) for the set menu.
According to the publication, Hostellerie la Montagne in the French region of Colombey-les-Deux-Églises is the cheapest Michelin Star restaurant in the world, offering a seasonal menu for 20 euros. The top 5 places in the ranking are occupied by European restaurants, with Edvard’s (Vienna, Austria) and Borkonyha (Budapest, Hungary) also offering a menu under 25 euros. In fourth place is Spain’s Silabario, located in Vigo Galicia, with a basic menu at around 26 euros.
Outside Europe, the most affordable meal is found at Three Coins in Taipei, Taiwan, with a set menu of 1,000 Taiwanese dollars, about 29.50 euros. The cheapest Michelin-starred American restaurant is State Bird Provisions in San Francisco, with a 3-course meal for 45 dollars, about 37.8 euros, where dishes are passed around dim-sum style.