Michelin-starred restaurants have long been reserved for the few with a large price to pay for exclusive fine dining. But according to travel booking platform Traveloka, treating yourself to a world-famous meal needn’t cost an entire month’s wages.
The website scoured the globe for the 50 most affordable Michelin-starred hotspots and two of them are right here in the UK.
According to research, the cheapest meal can be found at Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle – a now-famous street food stall in Singapore. With prices starting from £1.70 and a humble exterior, the tourist pitstop is never short of queues.
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Unsurprisingly, the rest of the definitive list is dominated by Asian restaurants scattered across Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. Most notably, Tim Ho Wan’s dim sum will cost a refreshing £3.
Over in Europe, the most affordable Michelin grub on offer is available over at L’Antic Moli in Spain where the set lunch menu will cost you an average of £12.80. For US foodies, the most purse-friendly meal can be ordered at Al’s Place in San Francisco for £13.60.
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But what about in here the UK? The Coach restaurant in Marlow is hailed the most affordable British Michelin-starred establishment where the most expensive main course will cost diners £16.50.
Mediterranean restaurant The Ninth in London’s Fitzrovia also makes the cut courtesy of its £21 two-course set lunch menu. Now that’s certainly certainly food for thought.
The full list of the world’s 50 most affordable Michelin-starred restaurants can be found on Traveloka’s website.
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR UK