The Michelin Guide is the hall of fame of fine dining across the world. Receiving a Michelin star is a signifier of culinary excellence, and foodie students can rejoice to learn these restaurants aren’t necessarily out of budget, either!
Grab a knife and fork and tuck into the complete list of the cheapest Michelin star restaurants.
The cheapest Michelin star restaurants in the UK and Ireland
We researched all the Michelin star restaurants across the UK and Ireland and picked out the most affordable ones to find where has the best value for money. While these may not be in the price bracket to become your daily brunch spot, they could certainly be affordable as a post-exam treat: seven of our top thirty cost £30 or less!
Bristol’s Paco Tapas is officially the cheapest Michelin star restaurant in the UK
Priced at as little as £25 a head, Bristol’s Paco Tapas is the most affordable Michelin star restaurant on the list. Paco tapas offers all the Spanish tapas classics, from patatas bravas to gambas al ajillo. Bringing the tastes of Spain to Bristol, after a sangria or two you’ll be forgiven for thinking that a stroll along Bristol harbourside is a sunny Balearic beach.
Leroy in Shoreditch is the cheapest Michelin star restaurant in London
London may not be known as the cheapest city in the world, but when it comes to affordable Michelin star restaurants, there are plenty of choices. Fifteen of the top thirty cheap Michelin star restaurants are in London:
|St John||Traditional British||Barbican||1||£32-50|
|Helen Darroze||Modern British||Mayfair||3||£85-185|
The most affordable of all, Leroy in Shoreditch, offers modern British cuisine, including dishes like smoked eel, trout with oyster mayonnaise and steak tartare on toast. This may sound fancy, but eating at Leroy costs as little as £27 per person.
Campagne in Kilkenny is the cheapest Michelin star restaurant in the Republic of Ireland
In the medieval town of Kilkenny, you’ll find one of the most affordable Michelin star restaurants in Ireland. Campagne serves impeccable French cuisine at as little as €45 a head, making this quaint town a culinary capital.
|Variety Jones||Modern||Dublin||1||£63 (€75)|
|Patrick Guilbaud||Modern French||Dublin||2||£67-188 (€80-225)|
|Wild Honey Inn||Classic||Lisdoonvarna||1||£72 (€85)|
Meanwhile, Dublin is home to the most Michelin star restaurants on our list outside of London. 3 out of 30 of the most affordable Michelin star restaurants are in Dublin.
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