Getaways for Foodies: Hotels With Amazing Restaurants

19 May 2016

We all have our ever-expanding list of restaurants we want to eat at - so why not start ticking yours off today? Below is a selection of Travelzoo's favourite gourmet hotels across Europe, where you can dine in multi-AA-Rosette and Michelin-star restaurants, then retire to bed in sumptuous surroundings. Even better - some of these properties offer exclusive Travelzoo member perks.

Palazzo Manfredi

Location: Rome
The hotel: Classical décor, marble bathrooms and a reminder of the regal throughout; the prestige of Rome is showcased vividly inside Palazzo Manfredi. The hotel is also ideally positioned for exploring ancient Rome. Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum are 15 minutes' walk away and the Pantheon, Capitoline Hill and the Trevi Fountain take 25 minutes. Why we love the restaurant: “The cuisine matches the view” at the Michelin-starred Aroma Restaurant, which is “so close to the Colosseum that you can almost hear the lions roar” (The Daily Telegraph). This terrace-level gem has an à la carte menu, as well as a gourmet tasting menu for 150€ (£118) per person.
We recommend: The ambitious tasting menu, concoted by executive chef, Giuseppe Di Iorio. This marries elements such as stewed octopus with parsley sponge, Iberian pork flavoured with gin and accompanied by fermented garlic and almond air, and a brownie with crumble, wild berries and cream, false lavender marshmallow and radish sorbet.
Price: From £205 per night for a Double Room (Prestige Room).
Travelzoo member perk:
A bottle of prosecco with canapés, a welcome cocktail (per person), a room upgrade, early check-in and late checkout, subject to availability.
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Dukes Hotel 

Location: St James's, London
The hotel: Dukes Hotel is discreetly tucked away in a private cobblestone courtyard in the exclusive neighborhood of St James's. The bar, once frequented by James Bond author Ian Fleming, is famous for its martinis. It's also got a Cognac and Cigar Garden, which is open every evening.Why we love the restaurant: Thirty Six by Nigel Mendham holds three AA Rosettes and offers superb modern British cuisine. "British dishes with an inventive twist is his style and the tasting menu is certainly worth trying," says The Daily Telegraph.
We recommend: The full tasting-menu dinner for £75 (or £105 with matching wines)
Price: From £294 per night for a Double/Twin Room 
Travelzoo member perk: Daily continental breakfast, a glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne on arrival, a room upgrade, early check-in and late checkout, subject to availability.
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ABaC Restaurant & Hotel

Location: Barcelona
The hotel: A 5-star boutique hotel, in the trendy Sarria-Sant Gervasi district, with a 2-Michelin-starred restaurant, a "pristine" spa with a Jacuzzi with underwater beds, and a "white and gleaming bedroom" to go back to, says Harper's Bazaar.Why we love the restaurant: The award-winning restaurant is run by chef Jordi Cruz, who won his first Michelin star aged 24. Dishes use traditional Spanish ingredients presented with a creative twist. There’s also a wine cellar storing over 800 labels.
We recommend: Some of the most popular dishes include smoked steak tartare, cooked egg yolk, veil of mustard and pepper bread brittle, and Mediterranean tuna belly with macaroni in ponzu sauce, kumquat skin, mizuna, crispy artichokes and spicy roots purée. Dishes are served on Versace china plates.
Price: From £200 per night for a Standard Room
Travelzoo member perk: Breakfast, a bottle of cava in the room, a box of chocolates, a room upgrade, early check-in and late checkout, subject to availability.
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Hotel Adlon Kempinski

Location: Berlin
The hotel: With a sumptuous spa, gourmet dining and a whole host of celebrity guests, it’s easy to see why this 5-star gem has been named Germany’s Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards eight times. If you can drag yourself away from the opulent interior, you’ll be within 10 minutes’ walk of some of Berlin’s top attractions including Checkpoint Charlie and the Holocaust Memorial.Why we love the restaurant: The 2-Michelin-starred Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer serves an inventive menu of European classics. Choose from a selection of tasting menus - from four courses for 145€ up to eight courses for 205€. Wine pairings are available from an extra 95€-145€ per person.
We recommend: Head chef Hendrik Otto prides himself on “unknown adventures in flavour”. Expect decadent dishes such as Norway lobster with fennel, apple, celery and tarragon; and marinated pork belly with chilli, cardamom and soy sauce.
Price: From £189 per night for an Executive Room.
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The Bath Priory Hotel and Spa

Location: Bath
The hotel: The 5-star Bath Priory is a gorgeous late-Georgian building with pretty gardens. The hotel sits outside central Bath, but is only three minutes' walk from Royal Victoria Park and the botanical gardens.Why we love the restaurant: The hotel’s 3-AA-Rosette, Michelin-starred restaurant is run by executive head chef Sam Moody. Sam previously worked at Gidleigh Park and with Michelin star-winning chef Tom Aikens.
We recommend: The Menu Surprise, £105 per person for 10 courses of seasonal dishes.
Price: From £195 per night for a Classic Double/Twin Room.
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The Horn of Plenty

Location: Tavistock, Devon
The hotel: Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay praises the country house for its "excellent food, with fine gardens, huge views and lovely rooms that pamper you rotten". This Condé Nast Johansens-listed property is set in five acres of gardens and has views of the Tamar Valley. The property was awarded Silver at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in 2015.Why we love the restaurant: The 3-AA-Rosette restaurant uses produce from the hotel’s garden and serves British food with French flair. Locally sourced ingredients include Exmouth crab, Brixham scallops, Wiltshire pork and cheese from Country Cheeses in Tavistock.
We recommend: The signature tasting menu for £65, which includes six courses with canapés. Alternatively, there's a 3-course menu with canapés for £49.50.
Price: From £125 per night for a Double Room.
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Hotel Pont Royal

Location: Saint-Germain, Paris
The hotel: The hotel is in the heart of literary Saint-Germain on the chic Rue du Bac. It is surrounded by art galleries and boutiques, and is just around the corner from the Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre. The hotel is listed as one of Condé Nast Traveller's Top 5 Literary Hotels in Paris, as it was the haunt of choice for literary giants F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry Miller and Ernest Hemingway. Why we love the restaurant: L'Atelier is a 2-Michelin-star restaurant run by renowned chef Joël Robuchon who specialises in "superbly executed" small plates, according to The Michelin Guide. The open kitchen concept meets classical French tradition, and the restaurant also supplies the hotel's bar snacks and room service. It's also number 63 on the San Pellegrino World's Best Restaurants list.
We recommend: If you're feeling flush, they've got a Discovery menu for 175€ per person.
Price: From £179 per night +£5 due at hotel for a Classic Room.
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L’Assiette Champenoise, France 

Location: Tinqueux, near Reims
The hotel: L’Assiette Champenoise is an intimate property with 33 boutique rooms, an indoor pool and five acres of parkland in France’s Champagne region. The restored 19th-century mansion is a 10-minute drive or half-hour walk from Reims’s Gothic cathedral and the Palais du Tau. Why we love the restaurant: Boasting three Michelin stars, the restaurant is overseen by Arnaud Lallement, who serves “elegantly subtle” French dishes with “complex blends of flavours based on high quality produce” (The Michelin Guide 2016). The tasting menu is 175€ and à la carte options start at 55€. The extensive wine cellar is stocked with 3,500 varieties and over 26,000 bottles.
We recommend: At 95€, the weekday lunch menu is a well-priced introduction to Michelin-star cuisine. Don’t miss the hotel’s outdoor bar, which serves Krug champagne by the glass.
Price: From £193 per night for a Double Room.
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Tyddyn Llan

Location: Denbighshire, Wales
The hotel: This Georgian country house and former hunting lodge set in four acres of landscaped gardens in Edeyrnion, close to Snowdonia National Park. The property is one of only five Welsh establishments to boast a Michelin star and it has a reputation for being "one of the best places to eat in Wales", according to Great British Chefs.Why we love the restaurant: According to The Michelin Guide 2016, the "tasting menus show the kitchen's talent to the full". It's also a great destination for wine lovers, with a 200-strong list and The Good Food Guide’s Wine List of the Year 2016 award.
We recommend: The 6-course tasting-menu dinner, which includes watercress soup, scallops with cauliflower purée, pancetta caper and raisin dressing, parfait of foie gras with onion chutney, roast bass with laver-bread beurre blanc, Cefnllan Farm duck breast with confit potato and cider and apple sauce, and rhubarb and champagne trifle.
Price: From £199 per night for a Standard Double Room.
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