Restaurants in Europe with Michelin Stars

Michelin stars are ratings that are used to determine the quality of a restaurant’s meal and services in line with the Michelin Guide. Originally developed by the French tire company, Michelin, in 1900 to showcase where local amenities are for easy access by French drivers, the first star was introduced in 1926, while the second and third stars were introduced in 1933. Through the Michelin Guide, many anonymous restaurants gained fame and notice that not only boost their profits but also introduces them to a wider audience in the food industry.

Today, many restaurants aim to achieve the Michelin Star rating as it has become synonymous with fine dining and quality culinary output. The stars are not easy to come by, and the ratings are often done anonymously to prevent chefs and restaurants from putting on a show. Travel agencies’ reviews, however, shows that tourists and guests are more likely to prefer, seek out and dine at Michelin rated restaurants in any city as it gives them confidence in the food and services of such. The guides cover 23 countries and several large cities across Europe, North America, and other parts of the world.

Restaurants are rated in the Michelin Guide with rated One, Two or Three Stars. A One-Star restaurant is rated good, but with certain limitations which might not impair the quality of the food. A Two-Star restaurant means excellent cuisine and quality delivery, but a Three-Star restaurant offers an exceptional menu, excellent delivery and worthy of special visits. In Europe, we will examine the restaurants that have been rated by Michelin, compiled from BritainReviews and other review sites.

In the United Kingdom, there are 5 Three-Star restaurants rated by Michelin, some of which are 

  • Restaurant Gordon Ramsey, located in London and specializing in French cuisine;
  • Fat Duck, located in Bray and specializing in Creative menu;
  • Sketch, located in London and offering Modern French meals;
  • Waterside Inn, located in Bray and offering Classic French cuisines and
  • Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, located in London and offering French cuisine.

Some other restaurants are

  • Green Island restaurant, situated in green Island and specializing inMediterranean Cuisine and is adjudged a ‘simple restaurant’.
  • Another restaurant is the Bohemian which offers Modern Cuisine and is located in St Helier. The Bohemian is rated One-Star, as a very comfortable restaurant.
  • The Longueville Manor is located in St Savior and rated as a ‘very comfortable restaurant’ and ‘one of their most delightful places’ visited by Michelin. This restaurant is rated Three-Stars.

In France, there are only two restaurants awarded with Three-Stars. They are

  • Arpege, located in Paris with the meal types designated as ‘Creative’. This is also     awarded a Michelin Green Star for its gastronomy and sustainability properties.
  • Kei, located in Paris, offers Modern Cuisine.

Some other restaurants rated by Michelin in France are

  • Stella d’Oro, located in Bonifacio, rated as a comfortable restaurant with good cooking. The restaurant specializes in Corsican.
  • La Table de la Ferme is located in Murtoli and
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How to Make the Most of Food Delivery Services in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus has inconvenienced most retail outlets but has given a tremendous boost to the food delivery industry. Whereas many brick and mortar establishments have had to scale down their operations or close their restaurants altogether, the Food Delivery Apps witness unprecedented growth due to increased demand from both business owners and their customers. The leading food delivery companies, Uber Eats, Postmates, Grubhub, and Doordash, have more than doubled their combined revenue in 2020, after the pandemic, compared to the same period in the previous year. However, as more people isolate themselves, these food delivery apps have enabled consumers to access prepared meals and keep the food providers in business. That is one reason why companies and consumers are increasingly relying on food delivery services.

Prices

Prices are generally determined by the market forces of supply and demand or, in some cases, there may be collaboration among the firms in an oligopolistic market structure. It is interesting to note that in April 2020, the dominant food delivery companies, GrubHub, DoorDash, Postmates, and Uber Eats, were charged in a class-action lawsuit for allegedly exploiting their “monopoly power” and charging excessive fees which are ultimately borne by the consumers. 

Nevertheless, the price you pay for your food delivery consists typically of the cost of the menu item, a service fee, taxes, a delivery fee, and an optional tip. That explains the considerable difference between the restaurant price and the price of the delivery apps. There is also a wide variation in prices between the various companies. For example, Uber Eats may charge an extra 29.7% above the restaurant price, whereas the fee charged by Postmates could be 40.5% above the restaurant price for the same item. Companies such as FreshDirect, which deliver from their stores, may also have variations in prices according to your location.

 

Tips to get the most of food delivery

Despite the dominance of a few companies, the food delivery business is still a competitive field. The following tips should therefore help you to get the most value for your money:

Pick the cheapest app:

Various food delivery apps offer different standards of service at different prices. Therefore, it is important to read reviews to be aware of the options available to you in terms of price and convenience. A good example is the MarketWatch study, which found that Uber Eats was one of the cheapest food delivery apps.

Pick local stores:

Distant food delivery apps relatively charge higher delivery fees. Compared to those whose headquarters are around your area. It is, therefore, more economical to place orders from your local grocery stores, even though.

Membership options:

Many delivery apps offer membership and subscription options. Depending on the company, this option comes with several benefits, such as cheaper rates on deliveries and special savings.

Discounts:

If you can spare the time, it may be quite useful to be on the lookout for discount deals, rewards, and sales. I have come across offers as high as $10 … Read More...

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