The Most Affordable Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Europe

So, if you’re thinking of traveling around Europe this summer, you might want to keep this article on hand. And not to pressure you, but with the inflation rate at record highs, restaurant prices may also be rising. Many of the world’s best restaurants have already increased their prices in 2022, so now is the time to dust off that bucket list and enjoy a fancy dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

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1 L'Antic Molí

RR #1060
Carretera Ulldecona - La Sénia, KM 10, 43550 Ulldecona, Tarragona, Spain

L’Antic Molí is one of the finest restaurants in Spain, and the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant you can find in Europe at the moment – if you opt for the Espai Bistro dining area. Here, for just €20 per person, you can enjoy a delicious meal concocted by chef Vicent Guimerà Sales, in the very heart of Spain, surrounded by extensive landscaped grounds and magnificent views.

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2 La Robe

RR #2442
3 Place Larevellière Lepeaux, 85600 Montaigu, France

If you’re looking for a delicious, Michelin-starred experience with a twist, then La Robe is the right restaurant for you. The two-floor dining area has a cozy, intimate vibe throughout, which allows guests to enjoy the unique offerings created by chef Xavier Giraudet. The most affordable menu option at La Robe is only €24 per person, and it’s definitely worth it.

3 Hostellerie la Montagne

10 Rue de Pisseloup, 52330 Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, France

The one Michelin-starred Hostellerie la Montagne is located in the same area where former French President Charles de Gaulle is buried. That’s why the dining area is named ‘A la table du General,’ or ‘at the General’s table’. Chef Jean-Baptiste Natali has plenty of tricks up his sleeve, including a special Christmas menu featuring beef lobster breaded with almonds and pine nuts, candied celery, and coquilles Saint-Jacques truffles.

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4 Les Clefs d'Argent

RR #1621
333 Avenue Martyrs de la Résistance, 40000 Mont-de-Marsan, France

Located in southwestern France, Les Clefs d’Argent is the epitome of French chic. The decor blends in seamlessly with the creative plating and vibrant colors of local Landes produce. Chef Christophe Dupouy trained in Monaco, Cannes, Toulouse, and Geneva, before setting up shop in his native Landes region. His menu is focused around local flavors and recipes, but with an exotic, modern twist.

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5 essência

RR #3789
Budapest, Sas u. 17, 1051 Hungary

The one Michelin-starred Essência restaurant is led by Portuguese-Hungarian duo Tiago and Éva Sabarigo. Guests can enjoy the best of both Hungarian and Portuguese cuisine by opting for a ‘fusion’ tasting menu that combines the two cultures effortlessly.

However, the venue also offers affordable options, starting at €25 per person for the most affordable three-course meal served at lunch. It also carries a selection of Portuguese and Hungarian wines to go with the delicious dishes.

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6 Le France

8 Place Maxime Cupillard, 25130 Villers-le-Lac, France

Located in the heart of France’s Haut-Doubs Mountains, Hotel Restaurant Le France is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a Michelin-star experience in a cozy ambiance.

Chef Hugues Droz makes sure guests have an unforgettable time, presenting them with creative dishes that blend flavors, colors, innovation, and technical mastery.

7 Le Mascaret

1 Rue de Bas, 50560 Blainville-sur-Mer, France

If you want to enjoy the true flavors and architecture of France, then Le Mascaret will be right up your alley. Located in a former girls’ boarding school, the restaurant and hotel has distinctly Baroque tones, but with a modern feel.

Chef Philippe Hardy manages to impress with his creativity, precision, and attention to detail. Head over for a relaxing lunch date, and spend the night to get the full French-country-chic experience.

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8 Silabario

RR #2442
Rúa do Príncipe, 44, 36202 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

Silabario is a one-Michelin-star restaurant situated right beneath a massive avant-garde glass dome that houses the headquarters of the Real Club Celta de Vigo football club. For roughly €27 per person, you can enjoy Chef Alberto González Prelcic’s superb dishes, including seasonal lamprey, a favorite among locals.

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9 Auberge du Cep

RR #4214
Place de l'Église, 69820 Fleurie, France

Auberge du Cep is a one-Michelin-star restaurant led with gusto by Chef Aurélien Merot, whose dishes focus heavily around jus and sauces. The restaurant offers a wide selection of tasting menus, as well as a fine selection of regional wines to pair with the food for full effect. After all, Auberge du Cep is conveniently located on a popular Burgundy wine route in the Beaujolais region.

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10 La Grange de Belle-Église

28 Boulevard de Belle Église, 60540 Belle-Église, France

Cozy, isolated, quiet, quaint, elegant, classic – La Grange de Belle-Église is the right place for you if you want the quintessential French dining experience. The restaurant, led by chef Marc Duval, welcomes guests with high-quality ingredients, exquisite flavors, and a large selection of Bordeaux wines and Champagnes.

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11 Choko Ona

RR #3049
155 rue Xerrendako bidea, 64250 Espelette, France

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12 Les Genêts

RR #3367
21 bis Rue de l'Océan, 85470 Brem-sur-Mer, France

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13 Côté Cuisine

RR #2442
36 Avenue de la Poste, 56340 Carnac, France

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14 Sources

RR #3367
1 Cours de la Bôve, 56100 Lorient, France

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15 L'Embrun

RR #3367
48 Rue de Lyon, 29200 Brest, France

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16 L'Eveil des Sens

Rue des Dentelles, 67000 Strasbourg, France

17 Le Mas de la Fouque

D38 Route du Petit, 13460 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France

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18 Auberge de Montfleury

RR #4214
200 route des Cépage, Saint-Denis, 07170 Saint-Germain, France

19 Au Gourmet

RR #4462
4 Route de Herrlisheim, 67410 Drusenheim, France

20 Le Bon Accueil

RR #1375
1 Chemin de la Grande Source, 25160 Malbuisson, France

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21 Borkonyha Winekitchen.

RR #3367
LL #1155
OAD 525
Budapest, 1051, Sas u. 3, 1051 Hungary

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22 Vintage 1997

RR #1973
Piazza Solferino, 16 H, 10121 Torino TO, Italy

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23 Le Mas Bottero

RR #3367
2340 Route d'Aix RN7, 13760 Saint-Cannat, France

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24 Jean-Marc Pérochon

RR #10188
63 Avenue de la Grande Roche, 85470 Bretignolles-sur-Mer, France

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25 La Galinette

RR #1973
23 Rue Jean Payra, 66000 Perpignan, France

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