As the foodie revolution continues and chefs become more and more creative in the kitchen, hotels are offering business travellers more ways to explore local cuisine and culture through their menus. Recognising that business travellers are increasingly seeking opportunities to be culinary travellers, hotels are offering local dining experiences where seasonal produce from the neighbouring area is the hero. Team that up with celebrity chefs and they are dishing up extraordinary food that’s turning establishments into hot spots in their own right.
A taste of what’s on offer around the world
Spoilt for choice in Australia
Australian hotels have adopted celebrity chefs with gusto! These include Pete Evans’ Asana restaurant at the Capri by Fraser hotel in Brisbane, Luke Mangan’s exquisite lunch and dinner menus at the Glass Brasserie in Sydney’s Hilton Hotel, and Guy Grossi’s signature Italian restaurant, Merchant, in Melbourne’s InterContinental The Rialto. The Crown Melbourne complex features Guillaume Brahimi’s French-inspired Bistro Guillaume, Sean Tan’s world-class Japanese restaurant Nobu, and Neil Perry’s award-winning Rockpool Bar and Grill. It also features the 2-Michelin-star Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, which is inspired by the rich gastronomic history of The Royal Courts of Britain.
Destination restaurants and bars, Edwardian Hotels, London
More than just your average restaurant and bar, Edwardian Hotels has specifically designed their in house restaurants to be ‘destinations’ in their own right. From the MKB in Guildford, one of the celebrated cocktail bars in Surrey, to modern British cuisine at Scoff & Banter at Bloomsbury, Canary Wharf, Kensington, Leicester Square and Oxford Street, each restaurant offers individual taste and flair to suit guests and locals alike. The latest addition, Monmouth Kitchen at Seven Dials is sure to please, with the recreation of culinary delights from the Mediterranean and South America. For contemporary Indian cuisine, Annayu Restaurant at Heathrow blends classic and creative ingredients to take the traveller on a culinary journey.
Cookbook Café, Intercontinental London, Park Lane
This cozy nook inside London’s Intercontinental Hotel champions the best of modern British cuisine, with live cooking stations providing a more communal dining experience. The Cookbook Café is a spectacular brunch and often voted one the best in the city.
The National at The Benjamin, New York City
One of New York City’s most popular restaurants resides inside The Benjamin, a Denihan property located in midtown. Food Network’s iron chef, Geoffrey Zakarian, is the visionary behind The National, which offers experiences inspired by both the grand cafes of Europe and classic American dining rooms.