VATBox Stats of the Week – Special Restaurants in Europe

VATBox Stats of the Week – Special Restaurants in Europe

The business trip expense reporting is standard, but the food and ambiance are amazing. Using data from the VATBox system we identified the Top 10 European special restaurants for business travelers in 2017. From Dinner in the Sky in Brussels to Paris’ only Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant, the list of restaurants will delight, intrigue and amaze you. Please find below the list in no specific order


#10 The Fable, London, United Kingdom

The Fable Restaurant recommendation from VATboxWith the magic in the air it is no wonder that this is one of the popular bars/restaurants under the frequent business travelers in London. Inspired by the fantasy world of fairy tales and Aesop’s fables, The Fable is anything but ordinary. Expect to be entranced, enthralled and enchanted.


#9 The Butcher, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Butcher restaurant recommendation from VATboxMeat eaters can go to heaven in The Butcher. The Butcher is an excellent, casual burger joint. However the restaurant also conceals an unusual secret, only for those in the know. You’ll need a password to unlock The Butcher’s secrets – seek and ye will find.


#8 Dinner in the Sky, Brussels, Belgium

Dinner in the sky restaurant recommendation from VATboxThis restaurant is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It travels around the world and from June 8 till June 17 you can discover Brussels’ high cuisine in the most extraordinary manner possible: you can share an unforgettable gastronomic experience in the skies over Brussels, enjoying an unparalleled view of Brussels and its surroundings while delighting in rare dishes and fine wines. Not for the fainthearted though.

#7 Coda, Berlin, Germany

Coda restaurant recommendation from VATboxWho says you need a 3-course dinner? Coda is Berlin’s first dessert bar. With final courses as the only option, it is not only sweet what is being served.  Dishes are composed of savory ingredients alongside sweet, like pecan ice cream with eggplant chips, cider vinegar jelly, and licorice salt and accompanied by highly stylized cocktails.


6 Tickets, Barcelona, Spain

Tickets restaurant recommendation from VATboxWhen you are in Barcelona, please do yourself a favor and grab some spectacular tapas at Tickets. Besides the fantastic gastronomy, its décor is inspired by the circus and the theatre. A ticket booth, red velvet rope, and large circus tent sets the lively atmosphere to make the experience entertaining and unique.


#5 Club Michel, Frankfurt, Germany

Club Michel restaurant recommendation from VATboxThis restaurant is set up in a restaurant and never serves the same food twice. The food is epic. You can only make a booking if you receive their weekly newsletter with the weekend’s menu. If you know that you are going to visit Frankfurt, sign up for their newsletter and make a reservation!


#4 Nimb Brasserie, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nimb Brasserie restaurant recommendation from VATboxNimb Brasserie looks unassuming from the outside, but inside you will find a five-star oasis overlooking the famous Tivoli Gardens. Great breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Don’t forget to go out on the terrace and take a photo of the beautiful Moorish-style hotel facade, covered in colourful light bulbs.


#3 Shang Palace, Paris, France

Shang Palace restaurant recommendation from VATboxOriginally inspired by Southeast China’s culinary traditions, the restaurant offers authentic Chinese cuisine made by Chef Samuel Lee. It is the only Chinese restaurant in Paris with a  Michelin star. This is not a regular Chinese restaurant but an amazing culinary journey full of genuine Asian traditions in the heart of Europe.


#2 Sobrino de Botin, Madrid, Spain

Sobrino de Botin restaurant recommendation from VATboxAnd last but not least there is the oldest restaurant in the world, Restaurant Sobrino de Botin in Madrid. Founded in 1725, it is one of the touchstones of Madrid’s traditional cuisine. Up until today the original 18th century wood-fired oven is used to prepare some of the best roasted lamb in Madrid. When in town don’t forget to have at least once dinner here.


#1 La Pergola, Rome, Italy

La Pergola restaurant recommendation from VATboxThis restaurant in Rome has a water menu with 29 selections! In addition, it has seven- and nine-course tasting menus, a 60,000-bottle wine cellar and a breathtaking view of the Eternal City. It truly is one of the world’s most beautiful restaurants and the only 3 star Michelin restaurant in Rome.



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