The 8 Most Affordable Paris Michelin-Starred Restaurants (2023)


Updated by Farah on 17/02/2022

For centuries France, and especially Paris, have been associated with exceptional cuisine. After all, the word gastronomy itself comes from the French!

The French institution called the Michelin Guide is regarded the world over as being THE voice of authority when it comes to which restaurants are truly incredible. So it should be no surprise that France has the largest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world. And, believe it or not, more than a quarter of those dreamy eateries are located in Paris.

Michelin-starred restaurants are often misinterpreted as being overly exclusive, or only for those with larger than life budgets. But I’m here to tell you that you CAN enjoy the best in French gastronomy, even if you’re on a budget! To help you out, I’ve made a list of the best Paris Michelin-starred restaurants that won’t break the bank.

Septime *

Courtesy of lefooding.fr

First up on my list of Paris Michelin-starred restaurants that wont break the bank is Septime. This 1 star Michelin restaurant is located rather on the outskirts of the 11th arrondissement, in a decidedly unexpected location. But once you step inside you’ll feel right at home. The interior is modern, comfortable, well thought-out and ultimately very welcoming.

Chef Bertrand Grébaut spent years training under French greats like Jöel Rebuchon and Alain Passard. And his culinary training and expertise shines through at Septime. The imaginative menu focuses on modern, creative French cuisine, and changes often.

A fresh take on the basics is welcomed here, and has made Septime extremely popular with locals and first-timers alike. As with any Michelin-starred restaurant, lunch is a much more affordable option than dinner, and the portions are usually really comparable. At lunchtime, their 5 course carte blanche menu will set you back €60, and a wine pairing is an additional €45. At dinner time these figures climb but still dangle in the realm of affordability. We’re talking Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris, after all! Dinner is €95 with a wine pairing for €60.

Whether you prefer to try lunch or dinner, make sure to plan ahead and reserve. Septime’s popularity is no joke, and they’re often booked up for 3 weeks plus in advance.

septime – 80 rue de charonne 75011
open M-F from 12-14:30 and from 19-23:00
weekends from 12-23:00 nonstop

Garance *

Courtesy of Garance

This next spot is truly a hidden gem. Up now on our list of Paris Michelin-starred restaurants that won’t break the bank is Garance. While Garance may be lesser-known than some of the other restaurants in this article, it is every bit as delicious!

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Tucked away in the luxurious and largely residential 7th arrondissement, Garance is easily overlooked by the casual passerby. But it shouldn’t be missed.

Garance is composed of a dynamic duo, chef Guillaume Iskandar and sommelier Guillaume Muller. The latter of which previously trained under Alain Passard at his 3 star restaurant, l’Arpège.

Their creative approach to extraordinary food and wines has a French and international influence. The menu at Garance is constantly evolving to incorporate the freshest seasonal ingredients. Plus everything comes fresh from the farm they maintain near Limousin, France.

With an extensive wine list, there’s a definite focus on wine pairings, and the combinations here are some of the best in the city. Dinner menus start at €70 and lunch menus are even more affordable.

garance – 34 rue saint-dominique 75007
open weekdays from 12:15 to 14:00 and from 19:45 to 21:45

Antoine *

Courtesy of Parisinfo.com

Though Antoine has a distinctly, upscale Mediterranean feel, it’s difficult to classify this one star restaurant by just one cuisine. Fresh meat and seafood play a central role and revisited classics await you here. Influence from the Mediterranean culture and cuisine is evident, and dishes take on Spanish, French, even Italian nuances. Chef Thibault Sombardier hails from Lyon, in the South of France and successfully combines his passion for seafood and his hometown terroir.

The daily menu, focusing on “surf and turf” (or “terre et mer” as we could say in French) includes the catch of the day as well as a revisited classic. The winning combos at Antoine clearly demonstrate Sombardier’s passion and skill for both cuisines.

This sophisticated cadre in the 16th arrondissement lets you enjoy a view of the Eiffel Tower while you dine. Antoine is your picture perfect Michelin-starred restaurant, but that doesn’t mean it’s out of reach. Rather quite the opposite. A meal here definitely won’t break the bank. With full lunch menus costing just €49, you really can’t beat the prices at Antoine. And did I mention the view? This place is a win-win in my book.

Just be sure to make a reservation!

antoine – 10 avenue de new york 75116
open weekdays from 12:30 to 13:30 and from 19:30 to 21:30

Automne *

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Image from Automne’s website.

Automne is headed by Japanese chef Nobuyuki Akishige and is located in the 11th arrondissement. At this simple bistro, Akishige creates beautiful French dishes with a twist with fresh, seasonal top-notch ingredients. Try roast duck breast, parsley root purée and kalamata olives or the tasting menu at a reasonable price tag!

automne – 11 Rue Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
open Wed-Sun 12-14.30 and 19:30-22:30; closed mondays & tuesdays

Benoit *

Image sourced from Benoit’s website

This cute, vintage style classic bistro, located not far from the Hotel de Ville, is supervised by Alain Ducasse and serves traditional French cuisine. Founded in 1912, this restaurant enjoys one Michelin star and is one of the oldest in the city.

It is one of Paris’ favourite places for French cuisine. Enjoy dishes such as Lucullus beef tongue, snails in their shells and pâté en croûte in a lively and friendly environment. Don’t forget to try their wine selection from their 21 wines.

benoit – 20 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris
open everyday 12-14.30 and 19:30-22:30pm

Restaurant Anne *

This restaurant, located in Le Pavillon de la Reine, serves classic French cuisine in intimate, cozy settings. Its name is based on Anne of Austria, Queen of France and wife to Louis XIII and menu headed by chef Mathieu Pacaud.

Rated one Michelin star, this place has a library lounge and a courtyard garden for a intimate and romantic environment. A good selection of wines accompanies the contemporary French dishes so try a few for sure. Expect to pay between 39 -150 EUR, with lunch being the best bang for your bucks with an entree, meal of choice and dessert, all for 39€.

anne – 28 place des Vosges, Paris, 75003
open Wed-Sun lunch 12:30-14.00: snacking menu from 15:00-18:00pm and dinner from 19:00-10:00; closed mondays & tuesdays

Le Taillevent **

Courtesy of Le Taillevent

Le Taillevent is the the only two-starred place in my list of Paris Michelin-starred restaurants that won’t break the bank. Not only does chef David Bizet of Le Taillevent possess an exceptional culinary prowess, but the restaurant’s luxurious setting will make you feel like royalty.

Located in the elegant 8th arrondissement, le Taillevent suits the area perfectly. Wood paneling, antique accents and gold leaf portraits decorate the interior of this beautifully converted 19th-century mansion. Before becoming a Michelin-stared restaurant, the mansion belonged to the Duke de Morny; a prominent politician and half-brother of Napoleon! The royal touches have been preserved, and the food is fit for a King (or Queen) too.

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Classic French dishes with creative new touches make up the menu at le Taillevent. Every dish is artfully constructed and well thought out, which makes for a delicious and oh so aesthetically pleasing meal. Traditional dishes like braised duck are updated with exciting new flavors like cherry blossom.

Courtesy of Le Taillevent

The prices here are a little steeper than some of the other Paris Michelin-starred restaurants that won’t break the bank, but that’s because it has two stars! Though it’s a bit pricier, the location is divine and the food excellent. Lunch still falls into the affordable category at €90 for a full menu. And don’t forget to check out the wine list, they feature more than 2,800 wines and spirits to choose from!

le taillevent – 15 rue lamennais 75008
open weekdays from 12:15-14:00 and from 19:15 to 22:00

Alléno – Pavillon Ledoyen ***

Courtesy of Michelin Guide

Alright, well my list of Paris Michelin-starred restaurants that won’t break the bank, wouldn’t be complete unless a three star restaurant was included. As fate would have it, one of the best (and most affordable) 3-star Michelin restaurants is also in amazing setting.

Welcome to Alléno, the namesake of legendary starred Michelin Chef, Yannick Alléno. Tucked away inside the glamorous Pavillon Ledoyen is one of the city’s finest gastronomic restaurants.

Chef Alléno plays with flavors from around the world to create complex, one of a kind meals. The menu changes regularly, but each rendition is just as good as the last. Dinner prices are à la carte, but they do offer a set menu at lunchtime. Lunch will set you back €135 euros before drinks, but it’s more than worth it for an exceptional 3-star Michelin experience.

Though you’re just a few meters from the Champs-Elysées, you would never guess it! The restaurant’s sophisticated touches create a more intimate feeling, despite the huge space. And tall bay windows look out onto the lush garden surrounding the Pavillon.

Again, reservations are recommended, and a smart casual dress code is enforced here.

Alléno pavillon ledoyen – 8 avenue dutuit 75008
open weekdays from 19:30-22:00
lunch on Saturdays from 12:00-14:00

Some Helpful Tips

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The best piece of advice I can give you when trying to find a Paris Michelin-starred restaurant that won’t break the bank, is to go for lunch. Often times, these restaurants have very similar or even identical menus at lunchtime. And at a fraction of the price you’ll pay for dinner. Wine pairings are also more affordable in the afternoon.

Another tip is to go during the week. The weekday time slots are far less busy than on the weekend. So you’ll receive better and more attentive service.

Check if there’s a dress code, before going! You don’t want to show up for your reservation only to be over or under dressed. This kind of information is easy to find on the restaurants website. Generally, smart casual is fine. For fancier places, men should add a suit jacket.

Lastly, plan ahead and reserve. Dining at a Parisian gastronomic restaurant is one of the must-do activities for many visitors. And the places listed in this article are pretty popular. To ensure you get a place, plan on reserving at least a few weeks in advance.

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Kei ***

Image sourced from the Michelin Guide’s website

This haute French high-end restaurant serves exceptional cuisine in a beautiful space. Pair the artfully presented plates with beautiful European wines and finish off with a special dessert by a talented pastry chef.

Japanese-born chef Kei Kobayashi cooks up fine cuisine with both Japanese and French influences. A lunch menu will cost you 85 € which is probably the cheapest option as far as 3-star Michelin restaurants in Paris are concerned.

RESTAURANT KEI – 5 rue du Coq-Héron, Paris, 75001
open Tuesday to Saturday (except Thursday noon) from 12:30 to 13:15 (last order)and from 19:45 to 20:45 (last order)

I hope you’ll get the chance to try some of these incredible restaurants. See you soon in Paris and bon appétit!

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Is there a 7 star Michelin? ›

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Thankfully, a majority of Michelin restaurants that I've visited include a 15-20% service and tip fee automatically which you'll see listed on the bill. Of course you are welcome to add additional tips on top of that if you are happy with the service!

Can you get 4 Michelin stars? ›

Perhaps disappointingly, the answer is no - three is still the maximum number of Michelin stars that can be awarded to any one restaurant.

What's higher than a Michelin star? ›

Michelin quantifies one star as being “high-quality cooking, worth a stop”; two stars is for “excellent cooking, worth a detour”; and finally, the prestigious three stars represent “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.”

Why did Gordon Ramsay lost his Michelin stars? ›

In October 2013, the Gordon Ramsay at The London restaurant in New York lost its two Michelin stars owing to issues encountered by the Michelin reviewers. The guide's director Michael Ellis stated that he was served "some very erratic meals" and also experienced "issues with consistency."

Who has lost a Michelin star? ›

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  • Isle of Eriska in Eriska.
  • Céleste at the Lanesborough hotel in London.
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Do Michelin stars expire? ›

Technically speaking, Michelin stars do expire after the publication of a new Guide. However, most critics and consumers accept that restaurants don't lose and then regain stars year after year. In almost all cases, the decision to revoke a star will not have been taken lightly.

What rank is Gordon Ramsay in the world? ›

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Although he's been awarded 16 Michelin stars throughout his career, he currently holds seven.

How hard is it to get a single Michelin star? ›

To earn one Michelin star, a restaurant needs to be “a very good restaurant in this category”. For two stars, it needs to be “excellent cooking, worth a detour”. For three stars, a restaurant must serve “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.”

Who is richer Jamie or Gordon? ›

Jamie Oliver (net worth $300 million) Gordon Ramsay (net worth $220 million)

Who is the youngest chef to get 3 Michelin stars? ›

There are always plenty of young chefs creating dishes to an exceptional standard, but the youngest chef ever to achieve three Michelin stars was Italian chef Massimiliano (Max) Alajmo, who, at just 28, was head chef of his family's restaurant Le Calandre, in Rubano, Padua, when it was awarded its third Michelin star.

Can a chef lose a Michelin star? ›

The guide is updated annually, and while restaurants can lose their stars if they close during the year of assessment, they will not lose the stars if the head chef leaves, even if it's just after a new guide has been released, as long is there is continuity of culinary quality.

How much do Gordon Ramsay's chefs get paid? ›

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Chef salaries - 2 salaries reported$50,084/yr
Server salaries - 2 salaries reported$34,033/yr
Lawyer salaries - 1 salaries reported$114,578/yr
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What is the highest paid type of chef? ›

The best Executive Chef jobs can pay up to $104,500 per year. An executive chef is the head of the entire kitchen operation of a restaurant. Executive chefs manage inventory, budgeting, menu planning, training, plating, and all kitchen staff, from sous chefs to dishwashers.

Why is Nobu so popular? ›

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Is Hell's Kitchen a Michelin star? ›

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Hell's Kitchen, located in the Caesars Palace, is highly recognizable due to Chef Gordon Ramsay's reality-based television show by the same name. Gordon Ramsay has a total of 7 Michelin stars to his name, making all of his restaurants known as culinary hotspots.

What chef owns Nobu? ›

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What do you wear to a 3 Michelin star? ›

"Smart casual" or "elegant casual" are preferred by many restaurants, but that certainly doesn't mean "casual" in the sense we know it. Michelin-star eateries care not for trends such as athleisure or ripped denim. In hospitality language, "casual" means "comfortable."

When should you not tip at a restaurant? ›

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While 20% is the gold standard for a good tip, you can leave less if necessary, as long as you leave something. Experts suggest tipping is just the cost of doing business when going to a restaurant, regardless of service.

Is it rude to tip the chef? ›

When you know how much you are going to pay your chef, you can use that as a basis for your tip. Generally, 10% of the total cost is a good start. Then, you can increase the amount to 15% or even double the tip if the chef works with a server, so they can share the gratuity.

Who has held 3 Michelin stars the longest? ›

I am of course speaking of Paul Bocuse, the “pope” of modern French gastronomy, whose restaurant I had a chance to visit last January and who has been awarded 3 Michelin stars since 1965, making him the longest holder of this prestigious award in the world.

Can you go straight to 2 Michelin stars? ›

Michelin stars are given out on a scale of one to three stars, with only the top establishments in the world qualifying. To earn one Michelin star, a restaurant needs to be “a very good restaurant in this category”. For two stars, it needs to be “excellent cooking, worth a detour”.

Does Gordon Ramsay have 22 Michelin stars? ›

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In 2008, he shared the honour of having the most stars in the world with Alain Ducasse. However, he has since been overtaken by Ducasse and the late Joël Robuchon. Overall, he has been awarded 22 stars across 16 restaurants, considering both the ones owned and/or operated by him.

Which chef has most Michelin stars? ›

1. Joël Robuchon: 32 Michelin Stars. Many consider the late French chef Joël Robuchon the best chef of the modern age.

Why is it so hard to get a Michelin star? ›

To earn one star, a restaurant must be considered "a very good restaurant in its category." For two stars, the criteria is "excellent cooking, worth a detour." To qualify for the elusive three stars, a restaurant must serve up "exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey."

Is having 1 Michelin star good? ›

One Star: The restaurant is considered “very good in its category” having a quality menu and prepares cuisine to a consistently high standard. Two Stars: The restaurant has excellent cuisine delivered in a unique way, and has something exceptional to offer — it's “worth a detour” to visit while traveling.

What chef made Gordon Ramsay cry? ›

White also once made a young Gordon Ramsay cry while Ramsay worked for him, and later said, "I don't recall what he'd done wrong but I yelled at him and he lost it. Gordon crouched down in the corner of the kitchen, buried his head in his hands and started sobbing."

Who is Gordon Ramsay's best friend? ›

Ramsay and David Beckham are family friends.

The celebrity chef and former professional soccer player have been friends for years, and they even almost opened a restaurant together. Their families are also really close, but Ramsay has said that his kids are forbidden to date anyone from the Beckham clan.

Who Does Gordon Ramsay not want back at his restaurant? ›

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Who is the youngest Michelin star winner? ›

Aiden Byrne is the youngest chef to win a Michelin star!

Aiden Byrne was just 22-years-old when he earned his first star.

Did Ramsay lost his Michelin stars? ›

Several years later, the quality of the food dipped. Michael Ellis, Michelin Guide Director explained the reason for the loss of stars: "We've had issues with consistency, and consistency is a huge thing for us." In total, Ramsay has lost 9 Michelin stars, and he still holds seven at his restaurants across the globe.

Who owns the most 3 Michelin star restaurants? ›

Alain Ducasse may easily be the most successful among the world's top 10 chefs. This is what he managed to achieve: Earned his 21 Michelin stars and kept them throughout his career. He is the proud owner of 3 Michelin Stars restaurants.

Who lost a Michelin star in 2022? ›

Other restaurants that lost their one star were The Isle of Eriska, L'Ortolan, Number One at The Balmoral and The Chester Grosvenor, while The Dining Room at Whatley Manor went down to one star from two as chef Niall Keating left to set up a restaurant of his own called Lunar in Staffordshire.

How long did it take Gordon Ramsay to get a Michelin star? ›

In 1999 he opened Pétrus, which earned a Michelin star within seven months, and in 2001 he established Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's (closed 2013), which won a Michelin star two years later.

Has Gordon Ramsay got a Michelin star? ›

Our flagship destination, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, gained the ultimate accolade of three Michelin stars in 2001 and has retained them ever since, a true mark of excellence, quality and consistency.

Who is Gordon Ramsay's biggest enemy? ›

After shouting his way through most of the industry, Gordon Ramsay has made a long list of enemies. One of the most bitter is undoubtedly his one time mentor, Marco Pierre White, who once said that he would, “never speak to [Ramsay] again”.

Who is the most famous chef of all time? ›

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  • 2 Gordon Ramsay.
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Who is statistically the best chef in the world? ›

The Best Chef Awards, now in their 6th edition, were recently held in Madrid. As a result of this prestigious international event, there is now a new classification of the world's 100 best chefs—a list which includes many Spaniards. For the second year in a row, Dabiz Muñoz (DiverXO), ranked number one.

Is a Michelin star permanent? ›

Unlike the actual stars in the sky, Michelin stars are not permanent. This is to say that these stars are not bound to stay in the hands of a chef once they are awarded to them.

What is the difference between Michelin Guide and Michelin star? ›

Michelin stars originated when the Michelin tire company created a culinary guidebook, known as The Michelin Guide. Accolades such as a Bib Gourmand or one Michelin star are a huge honor, but to be awarded two or more stars means that your food is worth traveling for.

Do you get money for a Michelin star? ›

The average salary for chef in a US Michelin star restaurant is a little under $57,000. However, experienced workers, such as sous chefs, in a city like New York, can expect to make considerably more – in the region of $70,000–80,000.

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Does Gordon Ramsay have 12 Michelin stars? ›

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Although he's been awarded 16 Michelin stars throughout his career, he currently holds seven. His signature restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London, has held 3 stars since 2001, making it London's longest-running three Michelin-starred restaurant.

Why does Gordon Ramsay only have 7 Michelin stars? ›

#6: Gordon Ramsay

In his career, he's earned a total of 22 stars across 16 restaurants. However, nine of those restaurants closed, leaving him with seven Michelin Stars across four restaurants. His three-star restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, sits in London.

What is the highest Michelin star? ›

Being awarded three Michelin stars is the highest accolade a restaurant can receive. The Michelin Guide is famously secretive about how it decides which restaurants deserve stars and how many. Essentially, it comes down to whether the food is good enough to warrant going out of your way to pay the restaurant a visit.

Why did Gordon Ramsay lost his Michelin stars? ›

In October 2013, the Gordon Ramsay at The London restaurant in New York lost its two Michelin stars owing to issues encountered by the Michelin reviewers. The guide's director Michael Ellis stated that he was served "some very erratic meals" and also experienced "issues with consistency."

Which is the No 1 restaurant in the world? ›

World's Best Restaurant
Year1st2nd
2016Osteria FrancescanaEl Celler de Can Roca
2017Eleven Madison ParkOsteria Francescana
2018Osteria FrancescanaEl Celler de Can Roca
2019MirazurNoma
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Can you lose a Michelin star? ›

Michelin will re-review every 18 months (they claim) unless they receive a specific complaint about a place, in which case they will form an emergency review strike team. Gordon Ramsay's The London lost two stars overnight after a complaint was filed. According to Ramsay, he literally cried.

What chef has 13 Michelin stars? ›

Alain Ducasse
Alain at Identità Golose Conference 2010
Born13 September 1956 Orthez, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
Culinary career
Cooking styleFrench cuisine
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Which chef owns the most Michelin stars? ›

1. Joël Robuchon: 32 Michelin Stars. Many consider the late French chef Joël Robuchon the best chef of the modern age. And with 32 Michelin stars spread across three continents, it's hard to argue this claim.

What chef made Gordon Ramsay cry? ›

White also once made a young Gordon Ramsay cry while Ramsay worked for him, and later said, "I don't recall what he'd done wrong but I yelled at him and he lost it. Gordon crouched down in the corner of the kitchen, buried his head in his hands and started sobbing."

Who lost the most Michelin stars? ›

In total, Ramsay has lost 9 Michelin stars, and he still holds seven at his restaurants across the globe.

What chef has more Michelin stars than Gordon Ramsay? ›

Joël Robuchon, 31 Michelin Stars

He was also named "Chef of the Century" numerous times. He specialized in French cuisine and has 12 restaurants in his possession. Joël liked the mentoring of young chefs too. A former student of his was the now infamous Gordon Ramsay.

Is there anything higher than a Michelin star? ›

Michelin quantifies one star as being “high-quality cooking, worth a stop”; two stars is for “excellent cooking, worth a detour”; and finally, the prestigious three stars represent “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.”

Does anyone have 3 Michelin stars? ›

There are currently 135 three-star Michelin restaurants around the world. France and Japan are the countries with the most, boasting a hefty 29 establishments each.

Who has held 3 Michelin stars the longest? ›

I am of course speaking of Paul Bocuse, the “pope” of modern French gastronomy, whose restaurant I had a chance to visit last January and who has been awarded 3 Michelin stars since 1965, making him the longest holder of this prestigious award in the world.

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