Just like us non-famous folk, celebrities also have their favorite restaurants that they return to again and again. For a chance to bump elbows with your favorite star, OROGOLD reviews popular celebrity dining hot spots around the world.
Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles
This iconic fixture on the Hollywood Hills is so packed with celebrities that the hotel forbids any photographs from being taken, even of your friends or your food. One of the greatest things about Chateau Marmont is that it has barely changed throughout the decades, and still attracts many celebrities, being the favorite dining spot and hotel for stars such as Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, James Franco and Lana Del Ray. If you are going to dine at Chateau Marmont, expect a crowd of paparazzi at the entrance. OROGOLD suggests that, for the best people-watching spot, you dine on the patio at the main restaurant of the hotel, but don’t forget the No Photography policy!
The only restaurant in Venice that serves food until 2am, Centrale enjoys its location in one of the most romantic cities in the world. The menu features Italian fine dining dishes, and the lounge is an ideal place to relax with a cocktail, making it no surprise that it is the go-to dining hotspot in Venice for celebrities such as Christina Aguilera and Elton John.
MO Bar, Hong Kong
Hong Kong attracts plenty of celebrities, be it for a vacation or for business, especially for those who are involved in the fashion industry. The MO Bar is located in Hong Kong’s iconic Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and specializes in fresh, organic food that is served throughout the day, as well as delicious cocktails. In the evenings, MO Bar turns into a sophisticated night spot, with DJs spinning hot tracks every night of the week. Many celebrities stay at the hotel itself, and recent guests that have been seen at MO Bar include Stella McCartney, Giorgio Armani, and Helen Mirren.
Chiltern Firehouse, London
The Chiltern Firehouse is a contemporary restaurant in London, serving up dishes that have been inspired by the freshest of ingredients and created by a Michelin-starred chef. The menu, which draws on American and European influences, is always changing, which may be why so many celebrities keep returning to the restaurant. From Kate Moss and Kylie Minogue to Gordon Ramsay and Lily Allen, the chances to spot your favorite stars are endless. The only downside is that the wait list for a table, even on a mid-week night, is tortuously long.
The Hazelton Hotel is one of the best hotels in Canada, and is located in an affluent area of Toronto. The cuisine features delectable French and Italian dishes, and, of course, with such great food comes a star-studded following. Celebrities that have been spotted dining at ONE include Justin Bieber, Brad and Angelina, Blake Lively and Jennifer Lopez.
There are celebrity dining hot spots all over the world, and the chance to be seated next to your favorite movie star always makes a dining experience much more exciting. If you are hoping to dine at one of these venues, OROGOLD recommends making a booking as far in advance as possible, so that you are guaranteed a table on the night that you have chosen.