Our guide to the best places around the world to dine like James Bond
With the steady build-up of buzz being generated by the fall release of the next James Bond film Spectre, a recently released restaurant guide can help fans dine like 007.travel Updated: Apr 08, 2015 16:23 IST
With the steady build-up of buzz being generated by the fall release of the next James Bond film Spectre, a recently released restaurant guide can help fans dine like 007.
In his book James Bond’s Cuisine: 007’s Every Last Meal, author Matt Sherman combed through 54 books and 23 films in the Bond franchise to come up with a list of 254 real-world dining destinations.
Travel site Goeuro recently distilled the listing into a handy infographic that breaks down the restaurants by country and region.
Not surprisingly, restaurants in the UK and Ireland get the most mentions, with 21 restaurants.
According to Sherman, the most popular dining destination in the entire repertoire is Scott’s of Mayfair in London, which is mentioned in four separate films and books.
While in the UK, Bond’s typical meal choice may include a good old-fashioned steak with potatoes and a picnic hamper from Harrods. To sample the glamorous spy life, Sherman suggests hitting up Ascot for smoked salmon sandwiches and washing them down with Dom Pérignon champagne.
Bond is also a fan of dining at the ritzy Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco and Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, both of which get three mentions throughout the Bond franchise.
And in the 1985 film A View to A Kill, Bond (Roger Moore) tucks into foie gras topped with caviar on toasted brioche at the iconic Jules Verne restaurant at the Eiffel Tower.
Fans can also find Bond-approved restaurants and addresses in countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Greece, Germany and Austria.
For the full list, visit http://blog.goeuro.co.uk/dine-like-007/.
First Published: Apr 08, 2015 16:12 IST