A set table at Sur Mesure Par Thierry Marx restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Paris

The Mandarin Oriental chefs’ guide to Michelin stars


We stepped into the kitchen with just a few of the hotel group’s celebrated chefs to find out what it really takes to win a Michelin star – and what it feels like to earn one.

When the Michelin brothers created their restaurant guide in 1900, there was no way they could have known their name would come to be associated with the fanciest of fine dining well over a century later. At the time of writing, Mandarin Oriental has 14 Michelin-starred restaurants, including more two-starred restaurants than any other hotel group. We asked some of the Group’s chefs about their experience of vying for – and winning – the much-coveted star.