It makes sense that a chef at the top of his game would be found at the very pinnacle of the tallest structure in Macau, which is why you’ll find acclaimed French chef Joël Robuchon’s dramatic Robuchon au Dôme housed in the egg-like dome atop the arching peaks of the Grand Lisboa Hotel. The hotel’s lotus shape and gold exterior are the perfect shell for this elegant French-themed restaurant, which requires you to take a tiny hidden elevator to the all but inaccessible 43rd floor.
You’ll be rewarded as soon as you emerge and see the expansive views of Macau and Taipa islands, while the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant’s own interior is nothing to balk at; a large carved wood piano provides a live soundtrack to your meal, and the enormous crystal chandelier dangling overhead provides an extra layer of sparkle to the evening.
But it’s doubtful you’ll be able to take your eyes off your table as Robuchon provides stunning and creative French masterworks across multiple courses. You might visit Robuchon au Dôme while the seasonal white truffle is being highlighted across many dishes and the use of French staples such as foie gras and soufflés are showcased in unique combinations. Carts laden with rich French cheeses, homemade French breads and delicate truffles wheel around the small space reminding you of the artistry taking place behind the scenes.