Often inside train stations you can find a fast food-mega chain or coffee and newspaper stands. But some famous or Michelin-starred dining experiences can be found in station, in the major metropolitan centres all over the world. Waiting for the train could be an amazing experience! Here below, the 5 coolest train station restaurants suggested by Sagitter One:
- Grand Central Oyster Bar is a New York City Opened in 1913 on the lower level of Grand Central Terminal, it was both an architectural beauty and go-to stop for travellers coming to and from New York. It is one of the best places for oysters in New York and it has a timeless ambiance.
- Le Train Bleu in Opened since 1901 in the Gare de Lyon in Paris,it is a legend of train station dining. With a dining room that’s elegant and palatial, it has served as a scene in a variety of films; le Train Bleu, with its traditional French cuisine, has always been chic – regulars have included Coco Chanel, Brigitte Bardot and Jean Cocteau.
- Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo’s Ginza metro station. Itis the most famous sushi restaurant on the planet, particularly since owner Jiro Ono’s dedication to perfection was immortalized in David Gelb’s film Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Sukiyabashi Jiro has three Michelin stars, is one of the world’s toughest tables to book and praised by many critics and chefs.
- Mercantile Dining & Provision in Denver’s Union Station. Run by chef Alex Seidel, is one part casual restaurant and one part food market selling charcuterie, cheese, jam, and more. Mercantile was named one of 5280 Magazine’s best new restaurantsin 2015.
- Gilbert Scott in London’s St. Pancras. The Gilbert Scott opened in 2011 and The Guardian food writer Tim Hayward declaredthat the new restaurant was “destination dining to be proud of.” Owned by British celebrity chef Marcus Wareing, The Gilbert Scott celebrates British cuisine. The Gilbert Scott dining room creates a sense of grandeur in a warm and relaxed setting. High ceilings and gilded frames exude a sense of magical charm.