The world's best casino restaurants

Combining gambling with food is not a bad idea, especially if you decide to satisfy your appetite at one of the world's best casino restaurants. In an effort to make their establishments truly chic, their owners have spared no expense: the interiors of such restaurants are often designed by the best designers, and the food is prepared by renowned chefs. If you would like to visit such a place but are not ready to leave Britain, good news for you: at least two of the best casino restaurants are in London, although the list rightly starts with the one in Monte Carlo.

Le Train Bleu at Le Casino Monte-Carlo (Monaco)

The luxury and glamour of this establishment would make even the most passionate gambler forget about non gamcare casinos and live the atmosphere of the Belle Epoque of the end of the 19th century. The restaurant's interior lives up to its name, replicating the setting of a luxury dining car at the time when incognito kings and international opera stars were among the visitors to the Monte Carlo casino. But if the decor and furniture of Le Train Bleu are a tribute to antiquity, the seafood dishes are on the contrary the freshest and allow you to discover the best of Italian cuisine. You can complete your meal with a glass of wine, chosen by sommelier.

Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand Casino (Las Vegas)

Going to Las Vegas for French food? Why not, as this award-winning restaurant is the only Michelin-starred establishment in town. Its chef Joël Robuchon, who has won Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond and Wine Spectator's Grand Award, is considered the highest-rated chef in the world. Indulge in chef-driven gourmet creations such as caviar crustacean jelly sturgeon or a sweet balloon dessert filled with blackberry yoghurt, candied lemon and violet cream sorbet, expanding your palate. The menu is equally tasteful: choose from the Art Deco dining room with its lush garden terrace and marble floors, or relax in the elegant Aperitif Lounge.

Mayfair at the Palm Beach Casino (London)

If you have chosen to play at London's Palm Beach Casino, it would be a shame not to pay a visit to the restaurant, which is run by award winning chef Mahmood Zaman. The average price tag of just £45 without drinks and the variety of menus are a joy to behold. Exotic lovers will enjoy the best of Indian and South Asian cuisine, vegetarians will enjoy vegetable dishes, and everyone else will enjoy grilled lamb cutlets, spaghetti with king prawns and chilli with lime, tuna in sesame crust and other examples of high-calibre cooking.

Picasso at Bellagio (Las Vegas)

Sophistication, chic, 2 Michelin stars and a selection of French and Spanish cooking: this is the formula for the success of Picasso, considered one of the most exclusive restaurants in Las Vegas. Famous paintings and enchanting ceramics by Pablo Picasso adorn the restaurant's walls, while the cellar contains more than 1,500 wines produced in the best private wineries in Europe. Chef Julian Serrano, who is passionate about Mediterranean cuisine, is responsible for the quality of the food. Guests can dine inside or outside, where the patio has a romantic view of the Bellagio fountains.

The Golden Peacock at The Venetian Casino (Macau)

You don't need to fly to Delhi to be immersed in the magical world of Indian culture: simply visit The Golden Peacock restaurant in the largest casino in the world. Every region of India is represented on the menu, with a taste indistinguishable from that of Punjab or Bengal. The secret of the authenticity of the taste lies in the spices imported directly from India and the skill of chef Justin Paul, who has more than 20 years of experience and a host of awards.

Heliot Steak at Hippodrome Casino (London)

Those who call it the coolest steakhouse know what they're talking about: the Heliot Steak restaurant has earned its fame. voted the best steakhouse in London, a three-time winner of the British Casino Awards, Heliot Steak House is a legend in its own right on the West End. It serves top quality steaks, and if that's not enough for you, the menu includes platters of fish, lamb, chicken and even octopus, as well as some vegetarian dishes. The long-time chef Ioannis Grammenos updates the menu every three months, adding another hit to the signature dishes. In addition to delicious food, Heliot Steak is known for its excellent service and relaxed atmosphere.

By the way, it is not necessary to play at the casino to visit any of the listed restaurants, although it is believed that winning at the gaming table adds a special flavour to the dishes. A dress code is also not compulsory anywhere except at the restaurant in Monte Carlo.