Chef: Isaac McHale, ex-development chef of the two-Michelin-starred The Ledbury.
Does he cook here? Yes.
Cuisine: Inventive British food, with starters such as a signature buttermilk fried chicken with pine and mains built around meats sided with local ingredients such as spinach, anchovy and mint.
Prices: Five-course dinner for £47 ($71) with a £40 wine pairing, compared with a three-course dinner for £80 at The Ledbury.
The Clove Club, Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St., London; +44 20 7729 6496
9. Corner Room, London
Chef: Nuno Mendes, owner and chef patron of one-Michelin-starred Viajante.
Does he cook here? No, but ideas for dishes come from both he and the head chef.
Cuisine: Creative Portuguese food served informally yet reminiscent of its Michelin-starred big brother Viajante, with starters such as aged pumpkin with port and stracciatella, or an Iberico pork main with sides of bitter leaves and "winter" relish.
Prices: Three-course lunch for £23 ($35), or around £8 for starters, and £14 for mains, compared with a six-course tasting menu for £78, or nine-course for £90 at Viajante.
Corner Room, Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, London; +44 20 7871 0460
10. Gustu, La Paz, Bolivia
Chef: Claus Meyer, co-founder and co-owner of Noma, Danish celebrity chef.
Does he cook here? No, but head chef Michelangelo Cestari leads a team of Bolivian chefs trained at Noma.
Cuisine: Indigenous Bolivian cuisine re-imagined. Gustu draws from local roots like oca, herbs like huakataya and khoa whose, taste even the head chef admits can be uncomfortable for some.
Mains include local beetroot prepared with hibiscus, and rabbit slow-cooked in a corn base creamed by lemon juice. Yet the food isn't the full story -- Gustu is part of Meyer's nonprofit foundation aimed at stimulating the Bolivian economy by investing in local resources, whether it's farmers or food research.
Prices: From BOB 65 ($10) for starters, to BOB 80-145 for mains, compared with DKK 1,500 ($263) at Noma.
Gustu, Calle 10 no. 300, Media cuadra de la Av. Costanera, Calacoto, La Paz; +591 (2) 2117491, firstname.lastname@example.org
11. Luksus, New York
Chef: Daniel Burns, former pastry chef at two-Michelin-starred Noma.
Does he cook here: Yes.
Cuisine: Scandinavian-American food using local and seasonal ingredients in the creative preparation taught at Noma as well as the Fat Duck. Ham chips should be on the menu at some point.
The 26-seat restaurant is accessed through a door at the back of Tørst, a craft beer bar also founded by Burns, so there are plenty of unique brews here.
Prices: TBA, but the plan is to create a casual tasting menu.
Luksus, 615 Manhatten Ave., Brooklyn; +1 718 389 6034, email@example.com (web reservations preferred)