They don’t call Singapore a food-loving nation for no reason. The Little Red Dot won big at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, with 9 local establishments making the list. Here are the highlights from the awards night in W Bangkok.
Our Generation T-lister André Chiang garnered 2 awards—Restaurant André moved up a spot to #2 (also officially The Best Restaurant in Singapore), while Raw in Taiwan placed #24. Helmed by chef Julien Royer, the much-lauded Odette (Singapore Tatler’s Best Restaurants 2016/2017 Best Service awardee) set a record as the Highest New Entry in the history of the awards, breaking into the top ten at #9. Talented, affable, and well-loved chef Dave Pynt had double the accolades—he was named Chefs’ Choice, sponsored by Peroni, and his restaurant Burnt Ends placed #10.
Every year is full of surprises but 2017 brought more than usual. Gaggan Anand scored a three-peat with his eponymous restaurant holding on to the top spot in Asia for a third consecutive year. The buzzing Locavore in Bali, Indonesia climbed 27 spots from #49 to #22, cementing its reputation as a restaurant on the rise. The inaugural The Art of Hospitality award was given to Den in Tokyo, led by chef Zaiyu Hasegawa.
Here’s the full list of the honoured restaurants from Singapore:
44: Shinji by Kanesaka
27: Tippling Club
23: Corner House, also a Best Service awardee at Singapore Tatler's Best Restaurants 2016/2017
20: Waku Ghin
16: Les Amis
10: Burnt Ends
2: Restaurant André