Michelin Guide Singapore 2019: Winners revealed from the ceremony at Capella Singapore

Michelin Guide Singapore 2019: Winners revealed from the ceremony at Capella Singapore

2019's best

Text: Janice Sim

It might have been just yesterday that The World's 50 Best Restaurants ceremony crescendoed at Marina Bay Sands, but this is the Michelin Guide we're talking about. An annual affair that holds its own when it comes to evaluating our city's pool of top chefs and restaurants. Within the palatial grounds of Capella Singapore's grand ballroom, the golden list was unveiled — with a slight shift as its new theme 'Kitchens of Progression' shone a spotlight on sustainable produce, ethical farming, and minimal food waste.

Here are the winners from Michelin Guide Singapore 2019:

New restaurants awarded one Michelin star

1. Basque Kitchen by Aitor

"Basque Country has the highest per capita concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, so for us to receive such recognition here in Singapore is extremely gratifying. My next wish is to continue to invite diners on a journey to experience reinvented Basque cuisine, and for them to develop a greater curiosity for the region's culture." —Aitor Jeronimo Orive, head chef of Basque Kitchen by Aitor

2. Buona Terra

3. Cheek Bistro

"It was a pleasant surprise as we changed the concept pretty late as well. It's a very young, full Singaporean team — my oldest chef in there is probably 27. It's impressive, I mean it's all them." — Rishi Naleendra, chef-owner of Cheek Bistro

4. Lerouy

5. Restaurant Jag

6. Table65

7. Terra

8. Vianney Massot

Restaurants awarded one Michelin star

1. Alma

2. Beni

3. Braci

4. Burnt Ends

5. Candlenut

6. Chef Kang's

7. Corner House

8. CUT by Wolfgang Puck

9. Garibaldi

10. Hawker Chan

11. Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles

12. Iggy's

13. Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine

14. JAAN by Kirk Westaway

15. Jian-Nan Chun

16. Labryinth

17. Lei Garden

18. Ma Cuisine

19. Meta

19. Nouri

"It's the second time in the year, so we're very happy. Obviously everything we did, it's down to the team. We'll still strive for a better lunch and a better dinner everyday. For the next year, we've got lots of exciting things in the horizon. The restaurant just opened a research center called Appetite — we'll be doing lots of speaking engagements around it as well collaborative work with architects and artists." — Ivan Brehm, chef-owner of Nouri

20. Putien (Kitchener Road)

21. Rhubarb

22. Shinji (Bras Basah)

23. Shinji (Tanglin Road)

24. Summer Palace

25. Summer Pavilion

26. Sushi Ichi

27. Sushi Kimura

28. The Song of India

New restaurants awarded two Michelin stars

1. Saint Pierre

2. Zén

"I don't know what to say. We didn't come chasing stars, we came to Singapore to cook really good food, to have fun with every guest that comes in. We are super humbled." — Tristin Farmer, head chef of Zén

Restaurants awarded two Michelin stars

1. Shisen Hanten

2. Shoukouwa

3. Waku Ghin

New restaurants awarded three Michelin stars

1. Les Amis

"It's the biggest achievement a chef can get. If you get a 3-Michelin star in Singapore, it's the same as getting a 3-Michelin star in London, Paris or Tokyo. I'm now going to catch four stars." — Sébastien Lepinoy, executive chef Les Amis

2. Odette

For the full list, click here.

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