Yesterday’s Michelin Guide Singapore awards has cemented the city as a culinary giant. In a historic first, two of Singapore’s establishments were awarded the supreme distinction of three stars. This honorary title was given to Les Amis and Odette, two exceptional fine-dining French restaurants with a cult following.
This is Odette’s third win this year, having been named Asia’s Best Restaurant, and jumping up 10 spots to No.18 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Les Amis continues to dazzle with its sublime menu and wine list of more than 3,000 references. Helmed by Chef Julien Royer and Chef Sébastien Lepinoy respectively, both restaurants are recognised for “a know-how and a deep respect for the terroir and its products,” said Michelin Guide in a statement.
Now into its fourth year running, the awards also recognised five two-star establishments, including Saint Pierre and new entrant Zén, which was directly given two stars for its cuisine that seamlessly mixes Nordic and Asian flavours. Thirty-seven restaurants were also awarded one star, with seven new entrants including European-inspired restaurants Jag, Basque Kitchen by Aitor, Lerouy, Table65 and Vianney Massot, all of European inspiration, as well as modern Australian Cheek Bistro and Meta, which serves French classics with an Asian twist.
Here is the full list of 44 restaurants awarded:
Basque Kitchen by Aitor
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard)
Jaan by Kirk Westaway
Jag, Jiang-Nan Chun
Putien (Kitchener Road)
Rhubarb, Shinji (Bras Basah Road)
Shinji (Tanglin Road)
The Song of India
All photos are credited to Michelin Guide.