06 March, 2008

Singapore Business Review Restaurant Awards

Singapore Business Review recently organised a Restaurant Awards Night - our local version of the Michelin Guide and their Stars - on 27 Feb, where the awards were presented in four categories ranging from 3 Chefs Hats, as the highest accolades, to an Order of Merit Star. The full lists of winners are as follow:

3 Chefs Hats Category

  • Il Lido
  • The Cliff
  • Mezza9
  • Senso
  • Lei Garden

2 Chefs Hats

  • OSO Ristorante
  • Ristorante Da Valentino
  • Crystal Jade Golden Palace (Paragon)
  • Shang Palace
  • Hua Ting (Orchard Hotel)
  • Saint Julien
  • Flutes at the Fort

1 Chefs Hat

  • IndoChine Club Street
  • IndoChine Waterfront
  • Garibaldi
  • La Strada
  • Ember
  • The China Club
  • Halia (Botanic Gardens)
  • Au Petit Salut
  • Nogawa
  • Les Amis
  • Min Jiang at One-North
  • Inagiku
  • Morton’s the Steakhouse

Order of Merit

  • Michaelangelo’s
  • Samy’s Curry
  • Jade (Fullerton Hotel)
  • Rang Mahal
  • Original Sin
  • Song of India
  • Tatsuya
  • Au Jardin
  • Crystal Jade PalaceNgee Ann City
  • Blue Ginger
  • Esmirada at Chijmes
  • Imperial Treasure, Great World City
  • Long Beach Seafood, Marina South
  • Jumbo Seafood, East Coast Seafood Centre
  • Oosh
  • The Universal
  • Keyaki
  • Le Papillon
  • Raffles Grill
  • Novus (at the National Museum)
  • PS Cafe
  • Chat Masala
  • Banana Leaf Apolo
  • Magma
  • Majestic Restaurant (Majestic Hotel)


  • Best Restaurant Bar - Il Lido
  • Best Wine List - Les Amis
  • Best Brunch - The Line (Shangri-La Hotel)
  • Best High Tea - Bar & Billiard Room, Raffles Hotel
  • Best Yum Cha – Crystal Jade Palace, Ngee Ann City
  • Chinese Restaurant of the Year - Lei Garden, Chijmes
  • French Restaurant of the Year - Saint Julien
  • Japanese Restaurant of the Year - Nogawa
  • Indian Restaurant of the Year - Rang Mahal
  • International Restaurant of the Year - Mezza9 (Grand Hyatt)
  • Italian Restaurant of the Year - Il Lido

Il Lido walked away as the most decorated restaurant for the night (3 Chefs Hats, Best Restaurant Bar, and Italian Restaurant of the Year) and that actually made me more determined to do a review over at that place.

Others in my Gastronomic Wish List includes Morton's The Steakhouse (1 Chefs Hat) and Le Papillon (Order of Merit) - any offer to sponsor me to do a review is still very gladly welcome. I have since included Nogawa in my list after they clinched the Japanese Restaurant of the Year Award.

Although on the list, I have only tried The Line (Shangri-La Hotel), which won the Best Brunch, The China Club (1 Chefs Hat), PS Cafe (Order of Merit) and Banana Leaf Apolo (Order of Merit) recently, I would say this list seems like a pretty good guide for a diner to follow - what about you? How many places you have been to are on the list? Do you think this is a good guide?


Anonymous said...

luv your Blog!

Any ideas on a great beef/steakhouse in Singapore that does lunches?

Most only do dinners, like Mortons, which BTW is very yummy equally as expensive.

His Food Blog said...

Hi Anon!

Thanks for the compliment.

You can try Prive (Keppel Island), Black Angus (Orchard Parade Hotel) or Angus Steakhouse (Takashimaya) - However they do not come cheap.

Otherwise, if you are looking for budget, you can always go for Aston Specialities (Katong) or even Jack's Place (yes you heard me right) - IMO, I do feel they served decent steak for the price they charged especially during their lunch promotion.

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