Singapore Tatler Unveils the Best Restaurants Guide 2016


January 7, 2016 | BY Dudi Aureus

We give you a peek on what happened at last night’s Best Restaurants gala night and award ceremony

The long wait is finally over. Last night, we officially launched the Best Restaurants Guide and Regional Best Restaurants Guide 2016 in front of over 400 guests, which was composed of restaurateurs, chefs and gourmands. Known as the discerning culinary guide since 1986, this year’s guide includes 202 restaurants which span different cuisines. Six restaurants also received special awards for the Best New Restaurant, Best Service and Hall of Fame categories. The winners are:

Best New Restaurant Odette

Best Service Les Amis and Raffles Grill

Hall of Fame Restaurant Andre, Les Amis, Morton’s of Chicago and Saint Pierre

After the awarding session, guests were treated to sublime food and drinks while being serenaded by jazz band, Noir.  

The special award winners at this year’s Best Restaurants Guide event. 

Mr Antoine Capelli, Restaurant Manager of Raffles Grill, and Mr Royston Soo, Director of Restaurants of Les Amis, accepted the Best Service Award. 

Mr Julien Brockers, General Manager of Saint Pierre, received the Hall of Fame Award on behalf of the restaurant.

Mr Seth Blagen, General Manager of Morton’s of Chicago, accepted the Hall of Fame Award.

Mr Royston Soo went up on stage for the second time to receive another award for Les Amis—Hall of Fame. 

Chef Andre Chiang of Restaurant Andre also received the Hall of Fame Award.

David Tan

Tan Bock Seng and Linda Soo-Tan

Frances Low and Serene Chua

Marilyn Lum and Loh May-Han

After the awarding session, guests were treated to delectable Italian food at Baci Baci, which is also one of the restaurants included in the guide. 

The event wouldn’t really be complete without delectable canapes from the participating restaurants.

Iroshini Chua

Jim Thompson spiced up the guests’ night with some sublime Thai offerings.

Mandarin Oriental’s chefs satiated the guests’ cravings for more gourmet food. 

Providing that much needed tipples for the event were San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna Toscana. 

Nara Thai proved that it deserves a spot in the Best Restaurants Guide with its delicious offerings at the gala.

Jazz band, Noir, provided the music entertainment for the night.

The Peroni ladies were all set to serve guests.

SilkRoad was also there to offer more choices.

Vittoria Coffee provided the perk-me-up drink for the night.