It's that time of the year again and the votes are in; these top local restaurants officially serve the best food in the world
It’s always exciting to see Singapore’s culinary stars get recognition on a global scale, and this year’s World’s 100 Best Restaurants annual award has some pleasant surprises in store. The organisation behind the foodie accolade has just released the bottom-half of the list of 100, revealing a new Singaporean entrant: Burnt Ends.
This bastion of barbecue, helmed by Australian chef Dave Pynt, made its debut on the regional Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 list at an impressive #30, before making its way up 16 places to #14 in 2016. Hardly a surprise that it’s made its way onto the global edition of the list this year, at a very respectable #70 too.
The Keong Saik restaurant shares its place with other high-flying, prestigious establishments all around the world – including Per Se from New York (#52), L’astrance from Paris (#57), Den from Tokyo (#77), and St John from London (#91). With quality this competitive, we can only imagine which restaurants will make it into the top 50.
But, can we can we glean any clues from the Asia’s Top 50 list? Could we see restaurants like Jaan, Waku Ghin and Tippling Club make their way onto the top 50 global list? We can only wait with bated breath for the full list that will be released on Monday, and you can bet we’ll keep you posted!
UPDATE: The results are in, and Restaurant ANDRE has not only made it to the top 50, but has climbed its way up 14 places from last year to #32! If you’re not already savvy with this culinary gem, the eponymous restaurant showcases Taiwan-born Chef Andre Chiang’s unique take on Southern French cuisine. While his eclectic menu is constantly evolving, the one constant is his ‘Octaphilosophy’, which ensures every dish contains each of these elements: Unique, Pure, Texture, Memory, Salt, South, Artisan and Terroir.
For the full list of the World’s 100 Best Restaurants, visit this website.