Since the Michelin Guide launched their Singapore edition in 2016, three years have passed and there were no restaurants which made the cut to earn a three stars rating. Into the fourth edition this year, the Michelin Guide 2019 features not one, but TWO three-Michelin-starred restaurants.
A big congratulations to the culinary teams at Odette and Les Amis for the remarkable achievement!
This is the first time since the launch of the Singapore edition of the MICHELIN guide in 2016 that the supreme distinction has been awarded to two establishments in the city-state. In the previous edition of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore, there was no three-starred restaurant.
“With two of its establishments promoted to a three-star ranking, Singapore is clearly positioned as a leading gastronomic destination,” shared Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin guides.
Opened in 1994 and firmly established as a culinary institution in Singapore, Les Amis has reached excellence. Chef Sébastien Lepinoy, guided by an impressive attention to the smallest detail, offers a contemporary cuisine of French inspiration that sublimates high-quality products. The wine list, with more than 3,000 references, is rightly considered one of the most dazzling in the Asian continent.
Also located in the city centre, in the former Supreme Court building, restaurant Odette, so named by chef Julien Royer to honor his grandmother, emphasizes a comprehensive experience in a discreet and intimate setting as elegant as the setting of the plates. International flavors and subtle Asian touches perfectly match with highly mastered French technique here.
Beyond their common French inspiration, these two new three-star awardees are connected by a know-how and a deep respect for the terroir and its products, carefully selected by the two chefs and their teams.
The selection of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019 also includes five two-star establishments. Alongside Shisen Hanten, Shoukouwa and Waku Ghin, who were already honored at this level last year, two restaurants are accessing it for the first time. Saint Pierre confirms the quality of its dishes, which were already awarded a star last year for their perfect balance. Zén makes a remarkable entry into the selection by getting directly two stars thanks to a modern cuisine deliciously mixing Nordic origins and Asian flavors.
Finally, 37 restaurants in Singapore are awarded one star. Seven of them are new entrants in the MICHELIN guide. Basque Kitchen by Aitor, Jag, Lerouy, Table65 and Vianney Massot, all of European inspiration, as well as Cheek Bistro and Meta with their Australian origins, join the prestigious circle of MICHELIN starred restaurants. Two of the numerous establishments awarded with a Plate (“L’assiette”) MICHELIN last year are promoted to one star in this 2019 edition: Buona Terra, where Italian tradition reigns, and Terra, who adds to it the richness of fresh Japanese products.
Michelin had previously unveiled the list of 58 Bib Gourmand establishments. The selection of the Michelin Guide Singapore 2019 also awards 139 Plates, for a total of 241 award-winning addresses.
To summarise, the selection of the starred restaurants in the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019 includes:
– 2 restaurants with three stars:
Les Amis – PROMOTION
Odette – PROMOTION
– 5 restaurants with two stars:
Saint Pierre – PROMOTION
Zén – NEW
– 37 restaurants with one star:
Basque Kitchen by Aitor – NEW
Buona Terra – PROMOTION
Cheek Bistro – NEW
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard)
Jaan by Kirk Westaway
Jag – NEW
Lerouy – NEW
Meta – NEW
Putien (Kitchener Road)
Shinji (Bras Basah Road)
Shinji (Tanglin Road)
Table65 – NEW
Terra – PROMOTION
The Song of India
Vianney Massot – NEW