Hong Kong Tatler Best Restaurants (Hong Kong / Macau) - - Front page -

For many years, Hong Kong Tatler has been syn­ony­mous with fine din­ing—the crème de la crème of culi­nary ex­per­tise, the pin­na­cle of pre­mium din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences and the most ex­quis­ite, ex­clu­sive in­gre­di­ents and wines. We have al­ways been all about en­joy­ing the very best in life, and our com­bined 143 years of his­tory and ex­pe­ri­ence across our Asia Tatler Best Restau­rants ti­tles (in Sin­ga­pore, Malaysia, China, Thai­land, the Philip­pines, In­done­sia and, soon, Tai­wan) is tes­ta­ment to how well we know how to eat.

But tastes are ever-chang­ing. The def­i­ni­tion of fine din­ing is no longer what it was 50, 15 or even five years ago. We’ve seen it evolve and take dif­fer­ent forms, ab­sorb­ing el­e­ments that de­vi­ate from the sta­tus quo, al­low­ing us to chal­lenge as well as cham­pion the wax­ing and wan­ing of trends that con­trib­ute to a global ap­petite. In Hong Kong in par­tic­u­lar, we’re see­ing a re­ju­ve­na­tion of the din­ing scene that has shifted its fo­cus towards food that’s fun as well as fan­tas­tic—and of chefs and restau­ra­teurs that are be­com­ing more en­vi­ron­men­tally, so­cially and cul­tur­ally minded in the pur­suit of great flavours and ed­i­ble sto­ries to tell. This is why, for the first time in the his­tory of the guide, we’re introducing a brand new award: Lo­cal Cham­pion. To us, the re­cip­i­ent of this award has made a real con­tri­bu­tion in pro­mot­ing our city’s food cul­ture—both lo­cally and on the in­ter­na­tional stage—and ul­ti­mately mak­ing all of us in Hong Kong proud.

Each of the awardees in this book were voted upon by our es­teemed panel of lo­cal ex­perts (see page 12), who live and breathe this city and have eaten more than their fair share of meals over the last year. To­gether with the Tatler team, they have put their weight be­hind five other cat­e­gories that high­light those at the top of their class: Best New Chef, Best Pas­try Chef, Best In­te­rior De­sign, Best Cock­tails and Restau­ra­teur of the Year. Turn to page 86 to see the full list of awardees, in­clud­ing the win­ner of the Read­ers’ Choice for Best New Restau­rant, as voted by mem­bers of the pub­lic.

As al­ways, we’re proud to un­veil the new Top 20 Best Restau­rants—our an­nual ros­ter hon­our­ing the year’s most thrilling din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences. Turn to page 44 for the full list and ex­tended pro­files on each of these ex­cep­tional des­ti­na­tions.

As one year ends and an­other be­gins, we hope you’ll con­tinue the de­li­cious jour­ney with us. Ed­i­to­rial Di­rec­tor of Food & Wine, Edi­presse Me­dia Asia

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