Every year, there’s a certain wistfulness around Tatler Towers as we release our annual Hong Kong Tatler Best Restaurants. While we’ve had a very fruitful few months,, rediscovering and reviewing more than 250 amazing venues throughoutut Hong Kong and Macau, we’re simply insatiable. Closing the guide in autumn mn means we are forced to miss out on some of the latest new openings, whichhich are just beginning to flap their wings at the tail end of 2015 and the beginningg of 2016. But if you find yourself hungrygry for more after devouring every last page of our latest dining bible—and believee us, there’s a veritable smorgasbord of information—there’s some very goodd news.
For starters, we’re proud to announcece that our website underwent an incrediblee redesign in the summer of 2015, with some of the most drastic changes happening in our dining section. Log on to hongkongtatler.com/dining and you’ll find a refreshed layout giving you the latest reviews—including more in-depth versions of the highlights you’ll find in this book— and the hottest scoops on what’s happening in our thriving dining scene right now, in both English and traditional Chinese. Also, don’t forget to check out our brand-new Tatler TV portal, givingng you behind-the-scenes access to some of the most exclusive kitchens and dining rooms around town.
We’ve also been fortunate to witness a spate of thrilling restaurant openings, participate in unforgettable pop-up events and experience encouraging new developments in our dining scene. Turn to page 32 to see our round-up of some of the most pertinent culinary trends to hit our city in the last 12 months.
As always, we love to hear from fellow food-lovers—this year, we again passed the baton to our readers, who helped vote for 2016’s Best New Restaurant. The results are in—turn to page 82 to find out which one ruled supreme. To see who else had a say in this year’s restaurant reviews, you’ll want to check out our panel of expert eaters, profiled on page 14.
Until next year, we hope that you will find this guide useful in planning your many meals to come. Have a bone to pick? Want to tip us off on the next big dining trend? We’re listening.
Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram (@hongkongtatler), Facebook and Twitter (@hktatlerdining) for your daily digital amuse-bouche to whet your appetites—after all, in our books, #cameraeatsfirst.