What's The Best New Restaurant Of 2018?
This past year has seen an impressive number of Hong Kong and Macau restaurant openings, from small independent operations to big names from abroad. As such, our list of nominees in this year's Readers' Choice Award for Best New Restaurant has hit a record high with 16 exceptional entries. Venues that officially opened within the qualifying period of September 2017 to September 2018 are eligible, and the winner will be announced at our live event, T.Dining Best Restaurants 2018, on November 19, 2018. Read more about the nominees below (listed in alphabetical order) and cast your vote before 12:00pm on November 18, 2018. Don't forget to also vote for your favourite new bar here!
1/17 A Nu Retrouvez Vous
This understated restaurant nestled in Harbour City's new wing is dedicated to the art of fine French-Japanese cuisine.
Shop OTE 402, 3-27 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
2/17 Alain Ducasse At Morpheus
The mighty French chef's newest showing at the Zaha Hadid-designed Morpheus hotel is a striking, special occasions type of restaurant that excels in contemporary Gallic cooking rooted in tradition.
3/F, Morpheus at City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau
Chef Eric Raty has been impressing us with his highly accomplished cooking that fuses French training, Japanese ingredients and a Nordic sensibility.
25/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Small but powerful, this Central restaurant by Singaporean chef Barry Quek allows the natural beauty of ingredients to shine.
G/F, Lam's Building, 6-10 Kau U Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
5/17 Blue Supreme
More than just a bar, Blue Supreme is bringing together the lesser-seen art of modern American cuisine and an expertly curated list of live craft beers.
Chef Maxime Gilbert has stepped out on his own to present this opulent, intelligent restaurant that elevates the art of modern French cuisine.
26/F, H Oueen’s, 80 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
7/17 Flying Elk
Following the success of Frantzén's Kitchen, swedish chef Björn Frantzén strikes again with this fun, laid-back Nordic-style gastropub.
32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
With its refreshing mix of Middle Eastern flavours by way of Tel Aviv, this Star Street gem is a neighbourhood favourite.
G/F, 4&6, St Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
An izakaya, but not as you know it—chef Shun Sato brings a new kind of energy to the menu at this stylish Japanese den.
1-5 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
10/17 Ichu Peru
One of the year's most highly anticipated openings does not disappoint, with invigorating Peruvian flavours brought to life to great aplomb.
3/F, H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
11/17 John Anthony
This new Maximal Concepts restaurant could be described as Mott 32's younger cousin, with similar DNA but with its own character serving contemporary Chinese cuisine with inventive updates.
Shop B01-B10, Basement One, Lee Garden Three, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
12/17 La Petite Maison
The beloved international bistro finally arrived on our shores, bringing its unique brand of French-Mediterranean bonhomie and comforting classics.
Shop 1, 1/F, H Queen's, 23-29 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
13/17 Maze Grill
A last-minute contender that impressed with its stylish take on the classic British steakhouse, with one of the finest waterside terraces in town.
Shop OTE401 Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
14/17 Old Bailey
A highly sophisticated tribute to the flavours and heritage of Jiangnan cuisine, this Tai Kwun restaurant is one where repeated visits to expand your culinary horizons will feed your soul.
2/F, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong
A place to see and be seen, The Murray's rooftop restaurant and bar offers a vibrant setting for its menu of modern European creations.
26/F, The Murray, Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
16/17 Sushi Saito
The Hong Kong outpost of a Tokyo legend does not let sushi aficionados down, with its rigorous yet poetic approach to the art of nigiri.
45/F, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
17/17 Yakiniku Jumbo
Another Tokyo import that has grown its legion of fans, this yakiniku specialist raises the bar for quality wagyu beef barbecue cuisine.
Shop 302, 3/F, Man Yee Arcade, Man Yee Building, 68 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
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