Michelin Guide Singapore
Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the MICHELIN Guide Singapore's has released it's restaurant selection for 2021, together with the Bib Gourmand and MICHELIN Plate highlights.
The list, which skipped 2020's edition, saw a new entry into the 3 Star restaurants, another new entry from 2 stars, and 12 new entries into the 1 Star restaurants category. Zén, debuting in the 2019 edition with Two MICHELIN Stars, was promoted to Three MICHELIN Stars in 2021, the highest accolade in the MICHELIN Guide. Sister restaurant to 3-Star Frantzén in Stockholm, diners in the Singapore restaurant are served dishes created using premium ingredients from Europe and Japan, underpinned by French cooking. With this new addition, Singapore is now home to a total of three 3-Star restaurants, including Les Amis and Odette, which were elevated to this category in 2019.
Jaan by Kirk Westaway, which had 1 Star in 2019, received a second MICHELIN Star in 2021 for its modern reinterpretation of British gastronomy through an innovative culinary lens. Michelin inspectors praise the restaurant for embodying the quintessence of fine dining and its good use of amazing British produce to create a romantic restaurant that has it all – food, service, ambiance, and spectacular views. It joins 4 other restaurants who have received 2 Stars in Singapore, totalling 5.
New entries to the 1 star restaurants include 28 Wilkie, Thevar, Shang Palace, Esora and Cure. New entries to the 1 Star restaurants that include new openings include Basque by AItor, Whitegrass and Lerouy.
Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides says, “Despite the challenges posed by 2020, it has been impressive to observe how the chefs and their teams were able to reinvent and adapt to the unfolding situation. On top of managing their restaurants, they also came together in looking out for those who were in need in their communities; from feeding migrant workers and frontline workers, to setting up welfare funds for displaced F&B staff. In this 2021 edition, we pay tribute to the perseverance and dedication of these professionals, who continue to bring us together over the finest gastronomy and experiences. I believe the readers of the MICHELIN Guide and all food lovers are excited to continue discovering Singapore’s colourful and resilient dining scene, as well as the reinventions that have taken place over the last year and those to come.”
A new award was introduced to the Michelin Guide: the Young Chef Award, which went to Mark Tai of Cloudstreet.
For the full list of the Michelin 2021 Edition:
Restaurants with one Michelin star
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard)
Putien (Kitchener road)
Shinji (Bras Basah Road)
Shinji (Tanglin Road)
28 Wilkie (new)
Basque Kitchen by Aitor (new)
Shang Palace (new)
Restaurants with two Michelin stars
JAAN by Kirk Westaway (new)
Restaurants with three Michelin stars