The winners of this year’s Chope Diners’ Choice Awards.
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- By SG-Promoted
- | Dec 01, 2016
[Sponsored] Deciding on a restaurant to visit can be tricky business. With countless reviews and social media posts to sift through, you could find yourself in a bit of a dilemma when it’s time to make your reservation. Fortunately, Chope’s army of discerning diners have done the hard work for you once again. Celebrating the best of F&B in Singapore, Chope Diners’ Choice Awards are presented by foodies for foodies. Here are the winners from the 2016 edition.
Restaurant of the Year: Wild Honey (Mandarin Gallery)
The winner of 2015’s Best Brunch Spot Award, Wild Honey at Mandarin Gallery has upped their game and claimed the biggest title of them all. As the old saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that’s why we love being able to have it whenever we want. The all-day breakfasts at Wild Honey are culinary adventures, taking you from Australia to Greece, France, Spain, England and Tunisia. Book now!
New Restaurant of the Year: Naughty Nuri’s
Fresh off the boat from Bali, Naughty Nuri’s has already gained a following for their barbecued pork ribs, sop buntut and grilled seafood. But that’s not all—Naughty Nuri’s serves the best martinis in the world according to Anthony Bourdain, so their cocktails are worth the visit on their own. Book now!
Chef of the Year: Jason Tan, Corner House
Chef Jason Tan made headlines earlier this year when his restaurant Corner House placed 17th in the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list—a rare honor for a born-and-bred Singaporean chef. Soon after, Corner House was also awarded one star in the first edition of Michelin Guide Singapore. It’s no surprise then that he’s also collecting the Chope Diners’ Choice Award for Chef of the Year. At this temple to "gastro-botanica" cuisine, Tan whips up magical plates like Japanese A4 Toriyama beef with horseradish, macadamia, black radish, shallots and soy caramel, and free range chicken with Mozambique langoustine, romaine lettuce and “Surf & Turf” sauce. Book now!
Most Romantic: The White Rabbit
Retaining its secluded charm no matter how popular it gets, The White Rabbit is an obvious choice when it comes to romantic dinner destinations. Housed in a restored chapel dating back to the 1930s, the restaurant serves modern European fare that varies with the seasons—think slow-cooked lamb rump in a ragout of roasted vine tomatoes and Puy lentils, and conchiglie in light saffron cream with roasted king oyster mushrooms. Book now!
Best Seafood: The Boiler
Chili crab will always have a special place in Singaporean hearts, but lately, we’ve broadened our horizons to embrace seafood dishes from every corner of the globe. The Boiler is a seafood restaurant specializing in Cajun-style seafood boils. Expect hearty servings of crabs, lobsters, prawns, mussels and clams with garlic butter or pepper butter sauce. Book now!
Best Halal Spot: Carousel
A colorful setting, enthusiastic staff and one of the best buffet spreads in town place Carousel firmly among Singapore’s all-time favorite Halal restaurants. From Mediterranean flavors to Asian, Japanese and French classics—not to mention a delectable array of desserts—there’s something for everyone here. Book now!
Best Dessert: Sunday Folks
One of the gems of the Holland Village area, Sunday Folks is all about artisanal desserts crafted with fresh, natural ingredients and homemade toppings. It’s a Sunday treat you can enjoy every day. Book now!
Best Café: Sin Lee Foods
Singapore’s café scene is showing no signs of slowing down thanks to establishments like Sin Lee Foods. Retaining their Best Café title from 2015, this heritage café in Tiong Bahru has a distinctive black and white colonial feel and a menu which includes their fried chicken and waffles, breakfast chirashi toastie and skillet pork chop. Book now!
Best Buffet: Shin Minori
We enjoy our buffets in Singapore, so it takes something special for a restaurant to really stand out here. Located at UE Square, Shin Minori is an institution in the Singapore dining scene which offers sushi and grill stations and an a la carte buffet selection spanning sashimi, teppanyaki, tempura, yakimono, noodles and more. Adding everything up, you have more than 160 items to choose from. Book now!
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