Since 2005, the Tatler Dining Awards has offered a snapshot of the Tatler Dining Guide, which has been a staple in Singapore’s culinary scene since 1986. Each restaurant in the guide—both established and novel—is carefully selected by Tatler Dining’s expert reviewers and tastemakers based on the quality of the food, wine selection, service and ambience.
After nearly three years of the pandemic, the island’s top chefs, restaurateurs and industry insiders gathered on March 20 at the historic The Alkaff Mansion for the 16th edition of the Tatler Dining Awards. With the intimate but glamorous affair returning after a two-year hiatus, there was a distinct charge of excitement in the air.
Hosted by the charismatic Evangeline Long, the evening kicked off with speeches by Stephanie Tay, Tatler Singapore’s managing director, and Dudi Aureus, Tatler Dining’s senior editor, who commended the hard work and fortitude of these top restaurants. This was followed by the Best of the Year Awards, with newcomer Restaurant Born (headed by chef-owner Zor Tan) winning Best New Restaurant and Best Interior Design. Nouri (by chef-owner Ivan Brehm) and Summer Pavilion (led by executive chef Cheung Siu Kong) took home the Best Service accolade.