The MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021 star revelation was streamed live on 1 September 2021.
After taking a break last year due to Covid-19, the MICHELIN Guide is back this year! Shining a light on the hard work and tenacity of all those in the F&B industry in Singapore, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides, Gwendal Poullenne, observed 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.
This year, the MICHELIN Guide Singapore highlights the future of gastronomy in Singapore's colourful and vibrant dining scene.
MICHELIN Guide Singapore Young Chef Award: Mark Tai from Cloudstreet
The MICHELIN Guide also marks its 5th anniversary in Singapore by launching the first-ever MICHELIN Guide Young Chef Award. The award recognises a young chef working in a MICHELIN-starred restaurant who has exceptional talent and great potential.
Chef Mark Tai of Cloudstreet is the winner of the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2021 Young Chef Award. A graduate from the Culinary School of America and with more than several years of professional experience both in the hotel and restaurant industries, Tai’s expertise and leadership goes beyond the kitchen and shines in its operational and dining aspects, too. At Cloudstreet, his skill is showcased in the complex dishes that boast his talent in a most delicious way, as well as good leadership skills with the team. A high level of cooking consistency with good use of quality products is ensured at all times.
Three MICHELIN Star Restaurants in Singapore
Restaurants awarded with 3 Michelin Star are worth a special journey and is indicative of exceptional cuisine. The ingredients are exemplary, the cooking is elevated to an art form and their dishes are often destined to be classics.
After debuting in the 2019 edition with Two MICHELIN Stars, Zénis 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. Each creation has a unique character and the dining experience is thoughtful.
With Zén’s promotion, 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.
1. Les Amis
Two MICHELIN Star Restaurants in Singapore
Restaurants awarded with 2 Michelin Star are worth a detour and is indicative of excellent cooking. The personality and talent of the chef and their team is evident in the refined, expertly crafted dishes.
1. Saint Pierre
4. Waku Ghin
Two MICHELIN Star Restaurants in Singapore: New Entrant for this Year
Jaan by Kirk Westawayalso receives 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.
One MICHELIN Star Restaurants in Singapore
Restaurants awarded with 1 Michelin Star are worth a stop and is indicative of high-quality cooking. These establishments use quality ingredients and serve carefully-prepared dishes with distinct flavours.
4. Buona Terra
5. Burnt Ends
7. Chef Kang's
8. Corner House
16. Lei Garden
17. Ma Cuisine
24. Summer Palace
25. Summer Pavilion
26. Sushi Ichi
27. Sushi Kimura
One MICHELIN Star Restaurants in Singapore: New Entrants for this Year
There are 12 new restaurants in the One MICHELIN Star category in the 2021 edition. Of these, 4 are making their debut, 3 have gained MICHELIN Stars for their new openings, while 5 have been promoted from MICHELIN Plate.
30. 28 Wilkie
38. Shang Palace