Who Received Top Marks From T. Dining's Best Restaurants Guide 2018?

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January 29, 2018 | BY Irene Martel Francisco and Shauna Popple Williams

Among the 173 winners, find out who got top awards at the T. Dining BRG 2018!

What is T. Dining?

T. Dining is the new lifestyle multi-platform brand of Philippine Tatler designed specially for food lovers.

We are proud to bring you a specially curated and authoritative perspective on the country’s best dining experiences and foodie finds as we chronicle the country’s ever evolving dining scene. A big component of T. Dining, of course, is our Best Restaurants Guide (BRG), now on its 14th year, with its annual awards. With T. Dining comes a revamped website with broader content on all things food related plus exciting T. Dining concept event series to look forward to. We launched both T. Dining and this year's BRG at the beautiful Raffles and Fairmont Hotel. 

What’s in the latest edition of the BRG?

For the past 14 years, Philippine Tatler has produced the BRG, which comprises a diverse cross-section of the must-try restaurants in the country. This latest 2018 edition reviews 173 of the county’s most outstanding establishments, thus covering and catering to a broad range of cuisines and budgets. For a quick and easy reference to the overall dining experience at the establishments listed in this guide, each restaurant has been rated in four key areas—setting, food, wine, and service. 

Annually, we recognise the Philippines’ Top 20 restaurants, and this year, we added four (4) specialty “Best Of” awards: Best Pastry Chef, Best Cocktails, Best New Restaurant and Best New Chef.

Who are the BRG’s Top 20?

Congratulations once again to the Top 20 awardees! The restaurants are listed in alphabetical order:

1.     Antonio’s

2.     Bar Pintxos, Alabang

3.     Canton Road, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

4.     China Blue by Jereme Leung, Conrad Manila

5.     Cru Steakhouse, Manila Marriott Hotel

6.     Crystal Dragon, City of Dreams Manila

7.     Donosti

8.     Enye by Chele Gonzalez, Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan

9.     Finestra, Solaire Resort & Casino

10.  Gallery VASK

11.  Inagiku, Makati Shangri-La

12.  Man Ho, Manila Marriott Hotel

13.  M Dining

14.  Mirèio, Raffles Fairmont Makati

15.  The Pig & Palm

16.  Raging Bull Chophouse and Bar, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

17.  Rima, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa 

18.  Sala Restaurant

19.  Tsukiji

20.  Wildflour Café + Bakery

The 4 “Best Of” Awards:

Best Cocktails - Raging Bull Chophouse and Bar, Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila 

Best New Restaurant - Enye by Chele Gonzalez, Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan 

Best Pastry Chef - Miko Aspiras 

 

Best New Chef - Josh Boutwood for The Test Kitchen

 

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