Step inside the awards night and take a look at the fun and festivities!

Celebrating the launch of the BRG 2020, more than 300 of the country’s top restaurateurs, chefs, foodies, oenophiles, and discerning sophisticates congregated at the High Street Lounge of the Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila, to honour the 203 well-deserving restaurants who made it to this year’s guide. This year's guide was in esteemed partnership with HSBC.

The program was co-hosted by T.Dining’s Food & Wine Editor, Stephanie Zubiri and RJ Ledesma. Philippine Tatler’s Managing Director Irene Martel Francisco welcomed guests and happily announced the other T.Dining events everyone must watch out in the succeeding months.

The most anticipated part of the evening, of course, was the grand reveal and awarding of the Top 20. The BRG’s co-editors, Maritess Garcia Reyes and Shauna Jay Popple Williams, joined Martel Francisco in the awarding.

In 2018, T.Dining introduced five speciality “Best of Class” awards. This year's Best Bar Award went to Poblacion’s hottest spot, Run Rabbit Run, represented by Airell Lam and Michael Hearn; The Best New Restaurant Award went to Metronome, helmed by the fantastic four, Executive Chef Miko Calo, restaurateur Elbert Cuenca, Alain Borgers, and RJ Galang; None other than rock star chef, JP Anglo, was recognised as Local Champion. Best Service was awarded to the amazing team behind Finestra, Solaire Resort & Casino’s fine dining Italian steakhouse, represented by Managing Director David Batchelor; and Chef of the Year was conferred to M Dining’s incredibly talented Executive Chef, Tom Bascon!

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Photo 1 of 62 David Batchelor, Bambina Olivares, Techie Hagedorn, Marilu Batchelor, Phillip Hagedorn
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Photo 5 of 62 Christine and Robert Francisco
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Photo 11 of 62 Beng and Rikki Dee
Photo 12 of 62 Juan Roca, Santi Elizalde, Mikel Arriett
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Photo 16 of 62 Junie Peña, Ricky Toledo, Chito Vijandre
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Photo 19 of 62 Isabel Lozano
Photo 20 of 62 Chiqui Sy-Quia Mabanta, Bambina Olivares
Photo 21 of 62 Mayenne Carmona, Anton San Diego, Mitch Garcia
Photo 22 of 62 RJ Ledesma and Stephanie Zubiri
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Photo 24 of 62 Ricky Toledo, Ana De Ocampo, Frannie Jacinto
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Photo 26 of 62 Abba Napa, Colin Mackay, Margarita Forès
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Photo 28 of 62 Juan Carlos de Terry
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Photo 31 of 62 Tom Bascon, Tippi Tambunting
Photo 32 of 62 Mandy Eduque, Marivic Rufino, Fortune Ledesma
Photo 33 of 62 Carlos Garcia Rodriguez
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Photo 38 of 62 Shauna Jay Popple Williams
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Photo 40 of 62 RJ Ledesma, Marco Rodriguez
Photo 41 of 62 Nikki Martel, Corina Borromeo, Airell Lam
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Photo 44 of 62 Natalia Peña, Apollo Lara
Photo 45 of 62 Aivee and Z Teo
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Photo 55 of 62 Joris Rycken
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Photo 58 of 62 Irene Martel Francisco
Photo 59 of 62 Ana De Ocampo, Kaye Tinga
Photo 60 of 62 Reena Francisco, Chit Juan, Irene and Randy Francisco
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