We’ve been publishing our annual guide to Singapore’s best restaurants since 1986. And we remain in awe of the breadth of exceptional establishments, spanning all cuisines, we continue to enjoy. With the help of our expert panellists, we have once again managed to eat our way through this year’s contenders with similar gusto, carefully assessing each entrant based on four specific criteria: food, wine, setting and service.
We’re proud to say that this year 215 restaurants made the cut. There were many standouts, of course, including some of the hottest openings in the past two years. Aside from their high scores, this unique pool of establishments—our pick of Singapore’s Top 20 Restaurants—has surpassed our expectations in providing diners with uniquely memorable experiences that go above and beyond the set criteria.
Introduced last year, our aim with the Top 20 is to recognise the crème de la crème—exceptional restaurants that help raise the bar when it comes to delivering stellar fare and top-notch service. Again, we couldn’t have done this without our trusted team of tastemakers and expert palates, who have taken the extra step of nominating and then voting for the most deserving. With no final scores to influence their decision, their appraisals are also based on repeat visits.
(Related: The Best Restaurants In Singapore 2019)
1. Burnt Ends
We’re not surprised that the steakhouse remains wildly popular with locals and tourists alike, even earning a Michelin star in the guide’s 2018 and 2019 editions. Working the custom-made grills are chefs Dave Pynt and Jake Kellie, who never fail to dish out skillfully-cooked steaks such as beef tenderloin and Blackmore’s cube roll, balanced with modern Australian creations.