27 Restaurants awarded stars in the Michelin Guide Bangkok,
Phuket and Phang-Nga 2019
Expectations were high for the second edition of the Michelin Guide Bangkok today with the famous guide covering two new territories outside Bangkok: Phuket and Phang-Nga.
In the latest edition, 217 dining and 67 lodging establishments were featured – with a total of four two-star restaurants, of which one is a new addition; and 23 one-star establishments, of which 10 are new additions.
Speaking about the 2019 selection, Gwendal Poullennec, international Director of Michelin Guides, said: “This year’s selection highlights the diversity of culinary experiences, both within and outside of Bangkok. We have also seen the blooming trend of the degustation menu, whereby chefs carefully design a complete experience for diners.”
In the 2019 edition, all of the two-star restaurants from the previous selection – Gaggan, Le Normandie, and Mezzaluna – retained their awards. The only addition, moving from one-star to two, was Sühring, where chef brothers, Mathias and Thomas Sühring, offer unique and contemporary European dishes using their very own style of modern German cooking.
Of the 23 one-star establishments in the latest edition, Le Du and Gaa are the only two restaurants that progress from the ‘Plate’ – a designation given to restaurants for a good meal with fresh ingredients and capable preparation – to earn one-star, while eight are new entries. Among these new entries, five are located in Central Bangkok: Canvas, Methavalai Sorndaeng, R-Haan, Saawan, and Sorn. The other two one-star restaurants are located within Bangkok’s vicinity: Ruean Panya and Suan Thip.
There was one restaurant in Phuket awarded one-star: PRU, a sophisticated restaurant, tucked inside a luxury resort, offering delicate and neatly presented dishes created using many ingredients sourced from its own 96-hectare organic farm.
In addition, three restaurants previously with one-star – Elements, Nahm, and Saneh Jaan – have retained their awards, despite having new chefs at the helm.