November 27, 2018

T.Dining by Hong Kong Tatler Unveils Best Restaurants 2019



[HONG KONG – 20 November 2018] – T.Dining by Hong Kong Tatler celebrated the 35th anniversary of its T.Dining Best Restaurants guide and the city’s top achievers on the dining scene with its signature Best Restaurants Awards night. The event held at the newly opened Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel and supported by Asia Miles, Laurent Perrier and V-ZUG brought together Hong Kong and Macau’s most esteemed chefs, restaurateurs and industry professionals.


The awards ceremony revealed the year’s recipients of the annual dining awards including the inaugural Best New Bar (Critics’ and Readers’ Choice) which went to PDT Hong Kong and The Wise King respectively, as well as the Chef Of The Year award going to Vicky Cheng of VEA. The full 2019 list is also revealed in T.Dining’s Best Restaurant Guide and online.


The evening was also a testament to the growing strength of Hong Kong and Macau’s local dining scenes, with the debut of Yi at Morpheus on the Top 20 Best Restaurants list, and veterans Lung King Heen and The Chairman making it back onto the list.


The Singapore edition of T.Dining Best Restaurants also took place simultaneously at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore, where the winners of the inaugural Top 20 Best Restaurants awards were announced for the first time in the Lion City.



Charmaine Mok, Editorial Director of Food & Wine, says: “The T.Dining Best Restaurants Awards is now in its 6th year, and it will continue to evolve and grow. We couldn’t have been happier to have so many of our friends and collaborators coming together to spotlight the achievements of the industry on the 19th. It was truly a night to celebrate the hard work of everyone who shows up and hustles hard in the industry, to say cheers to the blood, sweat and tears that make our thriving restaurant scene possible. It has been our privilege to be able to explore everything that has been put on our plates over the last 12 months and highlight the truly exceptional in our guide to great dining experiences.”



To relive the night’s celebrations and view this year’s awardees, follow #TDiningHK2019 and @tdininghk on Instagram, and visit their website.


Top 20 Best Restaurants for 2019:










Happy Paradise

Lung King Heen


New Punjab Club

Okra Bar


Ta Vie

Tate Dining Room & Bar

The Chairman





The Best Of Awards for 2019:

Best New Restaurant (Critic’s Choice)
Best New Restaurant (Readers’ Choice)
Chef of the Year
Pastry Chef of the Year
Local Champions
Restaurateurs of the Year
Best New Bar (Critic’s Choice)Best New Bar (Reader’s Choice)Best Interior DesignBest Service

Sustainability Champion

Vicky Cheng, VEA
Vivien Sonzogni, CapriceJosh Ng & Caleb Ng, Twins KitchenJames Ward, Asher Goldstein & Simone Sammuri, FrancisPDT Hong Kong

The Wise King
John Anthony


Davide Yeung, Green Monday


Best New Restaurant (Critic’s Choice)

Best New Restaurant (Readers’ Choice)



Restaurateurs of the Year James Ward, Asher Goldstein & Simone Sammuri, Francis
Chef of The Year Vicky Cheng, VEA
Local Champions Josh Ng & Caleb Ng, Twins Kitchen
Pastry Chef of the Year Vivien Sonzogni, Caprice
Best New Bar (Critic’s Choice)

Best New Bar (Readers’ Choice)

PDT Hong Kong

The Wise King

Best Interior Design John Anthony
Best Service Caprice
Sustainability Champion David Yeung, Green Monday


About T.Dining by Hong Kong Tatler

Since 1984, Hong Kong Tatler has published the food experts’ thoughts in their annual dining guide covering Hong Kong and Macau’s most essential culinary destinations. T.Dining covers the city’s diverse and dynamic food scene as well as offers an insider look at the global culinary landscape through compelling editorial and enticing photography and videography. During its annual awards evening, T.Dining awards pays tribute to the city’s most premier chefs, restaurateurs and industry experts who paved the region’s culinary landscape. The second edition of T. Dining Hong Kong magazine will be available at newsstands and bookstores from Monday 20 November 2018. For more information, visit

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