SCMP celebrates 10th edition of ‘100 Top Tables’ with three new award categories

March 31, 2022
SCMP Updates
The South China Morning Post (SCMP) announced today the launch of its tenth edition of 100 Top Tables, the definitive guide to the best fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau. 
100 Top Tables continues its annual tradition to recognise the top restaurants and leading chefs for their culinary excellence. As the fine dining guide reaches its tenth-year milestone, this edition has never been more important for the industry as it acknowledges the resilience, bravery and passion of food and beverage businesses who have weathered the storm despite the devastating consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. 
In an effort to reflect the changing landscape and priorities of diners and restaurateurs, this year’s edition added three new categories to recognise the best sustainable restaurant, wine list and bartender, in addition to the existing awards.
 The winners are:
  • Best Chef - Maxime Gilbert, Écriture
  • Best Service - Chaat
  • Best Ambience - Estro
  • Rising Star - Aven Lau, Bâtard
  • Pastry Chef - Rin Horiuchi, Tirpse
  • Sustainability Hero (NEW), Roganic
  • Best Wine List (NEW) - Amber
  • Best Bartender (NEW) - Lorenzo Antinori, Argo
SCMP CEO Gary Liu, said: “100 Top Tables highlights Hong Kong’s exceptional culinary culture with an annual guide, curated by our editorial panel for connoisseurs of fine cuisine and executive dinners. This 10th edition honours and celebrates Hong Kong’s  F&B industry, which raises international standards of excellence every year, despite the world's ongoing challenges.
“Cuisine is a defining feature of Hong Kong’s heritage, and the diversity of culture and talent represented among this year’s winners showcases the city’s vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere. We are especially proud of the resilience, adaptability and innovation shown by F&B enterprises, who truly exemplify the Hong Kong spirit.”
Winnie Chung, SCMP’s Editorial Director of Specialist Publications added, “Hong Kong’s vibrant dining scene is a stellar example of Hong Kong’s can-do spirit, versatility and passion. Despite a most difficult few years, Hong Kong food and beverage stalwarts have valiantly fought on through changing restrictions and market conditions to continue making Hong Kong one of the culinary capitals of the world. It is our privilege to honour their efforts and talent.” 
100 Top Tables offers readers with an impartial overview of each restaurant, including information on a restaurant’s cuisine and ambiance. The guide was thoughtfully edited, prioritising the overall dining experience as the primary selection criterion and organised by cuisine: Chinese, Western, French, Italian, Japanese, Steak and Grills, and East/West, along with a separate section for Macau.  
Similar to the past years, this year’s edition captures 100 Hong Kong and 20 Macau-based restaurants, alongside the return of ‘Top Ten bars’ for a second year, making it a much sought-after guide for executives seeking out the best in the city’s dining scene. 
100 Top Tables is available to print subscribers of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, and a VIP list of business owners, listed companies, professionals, entrepreneurs and C-suite readers. Display copies are also available at select hotel lounges and recreation clubs. Please click here for more information. 
If you would like to know more about 100 Top Tables or any other print products that SCMP offers, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at [email protected].
Factsheet: 100 Top Tables 2022 – A definitive guide to executive dining
Quote from Chef Aven Lau, the newly crowned ‘Rising Star’:
“I'm extremely honoured to be named ‘Rising Star’ by the SCMP. This is great motivation for me to strive to be better, everyday.” 
1. Above & Beyond 2. Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant 3. China Tang
4. Cuisine Cuisine 5. Dong Lai Shun 6. Dynasty 
7. Forum Restaurant  8.  Hoi King Heen 9. Hung Tong
10. Hutong 11. Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine 12. Lung King Heen
13. Man Ho 14. Man Wah 15. Mián
16. Ming Court 17. Mott 32 18. One Harbour Road
19. Rùn 20. Shang Palace 21. Seventh Son Restaurant
22. Summer Palace 23.  T'ang Court 24. The Chairman
25. Tin Lung Heen 26. Wing 27. Xin Rong Ji
28. Yan Toh Heen 29. Yat Tung Heen 30. Ying Jee Club
31. Yong Fu 32. Yuè (Causeway Bay) 33. Yue (Tung Chung)
1. Andō 2. Aqua 3. Arcane
4. Aulis 5. Bo Innovation 6. Chaat
7. 181 at Fortnum & Mason 8. Haku 9. Hansik Goo
10. Hugo's 11. Mono 12. New Punjab Club
13. Roganic Hong Kong 14. Sevva 15. Ta Vie
16. Takumi by Daisuke Mori 17. Tate Dining Room 18. The Verandah
19. Vea Restaurant 20. Whey 21. Whisk
1. Amber 2.  Arbor 3.Bâtard
4. Caprice 5. Écriture 6. Épure
7. Gaddi’s 8. L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon 9. L'Envol
10. Le Bec Fin 11. Odyssée 12. Restaurant Petrus
13. Tirpse    
1. 81/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana 2. Angelini 3. Castellana Restaurant
4. Estro 5. Giacomo 6. Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano
7. Grissini 8. Nicholini's 9. Octavium Italian Restaurant
10. Sabatini Ristorante Italiano 11. Theo Mistral by Theo Randall 12. Tosca di Angelo
1. Ippoh Tempura Restaurant 2. Kushiro 3. Masa Hong Kong
4. Nadaman 5. Ryota Kappou Modern 6. Shikigiku Japanese Restaurant
7. Shikon by Yoshitake 8. Sushi Ikkon 9. Sushi Saito
10. Sushi Wadatsumi 11. Sushi Yonjugo 12. Sushiyoshi
13. Zuicho    
Steak and Grills 
1. Alto Bar & Grill 2. Grand Hyatt Steakhouse 3. Harbourside Grill
4. Henry 5. Mandarin Grill + Bar 6. Morton's The Steakhouse
7. Prohibition Grill house & Cocktail bar 8.Rex Wine & Grill  
1. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana 2. Alain Ducasse at Morpheus 3. Feng Wei Ju
4. Golden Flower 5. Imperial Court 6. Jade Dragon
7. Lai Heen 8. Mizumi 9. Pearl Dragon
10. Robuchon au Dôme 11. Sichuan Moon 12. The 8 Restaurant
13. The Kitchen 14. The Huaiyang Garden 15. The Manor
16. Vida Rica 17. Wing Lei 18. Yamazato Restaurant
19. Yí 20. Zi Yat Heen  
Top 10 Bars 
1. OO1 2. Argo 3. The Aubrey
4. Bar De Luxe 5. Caprice Bar 6. Coa
7. DarkSide 8. Mizunara: The Library 9. Penicillin
10. Quinary    
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