If you live in or travel to any of these destinations, then we recommend you visit at least one of the new restaurants aimed at making a buzz in 2018. These restaurants will definitely make their place in the best restaurant lists of 2018.
The listing is set in alphabetical order and not according to any preference or importance.
China, Hong Kong: La Rambla
This Catalan inspired restaurant is based in Victoria Harbor, which is Hong Kong’s most sought-after location. This 100-seat terrace venue provides amazing views as well as inspiring Spanish culinary dishes. With Chef Ferran Tadeo choosing his ingredients directly from their source, such as Barcelona’s Carles Tejedor steakhouse, no expense is spared to provide an exceptional menu.
La Rambla, 3071 IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2661 1161
China, Macau: Voyages by Alain Ducasse
French Chef Alain Ducasse opened his latest restaurant in Macau’s’ Morpheus Hotel. With his passion for global synergy, his dishes provide a French and Asian fusion providing some unique tastes. The interior design by the late British designer Zaha Hadid is flawless and provides a great impact on both sight and palate.
Voyages by Alain Ducasse, Morpheus Hotel, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau; +853 8868 6688
China, Shanghai: Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire
Set in the Capella Hotel in Shanghai, this is Chef Pierre Gagnaire’s first excursion into Asia and a much talked about one. Chef Romain Chapel leads this new setting and will continue to provide imaginative creations, classic French dishes, and breathtaking desserts.
Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire, Capella Hotel, Jian Ye Li, 480 West Jianguo Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031 China
Croatia, Dubrovnik: Sensus
Chef Peter Obad brings both an amazing location with a view of the Adriatic and old Dubrovnik, combined with his interpretations of modern as well as traditional Croatian and Mediterranean cookery.
Sensus, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik, Frana Supila 12, 20 000 Dubrovnik, Croatia; +385 20 353 447
Indonesia, Bali: COMO Uma Canggu
This New World focused cuisine redefines the take on surf shack food. Set in the exemplary Bali COMO hotel in Canggu. This venue provides both exceptional local cuisine with local entertainment, providing the ultimate Bali experience, refined to perfection.
COMO Uma Canggu, Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Echo Beach, Canggu, Badung 80361, Bali, Indonesia; +62 361 302 2228
Kenya, Nairobi: The Lord Erroll
With new owner Zahra Bahlewa, and new Chef Isaac Arunga, the Lord Erroll underwent a total interior design change. Set in the most exclusive Nairobi neighborhood, this colonial-era building sits amid carefully manicured lawn and landscaped gardens and lakes. The menu is based on European classics, providing a plethora of perfectly rendered continental dishes.
The Lord Erroll, 89 Ruaka Rd, Nairobi City, Kenya; +254 721 920820
Philippines, Manila: Benjarong
This Thai restaurant in the heart of Manila is found in the Dusit Thani Hotel and is managed by Chef Ja (Watcharapon Yongbanthom) creates Thai inspired dishes. The bar has 28 seats provide a great view of the kitchen while enjoying Filipino hospitality with amazing Thai food.
Benjarong, Ground Floor, Dusit Thani Manila, Ayala Centre, 1223 Makati City Metro Manila, Philippines; +63 (02) 238 8888
Seychelles: The Lighthouse at Four Seasons Resort
Not all lighthouses are bleak. This amazing concept restaurant set in the new Four Seasons resort at Desroches Island in Seychelles provides as much of a view as it provides tasty dishes, that can be matched to complement the time of day.
Lighthouse, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, Seychelles
Nestled in the Intercontinental Robertson Quay, opened only last month, Publico Ristorante provides its visitors with a taste of provincial Italy at its best. Italian executive chef Marco Turatti pairs plates with wines and liquors, providing one of Asia’s soon to be best Italian eatery.
Publico, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Rd, Singapore; +65 6826 5040
Thailand, Phuket: Taihei
Kyushu born, Japanese Chef Shiraishi will provide Japanese classics in this amazing restaurant. Chef Shiraishi has over 4 decades of experience and sets his restaurant in the heart of Phuket’s green luscious surroundings that contrast with his perfect sushi, sashimi, and classic Japanese dishes.
Taihei, 33/27 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Amphur Talang, Phuket 83110, Thailand; +66 (0)76 372 400
UAE, Dubai: Galvin Dubai
What more can be said about Michelin star brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin? Located conveniently in the UAE’s fashionable dining destination, The Square in City Walk. These culinary brothers provide exceptional creations of British, French and Italian cuisine.
Galvin Dubai, The Square, City Walk, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; +971 4 590 5444
UK, London: Jean-Georges at The Connaught
When chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten opens a restaurant, it becomes an immediate hit due to his amazing flair for detail and flavor. Set in Marylebone’s The Connaught, this is an eclectic fusion of French and Asian cuisine at its best.
Jean-Georges at The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL; +44 (0)20 7499 7070
USA, Las Vegas: China Tang
MGM Grand provides a great place for Hong Kong’s Lai Sun to launch their Cantonese cuisine in the heart of America Chef Albert Kwok Keung, a three-star Michelin chef, and the youngest chef from China to do so is set to make a statement that will outshine all Chinese influenced restaurants in Las Vegas.
China Tang, MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, NV 89109; +1 877-880-0880
USA, New York City: Cleo
Chef Dany Elmaleh offers us a new site in the Mondrian Park Avenue hotel, for his amazing creations. This Morocco Japanese Chef provides Mediterranean influenced dishes fused with the best that Japan can offer, providing the palate with an exceptionally wonderful explosion of flavors.
Cleo, Mondrian Park Avenue, 444 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016; +1 (212) 804 8880