5 Newly-Minted Michelin-Starred Restaurants Worth Trying

These star-studded restaurants display culinary prowess and true creativity

On 29 June, Michelin Guide Singapore bestowed 38 restaurants with its coveted stars, up from last year's 29 awardees.

While previously awarded Forest and Terra didn’t retain their stars, 11 new entrants now take their spots in the dazzling tier, clinching one Michelin star each.

Waku Ghin was bumped up to join the two-stars category, a well-deserving honour according to industry insiders.

As with last year, Joël Robuchon Restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa retains three stars and is the only F&B establishment in Singapore with that accolade.

Compared to the fanfare of 2016’s inaugural affair, this year's award ceremony felt a little lacklustre in comparison, considering neither new hawker stalls nor three-Michelin-starred worthy entrants were inducted to the prestigious list.

With that saying, the newly-minted restaurants still dazzle in their own right.

Here are some of our favourite new Michelin Star awardees:

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Photo: Iggy’s 

2. Iggy’s

After 12 illustrious years, Iggy’s is finally given the Michelin-worthy nod as it clinches one star. Serving modern European fare that is spun to suit the Singaporean palate, the 42-seater restaurant has also debuted a mini gastro bar, which serves sharing plates to the accompaniment of award-wining burgundy wines. One may hazard a guess that the awarded Michelin star is attributed to the residence of Chef Aitor Jeronimo Orive, who will only mark his first year at Iggy’s in August. Trained in Spain, he boasts a contemporary cooking style with Asian overtones.

Level 3, Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road

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