Michelin has announced its 2021 guide to Thailand, with news of one new two-star restaurant and three new one-star restaurants making the grade. Still no restaurants in Thailand have been awarded the highest accolade of three stars.
Contemporary French restaurant, Chef’s Table, was promoted from one-star to two-star status, bringing the total number of two-star restaurants in the guide up to six.
Two new entries, modern French restaurant Blue by Alain Ducasse, and Cadence by Dan Bark, which showcases Western and Asian cuisine, made the one-star listing. Sushi bar, Sushi Masato, was promoted to star status from a bib gourmand. Nineteen other establishments retain their one-star rating, bringing the total one-star count to twenty two.
PRU restaurant in Phuket was the first restaurant in the guide to be awarded Michelin’s new Green Star for its environmental and sustainability efforts.
Sujira “Aom” Pongmorn, the chef of one-star restaurant Saawaan won the new 'young chef' award, while Guillaume Barray, the general manager of new two-star restaurant Chef’s Table, won the new 'service' award.
That brings the total to 299 dining establishments in this edition – with a total of 6 two-star, 22 one-star, 106 Bib Gourmands (17 new, 4 promoted), 165 MICHELIN Plate eateries (32 new), and one green star restaurant.
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