Say what they may about the economy, the last 12 months have seen their fair share of restaurant openings—giving us a ripe shortlist of contenders for this year’s Best New Restaurant award. Since 2013, we’ve relied on the voices of our readers to crown the ultimate winner—Catalunya (2013), Mott 32 (2014) and Mr & Mrs Fox (2015) have been chosen in previous years as the popular choice, reflecting the taste and trends of that particular time.

This year, we have an unprecedented number of nominees: a collection of excellent restaurants that our panel have visited and reviewed in the last year, whittled down to the strongest 12. As well as looking at our own experiences plus the buzz these venues created around their opening, we also took a look at the general feedback from regular diners across the board. Ultimately, this is a list that is varied in its types of restaurants—from five-star hotel dining temples to casual neighbourhood eateries—and we’re excited to see which one comes out on top.

Voting is open now and will close at 23:59 on October 14. Anyone who votes will have the chance to receive a copy of the 2017 Hong Kong Tatler Best Restaurants guide, as well as a bottle of Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé champagne. We’ll be deciding the 20 winners based on the quality of the answer they give when voting for their favourite restaurant—check out last year’s for inspiration. 

Scroll through the nominees below and cast your vote!

Alto

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 Dining Concepts' latest restaurant promises good value steakhouse staples, stylish design, and great view. Read more

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Belon

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Belon demonstrates how simplicity in food and seamless service combine for an impressive experience that will motivate plenty to return. Read more

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Buenos Aires Polo Club

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Black Sheep Restaurants’ Argentinian concept houses fine steaks, cocktails, and impressive period-inspired décor under one roof. Read more

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Cobo House

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Janice Wong’s new restaurant in Sai Wan brings delicious style to an art-driven dining experience. Read more

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Kaum

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Through the extensive use of spice blends and fresh herbs, the Indonesian restaurant within Potato Head Hong Kong excels in flavours. Read more

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Koko

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Kee Club’s Japanese izakaya concept features limited edition sake with well-executed dishes to match. Read more

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La Bombance

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The contemporary Japanese kaiseki restaurant’s first Hong Kong outpost promises seasonal fare with a good harbour view. Read more

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Okra

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Max Levy’s Japanese concept shows potential, delivering sound execution of contemporary Japanese dishes in a casual bar setting. Read more

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Pearl Dragon

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The newest Chinese fine dining restaurant at Studio City Macau demonstrates unparalleled excellence with all-rounded offerings from food to service. Read more 

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Rhoda

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 The highly-anticipated Rhoda exceeds expectations with an interior and menu both well-executed. Read more

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Seafood Room

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This otherworldly seafood restaurant has one of the most stunning settings in town, with an eclectic ocean-inspired menu to match. Read more

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Second Draft

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TAP, Young Master Ales and Little Bao’s collaborative gastropub fuses nostalgic local flavours with innovative draft beers. Read more

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Results of the Readers' Choice Award will be announced on the evening of November 17, 2016 during the Hong Kong Tatler Best Restaurants Guide Awards. Stay tuned with the hashtag #HKTBRG2017 for all the coverage around the latest awards, and follow us on @hongkongtatlerdining

 
 

Tags: Readers' Choice, Best New Restaurant, Alto, Belon, Buenos Aires Polo Club, Cobo House, Kaum, Koko, La Bombance, Okra, Pearl Dragon, Rhoda, Seafood Room, Second Draft, BRG 2017, Laurent Perrier