Hashida and Marmalade Pantry honoured with industry awards

The interior of Marmalade Pantry at ION Orchard. -- PHOTO: MARMALADE PANTRY 
The interior of Marmalade Pantry at ION Orchard. -- PHOTO: MARMALADE PANTRY 
An interior view of Hashida Sushi at Mandarin Gallery. -- PHOTO: HASHIDA SUSHI
An interior view of Hashida Sushi at Mandarin Gallery. -- PHOTO: HASHIDA SUSHI

Sushi restaurant Hashida at Mandarin Gallery and The Marmalade Pantry at Ion Orchard took home top accolades at the Epicurean Star Awards gala dinner on Tuesday.

The sushi restaurant, known for its premium sushi and otoro, was named both Best Japanese Fine Dining restaurant and Best Of The Best in the fine dining category; while popular atrium bistro The Marmalade Pantry took home the awards for both Best Western Casual Dining and Best Of The Best Casual Dining.

Held on Tuesday night at Raffles' City Convention Centre's Fairmont Ballroom, the annual event was attended by more than 1,000 industry professionals. It is organised by the Restaurant Association of Singapore and aims to honour innovative food and beverage dining concepts that consistently deliver stellar food and service.

Mr Andrew Tjioe, the association's president, who is also the executive chairman of the TungLok Group, said: "As we celebrate the best in Singapore's culinary scene, we hope these awards will galvanise the industry towards achieving greater success by constantly innovating, introducing new concepts and improving service standards."

The association also launched a new restaurant guide comprising some 100 recommended restaurants. The guide, a tribute to Singapore's SG50 celebrations, is entitled Singapore's Top 50 Favourite Western And Asian Restaurants As Recommended By Restaurateurs, Chefs & Foodies. It is priced at $12 and is now available at all leading bookstores.

RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE'S EPICUREAN STAR AWARD WINNERS

Best Caterer: Orange Clove Catering

Best Buffet: Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore

Best Gastro-pubTimbre@The Arts House

Best Cafe: D'Good Cafe, Holland Village

Best New F&B Establishment: Saha Signature Indian Restaurant in Duxton Hill; and Pince & Pints in Duxton Road

Best Asian Casual Dining: Zaffron Kitchen, with outlets in East Coast Road and Westgate mall in Jurong East

Best Asian Fine Dining: Forest at Resorts World Sentosa

Best Japanese Casual Dining: The Flying Squirrel, Amoy Street

Best Japanese Fine Dining: Hashida Sushi Singapore, Mandarin Gallery

Best Western Casual Dining: The Marmalade Pantry, Ion Orchard

Best Western Fine Dining: Pollen at the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Best Chinese Casual Dining: Ling Zhi Vegetarian, with outlets in Liat Towers and Velocity@Novena Square

Best Chinese Fine Dining: Tong Le Private Dining, OUE Tower; and Si Chuan Dou Hua with outlets at UOB Plaza, Parkroyal On Beach Road, and Parkroyal On Kitchener Road

Best Of The Best (Casual Dining): The Marmalade Pantry, Ion Orchard

Best Of The Best (Fine Dining): Hashida Sushi Singapore, Mandarin Gallery

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