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NOW! Jakarta's Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards 2016

Culinary Talk | 5 October 2016

Top restaurateurs, bar and cafe operators, hoteliers as well as food industry professionals and other representatives of the hospitality industry attended the announcement ceremony of NOW! Jakarta’s Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards 2016 on 8 September.

NOW! Jakarta's Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards 2016 (6) This year NOW! Jakarta had the pleasure of hosting the annual BRBCA at the beautiful venue of Usmar Ismail Hall which was decorated beautifully according to the ‘Red Carpet’ theme. With more than 30,000 online votes in 20 categories, NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar, Club & Cafe Awards (BRBCA) is recognised as the most respectable and transparent award in the culinary business. Guests enjoyed a scrumptious dinner buffet specially provided by Umami Kitchen before the awarding ceremony began with a speech by NOW! Jakarta’s publisher Alistair Speirs, followed by a short talk by Chef Rinrin Marinka. As the guest of honour this year was cookbook author and avid foodie Winna Bissett. NOW! Jakarta's Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards 2016 (5) The evening also saw the presentation of six editor’s choice awards and welcomed the new Industry Choice category, voted by top industry professionals. Award winners can proudly display their Award Plates in their venue and use the BRBCA 2016 logo. For those interested, NOW! Jakarta also produces a special commemoratives booklet. NOW! Jakarta would like to thank its wonderful sponsors and partners: Ikons, Garuda Indonesia, Umami Kitchen, Zen – Fine Porcelain Tableware, Plaga Wine, Heineken, Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia, Usmar Ismail Hall Kuningan Jakarta and The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio hotel. Congratulations to all winners! NOW! Jakarta's Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards 2016 (3) BEST MEDITERRANEAN & MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT Winner: Turkuaz 1st Runner Up: Al Nafoura By Le Meridien Jakarta 2nd Runner Up: Warung Turki By Turkuaz BEST SINGLE CHINESE RESTAURANT Winner: Pearl Chinese Restaurant By JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta 1st Runner Up: Grand Imperial Lamian 2nd Runner Up: Teratai By Hotel Borobudur BEST MULTIPLE CHINESE RESTAURANT Winner: Imperial Lamian 1st Runner Up: Paradise Dynasty 2nd Runner Up: Paradise Inn BEST SINGLE ITALIAN RESTAURANT Winner: Toscana Italian Restaurant 1st Runner Up: Pesto Autentico 2nd Runner Up: Bruschetta By Hotel Borobudur BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT Winner: Amuz Gourmet Restaurant 1st Runner Up: Garcon Bistro, Bar & Patisserie 2nd Runner Up: Paul NOW! Jakarta's Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards 2016 (2) BEST MEXICAN & AMERICAN RESTAURANT Winner: The Holy Crab 1st Runner Up: Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta 2nd Runner Up: Frank’s Bar & Smokehouse BEST EUROPEAN RESTAURANT Winner: Branche Bistro 1st Runner Up: Monty’s 2nd Runner Up: Queen’s Head Jakarta BEST INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT Winner: Happy Day 1st Runner Up: Sailendra Restaurant  By JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta 2nd Runner Up: Collage All Day Dining By Pullman Jakarta Central Park BEST SINGLE JAPANESE RESTAURANT Winner: Asuka Japanese Dining By JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta 1st Runner Up: Keyaki Restaurant By Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta 2nd Runner Up: Sumire Japanese Restaurant By Grand Hyatt Jakarta BEST MULTIPLE JAPANESE RESTAURANT Winner: En Dining 1st Runner Up: Sushi Tei 2nd Runner Up: Pepper Lunch NOW! Jakarta's Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards 2016 (1) BEST SINGLE INDONESIAN RESTAURANT Winner: Bengawan Solo By Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel 1st Runner Up: Plataran Dharmawangsa Venue & Dining 2nd Runner Up: 101 Cafe By The 101 Hotel Jakarta Sedayu Darmawangsa BEST MULTIPLE INDONESIAN RESTAURANT Winner: Bogor Cafe By Hotel Borobudur 1st Runner Up: Marco Padang BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT Winner: Jittlada Thai Cuisine 1st Runner Up: Chandara Fine Thai Cuisine 2nd Runner Up: Thai I Love You BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT Winner: Ganesha Ek Sanskriti 1st Runner Up: Queen’s Tandoor BEST STEAK & GRILL RESTAURANT Winner: C’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant By Grand Hyatt Jakarta 1st Runner Up: Riva Grill Bar & Terrace By The Park Lane Jakarta 2nd Runner Up: Holy Smokes NOW! Jakarta's Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards 2016 (4) BEST VEGETARIAN/ORGANIC/HEALTH RESTAURANT Winner: Re.Juve Premium Juicery BEST MULTIPLE CAFE Winner: Starbucks BEST MULTIPLE ITALIAN RESTAURANT Winner: Pizza Express BEST PUB AND GERMAN RESTAURANT Winner: Tavern German Restaurant & Pub By Aryaduta Hotel Jakarta BEST BAR AND LOUNGE Winner: The Writers Bar By Raffles Jakarta 1st Runner Up: Artoz Bar & Lounge 2nd Runner Up: The Lobby Lounge By Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City BEST COCKTAIL, WHISKEY & WINE LOUNGE Winner: Blu Martini Bar & Lounge By JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta 1st Runner Up: Burgundy By Grand Hyatt Jakarta 2nd Runner Up: MO Bar By Mandarin Oriental Jakarta BEST PUB & SPORT BAR Winner: Brewerkz Restaurant & Bar 1st Runner Up: Paulaner Brauhaus 2nd Runner Up: Tiga Puluh Music Bar + Lounge By Le Meridien Jakarta BEST SINGLE CAFE Winner: Slice Of Heaven 1st Runner Up: B&B Cafe And Lounge By Hotel Neo Melawai Jakarta 2nd Runner Up: Monolog NOW! Jakarta's Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards 2016 (7) BEST TEA & COFFEE SHOP Winner: Fountain Lounge By Grand Hyatt Jakarta 1st Runner Up: Le Chocolat By Pullman Jakarta Indonesia Thamrin 2nd Runner Up: Makaron By Pullman Jakarta Indonesia Thamrin BEST DESIGN CONCEPT Editor’s Choice: Immigrant Dining Room BEST NEWCOMER Editor’s Choice : Sea Grain Restaurant & Bar At DoubleTree By Hilton Jakarta - Diponegoro BEST INTERNATIONAL BUFFET IN JAKARTA Editor’s Choice: Satoo By Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta BEST CHOICE FOR WEEKEND BRUNCH Editor’s Choice: Sana Sini By Pullman Jakarta Indonesia Thamrin BEST AFTER-OFFICE HOUR HANGOUT Editor’s Choice: The Dutch INDUSTRY CHOICE AWARD: Monolog INDUSTRY CHOICE AWARD: Le Quartier INDUSTRY CHOICE AWARD: Paulaner Brauhaus