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BRBCA 2019 Highlights

The Culinary Issue | 3 October 2019
Guests at the BRBCA 2019 Gala Dinner.
This year, NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards (BRBCA) celebrated its 10th anniversary! Photots by Raditya Fadilla/NOWJAKARTA

NOW! Jakarta with American Express presented prestigious commendations for restaurants, bars and café in this year’s Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards (BRBCA)!

It was a delightful Monday evening at the ballroom of Le Méridien Hotel on 23 September. NOW! Jakarta was once again hosted Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards (BRBCA)! This year’s event was another hit as NOW! Jakarta welcomed over 200 guests.

NOW! Jakarta started the annual BRBCA programme back in 2009. With the “Say Yes to Less” theme this year, BRBCA supported the cause of better food waste management and reduced food waste in Indonesia. Also, through this event, NOW! Jakarta encouraged participating restaurants to take real action towards sustainability.

BRBCA 2019 had 20 main categories, 7 Editor’s Choice and 2 sustainable awards. As many as 181 restaurants, bars and cafés participated, raking in more than 74,000 votes. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your contribution to Jakarta’s ever-growing culinary scene!

Best Asian Restaurant

So Thai - Winner

Jittlada Thai Cuisine - 1st Runner Up

Teras Dharmawangsa - 2nd Runner Up


Best Café

Nam Café 9 - Winner

Starbucks - 1stRunner Up

Djournal Coffee - 2nd Runner Up


Best Chinese Restaurant

Jia by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta - Winner

Paradise Dynasty - 1st Runner Up

Li Feng by Mandarin Oriental Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up


Best City Luxury Restaurant

Anigre by Sheraton Grand Jakarta, Gandaria City Hotel - Winner

Sailendra Restaurant by JW Marriot Hotel Jakarta - 1st Runner Up

Asia Restaurant by The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan - 2nd Runner Up


Best Cocktail, Whiskey & Wine Lounge

Le Rendezvous by Le Meridien Jakarta - Winner

Bunk Lobby Lounge by Pullman Jakarta, Central Park - 1st Runner Up

La Vue Rooftop Bar by The Hermitage, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up


Best Farm-to-Table Venue

Pish & Posh Cafe - Winner

Mars Kitchen by Chef Marinka - 1st Runner Up

Re.Juve - 2nd Runner Up


Best French Restaurant

Lyon by Mandarin Oriental Jakarta - Winner

Amuz Gourmet - 1st Runner Up


Best Hotel Café

Momo Café at Courtyard by Marriott Bandung Dago - Winner

Lobby Lounge by Sheraton Grand Jakarta, Gandaria Hotel - 1st Runner Up

La Moda by Keraton At The Plaza - 2nd Runner Up


Best Indian Café

Ganesha Ek Sanskriti - Winner

Queen’s Tandoor - 1st Runner Up

Fez Kinara - 2nd Runner Up


Best Indonesian Café

Le Gran Kafe - Winner

Plataran Dharmawangsa - 1st Runner Up

Bogor Café by Hotel Gran Mahakam - 2nd Runner Up


Best Italian Restaurant

Rosso by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta - Winner

Ambiente Ristorante by Aryaduta Jakarta - 1st Runner Up

Bruschetta Italian Restaurant by Hotel Borobudur Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up


Best Live Music Venue

B.A.T.S by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta - Winner

Hard Rock Café Jakarta - 1st Runner Up

McGettigan’s - 2nd Runner Up


Best Mediterranean Restaurant

Al Nafoura Restaurant by Le Meridien Jakarta - Winner

Turkuaz, Authentic Turkish and Ottoman Cuisine - 1st Runner Up

Warung Turki Shisha Lounge - 2nd Runner Up


Best Modern Fusion Restaurant

Beatrice Quarters - Winner

Canary Coffee Shop by Hotel Aston Priority Simatupang & Conference - 1st Runner Up

Mr. Fox Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up


Best Multi Cuisine Restaurant

Satoo by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta - Winner

Collage All Day Dining by Pullman Jakarta, Central Park - 1st Runner Up

Sana Sini Restaurant by Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, Thamrin SCBD - 2nd Runner Up


Best Multiple Japanese Restaurant

Zenbu - Winner

Kintan Buffet - 1st Runner Up

Sushi Tei - 2nd Runner Up


Best Pub & Sports Bar

Eastern Promise - Winner

Pizza e Birra - 1st Runner Up

Paulaner Brauhaus by Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up


Best Single Japanese Restaurant

Kahyangan by Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, Thamrin SCBD - Winner

Shima by Aryaduta Jakarta - 1st Runner Up

Momiji Japanese Restaurant by Hotel Aston Priority Simatupang & Conference - 2nd Runner Up


Best Steak & Grill Restaurant

Fire Grill & Bar by Royal Tulip Gunung Geulis - Winner

Up in Smoke - 1st Runner Up

Riva Grill Bar & Terrace by Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up


Best Tea & Coffee Shop

Lobby Lounge by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta - Winner

Keraton Lounge by Keraton At The Plaza - 1st Runner Up

Fountain Lounge by Grand Hyatt Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up


Editor’s Choice Awards

Cork & Screw Country Club - Favourite Dayclub

AB Steak by Chef Akira Back - Favourite Modern Steakhouse Experience

Ambrosia Private Club - Favourite Private Club Dining Experience

Beer Brother - Favourite After Office Hangout

The Pallas - Favourite Nightclub

Adhitia Julisiandi, 1945 Restaurant by Fairmont Jakarta - Chef of The Year

10th Anniversary Best of the Best Awards

Asuka Japanese Dining by JW Marriots Hotel Jakarta

Ganesha Ek Sanskriti

Al Nafoura by Le Meridien Jakarta

Amigos Bar & Cantina

Amuz Gourmet Restaurant

Hard Rock Café Jakarta

Starbucks

B.A.T.S by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta

Kinara Restaurant

Turkuaz Autenthic Turkish and Ottoman Cuisine

Honourable Mention

Plataran Menteng - Favourite Indonesian Heritage Restaurant

Shaburi - Favourite All-You-Can-Eat Shabu-Shabu Experience

Chandra Fine Thai Cuisine - Favourite Chinese Casual Dining Experience

Busaba Thai Café - Best Artisan Thai Café

Sugar & Spice - Favourite New All-Day Dining Venue

Damar Restaurant - Favourite Local Variety Buffet

Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Favourite Steak House Brand


But that’s not all! NOW! Jakarta gave a heartfelt appreciation to restaurants with commendable sustainability efforts through reduced waste and energy as well as buying more local product and training local talents. 

In that fabulous night, this appreciation was expressed through two sustainable awards: Most Sustainable Stand Alone Restaurant and Most Sustainable Hotel Restaurant.

Most Sustainable Stand Alone Restaurant

Amuz Gourmet - Winner

Rantang Ibu - 1st Runner Up


Most Sustainable Hotel Restaurant

La Vue Rooftop Bar by The Hermitage, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel Jakarta - Winner

Sana Sini Restaurant by Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, Thamrin SCBD - 1st Runner Up

 


This article is originally from paper. Read NOW!Jakarta Magazine October 2019 issue “The Culinary Issue”. Available at selected bookstores or SUBSCRIBE here.