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The NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards Honour 2019 Winners

NEWS | 3 November 2019
The NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards Honour 2019 Winners
The culmination of NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards (BRBCA) was held on 23 Septemberat the ballroom of Le Méridien Hotel. Photos by Raditya Fadilla/NOWJAKARTA

Proudly hosted by NOW! Jakarta and American Express as the official card of The Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards (BRBCA), the Sasono Mulyo Ballroom, Le Meridien Jakarta welcomed over 200 guests from the Jakarta’s culinary industry to a dazzling and stylish evening of appreciation in a Red, White and Rosè theme.

This year, 75,000 votes from over 20,000 voters online determined which of the 181 participating venues were deserving of this year’s accolade. The NOW! Jakarta BRBCA honored these fine establishments, who through their excellent service delivery, dedication and creativity have brought success to their proud brands .

Alistair Speirs, Founder of NOW! Jakarta opened the event with his “alarming” speech on the necessity of increased awareness about sustainability especially in the hospitality industry and the SAY YES TO LESS (SYTL) campaign as a new platform and program for hospitality establishments to help the environment by segregating waste, reducing food waste and using more of eco-friendly appliances. SYTL is jointly organized by NOW! Jakarta and MVB, a sustainability advocacy aimed at increasing sustainability in companies.

The program continued to the main focus of the event, where NOW! Jakarta awarded 86 beautifully custom bone-china plates from Wedgewood (PT. Doulton) to winners from 20 main categories, 6 Editor’s Choices, 7 Honorable Mentions, 10 Best of the Best Awards and 4 Most Sustainable Restaurant Awards.

The NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards Honour 2019 Winners

The awards plates were handed out by Mr. Sanjiv Malhotra as Vice President of Global Network Services for South East Asia & South Pacific of AMEX, Mrs. Perriz Azwir as President Director of AMEX, Chef Gilles Marx and Chef Yuda Bustara as BRBCA Celebrity Guest Chef, Mr. Stefan Pitterling as Head of Decal Factory & NPD Studio of PT. Doulton and Mr. Alistair Speirs as the Founder of NOW! Jakarta.

NOW! Jakarta greatly appreciates all sponsors of the Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards for their support and contribution at the event. Special thanks go to Malaysia Airlines for giving away two tickets at the awards, Le Meridien Jakarta for the delicious food and professional service, PT. Doulton for the award plates, Two Islands, Beervana and BOCA Espresso for the drinks, Puri Santrian for the stay experience and of course the main sponsor of BRBCA 2019, American Express.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your contribution to Jakarta’s ever-growing culinary scene!

WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED BY THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Please accept our apologies for providing incorrect or incomplete information that appeared in the BRBCA’s story of NOW! Jakarta October issue, due to technical issues, unedited pages went to print.

Winners List

Best Asian Restaurant

So Thai - Winner

Jittlada Thai Cuisine - 1st Runner

Teras Dharmawangsa - 2nd Runner Up


Best Café

Nam Cafe 9 - Winner

Starbucks Indonesia - 1st Runner

Djournal Coffee - 2nd Runner Up


Best Chinese Restaurant

Jia by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta - Winner

Paradise Dynasty - 1st Runner

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 Marriott Hotel Jakarta - 1st Runner

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

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

Re.juve - 2nd Runner Up


Best French Restaurant

Lyon by Mandarin Oriental Jakarta - Winner

Amuz Gourmet - 1st Runner


Best Hotel Café

Momo Cafe at Courtyard by Marriott Bandung Dago - Winner

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

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


Best Indian Restaurant

Ganesha Ek Sanskriti - Winner

Queen’s Tandoor- 1st Runner

Fez Kinara - 2nd Runner Up


Best Indonesian Restaurant

Le Gran Café by Hotel Gran Mahakam - Winner

Plataran Dharmawangsa- 1st Runner

Bogor Café by Hotel Borobudur Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up


Best Italian Restaurant

Rosso by Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta - Winner

Ambiente Ristorante by Aryaduta Jakarta - 1st Runner

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 Cafe Jakarta - 1st Runner

McGettigan’s - 2nd Runner Up


Best Mediterranean Restaurant

Al Nafoura Restaurant by Le Meridien Jakarta - Winner

Turkuaz Authentic Turkish and Ottoman Cuisine - 1st Runner

Warung Turki Shisha Lounge - 2nd Runner Up


Best Modern Fusion Restaurant

Beatrice Quarters - Winner

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

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

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


Best Single Japanese Restaurant

Kahyangan by Pullman Jakarta Indonesia Thamrin CBD - Winner

Shima by Aryaduta Jakarta - 1st Runner

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


Best Multiple Japanese Restaurant

Zenbu - Winner

Kintan Buffet - 1st Runner

Sushi Tei - 2nd Runner Up


Best Pub & Sports Bar

Eastern Promise - Winner

Pizza E Birra - 1st Runner

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


Best Steak & Grill Restaurant

Fire Grill & Bar by Royal Tulip Gunung Geulis - Winner

Up In Smoke - 1st Runner

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

Fountain Lounge by Grand Hyatt Jakarta - 2nd Runner Up


10th Anniversary -  Best of The Best Awards

Asuka Japanese Dining by JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta

Ganesha Ek Sanskriti

Al Nafoura by Le Meridien Jakarta

Amigos Bar & Cantina

Amuz Gourmet Restaurant

Hard Rock CaféJakarta

Starbucks Indonesia

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

Kinara Restaurant

Turkuaz Authentic Turkish and Ottoman Cuisine


Most Sustainable Stand Alone Restaurant

Amuz Gourmet - Winner

Rantang Ibu - 1st Runner


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 CBD - 1st Runner


Honourable Mention

Plataran Menteng - Favourite Indonesian Heritage Restaurant 

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

Paradise Inn - Favourite Chinese Casual Dining Experience

Chandara Fine Thai Cuisine - Favourite Thai Fine Dining Experience

Busaba A Thai Café - Best Artisan Thai Café

Sugar & Spice - Favourite New All-Day Dining Venue

Damar Restaurant by Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention - Favourite Local Variety Buffet

Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Favourite Steak House Brand:


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 


Chef Of The Year     

Adhitia Julisiandi, 1945 Restaurant by Fairmont Jakarta