Michelin has released its Michelin Guide 2019 for the second time in Thailand and for the first time it covers areas outside Bangkok.
In total, 27 eateries in Bangkok and other provinces have been awarded stars with the three two-star restaurants in the previous selection – Gaggan, Le Normandie, and Mezzaluna – retaining their ratings.
There were 10 additions to last year’s list along with the contemporary European restaurant Sühring in Bangkok, going from one Michelin star to two and Phuket’s first Michelin Star establishment PRU.
“This year’s guide is a reflection of the growing talent in Thailand’s culinary scene with many new restaurants added to the selection, including 13 specialising in Thai food, reinforcing Thailand’s reputation as a go-to destination for gastronomy,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides.
“With Thailand’s Andaman Sea offering an opulence of refined ingredients and endless culinary inspiration, it’s no surprise that Thailand’s south is home to one of the most innovative restaurants in our selection.
“Furthermore, the very coveted club of Michelin two star restaurants widens in Bangkok with the addition of Sühring who have built on their success of last year.”
Here’s the full list:
Two Michelin Stars
Gaggan – chef Gaggan Anand
Le Normandie – chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier
Mezzaluna – chef Ryuki Kawasaki
Sühring (promoted) – chefs Thomas Sühring and Mathias Sühring
One Michelin Star
Bo.lan – chefs Duangporn Songvisava and Dylan Jones
Canvas – chef Riley Sanders
Chim by Siam Wisdom – chef Thaninthorn Chantrawan
Elements – chef Alvaro Roa
Gaa – chef Garima Arora
Ginza Suchi ichi
J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain – chef Amerigo Tito Sesti
Jay Fai – chef Supinya Junsuta
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – chef Olivier Limousine
Le Du – chef Thitid Tassanakajohn
Methavalai Sorndaeng – chef Jirawut Sapkiree
nahm – chef Pim Techamuanvivit
Paste – chefs Bee Satongun & Jason Bailey
PRU (Phuket) -chef Jim Ophorst
R-Haan – chef Chumpol Jangprai
Ruean Panya – chef Pannee Ganisthanaka
Saawaan – chef Sujira Pongmorn
Saneh Jaan – chef Piyachart Puttawong
Savelberg – chef Henk Savelberg
Sorn – chef Supaksorn Jongsiri
Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin – chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan
Suan Thip – chefs Banyen Ruangsantheia and Salom Jatuthen
Upstairs at Mikkeller – chef Dan Bark