Mandarin Oriental hotels have long been renowned for their excellence and innovation in food and beverage, and the Group’s passion for creating memorable dining experiences has once again been recognised in the 2017 Michelin Guides. The current total number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the Group’s portfolio is 12, with a total of 18 Michelin stars. This is more than any other hotel group in the world.
“We are delighted to once again receive these prestigious accolades, and are particularly honoured that Yong Yi Ting at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai has received its first Michelin star in the city’s inaugural guide, while Seta at Mandarin Oriental, Milan has been awarded a second Michelin star,” said David Nicholls, the Group’s Corporate Director of Food and Beverage. “This reflects the dedication to great food and service that Mandarin Oriental hotels offer around the world.”
The Michelin Guide has been in the business of evaluating and recommending restaurants and hotels for over a century. They employ full-time professional inspectors who anonymously visit restaurants and hotels, and evaluate them on a range of criteria, using an evaluation process that has been honed over time to identify consistently high-quality establishments to suit a range of budgets and across a range of styles and cuisines.
Michelin Guide 2017
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Pierre – 2 stars
Mandarin Grill + Bar – 1 star
Man Wah – 1 star
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Amber – 2 stars
Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
Yong Yi Ting – 1 star
Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
Signature – 1 star
Sense – 1 star
Tapas Molecular Bar – 1 star
Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Moments – 2 stars
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
Dinner – 2 stars
Mandarin Oriental, Milan
Seta – 2 stars
Michelin Guide 2016 (The 2017 guide for France will be published in the first quarter of 2017)
Mandarin Oriental, Paris
Sur Mesure – 2 stars
In China, Yong Yi Ting at Mandarin Oriental, Pudong Shanghai has been awarded its first Michelin star in the inaugural guide. Yong Yi Ting showcases Jiang Nan (south of the Yangtze River) cuisine, reflecting the diverse gastronomy of Shanghai and its neighbouring Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. Consultant Chef Tony Lu highlights delicate seasonal flavours and adds an enticing touch of modernity to the menu, which changes seasonally throughout the year.
In Europe, Seta at Mandarin Oriental, Milan has been awarded a second Michelin star in the 2017 guide. Executive Chef Antonio Guida has deep roots in southern Italy’s Puglia region and combines his knowledge of this region with influences gained from extensive stays in Tuscany and France. Together with the hotel’s passionate culinary team, Seta’s menu features dishes prepared with refined techniques designed to enhance the superb quality of the ingredients.
The following restaurants have retained their Michelin star status:
Moments, at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is headed by the renowned chef Carme Ruscalleda and chef Raül Balam and retained its two Michelin star status in the 2017 Spanish Guía Michelin.
Dinner at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London where Heston Blumenthal and Executive Chef, Ashley Palmer-Watts, serve historic gastronomy with a 21st century twist, also retained its two Michelin star status in the 2017 guide.
Sur Mesure at Mandarin Oriental, Paris, under Chef Thierry Marx stewardship, has maintained its two Michelin stars in the 2016 Michelin Guide. The 2017 guide for France will be published in the first quarter of 2017.
In Asia, the Group’s flagship property, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, was again honoured with a total of four Michelin stars awarded to three of its restaurants. Pierre, which features the cuisine of award-winning chef, Pierre Gagnaire, retained its two Michelin star status in the 2016 guide. Man Wah, the hotel’s Cantonese restaurant, retained its one Michelin star. Mandarin Grill + Bar, a Hong Kong dining institution, also retained its one Michelin star for the eighth consecutive year.
Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, also maintained its two Michelin star status. The restaurant features the innovative cuisine of Chef Richard Ekkebus.
Finally, three restaurants at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo retained their Michelin stars in the 2017 guide – the only hotel in the city to achieve this particular honour. Tapas Molecular Bar and Signature, which serves contemporary French cuisine, maintained their single star status. Sense, featuring contemporary Cantonese cuisine also maintained its one-star Michelin status.