Who Won What at the That's GBA Food & Drink Awards 2022

By That's GBA, March 13, 2023

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The results are in, the votes counted, the plaques printed, polished and awarded to their worthy winners – it's time to announce the bars, restaurants and personalities that scooped prizes at the 20th Food & Drink Awards and our first That’s GBA Food & Drink Awards.

Check out a video of the ceremony here...

It all went down at Fei (W Hotel)...

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Thanks to everyone who voted in this year's competition, and another big thank you to our lovely sponsors VOSS, Interprocom Cantine Divine and Skinny Bitch IPA for the drinks! And not forgetting our other sponsors: Frida’s tacos & bar, Westwood Fire & Smoke, IL FARO, Lavo Live& Vinyl, SERA Wine Bistro, Jing-A Taproom, Conrad Guangzhou, The Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen, JW Marriott Shenzhen Bao'an and the Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen.

They helped create a fantastic evening that has gone down in the annals of Food & Drink Awards history.

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Here's a whole load more photos of people looking fabulous...

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To see a full photo gallery of the night, scan the QR code:

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Now, without further ado, here's a full list of this year's splendiferous winners...

The Big Ones

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Restaurant of the Year

The Happy Monk (Guangzhou)

Yun Jing Raffles (Shenzhen)

Bar/Club of the Year

Morgan’s Public House (Guangzhou)

LAVO  (Shenzhen)

International Restaurants (Western)

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Burger of the Year

People’s Choice: Charlie’s Panyu (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Bravo (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Baia Burger Concept (Shekou) (Shenzhen)

Pizza of the Year

People’s Choice: Faubourg 39 (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: IL FARO (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: Francesco Yabe (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Little Italy Guicheng (Foshan)

Mexican Restaurant of the Year

People’s Choice: Bandidos Mexican Cantina (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: Tacos (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: TNC Restaurant and Bar (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: La Boca (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: Frida’s Tacos & Bar (Foshan)

French Restaurant of the Year

People’s Choice: Faubourg 39 (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: B³·Brunch×Bistro×Bar (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: Restaurant Emmelyn (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Anise (Shenzhen)

Italian Restaurant of the Year

People’s Choice: ZE’VERO (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: IL FARO (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: Mercato (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Azzurro (Shenzhen)

Brunch of the Year

People’s Choice: Social & Co. (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: blend café (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: Stiller (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Magpie (Shenzhen)

Steakhouse of the Year

People’s Choice: Morton’s Grille (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: Panos Steakhouse & Lounge (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: Flambé (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Westwood Fire & Smoke (Shenzhen)

Contemporary Western Restaurant of the Year

People’s Choice: Ganèa Kitchen Fairy Tales (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Taian Table (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: wann lounge (Shenzhen)

German Restaurant of the Year

People’s Choice: Paulaner Wirtshaus (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: Haxnbauer (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: 1920 Restaurant and Bar (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Summer House Pizza Bar (Foshan)

International Restaurants (Asian)

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Southeast Asian Restaurant of the Year 

People’s Choice: Thai alley (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Banana Leaf Thai Market (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: CHINCHIN (Shenzhen)

Middle Eastern Restaurant of the Year

People’s Choice: Sultan Restaurant Turkish BBQ (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: Mevlana Turkish Restaurant (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: Mado (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: HotStone (Shenzhen)

Indian Restaurant of the Year

People’s Choice: RANGOLI INDIAN RESTAURANT (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Little Papa Indian & Nepalese Cuisine (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Bombay Grill (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Masala Bites (Shenzhen)

Japanese Restaurant of the Year

People’s Choice: Samurai Rolls (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Toritama (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Kokoni Raffles (Shenzhen)

The Newbies

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New Restaurant of the Year

People’s Choice: TRIPLEROOSTER TR三 (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: AYOS Phillippine Bistro Truck (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: Azul by Fuel (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Bunco by Abidin

New Bar of the Year

Editor’s Choice: Celia GZ (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice Sanyou (Shenzhen)

Regional Chinese

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Sichuan Restaurant of the Year

People’s Choice: Song Chinese Cuisine (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Lukshow (Guangzhou)

Cantonese Restaurant of the Year

People’s Choice: Bing Sheng (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Tao Tao Ju (Guangzhou

Editor’s Choice: Xiao Bing Sheng (Guangzhou)

Chinese Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year

People’s Choice: CICADA 宋·湘 (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: CHAO YUE (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Yue CREATIVE CANTONESE CUISINE (Guangzhou)

Cafés, Desserts and Ice Cream

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Bakery of the Year

People’s Choice: Perma Bakery (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: AKAK Bakery & Coffee (Guangzhou

Editor’s Choice: JW Market, JW Marriott Shenzhen Bao’an

Dessert of the Year

People’s Choice: Mado (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Awfully Chocolate (Guangzhou)

Café of the Year

People’s Choice: The Happy Monk (Kingold) (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: JoJo’s Cafe & Souvenirs (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: OverEasy (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Gaga Café (Shenzhen)

Coffee Shop of the Year

People’s Choice: Lock Chuck Coffee (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: Kuddo Coffee (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: Laihui Coffee (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Gee Coffee Roasters (Shenzhen)

Beverage and Nightlife

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Rooftop Venue of the Year

People’s Choice: Park 10 Social (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: JoJo’s Riverside (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: MO BAR, Mandarin Oriental, Shenzhen

Craft Beer Bar of the Year

People’s Choice: BRAVO (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: Craft Head Tap House (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: Hideaway Temple (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Jing-A Taproom G&G (Shenzhen)

Cocktail Bar of the Year

People’s Choice: Revolucion Cocktail

Editor’s Choice: Santurn (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Life on Mars (Shenzhen)

Sports Bar of the Year

People’s Choice: The Goat (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Morgan’s Public House (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: George & Dragon (Shenzhen)

Live Music Venue of the Year

People’s Choice: Hooley's Irish Pub & Restaurant (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: LAVO Live & Vinyl (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: JZ Club (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: ATLANTIS (Shenzhen)

Wine Bar of the Year

People’s Choice: SERA Wine Bistro (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: MuST Natural Wine Bar (Guangzhou)

Outstanding Award

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Outstanding American Restaurant of the Year

Editor’s Choice: 13 Factories (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Westwood Fire & Smoke (Shenzhen)

Outstanding Afternoon Tea of the Year

Editor’s Choice: Palm Court, The Langham (Shenzhen)

Editor’s Choice: The Lounge, Sheraton Shenzhen Nanshan

Outstanding Buffet of the Year

Editor’s Choice: Sense, Conrad Guangzhou

Editor’s Choice: The Shenzhen Kitchen, JW Marriott Shenzhen Bao’an

Editor’s Choice: The Exchange Restaurant, Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel

Outstanding Chinese Restaurant of the Year

Editor’s Choice: Yue Chinese Restaurant, Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel

Outstanding Contemporary Chaozhou Cuisine of the Year

Editor’s Choice: Man Ho Restaurant, Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay

Outstanding High-end Contemporary Cantonese Restaurant of the Year

Editor’s Choice: The Peach Blossom, LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou

Outstanding Cantonese Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year

Editor’s Choice: Man Wah, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Outstanding Hotel Executive Lounge of the Year

Editor’s Choice: Club InterContinental, InterContinental Shenzhen

Outstanding Family Friendly Restaurant of the Year

Editor’s Choice: Joy Kids Utopia Restaurant & Playground, InterContinental Shenzhen

Outstanding Bar & Restaurant of the Year

Editor’s Choice: The Aubrey, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Outstanding Rooftop Bar of the Year

Editor’s Choice: Roof Top Bar, LN Hotel Five, Guangzhou

Outstanding Bar of the Year

Editor’s Choice: MO BAR, Mandarin Oriental, Shenzhen

Outstanding Italian Restaurant of the Year

Editor’s Choice: Al Fresco, Langham Place, Guangzhou

Editor’s Choice: Paletto Italian Restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen

Editor’s Choice: LaBrezza, The St.Regis Zhuhai

Outstanding Spanish Restaurant of the Year

Editor’s Choice: TAPAS 77, Mandarin Oriental, Shenzhen

Outstanding Japanese Restaurant of the Year

Editor’s Choice: Matsuyi, Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

Outstanding Teppanyaki Restaurant of the Year

Editor’s Choice: KIBUNE TEPPANYAKI, W Guangzhou

Outstanding Hotel Grill Restaurant of the Year

Editor’s Choice: G Restaurant, Grand Hyatt Guangzhou

Outstanding Hotel Chef of the Year

Editor’s Choice: James Shao, Conrad Guangzhou

Outstanding Live House of the Year

Editor’s Choice: Fei Bar, W Guangzhou

Personalities 

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Chef of the Year

People’s Choice: Jorge Badillo (Guangzhou)

People’s Choice: Zeynel Abidin AKPINAR (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Caleb Zyon (Shenzhen)

Mixologist of the Year

Editor’s Choice: Carrie Chan (Guangzhou)

Editor’s Choice: Ross Woodford (Shenzhen)


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