Who Won What at the That's Shanghai Food & Drink Awards 2020

By That's Shanghai, December 12, 2020

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The results are in, the votes counted and the plaques polished – here's the list of bars, restaurants and personalities that scooped prizes at the 18th That's Shanghai Food & Drink Awards, held at Bar Rouge with support from our title sponsor Kronenbourg 1664.

Thanks to everyone who voted in this year's competition, and another big thank you to our lovely sponsors for providing prizes, Hakkasan and O'Mills Bakery & Bistro for delicious eats and G’Vine Gin de FranceLINGYA Hard Seltzer and Summergate - Fine Wines & Spirits for all the booze you could ever need and then some. They helped create a fantastic evening that has gone down in the annals of Food & Drink Awards history.

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See a full photo gallery of the night right here.

And without further ado, here's a full list of this year's lucky winners...

The Big Ones

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JOHN7568.JPGRestaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Heritage by Madison
Editor's Pick: Commune Social

Bar of the Year
People's Choice: Sober Company 
Editor's Pick: Epic

Club of the Year
People's Choice: Bar Rouge
Editor's Pick: UP Shanghai

New Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: The Boiling Crab
Editor's Pick: Bar à Vin

New Club of the Year
People's Choice: The Apartment
Editor's Pick: KOR Shanghai

New Bar of the Year
People's Choice: Gin & Juice
Editor's Pick: Perch


Personalities

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Chef of the Year
Koen Vessies (Tomatito)

Mixologist of the Year
Tural Hasanov (The Ritz Bar and Lounge)

Lifetime Achievement
Austin Hu (Heritage by Madison)


International Restaurants (Western)

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Burger of the Year
People's Choice: Fat Cow
Editor's Pick: Beef & Liberty

Pizza of the Year
People's Choice: Joe's Pizza
Editor's Pick: Homeslice 

Italian Pizza of the Year
People's Choice: Bella Napoli
Editor's Pick: D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana 

Mexican Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Tacolicious 
Editor's Pick: El Santo

Spanish Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Tomatito
Editor's Pick: Mercado 505

French Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Jean Georges
Editor's Pick: Mr & Mrs Bund

French Bistro of the Year
People's Choice: Polux by Paul Pairet
Editor's Pick: Mercato

Hotel French Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Jade on 36 Restaurant – Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai
Editor's Pick: Phénix Eatery & Br, The PuLi Hotel and Spa

Latin American Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Colca
Editor's Pick: Area 501

Italian Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Alimentari Grande
Editor's Pick: Mercato

Hotel Italian Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: LAGO by Julian Serrano, Bellagio by MGM Shanghai 
Editor's Pick: La Scala, The Sukothai Shanghai 

Brunch of the Year
People's Choice: The Bull & Claw
Editor's Pick: O'Mills Bakery & Bistro

Vegan Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Duli

Hotel Brunch of the Year
People's Choice: Café Gray Deluxe, The Middle House
Editor's Pick: The Cathay Room, Fairmont Peace Hotel

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Ultraviolet
Editor's Pick: M on the Bund

Steakhouse of the Year
People's Choice: RAW Eatery & Wood Grill
Editor's Pick: El Bodegon

Hotel Steakhouse of the Year
People's Choice: The 1515 West Chophouse, Jing An Shangri-La West Shanghai
Editor's Pick: CHAR Bar & Grill, Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund

Contemporary Western Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: The Twins
Editor's Pick: The Cannery 

Food Festival of the Year 
People's Choice: Chili Cookoff
Editor's Pick: Jianbing Cookoff

Hotel Buffet of the Year
People's Choice: YICAFE, Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai
Editor's Pick: Five Live All Day Dining Restaurant, InterContinental Shanghai Hongqiao NECC


International Restaurants (Asian)

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Thai Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Mi Thai 
Editor's Pick: KIN Urban Thai Kitchen

Southeast Asian Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Ginger Modern Asian Bistro

Vietnamese Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Bun Cha Cha
Editor's Pick: Cyclo

Indian Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Indian Kitchen
Editor's Pick: Khan Chacha Bistro and Lounge

Korean Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Botong Sikdang by Belloco 
Editor's Pick: Jeju Izakaya

Japanese Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Xime

Hotel Japanese Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: HIYA, The Shanghai EDITION
Editor's Pick: HE Japanese Restaurant, Wanda Reign on the Bund


Regional Chinese

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Yunnan Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Lost Heaven
Editor's Pick: Lotus Eatery

Sichuan Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Sichuan Citizen
Editor's Pick: The Peacock Room

Xinjiang Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Xibo

Hunan Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Di Shui Dong
Editor's Pick: Guyi

Shanghainese Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Old Jesse

Hotel Shanghainese Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Mansion on One, Bellagio by MGM Shanghai
Editor's Pick: Xindalu - China Kitchen, Hyatt on the Bund 

Cantonese Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: Canton Table
Editor's Pick: Hakkasan

Hotel Cantonese Restaurant of the Year
People's Choice: YEN, W Shanghai – The Bund
Editor's Pick: T’ang Court, The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi 


Beverage and Nightlife

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Craft Beer Bar of the Year
People's Choice: Commune Reserve
Editor's Pick: Mikkeller Tasting Room

Cocktail Bar of the Year
People's Choice: Ounce
Editor's Pick: The Broken Dagger

Sports Bar of the Year
People's Choice: Cages Bar & Sports

Live Music Venue of the Year
People's Choice: Heyday 
Editor's Pick: The Pearl

Whisky Bar of the Year
People's Choice: Senator Saloon
Editor's Pick: J. Boroski 

Wine Bar of the Year
People's Choice: Brut Eatery
Editor's Pick: SOiF

LGBTQ+ Venue of the Year
People's Choice: Lucca

Hotel Bar of the Year
People's Choice: Long Bar, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
Editor's Pick: Sky Bar and Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor


Cafés, Desserts and Afternoon Tea

Ice Creamery of the Year
People's Choice: Luneurs 
Editor's Pick: Gelato Dal Cuore

Bakery of the Year
People's Choice: Bread Etc.
Editor's Pick: Pain Chaud

Café of the Year
People's Choice: Egg
Editor's Pick: RAC

Golden Forks winners coming soon – and join us next time for the 2021 edition!

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See a photo gallery of the That's Shanghai Food & Drink Award 2020 right here.

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