The number of Michelin starred restaurants in Macao has fallen by three to 15 in the latest edition of the prestigious gourmet dining guide, which was released yesterday.
The 15 restaurants in the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022 comprise three three-star restaurants, five two-star restaurants and seven one-star restaurants.
The trio of three-star restaurants are City of Dreams’ Jade Dragon, Grand Lisboa’s Robuchon au Dôme and The Eight.
The five two-star restaurants are Alain Ducasse at Morpheus, StarWorld’s Feng Wei Ju, Mizumi (Macau), Wynn Palace’s Sichuan Moon, and Wing Lei at Wynn Macau.
The seven one-star restaurants are Galaxy Macau’s Lai Heen and 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo- Bombana, Studio City’s Pearl Dragon, Grand Lisboa’s The Kitchen, Wing Lei Palace at Wynn Palace, Ying at Altira Macau and Zi Yat Heen at Four Seasons.
The Golden Flower at Wynn Macau lost both its stars, as did two others which have closed – The Golden Peacock at The Venetian, and Tim’s Kitchen at Hotel Lisboa.
The guide also recognised seven Bib Gourmand restaurants, eight Street Food establishments, 20 Michelin Selected restaurants (including one new addition) and one Michelin Green Star restaurant.
According to Michelin, “since 1997, good quality, good value restaurants have been pointed out using the Bib Gourmand award. The price limit for Bib consideration varies from country to country, depending on the cost of living. It’s not just about the price though – the cooking has to be good quality too.”
Michelin has yet to identify the Bib Gourmand, Street Food and Michelin Selected restaurants in Macao. However, the IFTM Educational Restaurant was again awarded a Michelin Green Star.