Voting Process for The Miele Guide
As Asia’s first independent restaurant guide, The Miele Guide showcases the best of Asian dining—but only with your help. Your vote is important in ensuring the authenticity and authority of The Miele Guide.
Four rounds of rigorous and transparent judging are carried out to ensure that only the best restaurants make it into each edition of the guide.
Firstly, an invited panel of Asia’s most influential restaurant critics help to create a shortlist of Asia’s best restaurants.
In the second phase, online public voting opens at www.themieleguide.com. All members of the public with a valid email address are eligible to vote. Registration is done online. Voters can then select what they believe are the best restaurants in their own countries and across Asia. Voters also have the option of nominating restaurants that are missing from the critics’ shortlist.
For the third stage, a select jury of respected foodies and food and wine professionals based across Asia are invited to cast their votes.
In the final round, The Miele Guide’s in-house team, joined by contributing editors stationed across Asia, dine anonymously at the top ranked restaurants to verify our annual ranking of Asia’s top 20 restaurants.
The Miele Guide lists the best restaurants in Asia, as decided by your votes and the votes of our jury. Restaurants that qualify are categorised by country, city and cuisine. In addition, we rank, list and profile in detail the top 20 restaurants in Asia each year and list the top 5 restaurants in each country featured in the guide.
Miele, as the naming sponsor of this guide, does not exert any influence over the selection and judging process that determines which restaurants appear in The Miele Guide. Similarly, none of the other sponsors or partners of The Miele Guide have any influence on which restaurants appear in The Miele Guide. Lastly, The Miele Guide does not accept any sponsorship, advertising, gifts, or free meals from any restaurant in Asia.