Against a competition of incredibly high standards, SEEDS stood out as a restaurant that consistently provides a world-class dining experience to scoop the Restaurant of the Year at the Myanmore Awards 2018.
“We appreciate this and are very happy of course,” said owner Lucia Eppisser. “SEEDS will always be moving, we never stand still and we will provide some surprises for the people of Yangon.”
SEEDS restaurant opened in Yangon in early 2017. The concept behind Lucia and Felix Eppisser’s fine dining restaurant is simple – it is the celebration of a journey involving inspiration, creativity, sharing and most importantly love. This comes across clearly on every level of the dining experience. From the presentation and service of food to the atmosphere and ambience of the dinning room and garden – all are inspired by peace and love.
Swiss born and classically trained Michelin star chef Felix Eppisser is no stranger to the complexities of providing a fine dining experience in Yangon, he was head chef at Le Planteur for several years. At Seeds he combines his knowledge and experience to offer food that displays incredible attention to detail and exquisite presentation. Using locally sourced fresh produce he has created a vibrant and colourful menu that utilizes the best of both Europe and Asia.
The restaurant is a haven of peace, and from the moment a customer enters they cannot help but be embraced by a feeling of serenity. Located on the edge of Inya lake the indoor dining restaurant is light, airy and beautifully decorated, the dinning garden is a wonderful space to relax in a lush and green environment that stretches right up to the water.
The service is warm and welcoming, the staff clearly love working for Lucia and Felix, and exude a knowledge and passion for their product that is infectious. Staff training and capacity building is an important component of the concept, and contributes towards the feeling that Seeds is a family working together through a shared desire for excellence.
They offer a range of menu’s including an extensive a la carte, exclusive tasting menus and a very reasonably priced business lunch. The food is not only of a Michelin star standard, but the care and love that has been poured into each unique dish shines through. The wine list is comprehensive and well balanced.
Lucia and Chef Felix always make time to meet with and speak to their patrons, which adds a very personal touch to the dining experience and allows them to share their vision and dreams with their customers.
The MYANMORE Dining and nightlife Award judges were unanimous in their decision to award Restaurant of the Year to Seeds Restaurant and Lounge.
SEEDS consistently provides a world-class dining experience that stands head and shoulders above other restaurants in Myanmar. Chef Felix demonstrates an extraordinary talent that compares with the best in the world as he pushes the boundaries of excellence within the Myanmar fine dining scene. His menu inspires and excites, demonstrating flair, creativity, innovation and incredible attention to detail.
Congratulations to Lucia and Felix on winning Restaurant of the year 2018. Myanmore wishes you peace and love and every success in the coming year.
Runner Up: Marina Indian Restaurant
The Marina sets itself above and beyond most (if not all) Indian restaurants in Yangon through its sophisticated menu of imaginative and authentic dishes. The interior of the restaurant is stylish and modern, and the menu is comprehensive and innovative. Experienced Head Chef Sujit has built and trained a team of young chefs under him who excel in cooking a range of styles that represent the whole of India.
Runner Up: Yhet’s Sushi & Soba
Yhet’s Sushi & Sobai provides a quiet and intimate space that is perfect for an escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Yangon. The service is swift and friendly, and attention to detail is one of the key details that contributed to Yhet’s Sushi & Soba’s success. One of the judges described their fatty Tuna sushi as “one of the best pieces of sushi I’ve had in Yangon”.