The winners are in! A huge thank you to everyone who voted in this year’s Chengdu-Expat Award. After 3 weeks of nominations, voting and the judges – we can finally reveal who you chose to celebrate this year in the city!
Just like last year, 30% of the vote was decided by judges from Chengdu’s international community: judges have to have been in Chengdu for 3 years or more, have expertise in their category and be very active in the community.
The majority of the vote of course went to you. A big thank you to the 8000+ people who make up the very fabric of Chengdu’s complicated weave to take the time to vote. The people that keep the restaurants, hotels, bars and community doors open daily.
And wow Chengdu, you like to party! Over 160 people came out to celebrate the city’s best and brightest on a night of glitz and glamour, at the Grand Hyatt’s Xi•Mi. They walked the red carpet, heard the judges announcing the winners, enjoyed the live band, and some of them brought their dancing shoes.
So, who did you chose?
🥐 • Best Brunch
Spectrum, Fairmont Chengdu
1st Runner-up | CASA
2nd Runner-up| Gili’s
🍸 • Best Bar
The Temple House
1st Runner-up | Le Coq Au Vin
2nd Runner-up | Great Leap Brewing Chengdu
Expert Judge | Hannah Lan
Former Chengdu restauranteur and wine bar owner – Hannah now organizes over 50 wine tastings and parings in the city each year. She studies under sommelier Fengyi Walker, 1st master of wine in China and holds a WSET level 3 qualification. Hannah is passionate about authentic, local food, and drink experience wherever she travels in the world.
🎊 • Best Reoccurring Event
Chengdu Comedy Club
1st Runner-up | CDFS Chengdu Film Society
2nd Runner-up | Spittoon
Expert Judge | Rachel Hart
🛵 • Best Restaurant for Delivery
1st Runner-up | Mike’s Pizza
2nd Runner-up | Rob’s MVP
Expert Judge | Will Tang
🤸 • Best Sporting Community
CIBA -Chengdu Int’l Badminton Association
1st Runner-up | CIFL -Chengdu Int’l Football League
2nd Runner-up | Aces Tennis Club
Expert Judge | Joe White
🎵 • Best Nightclub
1st Runner-up | Flexroom
2nd Runner-up | Revolucion Cocktail
Expert Judge | Steven Clint Lux
🎉 • Event of the Year
Chengdu Mini World Cup
1st Runner-up | 2020 British Day
2nd Runner-up | Chengdu High-Tech Zone Davis Cup
Expert Judge | Richard Beach
💡 • Best Newcomer
Great Leap Brewing Chengdu
1st Runner-up | CLAB
2nd Runner-up | Happa Happa
🏨 • Best Hotel
1st Runner-up | The Temple House
2nd Runner-up | W Chengdu
Expert Judge | Melanie Moran
Jack of all trades, master of few. Likes: events, socializing, sleeping. Dislikes: quarantine, inefficiency, being awake.
🍽️ • Best Restaurant
1st Runner-up | Bucciano
2nd Runner-up | Gli Azzurri
Expert Judge | Harri Sheffer
🥦 • The Green Award
1st Runner-up | BRUNCH
2nd Runner-up | Zero Waste Chengdu
Expert Judge | Brigitte Janssen
❤️ • Hospitality of the Year
1st Runner-up | Kate – The Range
2nd Runner-up | Harry Deng – Harry’s Wizard Café
30% of this category was judged by the entire pannel of judges (who were not nominated themselves), and 70% of the public vote.
👨👩👧👦 • People’s Choice Awards
Harry’s Wizard Cafe
The People’s Choice Award celebrated the company with the highest combined number of overall nominations, number of votes, together with the overall searches on the ChengduExpat+ MiniProgram in 2020.
🥂 Congratulations to everyone who took part, everyone who
was shortlisted, and the people that the community chose to celebrate. We made it through 2020. So let’s face it, we’re all winners.
Thank you to our wonderful photographers
Chengdu-Expat Official Photographer
Thank you to the companies that sponsored lucky draw prizes for those who attended The Party, and supported with drinks.
It’s our great pleasure to be able to celebrate the communities, places and people that make Chengdu so great to live in. Many thanks to our annual sponsors who make Chengdu-Expat possible.