When he left Jaan in 2015 to open his debut solo restaurant, Julien Royer was widely expected to go on to great success. But what no one quite predicted was the speed with which Odette in Singapore would become the region’s favourite restaurant. Entering the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list as the highest ever new entry at No.9 in 2017, Odette rose to No.5 in 2018, and this year has been crowned the Best Restaurant in Asia, tipping four-time winner Gaggan from the top spot.

We talk to French chef Royer about his cooking philosophy, inspiration for his dishes and plans for a casual, hands-only restaurant inspired by Southeast Asian flavours.

Read the full interview on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants website.

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