The best new restaurants for 2017

1/10/2017, 6 a.m.
Korean barbecue in London, Danish cuisine in New York and a seafood specialist in Dubai all share one thing in ...

— He can already claim SVH Meesterkok recognition, the highest that a chef can achieve in the Netherlands.

His menu promises distinctive cuisine with "outspoken flavors that pop."

Grand Velas Los Cabos, Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 17.3, Cabo San Lucas -- San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico; +52 322 226 7923

Hilma, Stockholm, Sweden

A hostel might seem an unusual location for a restaurant, but in an area of Stockholm known as Europe's Silicon Valley, Hilma has won fans for global dishes with Scandinavian touches.

This means plates such as trout sashimi with brown butter, soy vinaigrette, mushrooms and watercress or charred salmon with miso mayonnaise and dill salad.

Pricing is based per dish from one for $14 to six for $65.

With this being hipster central, there are even two resident tattooists on hand.

Hilma, Torsgatan 10, 111 23 Stockholm, Sweden; +46 8 505 323 70

12,000 Francs, Hong Kong

This oddly named joint in the city's Soho district is inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte's bounty offered for anyone who could preserve food for his troops.

Accordingly, chef Conor Beach celebrates the art of preserving with global influences across the menu via Picked + Potted, Smoke + Salted, Vacuum + Fire and Sugar + Sweet.

Japanese bonito fish comes with marinated and grilled eggplant, fried onion, smoked almonds and an almond aioli for a textural and flavor masterclass, while desserts are not to be missed.

12,000 FRANCS, 43 A Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong; +852 2529 3100

The Patio at The Margi, Athens, Greece

The Margi Hotel's new restaurant allows chef Panagiotis Giakalis to raid the property's farm for the finest Mediterranean produce, before crafting them into a choice of gourmet degustation menus that set a new standard for contemporary Greek cuisine.

He brings with him serious culinary chops including stints with French legend Eric Frechon and time in Michelin-starred kitchens in Milan and Paris.

The Margi Hotel, 11 Litous Street, Vouliagmeni 16671, Athens, Greece; +30 210 8929128

Attitude, Avani, Bangkok, Thailand

Regular visitors to the Thai capital know that restaurants with views are much in demand, and its newest rises 26 floors above the Chao Phraya river.

Attitude sits atop the new Avani hotel and serves small plates such as crispy pork skin with crunchy onion, polenta chips and a sweet and sour apple sauce.

Mad Hatter is a crunchy matcha (green tea) cake, with lemon sorbet and kumquat salad. Try saying that after a few cocktails.

Attitude, Avani, 257 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand; +66 (0) 2431 9100

Agern, New York, NY, USA

To global gourmets, Danish culinary entrepreneur Claus Meyer is something of a hero after co-founding the legendary NOMA in Copenhagen.

His first US venture, Agern opened a few months ago in the jaw-dropping surrounds of New York's Grand Central Station and has been packing them in ever since.

Icelandic executive chef Gunnar Gíslason is at the helm and delivers simple, clean but memorable dishes with distinctly Nordic roots, notably in his Land & Sea and Field & Forest tasting menus.