South Africa's 10 Best Restaurants Revealed


All the big names in the restaurant industry were gathered for the glamorous Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards on Sunday 19 November at the Grand Arena at Grand West in Cape Town, South Africa.

In an Oscars style ceremony The Test Kitchen in Cape Town with chef Luke Dale-Roberts at the helm was once again awarded Restaurant of the Year, a title it has held for an impressive six consecutive years.

Chantel Dartnall's Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient in Pretoria was awarded second place, while the Restaurant at Waterkloof with head chef Gregory Czarnecki in Somerset West remained in third place.

The 2017 Eat Out S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Chef of the Year went to Liam Tomlin of Chefs Warehouse & Canteen (City Bowl, Cape Town).

For all full list and all other awards from the night, see below.

Top 10 Restaurants:

1. The Test Kitchen
2. Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient
3. The Restaurant at Waterkloof
4. Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia
5. Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort
6. Camphors at Vergelegen
7. La Colombe
8. The Shortmarket Club
9. Overture
10. The Pot Luck Club

Restaurants ranked from 11–20

11. Jardine Restaurant
12. Foliage
13. Wolfgat
14. Jordan Restaurant
15. Fermier Restaurant
16. Thali
17. DW Eleven-13
18. Hartford House
19. Luke Dale-Roberts X The Saxon
20. La TĂȘte

Eat Out Service Excellence Award: Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient
Eat Out Rising Star: Kayla-Ann Osborn of The Chefs Table
Eat Out Retail Capital New Restaurant of the Year Award: La Petite Colombe
Eat Out Graham Beck Chefs’ Chef Award: Kobus van der Merwe of Wolfgat
Eat Out Wine Service Award: Moses Magwaza
Eat Out Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award: Letitia Prinsloo
Eat Out Style Award: Fermier Restaurant
Eat Out John Psillos Award for Outstanding Contribution to Service: Morné Wessels of La Petite Colombe
Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award: Camphors at Vergelegen Woolworths TASTE
Eat Out Bursary winner: Bryan Mlotshwa