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2017 Eat Out Restaurant award-winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards were announced at the GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town on 19 November 2017.

Here they are! The Top 10 restaurants in SA! #EatOutAwards

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Top 20 restaurants


  1. The Test Kitchen (Woodstock, Cape Town)
  2. Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient (Elandsfontein, Pretoria)
  3. The Restaurant at Waterkloof (Somerset West)
  4. Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia (Constantia, Cape Town)
  5. Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort (Constantia, Cape Town)
  6. Camphors at Vergelegen (Somerset West)
  7. La Colombe (Constantia, Cape Town)
  8. The Shortmarket Club (City Bowl, Cape Town)
  9. Overture (Stellenbosch)
  10. The Pot Luck Club (Woodstock, Cape Town)
  11. Jardine Restaurant (Stellenbosch)
  12. Foliage (Franschhoek)
  13. Wolfgat (Paternoster)
  14. Jordan Restaurant (Stellenbosch)
  15. Fermier Restaurant (The Willows, Pretoria)
  16. Thali (Gardens, Cape Town)
  17. DW Eleven-13 (Dunkeld West, Johannesburg)
  18. Hartford House (Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal)
  19. Luke Dale-Roberts X The Saxon (Sandhurst, Johannesburg)
  20. La Tête (City Bowl, Cape Town)



All the winners

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

  • Eat Out Retail Capital New Restaurant of the Year: La Petite Colombe (Franschhoek)

  • Eat Out Graham Beck Chefs’ Chef: Kobus van der Merwe, Wolfgat (Paternoster, West Coast)

  • Eat Out Rising Star: Kayla-Ann Osborn, The Chefs Table (Umhlanga)

  • Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award: Camphors at Vergelegen (Somerset West)

  • Eat Out Service Excellence Award: Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient (Elandsfontein, Pretoria)

  • Eat Out Wine Service Award: Moses Magwaza, Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient (Elandsfontein, Pretoria)

  • Eat Out John Psillos Award for Outstanding Contribution to Service: Morne Wessels, La Petite Colombe (Franschhoek)

  • Eat Out Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award: Letitia Prinsloo

  • Eat Out Style Award: Fermier Restaurant (The Willows, Pretoria)

  • Woolworths Taste Eat Out Bursary winner: Bryan Mlotshwa

Click here for more information on the judging for each of the awards.

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