The best south african restaurants have just been honored at the 2013 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards, on november 10th, at the Cape Town Waterfront
The awards celebrate South Africa’s talent and culinary distinction, culminating in 2013’s Top 10 Restaurants and the S. Pellegrino Chef of the Year.
For the second year in a row, South Africa’s Restaurant of the Year is The Test Kitchen in Cape Town.
Also revealed at the ceremony were the four anonymous South African-based judges, who worked alongside Eat Out editor and chief judge Abigail Donnelly to determine the winners. The judges for the Top 10 were chef and lecturer Garth Stroebel; owner of Chefs Warehouse and Cooking School Liam Tomlin; and consultant and owner of Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants Andy Fenner. Celebrity chef and TV host Jenny Morris judged the “Best of” portion of the awards.
The Top 10 restaurants for 2013
1. The Test Kitchen –
2. Five Hundred –
3. Rust en Vrede –
4. The Greenhouse –
5. Hartford House –
6. Jordan Restaurant –
7. Overture –
8. Camphors at Vergelegen –
9. The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français –
10. Pierneef à La Motte –
All the winners :
Restaurant of the Year: The Test Kitchen
Eat Out S. Pellegrino Chef of the Year: David Higgs, Five Hundred
Service Excellence: Rust en Vrede
Rising Star: Vanessa Marx, Dear Me
Wine Service: Joakim Hansi Blackadder, Rust en Vrede
The Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Paarl Media: Michael Olivier
Eat Out TASTE Bursary: Amanda Manyatshe
Boschendal Style Award: The Pot Luck Club
Best Asian Restaurant: Kitima
Best Bistro: The Leopard
Best Country-Style Restaurant: Towerbosch
Best Italian Restaurant: Burrata
Jacobsdal Best Steakhouse: Carne SA
Dear me – Cape Town – Vanessa Marx, Rising star
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