Eat Out magazine crisscrosses South Africa each year to produce a listing of the 500 best restaurants. It’s ”SA’s best guide to SA’s best food”.
With a panel of 42 dedicated and anonymous reviewers, 4 judges draw up a list of 20 nominees that comply with guidelines requiring establishments to be open and operating with the same chef for a full year.
Eat Out lists over 5,000 restaurants (as well as their menus, maps, pictures, specials & longer reviews) and publishes hot-off-the-press restaurant openings – and closures, food trends, chef’s movements and more. Nominations are also open to the public for their restaurant recommendations.
Just hitting headlines is the Western Cape’s Best Everyday Eateries, while the rest of the country’s favourite restaurants will be announced on October 25. Look out for this.
Best Asian Eatery:
Winner: Active Sushi (Bree Street) Fresh sushi and a fun vibe make this an extremely popular spot.
Highly commended: Tjing Tjing Torii (City Bowl)
Winner: Betty Blue Bistro (Hermanus) This bright and cheerful bistro serves incredible breakfast brunch and light meals.
Highly commended: The Stack (Gardens)
Best Burger Eatery:
Winner: Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs (V&A Waterfront) Gibson’s has an extensive menu and a build-your-own option.
Highly commended: Jerry’s Burger Bar (Observatory)
Best Coffee Shop:
Winner: Meraki (Stellenbosch) This stylish spot serves up delicious coffee and pastries.
Highly commended: Pajamas and Jam (Strand)
Best Country-Style Eatery:
Winner: Karoux (McGregor) These exceptional bistro dishes are served in a small country setting to match.
Highly commended: The Post House (Greyton)
Best Indian Eatery:
Winner: The Indian Chapter with Prim Reddy (Bloubergstrand) Tuck into authentic and aromatic Indian favourites at this gem.
Highly commended: Sundoo (Sea Point)
Best Italian Eatery:
Winner: True Italic (City Bowl) Expect handmade pastas and mamma-style Italian fare.
Highly commended: Locanda at Villa 47 (City Bowl)
Highly commended: The Eatery Wood Fired Grill (Claremont)
Winner: Hoghouse Barbecue & Brewery (Ndabeni)
Acknowledgement Eat Out & Visi magazine