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Casual everyday restaurants: Which is the best in your neighbourhood?

Here's your chance to share your favourite hidden gem and what makes it worth a visit.

01 Jul 2019
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Eat Out, South Africa's definitive restaurant guide, is asking for your input to determine this year’s best everyday eateries. 

This is the fifth year that the country’s favourite restaurants will be rewarded for their consistently good food, with results based on a 50-50 score from the public and Eat Out’s professional critics. The winners will be announced at events on 17 September in Johannesburg and 25 September in Cape Town.  

“There’s nothing like nipping out to your favourite local eatery, where you know your favourite dishes will be consistently prepared the way you like them. We love the fine-dining heroes of the Eat Out Top 10, but these awards celebrate the everyday places whose great service, lovely food and friendly welcome keep us coming back again and again,” says Adelle Horler, Eat Out Editor in Chief.

To vote for your favourite local eatery, you can download the Eat Out app or visit to rate and review the restaurants you’ve visited in the last year. 

The categories for the 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries are: 

• Best African-inspired Eatery

• Best Asian-inspired Eatery

• Best Bistro

• Hellmann’s Best Burger Eatery

• Best Coffee Shop

• Best Country-Style Eatery

• Best Indian-inspired Eatery

• Best Italian-inspired Eatery

• Best Seafood Eatery

• Tramontina Best Steakhouse

• Best Food Truck

• Best Tapas Eatery

• Best Mexican-inspired Eatery. 

Selvin Govender, Marketing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars say, “At Mercedes-Benz, we believe that quality and excellence are traits that deserve to be celebrated. The Best Everyday Eateries allow us to acknowledge those casual restaurants that have won the hearts of their loyal customers.” 

Write a review now or download the free Eat Out app to find and rate more than 6000 restaurants. 

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