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The top 10 restaurants in SA for 2017 - announced

Find out who took top honours at the glamorous Eat Out Awards ceremony in Cape Town on Sunday.

19 Nov 2017

SA's top chefs, foodies and media gathered at Grand West's Grand Arena on Sunday 19 November to witness the announcement of the country's best restaurants at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. An Oscars-style celebration with the theme 'red carpet glamour' meant that guests and VIPs really pushed the boat out. 

This will be the first year that Eat Out have chosen to keep the judges anonymous.  

The top 10 restaurants for 2017 are... 

1. The Test Kitchen, Woodstock

Springbok and beets.

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2. Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient, Elandsfontein

3. The Restaurant at Waterkloof, Stellenbosch

4. Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia, Constantia

5. Greenhouse at Cellars-Hohenhort, Constantia 

Great shot by @drizzleanddip #greenhousect #capetown

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6. Camphors at Vergelegen, Somerset West

•CHESTNUT• #seasons #farmlife #inspirations #allday #cheflife #autumn #artofplating #nutcracker

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7. La Colombe, Constantia Nek

8. The Shortmarket Club, Cape Town CBD

Tuna for the start of the weekend.

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9. Overture, Stellenbosch

This food is art ° ° #overture #vegetarian #hiddenvalley

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10. The Pot Luck Club, Woodstock

A huge thank you to @eatoutguide for nominating us as one of the best restaurants in South Africa.

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Other awards

San Pellegrino Chef Of The Year  - Liam Tomlin of Chefs Warehouse and Thali

The Retail Capital SA best new restaurant of the year - La Petite Colombe (read our review here)

(Image by Ceili McGeever)

Rising Star Award - Kayla Anne Osborne from Chefs Table in Durban

Eat Out Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award - Letitia Prinsloo

Style Award - Fermier Restaurant, The Willows

(Image by Fermier)

Taste Magazine Bursary - Brian Malotshwa

John Psillos Outstanding Contribution to Service - La Petite Colombe (read our review here). 

Wine Service Award - Moses Magwaza from Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient, Elandsfontein

Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award - Camphors at Vergelegen, Somerset West

(Image by Camphors at Vergelegen)

Eat Out Graham Beck Chefs’ Chef Award - Kobus van der Merwe

See last here winners here

A reminder that if you plan to experience these restaurants, we HIGHLY suggest you make a reservation as soon as you possibly can!

Whats your favourite restaurant in SA? Let us know in the comments below...

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