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November 20, 2019

Eat Out Restaurant Awards

We are thrilled to share with you that the top restaurant in South Africa (La Colombe) is located in Constantia, just a few minutes down the road from The Last Word Constantia.

Eat Out Restaurant Awards

The Eat Out Restaurant Awards were launched in 1998 and and are presented every November to celebrate the South African restaurant industry. The award accolades including the Top 10 Restaurants, Chef of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Service Excellence, and the Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award.

The Top 10 restaurants:

  1. La Colombe (Constantia, Cape Town)
  2. The Test Kitchen (Woodstock, Cape Town)
  3. The Restaurant at Waterkloof (Somerset West)
  4. Wolfgat (Paternoster)
  5. FYN Restaurant (City Bowl, Cape Town)
  6. La Petite Colombe (Franschhoek)
  7. Eike (Stellenbosch)
  8. Salsify (Camps Bay, Cape Town)
  9. Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient (Elandsfontein, Pretoria)
  10. Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia (Constantia, Cape Town)


The following were also awarded special recognition:

Eat Out S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Chef of the Year: Bertus Basson, Eike and Overture

La Colombe
La Colombe

Eat Out Retail Capital New Restaurant of the Year: Jewell’s Restaurant, Paarl

Eat Out Nederburg Rising Star: Katlego Mlambo, The Marabi Club

Eat Out Graham Beck Chefs’ Chef: Ivor Jones, Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia

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

Eat Out Nespresso Innovation Award: The Test Kitchen, Woodstock, Cape Town

Eat Out Service Excellence: The Test Kitchen

Eat Out Wine Service Award: Joseph Dhafana, La Colombe

Eat Out John Psillos Award for Outstanding Contribution to Service: Jennifer Hugé, FYN Restaurant

Eat Out Bridget McCarney Game Changer Award: SA POC at the Table

Eat Out Irna van Zyl Food Media Icon: Dorah Sitole

Eat Out Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award: Annette Kesler

Eat Out Style Award: FYN Restaurant

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