American Express has released the winners of its Platinum Fine Dining awards, listing the top restaurants in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The awards have been running for over 18 years, and aim to showcase 100 exceptional restaurants from across South Africa.
“The awards now reflect the growth and diversity of new restaurants in our country, along with a tangible elevation of our culinary talent,” Amex said.
“South Africa is truly owning its place as a foodie nation, and this is manifested by the arrival of a wide variety of new avant-garde and contemporary establishments which have emerged in the past few years.”
“More importantly, our best restaurants are reflecting the dynamic and multicultural nature of our country, encompassing a wide spectrum of styles, ethnicities and ambiences,” it said.
Along with the top 10 for both Cape Town and Johannesburg, one restaurant scored the top honour and most prestigious award for having won an award 10 years in a row – Restaurant at Mosaic in Gauteng.
To see what a meal from this prestigious fine dining establishment looks like, check out BusinessTech’s coverage of Mosaic.
These are the top 10 restaurants in Cape Town and Joburg, according to American Express Platinum:
10 best restaurants in Cape Town
- Babel at Babylonstoren
- Camphors at Vergelegen
- Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
- Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge
- Kwandwe Game Lodge
- Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve
- Phinda Forest Lodge
- Singita Sweni Lodge
10 best restaurants in Joburg
- District Six Eatery
- Esiweni Luxury Safari Lodge
- Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve
- Les Delices de France
- Level Four
- Londolozi Game Reserve
- Makanyi Private Game Lodge
- Mrs Simpson’s
American Express also identified several top restaurants in KwaZulu-Natal including: Abingdon, Thai Café, Parc Café and Esiweni Private Game Reserve.