These are the 30 best restaurants in South Africa

Eat Out has announced the top 30 nominees for its 2018 Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards.

The nominated restaurants were determined by the scores of a panel of anonymous judges, convened by chef Margot Janse, who dined around the country.

“A fantastic field of nominees has come out of this year’s judging, with some newcomers and old favourites making up a list that truly represents the best of the best in South African dining today,” said Janse.

“As always, these nominees have been nominated for their achievements in excellent dining, innovative menus, ambience and service excellence.”

The top 10 restaurants will be revealed on Sunday 18 November 2018 at an awards ceremony at GrandWest in Cape Town.

The nominees, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Camphors at Vergelegen, Somerset West
  • The Chefs’ Table, Umhlanga
  • Chefs Warehouse & Canteen, Cape Town
  • Chefs Warehouse, Beau Constantia
  • Chefs Warehouse at Maison, Franschhoek
  • DW Eleven-13, Dunkeld West
  • Fermier Restaurant, Pretoria
  • Foliage, Franschhoek
  • Foxcroft, Constantia
  • Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort, Constantia

  • Indochine, Stellenbosch
  • Jardine Restaurant, Stellenbosch
  • Jordan Restaurant, Stellenbosch
  • La Colombe, Constantia
  • Le Coin Français, Franschhoek
  • La Mouette, Sea Point
  • La Petite Colombe, Constantia
  • La Tête, Cape Town
  • Marble, Rosebank
  • Nobu at One&Only, Cape Town

  • Overture, Stellenbosch
  • The Pot Luck Club, Woodstock
  • The Restaurant at Waterkloof, Somerset West
  • Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient, Elandsfontein
  • The Shortmarket Club, Cape Town
  • Springfontein Eats, Stanford
  • The Test Kitchen, Woodstock
  • Thali
  • The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal, Franschhoek
  • Wolfgat, Paternoster

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