Culinary excellence doesn’t get any better than this. Restaurant reviewers Eat Outare internationally known, and to get their approval certainly takes something special. Getting on their top 10 restaurants list takes something superhuman, though.
At an awards ceremony on Sunday, the restaurateurs revealed their picks for the best eateries in South Africa. An incredible nine out of ten entries are from the Western Cape. Who needs water when you’ve got great grub?
So perhaps the next time pay day comes round, why not break the bank and visit one of these top 10 restaurants? Nothing says classy like a 13-course taster menu. Nor does anything beat the elegance of braised snail…
Eat Out’s Top 10 Restaurants in South Africa
1. The Test Kitchen (Woodstock, Cape Town)
The finest of all fine-dining. The 10-course Gourmand Menu is the most exquisite experience you can have in a restaurant. It’ll set you back R1600 (R2250 with wine pairing, R2000 with tea pairing), but will be worth every cent for Luke Dale Roberts’ signature dishes
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 18:30 – 20:30
Unit 104A, Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Tel: 021 447 2337
2. Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient (Elandsfontein, Pretoria)
You’re getting a fusion of French and Mediterranean delights that will redefine your expectations of just how good food can be. This eloquent tasting course features the Grande Degustation menu R1250 (wine pairing R585) per person, and the Market Degustation R850 (wine pairing R460) per person
Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Dinner: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 7pm – 8.30pm
The Orient Private Hotel , Francolin Conservation Area, Crocodile River Valley, Elandsfontein, Pretoria