The Restaurant Week Winter Edition saw over 10,000 guests making their way to the 80 participating TOP restaurants in South Africa. With 504 reviews and ratings for cuisine, service and ambience, we can conclude that guests truly enjoyed celebrating this Winter Edition! After crunching the numbers some more, it is with great pleasure that Restaurant Week South Africa can now announce the best performing restaurants of the Restaurant Week Winter Edition 2019!
The Best Restaurant Award of the Winter Edition 2019: The Chefs’ Table in Durban!
We are delighted to award the Chefs’ Table in Durban with the Best Restaurant Award Winter 2019. They received exceptionally high scores for cuisine: 10, service: 10 and ambience: 9,9, resulting in a beautiful average of 10.
Previous winners of the Best Restaurant Award are The Chefs’ Table (Autumn 2019) Black Bamboo (Spring 2018), LBV (Autumn 2018), Durbanville Hills (Spring 2017), Myoga (Autumn 2017), Black Bamboo (Spring 2016), Myoga (Autumn 2016), The Restaurant at Newton Johnson (2015), Buitenverwachting (2014) and Planet Restaurant (2013).
The Regional Best of the Winter Edition 2019
In addition, we’d like to recognise the top performing restaurants per region to thank them for their commitment to treating our guests. During this Winter Edition, these were:
Best of Cape Town: Greenhouse: 10 (cuisine: 9.9, service: 10, ambience: 10)
Best of Pretoria: Black Bamboo: 9.7 (cuisine: 9.7, service: 9,9, ambience: 9.6)
Best of Johannesburg: Est Est Alea: 9.7 (cuisine: 9.4, service: 9,9, ambience: 9.8)
Best of the Winelands: The Farm Eatery at Diemersdal: 9.7 (cuisine: 9.5, service: 10, ambience: 9.5)
Best of the Durban: Cafe 1999: 9.5 (cuisine: 9.7, service: 9.7, ambience: 9.1)
About the Awards
During the Winter Edition (from 18 July until 4 August), 80 participating restaurants designed a special menu and served this to Restaurant Week guests exclusively. Afterwards, every guest is invited to review the restaurant. To qualify for the Best Restaurant Award, we look at the highest average score with a minimum number of 20 reviews. Contrary to most awards, the Restaurant Week South Africa Awards are therefore determined by diners and their experience during Restaurant Week, and not by a jury. This way we ensure that the lauded restaurants are restaurants where real people like to eat.