SA’s guide to SA’s best food, Eat Out is one of South Africa’s most loved and respected food brands. What started as the country’s definitive restaurant guide eighteen years ago has evolved into a brand covering all aspects of food and operating on multiple media platforms.
The magazine includes the Eat Out 500, a power list of great restaurants across South Africa, as voted by a panel of food and restaurant industry experts. In addition to the restaurant reviews, the guide also includes content on influential local foodies, trends and South Africa’s favourite restaurant dishes.
One of the cornerstones of the brand, the annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards celebrate the best of the South African restaurant industry.
The best everyday eateries in South Africa, as voted for by the public, have been announced at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries celebrations in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The Western Cape winners were announced in Cape Town on 18 October 2016. The public’s favourite eateries in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Mpumalanga were announced at the Johannesburg celebration held at the Mercedes-Benz Bedfordview dealership on 25 October.
The recipients of these accolades were determined by the public through user reviews and ratings on www.eatout.co.za over the period from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016.
It’s the second year we’re recognising the people’s favourite everyday eateries, and we’re very excited about the response from our growing community. We’re awarding winners in twelve categories – including the newly added Best Mexican Eatery – as well as a number of highly commended certificates. There are just so many fantastic restaurants in South Africa.
Anelde Greeff, Editor-in-Chief of Eat Out
When posting restaurant reviews on Eat Out, users give star ratings for food and drinks, ambience and service. The restaurants with the highest star ratings in their category and province over the full year were given top honours. Eat Out also celebrates the eateries that were crowd favourites but didn’t quite meet all the criteria to win with highly commended certificates.
Says Selvin Govender, Marketing Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “We’re delighted to join Eat Out again in showcasing the most popular eateries around town. Some of the categories were hotly contested, and we look forward to seeing this competition become a leading attraction on the culinary scene.”
The 2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Everyday Eateries winners and highly commended restaurants are as follows:
|Best Asian Eatery – winner||Active Sushi (Bree Street)|
|Best Asian Eatery – highly commended||Tjing Tjing Torii|
|Best Bistro – winner||Betty Blue Bistro|
|Best Bistro – highly commended||The Stack|
|Savanna Best Burger Eatery – winner||Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs|
|Savanna Best Burger Eatery – highly commended||Jerry’s Burger Bar (Observatory)|
|Best Coffee Shop – winner||Meraki|
|Best Coffee Shop – highly commended||Pajamas & Jam Eatery|
|Best Country-Style Eatery – winner||Karoux Restaurant|
|Best Country-Style Eatery – highly commended||The Post House|
|Best Indian Eatery – winner||The Indian Chapter with Prim Reddy|
|Best Indian Eatery – highly commended||Sundoo|
|Best Italian Eatery – winner||True Italic|
|Best Italian Eatery – highly commended||Locanda at Villa 47|
|Best Steakhouse – highly commended||The Eatery Wood Fired Grill (Claremont)|
|Wild card – winner||Hoghouse Barbecue & Brewery|
|Best African Eatery – winner||La Terrasse Rooftop Café & Deli|
|Best Asian Eatery – winner||The Great Eastern Food Bar|
|Best Bistro – winner||De Kloof Restaurant|
|Best Bistro – highly commended||Black Bamboo|
|Savanna Best Burger Eatery – winner||Craft (Parkurst)|
|Savanna Best Burger Eatery – highly commended||Rocomamas (Hazeldean)|
|Best Coffee Shop – winner||Good Stuff Café|
|Best Italian Eatery – winner||Café del Sol Botanico|
|Best Italian Eatery – highly commended||Café del Sol Classico|
|Best Steakhouse – highly commended||Che Argentine Grill|
|Best Tapas Eatery – winner||Culture Club – Bar de Tapas|
|Best Tapas Eatery – highly commended||EB Social Kitchen & Bar|
|Best Mexican Eatery – winner||Perron (Illovo)|
|Best Bistro – winner||Boiler Room Café|
|Savanna Best Burger Eatery – winner||Smokin’ Joe’s|
|Best Country-Style Eatery – winner||Oaklands Country Manor|
|Best Mexican Eatery – winner||El Toro|
|Best Mexican Eatery – highly commended||Four15|
|Best Seafood Eatery – highly commended||Bel Punto|
|Best Coffee Shop – winner||The Food Fundi|
|Best Bistro – winner||Pont de Val Riverside Bistro|