Best Everyday Eateries crowned the annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards #DineJoziStyle @Eat_Out winners

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:

Western Cape

Category Restaurant  
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


Category Restaurant  
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)


Category Restaurant  
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


Category Restaurant  
Best Coffee Shop – winner The Food Fundi

Free State

Category Restaurant  
Best Bistro – winner Pont de Val Riverside Bistro

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