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What it costs to eat at SA’s top restaurants

Wondering how to spend that well-earned paycheque? Whether you’ve been saving up your pennies for an occasion at SA’s number one spot, or you’re simply curious to see what it costs to eat at the country’s best restaurants, we’ve got the ultimate budget-busting list for your reading pleasure. Here’s what it costs to eat at the 30 nominees for the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards.

Billionaire’s shortbread at The Test Kitchen. Photo supplied.

Top 10

1. The Test Kitchen (Woodstock, Cape Town)

Light Room Menu: R1800 (R2400 with tea pairing, R2650 with gourmand wine pairing, R3050 with iconic wine pairing)
Light Room Pescatarian Menu: R1800 (R2400 with tea pairing, R2650 with gourmand wine pairing, R3050 with iconic wine pairing)
Light Room Vegetarian Menu: R1400 (R2000 with tea pairing, R2250 with gourmand wine pairing, R2650 with iconic wine pairing)

The Light Room at The Test Kitchen. Photo supplied.

The Light Room at The Test Kitchen. Photo supplied.

2. Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient (Elandsfontein, Pretoria)

Market degustation menu: R850 (R1300 with sommelier’s pairing)
Grande degustation menu: R1250 (R1825 with sommelier’s pairing)

Where the river meets the ocean, a dish from Restaurant Mosaic. Photo supplied.

3. The Restaurant at Waterkloof (Somerset West)

Two-course menu: R450
Three-course menu: R560
Degustation menu: R1350 (R1600 with wine pairing)

Truffles and Jerusalem artichokes from Restaurant at Waterkloof. Photo supplied.

4. Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia (Constantia, Cape Town)

Tapas for two: R700 (R350 per person)
This includes eight dishes served over three courses to share between two people. The price excludes starters, wine and dessert.

The interiors at Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia. Photo by Claire Gunn Photography.

The interiors at Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia. Photo by Claire Gunn Photography.

5. Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort (Constantia, Cape Town)

10-course degustation dinner menu: R1200 (R1750 with Greenhouse pairing, R2075 with premium pairing)
Three-course summer lunch menu: R550 (R800 with wine pairing)
Six-course summer lunch tasting menu: R850 (R1200 with wine pairing)

A dish at Greenhouse at Cellars-Hohenort. Photo supplied.

6. Camphors at Vergelegen (Somerset West)

Three courses à la carte: R450
Four courses à la carte: R495
Tour tasting menu: R800 (R1000 with wine pairing)

A dish at Camphors at Vergelegen. Photo supplied.

7. La Colombe (Constantia, Cape Town)

Gourmand menu: R1390 (R2290 with wine pairing)
Reduced menu: R990 (R1740 with wine pairing)
Vegetarian gourmand menu: R1090 (R1990 with wine)
Reduced vegetarian menu: R790 (R1690 with wine)

La Colombe enchanted garden_Claire Gunn

A sneak peek at the enchanted garden at La Colombe. Photo by Claire Gunn Photography

8. The Shortmarket Club (City Bowl, Cape Town)

À la carte menu: R250 average main course cost

The dining area at The Shortmarket Club. Photo supplied.

9. Overture (Stellenbosch)

Three-course menu: R550
Six-course menu: R760

A dish from Overture. Photo supplied.

10. The Pot Luck Club (Woodstock, Cape Town)

À la carte tapas menu: R90 average cost per tapas plate

The Lucky Lunch at The Pot Luck Club

The Lucky Lunch at The Pot Luck Club. Photo supplied.

The Finalists: Numbers 11 to 20

11. Jardine Restaurant (Stellenbosch)

À la carte lunch: R140 to R200 average main course cost
Two-course dinner: R320
Three-course dinner: R380
Tasting menu (in winter only): R580

Jardine Restaurant. Photo supplied.

12. Foliage (Franschhoek)

À la carte: R230 average main course cost
Five-course chef’s menu: R625 (R895 with wine pairing)

A dessert at Foliage. Photo supplied.

13. Wolfgat (Paternoster)

Seven-course lunch and dinner tasting menu: R750

The understated but stylish interior at Wolfgat. Photo by Jac de Villiers.

14. Jordan Restaurant (Stellenbosch)

Two-course menu: R350
Three-course menu: R425 (R645 for wine pairing)
Five-course menu: R625 (R975 for wine pairing)

Yellowtail with salted cucumber and a smoked oyster dressing at Jordan. Photo supplied.

15. Fermier Restaurant (The Willows, Pretoria)

Nine-course set menu: R550 (R900 with wine pairing)

One of the dishes on offer on the nine-course menu at Fermier. Photo supplied.

16. Thali (Gardens, Cape Town)

Tapas for two: R700 (R350 per person)
This includes eight dishes served over three courses to share between two people. The price excludes starters, wine and dessert.
À la carte lunch: R75 to R120 for a tapas portion

A selection of desserts at Thali. Photo supplied.

17. DW Eleven-13 (Dunkeld West, Johannesburg)

Four-course menu: R575 (R800 with wine pairing)
Six-course degustation menu: R800 (R1250 with wine or R1000 for the non-alcoholic pairing). This includes tea and coffee.

Mixed berry ice cream with crumble and elderberry sorbet from DW Eleven-13. Photo supplied.

18. Hartford House (Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal)

Tasting menu: R620 (R1020 with wine pairing)

Beer ice cream from Hartford House. Photo supplied.

19. Luke Dale-Roberts X The Saxon (Sandhurst, Johannesburg)

Five-course tasting menu: R790 (R960 with tea pairing, R1150 with local wine pairing, R1280 with international wine pairing)
Eight-course tasting menu: R1330 (R1600 with tea pairing, R1900 with local wine pairing, R2100 with international wine pairing)

inside at Luke Dale Roberts x The Saxon

The interior at Luke Dale-Roberts X Saxon. Photo supplied.

20. La Tête (City Bowl, Cape Town)

Plat du jour lunch: R140 for the dish of the day and a glass of wine
À la carte: R140 average main course cost

a dish prepared and served at La Tete

Plat du jour at La Tête. Photo by Claire Gunn.

Other Nominees

Chefs Warehouse & Canteen (City Bowl, Cape Town)

Tapas for two: R700 (R350 per person)
This includes eight dishes served over three courses to share between two people. The price excludes starters, wine and dessert.

FABER (Paarl)

Two courses: R295 (lunch only)
Three courses: R395
Six-course chef’s menu: R525

Foxcroft (Constantia, Cape Town)

Four-course lunch menu: R435
Four-course dinner menu: R495
This includes Foxcroft bread, two portions of tapas, a main course and a dessert.

Sitting outside at Foxcroft. Photo by Claire Gunn Photography.

Indochine (Stellenbosch)

À la carte lunch and dinner: R300 average main meal cost
Seven-course signature selection: R755

La Mouette (Sea Point, Cape Town)

Three-course menu: R395 (R720 with wine pairing)
Six-course menu: R495 (R870 with wine pairing)
Saturday and Sunday tapas: R75 average cost per tapas plate

A dish from La Mouette. Photo supplied.

Makaron Restaurant (Stellenbosch)

Four small plates: R460 (R790 with wine pairing)
Five small plates: R575 (R960 with wine pairing)
Six small plates: R690 (R1125 with wine pairing)

Marble (Rosebank, Johannesburg)

À la carte menu: R300 average main meal cost

Mulberry & Prince (City Bowl, Cape Town)

À la carte menu: R155 average for a made-to-share dish

The salmon tartare at Mulberry & Prince. Photo supplied.

Springfontein Eats (Stanford)

Three-course menu: R460
Four-course menu: R540
Five-course menu: R620
Six-course menu: R720

Terroir (Stellenbosch)

À la carte menu: R260 average main meal cost

Terroir_Poached Kingklip miso lime sauce green asparagus, fried ginger soy pearls and yoghurt

A dish of poached kKingklip, miso-lime sauce, green asparagus, fried ginger, soy pearls and yoghurt at Terroir. Photo by Jan Ras.

While we take care to ensure the accuracy of this information, some details and prices may change without our knowledge.

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