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The Top 10 restaurants for 2010

It was a night of anxious anticipation and unexpected surprises at the 2010 Eat Out Restaurant Awards when the judges  named the country’s Top 10 restaurants from the list of 20 nominees.

Announced by Eat Out editor Abigail Donnelly in the order of their ranking, the Top 10 restaurants of 2010 are:

1. Rust en Vrede Restaurant

2. The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français

3. Jordan Restaurant

4. Bosman’s

5. DW Eleven-13

6. Terroir

7. Aubergine

8. Roots

9. Overture

10. Hartford House

The most significant shift on the podium is David Higgs‘s Rust en Vrede Restaurant, which went from last year’s third place to being named Eat Out’s Restaurant of the Year. Other noticeable moves are The Tasting Room, which moved from last year’s joint 10th place to 2nd place, and Overture, which got bumped up to 9th on the list.

Surprising comebacks include Aubergine, which received the Top 10 accolade in 2007, Bosman’s, last featured on 2005’s list, and Hartford House, lauded with a place in 2008.

Brand-new restaurants to make the grade are George Jardine’s Jordan Restaurant and Marthinus Ferreira’s Johannesburg restaurant DW Eleven-13.

To view 2010’s Restaurant of the Year and Best Service Award click here.

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