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The winners of the 2015 Best Everyday Eateries: Western Cape and Eastern Cape

For this brand-new set of awards, we kept the judges out of it and gave you the power. The 2015 Best Everyday Eateries are the restaurants with the highest average ratings on eatout.co.za from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015 – that’s a full year of reviews and star ratings. We also celebrated the eateries that were crowd favourites but didn’t quite receive enough reviews to win with ‘highly commended’ certificates. In categories where insufficient votes were received no awards were announced. Without further ado, here are the winners in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape. (The awards in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga have already been announced. Find the winners here.)

 

WESTERN CAPE

Best African Eatery
Addis in Cape Ethiopian Restaurant (highly commended)

The interior at Addis in Cape. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

The interior at Addis in Cape. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Best Asian Eatery
Tjing Tjing Torii (winner)

“Food and setting is excellent. Delicious, innovative Asian tapas complimented with a superb wine selection. Add to that the super-trendy décor, spectacular cocktails and great vibe. This must be one of the best spots in Cape Town for a night on the town.” – Wallie van der Walt

A Pork Atsui Dog from Tjing Tjing Torii. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

A Pork Atsui Dog from Tjing Tjing Torii. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Active Sushi on Hudson Street (highly commended)

The counter at Active Sushi. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

The counter at Active Sushi. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Best Bistro
Karoux (winner)

“Unexpectedly (which is a shame; we should give our small town more credit) superb. We were blown away by dishes which evoke all manner of superlatives, complemented in no small part by Aimee’s attentive serving touch. The lamb tongue was the most tender and tasty I’ve had; the pork shoulder prepared to a delicious crisp; and the crème brûlée perfectly rounded off. Highly recommended.” – Martin Hattingh

Karoux fresh fish with pea risotto & lemon beurre blanc. Photo courtesy of restaurant.

Fresh fish with pea risotto & lemon beurre blanc at Karoux. Photo courtesy of restaurant.

Joostenberg Bistro (highly commended)

Best Burger Eatery
Inside & You’re Out (winner)

“A phenomenal experience all around, from the laid-back vibe of the restaurant to the easy ordering service and the most deelish burgers you’ll find in Cape Town! IYO is always filled with people smiling and laughing. Such a win!” – Tessa Robb

IYO burger

The Dew Truffle Burger at IYO Burgers. Photo by Ashraf Booley.

Jerry’s Burger Bar in Gardens (highly commended)

Best Coffee Shop
Tribe 112 (winner)

The seating at Tribe 112. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

The seating at Tribe 112. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

“Tribe is much more than just coffee. The town branch with its raised view over the street and great food would be enjoyable on its own, but the addition of beautiful motorbikes is a coffee/petrol head’s dream come true. Tribe rocks!” – Richard Leif

Truth Coffee on Buitenkant Street (highly commended)

Best Country-Style Eatery
Fresh at Paul Cluver (winner)

The table setting at Fresh at Paul Cluver. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

The table setting at Fresh at Paul Cluver. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

“Fantastic country spot that’s a scene straight out of Stealing Beauty: long leisurely lunches on the lawn, superb food, fabulous wine and Niki’s incredible hospitality make you feel as though you’re visiting a close friend for lunch. One of my favourite restaurants in the Overberg with a unique brand of magic all of its own.” – Scarlet Nguni

The Table at De Meye (highly commended)

Best Indian Eatery
Maharajah South Indian Restaurant (highly commended)

The interior at Maharajah South Indian Restaurant. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

The interior at Maharajah South Indian Restaurant. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Best Italian Eatery
Il Leone Mastrantonio (winner)

“Wonderful dinner last night. Fantastic food, great service and wonderful atmosphere.” – Caroline Bayly

Massimo’s (highly commended)

Massimo's pizza

Massimo’s pizza. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Best Seafood Eatery
The Deckhouse Crab Shack and BBQ (winner)

“The deck outside is lit by candlelight with long wooden benches and tables giving a great beachy atmosphere. We went as a big group and decided to share 1kg baby back ribs (some of the best in Cape Town for sure), popcorn shrimp (cooked perfectly with a nice crispy crumb), a snow crab leg (steamed with a delicious dipping butter; simple but perfectly executed), and a blue swimmer crab bucket (also delicious but a bit harder to eat). The food overall was excellent and great value for money. Looking forward to going back!” – Emma Hof

A dish at The Deckhouse Crabshack and BBQ. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

A dish at The Deckhouse Crabshack and BBQ. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Kalky’s (highly commended)

Best Steakhouse
Pirates Steakhouse and Pub in Plumstead (winner)

A steak at Pirates Steakhouse Pub & Grill. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

A steak at Pirates Steakhouse Pub & Grill. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

“I wish I could give them 10 stars. Their steaks are the best and so succulent. My all time favourite is the Blackbeard rump. My whole family – including my seven-year-old son, always enjoys meals there, as it caters for all our needs. We never wait long for our food and the portions are quite generous, which we all love :)” – Esther Appels

The Eatery Wood Fired Grill in Claremont (highly commended)

EASTERN CAPE

Best Asian Eatery
Fushin Sushi (highly commended)

Best Bistro
Bridge Street Brewery (highly commended)

*Remember, every single review you write will influence the results for next year’s Best Everyday Eateries, so keep telling us about your favourite food experiences!

Sushi from Fushin Sushi. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Sushi from Fushin Sushi. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

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