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The winners of the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards

An unforgettable Sunday lunch at SunExhibits Centre at GrandWest set the scene for the announcement of South Africa’s top culinary talent at the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards.

 The Top 10 restaurants

  1. The Test Kitchen (Woodstock, Cape Town)
  2. La Colombe (Constantia, Cape Town)
  3. The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français (Franschhoek)
  4. Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel (Constantia, Cape Town)
  5. Five Hundred at The Saxon Hotel – now closed (Sandton, Johannesburg)
  6. The Restaurant at Waterkloof (Somerset West)
  7. Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient (Elandsfontein, Pretoria)
  8. Terroir (Stellenbosch)
  9. The Pot Luck Club (Woodstock, Cape Town)
  10. Jordan Restaurant (Stellenbosch)

S.Pellegrino Chef of the Year: Scot Kirton of La Colombe

Service Excellence Award: The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français (Franschhoek)

Nederburg Rising Star: Carmen Muller of The Tasting Centre at Rupert & Rothschild (Franschhoek)

Wine Service Award: Lloyd Jusa at Five Hundred at The Saxon (Sandton, Johannesburg)

Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award (in association with Novus Holdings): Liz McGrath

Boschendal Style Award: Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel (Constantia, Cape Town)

Woolworths TASTE Eat Out Bursary: Charlton de Ruiter

The judges who worked alongside Eat Out Editor and Chief Judge Abigail Donnelly to determine this year’s winners were Jackie Cameron, Benny Masekwameng and Siba Mtongana. Find out more about the judges here.

Follow @Eat_Out on Twitter and search #eatoutawards for all the thrilling commentary from the event and visit Eat Out’s Instagram page @eatoutguide and Facebook page for photos of the awards lunch.

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