The country's top casual restaurants for 2018 will be announced at the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries.
The top names in each category for each province will be determined by a two-step process. Star ratings given by the public on eatout.co.za and the Eat Out app from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018 will be tallied. The restaurants that received a large volume of high scores from fans will be visited by Eat Out's professional critics, who will give their own ratings. Final results will be based on a 50-50 composite score from the public and the critics.
This is the fourth year running that Eat Out, together with Mercedes-Benz, has invited the public to help choose South Africa’s favourite everyday restaurants.
This is the fourth year running that Eat Out, together with Mercedes-Benz, has invited the public to help choose South Africa’s favourite everyday restaurants. “These awards never fail to excite us, as we find out which restaurants inspire the most devotion amongst its fans,” said Linda Scarborough, Editor of Eat Out. “This year the easy-to-use Eat Out app made reviewing that much easier, so we could garner public opinion on as many South African restaurants as possible".
The winners – Western Cape
The 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries in the Western Cape are:
Best Asian Eatery: Shio (De Waterkant)
Best Bistro: Avontuur Estate (Somerset West)
Best Coffee Shop: Pajamas & Jam Eatery (Strand)
Best Country-Style Eatery: Ons Huisie (Bloubergstrand)
Best Indian-Inspired Eatery: The Indian Chapter with Prim Reddy (Bloubergstrand) - Winner of this category for the second consecutive year
Best Italian-Inspired Eatery: Giulio's Café (City Centre)
Best Seafood Eatery: Kyoto Garden Sushi (Gardens)
Tramontina Best Steakhouse: Rare Grill (Kenilworth)
Highly commended – Western Cape
In addition to the winners, the following runners-up were also awarded highly commended certificates:
Highly commended Asian-Inspired Eatery: Active Sushi (Hudson Street)
Highly commended Bistro: Skotnes Restaurant (Constantia)
Highly commended Burger Eatery: Jerry's Burger Bar (Blouberg)
Highly commended Coffee Shop: Boston Coffee (Bellville)
Highly commended Country-Style Eatery: Karoo Art Hotel (Barrydale)
Highly commended Indian-Inspired Eatery: Marigold (Franschhoek)
Highly commended Italian- Inspired Eatery: A Tavola (Claremont)
Best Bistro: Farro (Illovo)
Best Coffee Shop: Afro-boer (De Wilgers) - highly commended in this category in 2017
Best Italian-Inspired Eatery: Saint Restaurant (Sandton)
Best Asian-Inspired Eatery: Momo Soko (Sandton) - highly commended in this category in 2017
Eat Out Tramontina Best Steakhouse: Wood & Fire (New Muckleneuk)
Best Tapas Eatery: Urbanologi (Ferreirasdorp)
Highly Commended Asian-Inspired Eatery: The Great Eastern Food Bar (Melville)
Highly Commended Coffee Shop: La Coco C Food Purveyors (Silver Lakes)
Highly Commended Italian-Inspired Eatery: Gemelli (Bryanston)
Eat Out Tramontina Highly Commended Steakhouse: The Local Grill (Parktown North) - winner in this category in 2017
Best Bistro: 9th Avenue Bistro (Morningside) - highly commended in this category in 2017
Highly commended Coffee Shop: Terbodore Coffee Roasters (KZN Midlands)
Best reader review award
For the first time this year, we recognised a reader reviewer chosen from our user base across the whole country, with a goal to encourage more fair, balanced reviewing in an industry blighted by trollery. Read more about the award here, and the true cost of reviews here.)
Winner: Jane Smith
Our editors praised her impartial and honest reviews, which graciously mentioned issues while applauding successes. Fair, balanced writing helps users to make better dining decisions. Jane reviewed in excess of 18 restaurants on the Eat Out site during the eligible period. Read a few examples of Jane's reviews here: Jonkershuis (Constantia), Caffe Mario and East Head Café.