Eat Out isn’t only SA’s best guide to SA’s best food in name, we’re also top in the game. We have multiple awards ceremonies – with lots of bells and whistles around them – throughout the year.

The Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards

Launched in 1998 and and presented at an awards celebration held in November, the annual Eat Out Restaurant Awards celebrate the South African restaurant industry, with accolades including the Top 10 Restaurants, Chef of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, and Service Excellence.

The Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award

The Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award seeks to honour the restaurants that understand their responsibility in providing sustainable alternatives that are mindful of the health of the environment, human health and social justice, and understand the importance of supporting higher animal welfare standards in farming. The winner is announced at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. Restaurants complete an entry form and are judged within three categories: Responsible sourcing, community impact and environmental impact. Read more about judging.

The Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries

These awards recognise readers’ favourite restaurants. The winners are determined by highest average star ratings – awarded by the public and critics on and the Eat Out app – over a year-long period.


Promoted restaurants