Revealed: the nominees for the Top 10 at the 2014 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards

Nominees announcedOn 16 November, we’ll announce the brand new Top 10 restaurants in South Africa. Tickets to the glam gala event are on sale now. Ahead of that date, we’re thrilled to bring you the list of twenty nominees for this year’s Top 10.

The nominees, in alphabetical order, are:
Bread & Wine
DW Eleven-13
Five Hundred
Jordan Restaurant
La Mouette
Planet Restaurant
Restaurant Mosaic
Rust en Vrede
The Greenhouse at Cellars-Hohenort
The Kitchen at Maison
The Pot Luck Club
The Restaurant at Newton Johnson
The Restaurant at Waterkloof
The Tasting Room
The Test Kitchen
The White Room at Dear Me


View our nominees on the map below. Click on the red pins for more information.

South Africa’s new Top 10 will be announced on the 16th of November at Thunder City in Cape Town. The glittering awards ceremony will see six celebrated chefs preparing a five-course meal paired with wine and beer for the largest audience yet. Tickets are on sale now via Webtickets.

This year Abigail Donnelly, Eat Out editor and judge for the annual restaurant awards, was supported by five anonymous judges, whose identities will also be revealed on awards night. With the determining factors being excellence in food, service and ambience, the judges ate at restaurants across the country to determine the nominees, and each judge scored restaurants individually on a scorecard.

Says Donnelly, “I am very excited about this year’s list of nominees. We’ve seen a number of significant and newsworthy changes at the country’s top restaurants over the past year, which means that – besides the excellent restaurants we’ve celebrated before – there are some very deserving newcomers on the list. We look forward to honouring these phenomenal restaurants for their stellar work at this year’s event, which is going to be the biggest awards ceremony we’ve hosted yet!”

The winners of the coveted Restaurant of the Year, San Pellegrino Chef of the Year, Grolsch Service Excellence Award, the winner of the Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award in Association with Paarl Media, and the Top 10 Restaurants will be selected from these 20 restaurants and announced at the ceremony.

The recipients of the awards for Best Steakhouse, Best Asian Restaurant, Best Italian Restaurant, Best Country-style Restaurant and Best Everyday Eatery, as well as the winner of the Boschendal Style Award and Nederburg Rising Star Award, will also be honoured on the night.

Follow @Eat_Out on Twitter to join the conversation and to see live updates on the night and like the Eat Out Facebook page. The Eat Out magazine 2015 will launch on the night of the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards and will be available at selected Woolworths, Exclusive Books, Pick n Pay, Spar and CNA stores.


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