It is that time of the year again, where credit is due, it is given. The Eat Out Award Winners have been announced!
The winners are chosen purely on the highest average ratings given by the Eat Out website users, which is monitored for a full year of reviews and star ratings. It’s all up to the public who gets to win the title.
Eat Out also celebrated the eateries that were crowd favourites but didn’t quite receive enough reviews to win with ‘highly commended’ certificates.
We are excited to share the winning restaurants in The Western Cape with you…
Best Asian Eatery – Active Sushi (Bree Street)
Last year, the popular sushi hotspot won the highly commended certificate, but this year took the crown as the best Asian Eatery. What keeps local, loyal fans coming back for more is all in the fresh sushi served, great specials offered and friendly staff.
Tjing Tjing Torii (City Bowl) – highly commended
Tjing Tjing Torii is a stylish spot with a menu full of fun, delicious food and great cocktails to add to the experience. Teasers like Asian-style hot dogs, lime-cured fish with chilli aioli, butter-soft panko beef tataki and if you’re lucky, the sweet & sticky rib special.
Best Bistro –Betty Blue Bistro (Hermanus)
This is a light, bright breakfast-and-lunch spot with magnificent food. Imagine perfectly pulled pork pancakes, mascarpone French toast, and amazing fresh salads. What makes this place a real jewel are the friendly staff, flavourful food and beautiful plating.
The Stack (Gardens) – highly commended
The Stack has been making headlines since it reopened in June 2016. An extremely stylish restaurant and a beautiful vibrant bar that offers delicious French-inspired dishes with a hint of South African influence. Think poisson Provençal: grilled Atlantic angelfish with aubergine purée, garlic roasted tomatoes and beurre blanc au citron or the amazing pork confit: confit pork belly with caramelised apple purée, fynbos honey-glazed carrots and cider jus.
Savanna Best Burger Eatery – Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs (V&A Waterfront)
The burger selection here is limitless: from build-your-own section, a gourmet section to the menu named the Rolls Royce of burgers. They also have really good ribs and delicious, decadent milkshakes. The high point is definitely the Royal Burger with two patties and two kinds of cheese, and the Sunday Blues Brunch Burger, which comes with cheddar, a fried egg, bacon and barbecue sauce.
Jerry’s Burger Bar (Observatory) – highly commended
This popular burger joint is known for their cheekily named buns and juicy patties, its a perfect place for the weekend festivities with friends. The Seven Deadly Sins patties are stuffed with all manner of things and are a serious hit with the locals. Service here is efficient and friendly, with a bit of edge.
Best Coffee Shop – Meraki (Stellenbosch)
Meraki is a super stylish haven with everything scrumptious, the freshly backed pastries are a winner. The cruffins (croissant muffins) are a hit and come stuffed with anything from peanut butter to nutella! Whether you’re there for Sunday lunch or quick midweek coffee, you won’t be left disappointed.
Pajamas and Jam (Strand) – highly commended
They have a knack for serving up Instagram-worthy plates. It’s delicious breakfasts like eggs with beef or pork sausage, and chicken livers on toast are favoured by the locals, and of course the assortment of beautiful cakes. Lunch items include gourmet sandwiches with fillings such as curried chicken with bacon and onion marmalade, or generous salads with tuna or chicken mayo. Enjoy a hazelnut flat white, or their house cordial with gin and tonic.
Best Country-style Eatery – Karoux (McGregor)
If you ever find yourself in the small town of McGregor, head over to Karoux for extraordinary bistro dishes with a seasonal menu. They aim to deliver innovative and delicious food with the freshest ingredients. Dishes you could expect are like twice-baked mature gruyère soufflé, slow-cooked Karoo lamb tongue or Barrydale springbok loin with garlic mash, green beans and gremolata.
The Post House (Greyton) – highly commended
This country-style eatery is a favourite among the Greyton locals and visitors. You can expect anything from Asian-inspired takes on French classics to modern small plates. We have heard the gourmet sourdough pizzas are a winner.
Best Indian Eatery – The Indian Chapter with Prim Reddy (Bloubergstrand)
Owners that are hands-on and bring luxurious Indian flavours to the table. Tuck into some all time favourites like onion bhajiya, Bombay aloo, fiery hot lamb vindaloo or smooth chicken korma with cashews.
Sundoo (Sea Point) – highly commended
This Indian tapas restaurant is a stylish addition to Sea Point, and is already wildly popular with locals looking for a bit of heat. Share dishes like biryani, beetroot curry, spring lamb, clay-oven chicken or kingklip with ginger and coriander.
Best Italian Eatery – True Italic (City Bowl)
They serve handmade pastas and Italian specialities. The locals rave about the gnocchi, and another must is the homemade Sicilian-style sausage thats prepared in a Bolognese sauce. A must-visit if you enjoy a hearty plate of pasta.
Locanda at Villa 47 (City Bowl) – highly commended
Bree Street’s hottest new Italian restaurant is a popular spot for after work dinner. The menu includes anything from beef or octopus carpaccio, authentic pastas, risotto and the glorious eggs Benedict.
Enjoy your weekend festivities at one of these hotspot restaurants with friends and a few cold ones!