Popular Cape Town eatery Grub & Vine walked away with three coveted awards at the most recent Haute Grandeur Global Awards.

“Thank you Haute Grandeur Global Awards, we are thrilled to have been named Best Gourmet Bistro in Africa & to be awarded Best Scenic Setting in Africa. On top of that we are delighted that our Chef Patron Matt Manning Chef was recognised as this year’s Best Head Chef in South Africa!” they said on Facebook page.

“Grub & Vine was founded by Chef Patron, Matt Manning, in December 2018. Chef Matt perfected his trade in London’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants under the tutelage of some of the best in the business, including Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing and Alyn Williams. Upon relocating to South Africa, Matt worked at La Colombe, before his inherent entrepreneurial spirit saw him embarking on a career as a private chef, before ultimately founding Grub & Vine,” the description for the bistro found on the awards’ official Facebook page reads.

“Located on Bree Street, Grub & Vine is a buzzing bistro that showcases both Chef Matt’s technical skills and passion for non-fussy fare – elegantly prepared – where the ingredients and flavours are the stars. Guests choose between a two, three or five course menu, or five courses each paired with wine. Grub & Vine’s in-house sommelier is also on hand to assist guests in finding the perfect vintage to pair with their dishes.”

Grub & Vine is known across Cape Town, and now the world, for serving its refined bistro-style food in a casual environment. Their menu also changes seasonally, and its wine list is also frequently updated to include some of the country’s best wines.

Congratulations to Chef Matt and Grub & Vine!

Picture: Grub & Vine/Twitter

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.