The people have spoken – South Africa’s favourite eateries in the Western Cape were announced at the 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries awards.

These great restaurants were voted for by the public and vetted by Eat Out professional critics. Public ratings for restaurants in each category, taken from reviews on the Eat Out app and website, were tallied with scores from Eat Out in a 50-50 balance.

“We love the fact that these winning restaurants are determined by the people who eat there and review them the most,” says Adelle Horler, Eat Out’s editor-in-chief. “A lot of glory goes to fine dining establishments, but we also need to celebrate the everyday eateries that keep us coming back again and again, for favourite dishes prepared just the way we like them. By celebrating these eateries, we share the neighbourhood gems you may not even know about yet.”

The 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries winners and highly commended restaurants in the Western Cape are:

Durbanville Hills Best Bistro award
Winner – The Shop Restaurant, Three Anchor Bay

Highly commended – Groot Phesantekraal Restaurant, Durbanville


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Best Coffee Shop
Winner – Pajamas and Jam Eatery, Strand (winner of this award for the second consecutive year)

Highly commended – Boston Coffee, Bellville (highly commended in this category for the second consecutive year)

Hellmann’s Best Burger Eatery

Winner – De Vrije Burger, Stellenbosch

Highly commended – Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers and Ribs, V&A Waterfront

Tramontina Best Steakhouse
Winner – The Fat Butcher, Stellenbosch

Highly commended – Rare Grill, Kenilworth (winner of this category in 2018)

Best Tapas Eatery
Winner – ChiCha Wine and Tapas Bar, Sea Point

Best Asian-Inspired Eatery
Winner – Tjing Tjing Torii, Cape Town CBD

Highly commended – Bao Down Restaurant, Oranjezicht

Best Italian-Inspired Eatery
Winner – Scarpetta, Woodstock


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Best Country-Style Eatery
Winner – Karoo Art Hotel Restaurant, Barrydale (highly commended in this category in 2018)

Best Indian-Inspired Eatery
Winner – The Indian Chapter with Prim Reddy, Bloubergstrand (winner in this category for the fourth consecutive year)

“South Africans have spoken yet again, placing their votes behind their favourite local eateries. It takes attention to detail, a dedicated team and hard work to run a successful restaurant with delicious food, and we congratulate the winning restaurants for winning over the hearts and votes of those who matter the most to them – their patrons,” Selvin Govender, Marketing Director of Mercedes-Benz South Africa Cars, said.

The qualifying restaurants were those that received the highest average star ratings between October 1 2018 and July 31 2019, followed by the critics’ review period in August 2019 for those qualifying restaurants that received the highest average star rating but didn’t have a critic’s review for the period. Final scores were based on a 50-50 composite rating determined by both the public and the critics.

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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.