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11 South African restaurants are popping the champagne after they earned their places on the La Liste’s Top 1000 Restaurants list:


Global (20 November 2023) — When it comes to fine dining and international acclaim, South Africa has enjoyed a feast of achievements this year already. Now, setting the table for another ranking season is La Liste and its Top 1000 Restaurants 2024 list. Guess what’s on the menu? South African foodie excellence, of course.

Based in the city of love and food (Paris) La Liste has earned its respected ranking reputation largely because its screening process is as rigorous as they come. It is based on the compilation of publications, guidebooks and online reviews in massive numbers, giving a comprehensive bite of what both the professionals and the public consider the best of the best.

South Africa holds eleven spots on the coveted list. Almost all are based in the Western Cape, and one received an almost perfect score.

Meet the Local Restaurants that Made La Liste

  • Fyn, Cape Town (75.50)
  • Wolfgat, Paternoster (77.00)
  • Klein Jan, Kalahari CBDC (77.0)
  • Jordan, Stellenbosch (78.00)
  • Nobu, Cape Town (81.00)
  • The Pot Luck Club, Cape Town (83.00)
  • Camphors, Somerset West (88.00)
  • Indochine at Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch (88.50)
  • La Petite Colombe, Franschhoek (89.50)
  • Chef’s Warehouse, Cape Town (91.50)
  • La Colombe, Cape Town (96.00)

The best restaurants on the list went to those with a 99.50 ranking, of which there were seven. The seven-way tie saw Le Bernardin (New York, USA), L’Enclume- Simon Rogan (Grange-over-Sands, UK), Guy Savoy (Paris, France) La Vague d’Or – Le Cheval Blanc (Saint-Tropez, France), Schwarzwaldstube (Baiersbronn, Germany), Lung King Heen (Hong Kong, China) and Sushi Saito (Tokyo, Japan) share the 2024 crown.

Sources: La Liste
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