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Restaurant Week has come and gone after another good run where dishing out the opportunity to dive into South Africa’s finest local flavours was hot on the menu. Tastebuds have been tested, and the results of the best dining spots in SA are in!


South Africa (28 November 2023) — Restaurant Week is something of the foodie’s festive season in South Africa. With over a month (29 September to 5 November) of more affordable opportunities to test menus and our tastebuds, the big week encompasses a melting pot of experiences.

On the one hand, local flair, flavours and friends are united for all those lucky enough to enjoy the culinary affair. On the other, it reminds us of the sizzling talent local masters of the plates serve up daily—the best part.

Given South Africa’s platter of culinary achievements this year (including earning many placements on ‘World Best’ lists), it’s safe to assume that South Africans know what we’re doing in the kitchen.

This year’s ‘week’ of all things tasty saw 140 participating restaurants across the country, and over 25 000 diners. The cream of the crop spots, according to this year’s Restaurant Week are:

Best of Cape Town: Homespun at The Andros shone with a 9.7 rating (cuisine: 9.7, service: 9.8 and ambience: 9.6).

Best of Johannesburg: Marble, who earned a 9.8 rating (cuisine: 9.6, service: 9.9 and ambience: 9.8).

Best of Pretoria: Brasserie de Paris dazzled with a 9.8 rating (cuisine: 9.7, service: 9.9 and ambience: 9.7).

Best of the Winelands: La Petite Colombe takes to plate a 10 rating (cuisine: 10, service: 10 and ambience: 9.9).

Best of Durban: The Chefs’ Table scored a 9.7 rating (cuisine: 9.8, service: 9.8 and ambience: 9.4).

But, the Restaurant of the Week (the best restaurant in South Africa) went to the Tangram at Durbanville Hills which sparkled with a rating of 10 (cuisine: 9.9, service: 10 and ambience, 10).

“The hospitality industry is tough and very competitive. Consumers demand quality, creativity, exceptional service and unique experiences. Dining out is such a social and emotive engagement, and consumers have extremely high expectations,” shared The Tangram’s General Manager Dirk Steyn.

“Since we pride ourselves in delivering beyond expectations, our team are overjoyed by the announcement,” he added.

You can chew on some of South Africa’s other foodie achievements here.

Sources: Press Release
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