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A vegan restaurant in Clarens is holding its own and inspiring others with its unique cuisine offerings after it was named among the Top 100 restaurants in South Africa!


Clarens, South Africa (04 February 2024) — NEKED Food, an acclaimed 5-star vegan restaurant in Clarens has been honoured with the Service Excellence Award by the Restaurant Association in South Africa (RASA), placing the restaurant in the top 100 restaurants in South Africa for 2023!

The prestigious award, presented by RASA, commended NEKED Food’s unwavering commitment to service excellence, culinary innovation (especially in what is still a largely untapped foodie market in many parts of South Africa), and dedication to providing an exceptional dining experience to its guests.

The award was presented to the restaurant at a glittering awards ceremony held in Fourways on 24 January. This is also a big green flag of inspiration for smaller local restaurants that focus on vegan cuisine.

Celebrated for its creative and delectable vegan cuisine, as well as its warm and attentive hospitality, this accolade further solidifies the restaurant’s position as a leader in the culinary landscape, not only in Clarens or The Free State but throughout South Africa (though a vegan restaurant of this acclaim is a proud first for the Free State).

“We are thrilled and deeply honoured to receive this prestigious award from RASA,” said Vanessa Jarvis Findlay, Founder, Owner and Chef of NEKED Food. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, as well as the unwavering support of our loyal patrons. We are committed to continuing to exceed expectations and provide an unparalleled dining experience for all our guests.”

The restaurant shares that it remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of vegan cuisine, offering an array of innovative and mouth-watering dishes that showcase the finest in plant-based gastronomy that also focuses on the power of fresh, locally sourced ingredients and a commitment to sustainability.

NEKEDFood Team

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