Food & Drinks

The Winners of the 2022 Eat Out Woolworths Restaurant Awards

Drumroll . . . the results are in for the winners of the 2022 Eat Out Woolworths Restaurant Awards!

On Sunday the 20th November at the Grand Arena in Cape Town (GrandWest), the industry celebrated top restaurants in South Africa. Guests enjoyed amazing food, drinks and great entertainment – Acoustic Element, Lloyiso and Mi Casa serenaded the guests.

With the Covid 19 pandemic and the public having to stay home, the restaurant industry got hit pretty bad, like the travel industry. To have the awards in 2022 is great, it’s a new chapter after that challenging period, and it’s definitely worth celebrating.

The Eat Out Woolworths Restaurant Awards 2022 also did things differently. Instead of focusing on the top 20 restaurants across South Africa, a new star rating system was introduced, which meant more restaurants would be honored.

Restaurants were given 1, 2 and 3-stars, and addition to this there were 12 Special Awards which were given out to individual restaurants, chefs and food personalities who were being recognised for their contribution in the industry.

Here are the restaurants that were allocated stars:

1 Star Restaurants

  • Beyond, Constantia Cape Town
  • Chefs Warehouse Tintswalo, Hout Bay, Cape Town
  • Clara’s Barn, Stellenbosch
  • Culinary Table, Lanseria 
  • Emazulwini, Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Epice, Franschhoek
  • Farro, Botrivier
  • Forti Grill & Bar Menlyn Pretoria,
  • Hemelhuijs, Cape Town CBD
  • Indochine, Stellenbosch
  • Les Creatifs Restaurant, Bryanston, Johannesburg
  • Marble Restaurant, Rosebank, Johannesburg
  • Modern Tailors, Rosebank, Johannesburg
  • Ouzeri, Cape Town CBD
  • Post & Pepper, Stellenbosch
  • Riva Fish Restaurant, De Waterkant, Cape Town
  • Rust en Vrede, Stellenbosch
  • Rykaart’s, Stellenbosch
  • Sejour, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg
  • The Melting Pot, Elgin
  • The Shortmarket Club JHB, Rosebank, Johannesburg
  • Table at De Meye, Stellenbosch
  • TTK Fledgelings, Cape Town CBD
  • Waterside, Waterfront, Cape Town
  • The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal, Franschhoek
  • Ukko, Bryanston, Johannesburg

2 Star Restaurants

  • Arkeste, Franschhoek
  • Belly of The Beast, Cape Town CBD
  • Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia, Cape Town
  • ëlgr, Cape Town CBD
  • Foxcroft, Constantia, Cape Town
  • FYN, Cape Town CBD
  • La Petite Colombe, Franschhoek
  • Spek en Bone, Stellenbosch
  • The Potluck Club, Woodstock, Cape Town
  • The Test Kitchen Carbon, Rosebank, Johannesburg
  • Zioux, Sandton, Johannesburg

3 Star Restaurants

  • La Colombe, Constantia, Cape Town
  • Pier, Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Salsify at The Roundhouse, Camps Bay
  • The LivingRoom at Summerhill Estate, Cowies Hill
  • Wolfgat, Paternoster

Here are the special award winners:

Eat Out Woolworths Restaurant of The Year – The LivingRoom at Summerhill Guest Estate

Eat Out Woolworths Financial Services Chef of The Year – John Norris-Rogers of PIER

Eat Out WCellar Wine Service Award – Victor Okolo from Salsify at The Roundhouse

Eat Out Naked Malt Rising Star Award – Mmabatho Molefe from Emazulwini

Eat Out Woolworths Financial Services Service Excellence Award – Forti Grill & Bar in Menlyn

Eat Out Valpré Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award – Rudi Liebenberg

Eat Out Woolworths Lockdown Innovation Award – Liam Tomlin

Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award – FABER at Avondale

Eat Out VISI Style Award – Zioux

Eat Out Stella Artois Best Destination Restaurant Award – Nevermind in Cape St Francis

Eat Out Woolworths Icon Award – La Madeleine in Pretoria

Eat Out Retail Capital Best New Restaurant Award – Dusk in Stellenbosch

Congratulations to all the winners, we are super excited to try out these restaurants!

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