The 30 nominees for the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards have been announced! The top 20 restaurants for the year will be selected from these 30 nominees, with the winners being announced at a function at the end of the year.

Camphors at Vergelegen
The Chefs’ Table (Umhlanga)
Chefs Warehouse & Canteen
Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia
Chefs Warehouse at Maison
DW Eleven-13
Fermier Restaurant
Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort
Jardine Restaurant
Jordan Restaurant
La Colombe
Le Coin Français
La Mouette
La Petite Colombe
La Tête
Nobu at One&Only
The Pot Luck Club
The Restaurant at Waterkloof
Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient
The Shortmarket Club
Springfontein Eats
The Test Kitchen
The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal

The nominated restaurants were determined by the scores of a panel of anonymous judges, convened by Margot Janse, who dined around the country. “A fantastic field of nominees has come out of this year’s judging, with some newcomers and old favourites making up a list that truly represents the best of the best in South African dining today,” says Margot. “As always, these nominees have been nominated for their achievements in excellent dining, innovative menus, ambience and service excellence.”

The Top 10 restaurants will be revealed on Sunday 18 November 2018 at the awards ceremony at GrandWest in Cape Town, following the countdown from positions 20 to 11. Says Eat Out Editor Linda Scarborough: “The announcement of the 30 nominees is an absolute highlight on our calendar. This year, we are pleased to see five new names featuring in the top 30 in South Africa, and we look forward to counting down to the restaurant of the year on 18 November.”

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