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May 20, 2018

Restaurant Week: And the Winners Are…

The Restaurant Week Autumn Edition saw over 18,000 guests (a new record) making their way to the 100 participating top restaurants. With many reviews with ratings for cuisine, service and ambience, we can conclude that guests truly enjoyed celebrating this Autumn Edition!

After crunching the numbers some more, it is with great pleasure that Restaurant Week South Africa can now announce the best performing restaurants of the Restaurant Week Autumn Edition 2018:

One&Only Cape Town

The Best Restaurant Award of the Autumn Edition 2018: LBV in Johannesburg

LBV in Johannesburg was awarded the Best Restaurant Award Autumn 2018. They received exceptionally high scores for cuisine: 10, service: 10 and ambience: 9.4, resulting in a beautiful average of 9.8. Previous winners of the Best Restaurant Award are Durbanville Hills (Spring 2017), Myoga (Autumn 2017), Black Bamboo (Spring 2016), Myoga (Autumn 2016), The Restaurant at Newton Johnson (2015), Buitenverwachting (2014) and PlanetRestaurant (2013).

The Regional Best of the Autumn Edition 2018:

In addition, the top performing restaurants per region for the Autumn Edition were:

Best of Cape Town: Myoga: 9.6 (cuisine: 9.6, service 9.9, ambience 9.3)
Best of Pretoria: Black Bamboo: 9.7 (cuisine: 9.9, service 9.8, ambience 9.4)
Best of Johannesburg: oneNINEone: 9.3 (cuisine: 9.6, service 9, ambience 9.3)
Best of the Winelands: Le Coin Français: 9.4 (cuisine: 9.2, service 9.7, ambience 9.4)
Best of the Durban: Café 1999: 9.4 (cuisine: 9.6, service 9.5, ambience 9.1)

The Best Dish Award Autumn Edition 2018: Neethlingshof in The Winelands

From all pictures that were shared on social media using the hashtag #BestDish, 10 pictures were selected as finalists and uploaded for a final voting round on Facebook. Although the 10 finalists (Greenhouse, Clico, Carbon Bistro, Coobs, Geet, The Black Bamboo, Le Coin Français, Myoga, Neethlingshof and Reubens at One&Only) clearly all master the art of plating, it was the Baby Beetroot Salad from Neethlingshof in The Winelands Johannesburg that got the most likes in the #bestdish competition.

The best dish had 28% of the votes and scooped the Best Dish Award Autumn 2018. Previous winners of the Best Dish Award are LBV (Spring 2017), the Black Bamboo (Autumn 2017), Athol Place (Spring 2016), Kitima (Autumn 2016), Marc’s Table (2015), The Restaurant at Newton Johnson (2014) and Central One (2013).

About the Awards

During the Autumn Edition (from 19 April until 6 May), 100 participating restaurants  designed a special menu and served this to Restaurant Week guests exclusively.

Afterwards, every guest is invited to review the restaurant. To qualify for the Best Restaurant Award, we look at the highest average score with a minimum number of 25 reviews (except Durban because this city had fewer reviews). Contrary to most awards, the Restaurant Week South Africa Awards are therefore determined by diners and their experience during Restaurant Week, and not by a jury. This way they ensure that the lauded restaurants are restaurants where real people like to eat.

Here we go again: ‘Winners Edition 2018’ (24 May until 3 June)

Good news! Based on the reviews we also know which top 3-10 restaurants per region delivered amazing experiences. This is the reason for organizing the  Restaurant  Week ‘Winners Edition 2018′.

From 24 May until 3 June you can try out the amazing menu’s again from the TOP 3-10 restaurants per region – based on the reviews!

Burger & Lobster

Bookings can be done on www.restaurantweek.co.za.

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