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SARATABLE powers through with nominations for Restaurant Awards

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Today, the South Africa Restaurant Awards (SARATABLE) proudly announces the nominations for its inaugural edition. SARATABLE, an annual event operated by the esteemed World Restaurant Awards Group, is dedicated to recognizing excellence in the South African culinary scene.

The South Africa Restaurant Awards, also known as SARATABLE, is an annual ceremony dedicated to recognizing excellence in the South African culinary scene, celebrating top-notch restaurants, bars, and industry professionals.

Operated by the World Restaurant Awards Group, a global entity established in 1999, SARATABLE is part of a distinguished portfolio that includes renowned events such as the British Restaurant Awards, World Restaurant Awards, World Hotel & Restaurant Awards, Mauritius Restaurant Awards, and West Africa Restaurant Awards (WARA). Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the World Restaurant Awards Group boasts a widespread presence with offices in 15 countries.

Submitted and voted on by the public, the diverse categories in the South Africa Restaurant Awards reflect the richness of the country’s culinary landscape. This public-driven recognition stands as a testament to the vibrant and exceptional quality of South Africa’s restaurants, bars, chefs, and hospitality professionals.

The nominations span various categories, reflecting the diversity and richness of South Africa’s culinary landscape. Voted for by the public, SARATABLE serves as a testament to the vibrancy and quality of the country’s restaurants, bars, chefs, and hospitality professionals.

Categories and Nominees:

Best Restaurant in Johannesburg

  • Marble Restaurant
  • Qunu Restaurant
  • Flames
  • Aurum Restaurant
  • The Library Lounge
  • Level Four Restaurant
  • Mamasamba
  • Kobo Cuisine Restaurant
  • Tempo Luxury Restaurant
  • Ethos

Best Restaurant in Cape Town

  • Dash Restaurant
  • Tang Asian Luxury Restaurant
  • Signal Restaurant Waterfront
  • Emazulwini
  • Galjoen
  • The Test Kitchen Fledgelings
  • Kloof Street House
  • Marco’s African Place
  • Addis in Cape
  • Salsify

Best Restaurant in Pretoria

  • Pachas Restaurant
  • Stef’s Table
  • LeSi Singing Waiter Restaurant
  • Fumo
  • PepperTree Restaurant
  • Fermier Restaurant
  • PRIVA
  • Kream Brooklyn
  • Caraffa Restaurant
  • La Pentola

Best Restaurant Sandton

  • Pigalle Sandton
  • Tang Asian Luxury Restaurant & Bar
  • Jasmine Fusion
  • Tempo Luxury Restaurant
  • The Grillhouse Sandton
  • The BULL Run
  • AURUM Restaurant
  • Roar Bistro & Bar
  • The Vegan Chef
  • Zen Restaurant & Bar

Best Fine Dining Restaurant

  • Flames
  • Medeo Restaurant
  • Delaire Graff Restaurant (Stellenbosch)
  • Nobu (Cape Town Central)
  • Azure Restaurant (Camps Bay)
  • Utopia – Dining Elevated (Cape Town)
  • Chefstable Capetown (Cape Town Central)
  • Nomad Montecasino (Johannesburg)
  • De Kloof Restaurant (Johannesburg)
  • La Petite Colombe

Best New Restaurant

  • Post and Pepper
  • Urchin Cape Town
  • The Fat Zebra, Parkhurst
  • TANG V&A Waterfront in Cape Town
  • Palmetto Restaurant and Lounge (Mahikeng)
  • Salon (Cape Town)
  • The Blockman, Parkhurst
  • Tempo (Johannesburg)
  • Toebroodjie
  • Le Parc by Tashas
  • Acid Food & Wine Bar (Johannesburg)

Best Bed & Breakfast

  • Gallo Manor Executive Bed & Breakfast
  • PepperTree Guest House BnB Paulshof Jhb
  • Atlantic Bay Lodge (Cape Town)
  • The Jewel B&B (Cape Town)
  • Applegarth B&B and Self-catering Studios (Cape Town)
  • B&B on Buckingham
  • Grand View B&B
  • The Royal Princess B&B
  • Sunbury Bed and Breakfast
  • Ten Stirling Bed & Breakfast

Best Chef

  • Ryan Cole
  • Siba Mtongana
  • Motheba Makhetha
  • Luke Dale Roberts
  • Ivor Jones
  • Kamini Pather
  • Peter Tempelhoff
  • Paul Prinsloo
  • Johannes Richter
  • Adrian Vaughan
  • Besele Moses Moloi

Best Hospitality

  • The Meadow Green Restaurant
  • NCW Restaurant
  • Charné Sampson
  • Tempo Luxury Restaurant
  • Mamasamba
  • Encore
  • TANG V&A Waterfront in Cape Town
  • Nobu (Cape Town Central)
  • AURUM Restaurant

Best Hotel Restaurant

  • The Grill Room at The Oyster Box Hotel (Umhlanga Rocks)
  • Eclipse Restaurant @ Hotel SKY
  • Flames, Westcliff Hotel
  • Level Four, 54 on Bath Hotel
  • Piccolo Mondo, Michelangelo Hotel
  • AURUM Restaurant, The Leonardo
  • Qunu, Saxon Hotel
  • OneNINEOne Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • Archer Bar & Eatery, Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch
  • Basalt, @ The Peech Hotel

Best Culinary Experience

  • LeSi Singing Waiter Restaurant
  • Flames
  • The Meadow Green Restaurant
  • African Pride Irene Country Lodge Restaurant
  • Luxx Restobar
  • Tempo Luxury Restaurant
  • Mamasamba
  • La Petite Colombe
  • Encore
  • SIBA – The Restaurant

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

  • Gioia Restaurant (Johannesburg)
  • Leopard Lodge (Hartbeespoort)
  • Deux Lions (Franschhoek, Western Cape)
  • Emzini Restaurant (Johannesburg)
  • Encore (Three Rivers)
  • The Islands Restaurant at The President Hotel
  • Limoncello Ristorante (Noordhoek, Cape Town)
  • Flavours at La Vue (Nietgedacht, Johannesburg)
  • Strolla Restaurant & Bar (Sea Point, Cape Town)
  • Create Lonehill (Midrand)
  • The Yard at the Silo District (V & A Waterfront, Cape Town)

Best Restaurant Chain

  • Ocean Basket
  • Spur
  • Nando’s
  • Steers
  • Debonairs Pizza
  • Panarottis Pizza Pasta
  • Mugg & Bean
  • RocoMamas
  • Col’Cacchio
  • News Café

Best Bar

  • Clarens Brewery
  • Altitude Rooftop Bar (Pretoria)
  • Alto234 (Sandton)
  • Tusk Bar and Lounge (Sun City)
  • The Lighthouse Bar (Umhlanga Rocks)
  • Zioux
  • Churchill Bar (Melrose Arch, Johannesburg)
  • Proud Mary (Rosebank)
  • Hacienda
  • Asoka

Best Restaurant in Eastern Cape

  • Ginger The Restaurant
  • The Hacklewood Restaurant
  • Camdeboo
  • The Hussar Grill Walmer
  • Kingston Farm
  • The Cricketer
  • Coachman on the Bay
  • Brazas Portuguese Fusion
  • The Thistle Restaurant
  • Taste Kitchen

Best Restaurant in Free State

  • New York Restaurant
  • O’s Restaurant
  • Clementines Restaurant and Bar
  • Longhorn Grill
  • Lekker Bistro Parys
  • Post House Restaurant
  • The Highlander Restaurant
  • 278 on Main
  • Buckley’s Restaurant and Bar
  • Adamo Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Gauteng

  • Pachas Restaurant
  • Kream
  • Signature Restaurant
  • Roots Restaurant
  • Level Four
  • Piccolo Mondo
  • Pigalle Sandton
  • Marble Restaurant
  • Clico Restaurant
  • Qunu Restaurant

Best Restaurant in KwaZulu-Natal

  • Little Havana
  • Havana Grill
  • The Sugar Club
  • Hartford House
  • La Lampara
  • Osa Restaurant
  • 9th Avenue Waterside
  • Royal Court Grill Restaurant
  • 1 Revolution
  • Dukkah Restaurant & Bar

Best Restaurant in Limpopo

  • Saskia Restaurant
  • Mike’s Kitchen
  • Crawdaddy’s
  • Basil’s Fine Dining Restaurant
  • Ambiance Restaurant
  • Harvest Grill & Wine
  • Ocean Basket, Mall of the North
  • Mash African Cuisine
  • The Village Food
  • The Red Plate

Best Restaurant in Mpumalanga

  • Oliver’s
  • Orange Restaurant
  • Chapter 1 Restaurant
  • The River Café
  • Divine Foods at The View
  • The Sugar Train Restaurant
  • Abe’ at The Glass House
  • Mrs. Simpson’s Restaurant
  • Kuka Café
  • Jabula Lodge & Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Northern Cape

  • Laurier Blanc
  • Tauren Steak Ranch
  • Ou Meule
  • Vergelegen Restaurant
  • Klein Oqis
  • Panarottis Kimberley
  • The Hussar Grill Kimberley
  • The Fat Greek
  • Inni Kraal Restaurant
  • Occidental Bar & Restaurant

Best Restaurant in North West

  • Silver Orange Bistro
  • Crystal Court
  • Vista’s Restaurant at The Feather Hill
  • Plume
  • The Jukebox Restaurant
  • Krugerskroon Restaurant & Bar
  • Squires on the Dam
  • Beef Boys
  • The Grill Room
  • Bakubung Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Western Cape

  • Reverie Social Table
  • La Sosta Restaurant
  • Leeto Restaurant
  • Serendipity Restaurant
  • Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia
  • Helena’s Restaurant
  • Rust en Vrede Restaurant
  • Orangerie at Le Lude
  • Quentin at Oakhurst Barn
  • De Grendel Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Durban

  • Mali’s Indian Restaurant
  • The Grill Jichana Durban
  • Olive & Oil
  • Lupa Osteria Westville
  • Press Club
  • Tiger’s Milk Umhlanga
  • Mozambik Gateway
  • The Little India Restaurant
  • Havana Grill
  • The Sugar Club

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