Category Archives: World’s 50 Best Restaurants

SA restaurants awarded with stars for the first time in 2022 Eat Out Woolworths Restaurant Awards!


The Eat Out Restaurant Awards were held for the first time in three years today, an eagerly awaited event, given the impact of the Lockdown on the restaurant industry, and the change in the restaurant awards system, restaurants no longer ranked, but rated with 1, 2 or 3 stars.

It was a surprise to read a year ago that Eat Out would reintroduce its Awards this year, and that Abigail Donnelly was heading up the judging for the awards again, after an absence of a number of years. Continue reading →

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 celebrated in London, FYN Restaurant does Cape Town proud!


The World’s 50 Best Restaurants were announced and celebrated in London this evening.

The 20th anniversary of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants was also celebrated at the awards ceremony.

Last week the 2022 World’s 50 Best Restaurants ranked from 51 – 100 were announced. La Colombe climbed up the ladder to number 56, while Wolfgat dropped from number 50 down to number 90, a huge shock.

As FYN Restaurant was not on the 51 – 100 List this year, it indicated that the restaurant had fallen out of the list or that it had jumped up into the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List. The latter was true.

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Wolfgat Restaurant falls 40 places on World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 List, while La Colombe climbs up steadily!


After flying into the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List at number 50 in 2021, Wolfgat Restaurant in Paternoster has slid down to number 90 on the renowned List.

La Colombe has jumped up the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List by 25 positions, making number 56 on the 2022 List.

The whereabouts of FYN on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List is a mystery!

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Corona Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 173 of Level 1, 22 March 2022.


Tuesday 22 March 2022, Day 173 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful day, hot at 29C with no wind; for ticking off another 2022 goal in passing my eye test by hook and by crook at the Gallows Hill Traffic Department in Green Point, taking 90 minutes, 30 minutes of which the eye test department was offline; for celebrating my temporary license with a lovely lunch at Cucina at the Goodman Gallery, a first visit, the Goodman Gallery preparing for a new exhibition, so I only saw one artwork already hung; for getting my client posting Continue reading →

World’s 50 Best excludes Russian Restaurants and Bars from its 2022 Awards Lists!


The anti-Russian sentiment has spread around the USA and Europe in particular, and now is affecting the restaurant industry, with American chain food outlets such as McDonalds stopping trading in Russia, Burger King being an exception, it continuing to trade.

It was a surprise nevertheless when the World’s 50 Best compilers of Best Restaurants and Best Bars in the World announced that it would exclude Russian Restaurants and Bars from their 2022 evaluations. No other international restaurant lists have followed suit to date.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 6 of Level 1, 6 October 2021


Wednesday 6 October 2021, Day 6 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful wind-free day at 26C; for an early morning walk to Bakoven, before the day ran away with me; for the amazing luck of winning another 750 points in the Discovery Gameboard play today, the second week in a row; for a busy day, meeting Janet Pillai at Zest for a Breakfast meeting, for her ‘Jetsetting with Janet’ radio show on Radio Helderberg and Zest becoming a partner for it; for a Zest Communications meeting; for staying at Zest and catching up on other work; for a Continue reading →