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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 →

Hospitality Counsel names 2022 Restaurant Luxe Award winners!





The first Restaurant Awards of 2022 were announced in Johannesburg by the Hospitality Counsel a week ago, with a handful of Cape Town restaurants and chefs recognised in their 2022 Luxe Awards.

Speaking to one of the organisers of the Awards a year or so ago, it appeared that Cape Town chefs and restaurant owners were not keen to fly to Johannesburg at their own expense to receive the Awards, and hence the Johannesburg restaurants dominate these Awards, of which 25 were presented, eight going to Cape Town Restaurants. It may explain why three restaurants in the La Colombe Group received four awards this year. And why Chef Luke Dale Roberts received three awards, as the event was hosted at Ethos Restaurant, where he is the Consultant Chef.   Continue reading →

Eat Out announces its Awards will return in November 2022! Sadly few Top 10 restaurants still operating!


It was a surprise to read that Eat Out will resume its Restaurant Awards in 2022, announcing them at a dinner in November of next year, and that Abigail Donnelly will take over as Chief Judge, introducing a new judging process.

Eat Out did not award its Restaurant Awards in 2020 and in 2021.

Of the Eat Out Top 10 List of 2019 only seven restaurants are still operating. Continue reading →

La Colombe Group to make a double restaurant splash in the V & A Waterfront!


The La Colombe Group is growing its portfolio by adding two restaurants in Cape Town, both in the Waterfront, reports Eat Out.

This makes La Colombe the largest company-owned restaurant group, with 3 Franschhoek-based restaurants, and soon 4 Cape Town Restaurants. Continue reading →