Now in its 16th year, the Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards is a pretty huge deal on the foodie scene the result of which will give us SA’s overall Eat Out Top 10 restaurants for the year.
The nominees for the final top 10 spots (20 nominees in total) have been announced and alphabetical order are…
Yup, the Cape continues to lead the scene. Nothing is mentioned on their site about how these 20 were chosen (in terms of criteria) but I’m so, so curious to see who the final 10 will turn out to be.
Have you eaten at any of these? Does this list skip any of your favourites? Personally I’m sad and surprised one of my personal favourites, Reuben’s didn’t make the cut…
It’s interesting to see two hotel’s restaurants in the list – The Saxon & Mount Nelson when the category historically didn’t feature. Also interesting (and new this year I think) is that the judging panel remains anonymous and will be revealed on the night!
In addition to the Top 10 announcement (which is no doubt the main order of the day) there will be other awards to look forward to too:
- Restaurant of the Year (also a biggie)
- Eat Out San Pellegrino Chef of the Year
- Service Excellence Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Paarl Media
And, six ‘Best of’ awards will also be announced on the night:
- Jacobsdal Best Steakhouse Award
- Best Asian Restaurant
- Best Italian Restaurant
- Best Country-style Restaurant
- Best Bistro
- Boschendal Style Award
Winners will be announced at a gala event on Sunday 10 November 2013 (can you imagine what the food will be like?!).
PS you can check out last year’s winners here.