South Africa’s Best Everyday Eateries With Eat Out

By SK | 6 November 2017

We love food as much as we know you do. Here are the winners from the annual Eat Out Best Awards we should all try.

Year on year the good folks at Eat Out allow you (us) to review and give our opinions and ratings on our favourite eateries, restaurants, and hidden gems or just where you would go stuff your face guilt free.

The 3rd annual Mercedes Benz Eat Out Gallery was held at their Eastgate branch in Bedfordview, on the 17 and 24 October in Capetown and Johannesburg respectively, with a spirit of stuffing faces, champagne, and celebration. The people’s favourite eateries in the Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga were revealed with some surprising winners.

“While the winners in previous years were chosen solely based on public reviews, this year restaurant owners and food enthusiasts asked for the experts on our panel of critics to play a bigger role,” said Anelde Greeff, editor-in-chief of Eat Out. “Our critics visited each of the eligible restaurants that received enough high scores from fans to review them and give their own scores. Final results were then based on a 50-50 composite rating from the public and the critics.”

These accolades were presented after a year-long period of voting and a grueling adjudicating process. The top names in each category were determined by star ratings given by the public on, in conjunction with scoring from professional Eat Out critics.

And the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries winners and highly commended restaurants are…

Western Cape

Best Asian Eatery
Winner – Shio
Highly commended – Three Wise Monkeys

Best Bistro
Winner – The Stack

Eat Out Savanna Best Burger Eatery   
Winner – Royale Eatery
Highly commended – Hudsons The Burger Joint (Claremont)

Best Coffee Shop
Winner – Meraki (Stellenbosch)
Highly commended – Betty Blue Bistro

Best Country-Style Eatery
Highly commended – De Grendel Restaurant

Best Indian Eatery
Winner – The Indian Chapter with Prim Reddy

Best Mexican Eatery
Winner – Fuego

Eat Out Tramontina Best Steakhouse
Winner – Primal Eatery
Highly commended – Rare Grill

Best Tapas Eatery
Winner – Chefs Warehouse & Canteen
Highly commended – The Mess


Eat Out Savanna Best Burger Eatery
Winner – Republik (Durban North)
Highly commended – S43 Home to That Brewing Co.

Best Bistro
Highly commended – 9th Avenue Bistro


Best African Eatery
Winner – La Terrasse Rooftop Café & Deli

Best Asian Eatery
Highly commended – Momo Soko

Best Bistro
Winner – Carbon Bistro

Eat Out Savanna Best Burger Eatery
Winner – Craft (Parkhurst)
Highly commended – Dukes Burgers

Best Coffee Shop
Highly commended – Afro-boer

Best Indian Eatery
Highly commended – Geet Indian Restaurant

Best Italian Eatery
Winner – Coalition
Highly commended – Forti Grill & Bar

Eat Out Tramontina Best Steakhouse
Winner – The Local Grill

Best Tapas Eatery
Winner – Rockets Bryanston
Highly commended – Urbanologi


Best Bistro

Winner – The Blue Print Restaurant

Food changes lives and no better way to be socially responsible than through the love and sharing of food. For each review posted on, Eat Out pledges a meal for a hungry child through Rise Against Hunger, formerly known as Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa. Since the start of this partnership in November 2014, over 7 400 meals have been pledged.

We are ready to eat out! Very interesting and commendable list of winners. We certainly hope to experience them all. The 2018 Eat Out magazine, filled with professional reviews and curated content on South Africa’s top 500 restaurants, will go on sale on 4 December 2017. For more information on the restaurants or to read the reviews visit, or keep it social on their handles below:

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