Nominees: Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards 2018

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The list of nominees for the esteemed annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards is out.

The list was compiled by a panel of anonymous judges and convened by Margot Janse. “A fantastic field of nominees has come out of this year’s judging, with some newcomers and old favourites making up a list that truly represents the best of the best in South African dining today,” she explains. “As always, these nominees have been nominated for their achievements in excellent dining, innovative menus, ambience and service excellence.”

On Sunday 18 November 2018, the top 10 restaurants will be revealed at the ceremony held at Grand West.

The nominees, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Camphors at Vergelegen

Camphors Restaurant. Image credit: Gabrielle Holmes

  • The Chefs’ Table (Umhlanga)
  • Chefs Warehouse & Canteen
  • Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia
  • Chefs Warehouse at Maison
  • DW Eleven-13
  • Fermier Restaurant
  • Foliage
  • Foxcroft
  • Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort
  • Indochine


  • Jardine Restaurant
  • Jordan Restaurant
  • La Colombe

La Colombe. Image credit: Micky Hoyle

  • Le Coin Français
  • La Mouette
  • La Petite Colombe
  • La Tête
  • Marble
  • Nobu at One&Only


  • Overture
  • The Pot Luck Club
  • The Restaurant at Waterkloof

The Restaurant at Waterkloof

  • Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient
  • The Shortmarket Club
  • Springfontein Eats
  • The Test Kitchen
  • Thali
  • The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal
  • Wolfgat

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