Allistaire Lawrence

Allistaire Lawrence

Current Executive chef, The Werf at Boschendal
Born 18 April, Cape Town
Training Institute of Culinary Arts (ICA)
Work history Spier Hotel; Cape Grace; Roots@ Forum Homini; 5 Rooms at The Alphen Hotel; Overture; Boschendal
Inspiration “Fresh ingredients, the seasons and seasonal produce. Simplicity in food. Letting the ingredients shine.”

Restaurants he rates in 2020

Best fine-dining restaurant The Test Kitchen
Best wine farm restaurant Overture; Chefs Warehouse at Maison
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine South China Dim Sum Bar; Kyoto Garden Japanese Restaurant
Best new restaurant Jewells
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time Overture
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Thali; La Tête
Best hole-in-the-wall Wok This Way
Best overall restaurant experience Chefs Warehouse at Maison, Eike, FYN


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Time of publication: 09 March 2020