Giles Edwards

Giles Edwards

Current Chef-owner, La Tête
Born 19 February 1983, Johannesburg
Training One year at Capsicum College
Work history Worked at J Sheekey in London for two years; 1 Lombard Street in London, one year; St John in Smithfield (under Fergus Henderson) for five years; opened Salt Cellar pop-up in Woodstock in 2016; opened La Tête on Bree Street in 2016.
Inspiration “Childhood memories, seasonal produce, sustainability and French-European cuisine.
“Cooking with intent. Our suppliers have passion and intent for the produce they are producing. From vegetables to fish, meat and grains, the incredible quality of the produce is inspiring in itself to work with. Childhood memories and current life experiences are also often a source of inspiration. I believe that good cooking requires some form of connection to a moment in order to create a dish.”
Restaurants La Tête

Restaurants he rates in 2020

Best casual eatery Pesce Azzuro
Best fine-dining restaurant Salsify at The Roundhouse
Best wine farm restaurant Chefs Warehouse at Maison
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine South China Dim Sum Bar
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time Aubergine Restaurant
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Fabrica do Prego
Best hole-in-the-wall Dahlia on Regent
Best overall restaurant experience Chefs Warehouse & Canteen

Restaurants he rated in 2019

For a casual meal Bao Down
For a special occasion Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia
For a guilty pleasure Merle’s Schnitzel
For a Winelands experience The Table at De Meye
For authentic cuisine Hesheng Chinese Restaurant
Best new restaurant The Commissary
Best “oldie but goodie” A Tavola
The best restaurant overall Chefs Warehouse & Canteen 

Restaurants he rated in 2018

For a casual meal A Tavola
For a special occasion The Table Restaurant at De Meye
For a healthy meal The General Store
For a quick bite Max Bagels
For a Winelands experience The Table at De Meye
For authentic cuisine Hesheng Chinese Restaurant
The best restaurant overall Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia