Luke Wonnacott

Luke Wonnacott

Began as an apprentice at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. Joined Gordon Ramsay’s Maze at One&Only Cape Town in 2009, where he worked under Michelin-starred chef Phil Carmichael. Moved to Dubai; was head chef at Ossiano at Atlantis The Palm Hotel for four years (voted Time Out Dubai’s Best Seafood Restaurant for three years running)

Returned to Cape Town in 2016 and – with his wife and fellow chef Katie Wonnacott – launched Table Seven, a private dining venue in Salt River.

Current Chef-owner of Table Seven

Restaurants he rates in 2019

For a casual meal The Shop [in Three Anchor Bay]. The food here is consistently good. Honest, yet skilful cooking, at its best.
For a special occasion Wolfgat. We’ve loved going there for years. Every mouthful puts a smile on my face, and the venue is so chilled you could sit there all day.
For a guilty pleasure Giovanni’s for a bagel and coffee.
For a Winelands experience Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia. Everything about this place is spectacular; from the service to the food to the drinks.
For authentic cuisine Thali. The food is delicious and exciting.
Best “oldie but goodie” The Fireman’s Arms. Here you get a super old pub serving quality food, with great service.
The best restaurant overall Wolfgat. Our favourite.