Meet our panel of chefs
We’d like to thank all the chefs who participated in 2020 (arranged below in alphabetical order). We appreciate you taking time from your busy schedules to provide your much-valued input.
Important note We excluded votes from chefs who nominated their own restaurant(s).
The Best Restaurant Categories
1. Best casual eatery
Because you’re not always in the mood for fine dining, and restaurants that offer good food and service in a casual atmosphere deserve recognition.
2. Best fine-dining restaurant
On the other hand, when you’re looking to treat that special someone, you want a restaurant with the elegance to match the occasion.
3. Best new restaurant
There’s no shortage of exciting new eateries in Cape Town!
4. Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time
Grand old institutions that consistently deliver.
5. Best wine farm restaurant
Where the food and service match the spectacular scenery.
6. Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure
When only some fast food, a takeout, or a really decadent dessert will do the trick.
7. Best restaurant for speciality cuisine
A restaurant that specialises in a particular type of cuisine – whether Indian, Japanese, South African or even American – and executes it to perfection.
8. Best hole-in-the-wall
The kind of place you might miss as a passerby, but once in the know, you’ll return and spread the word.
9. Best overall restaurant experience
The restaurant that ticks all the boxes. Great food, great service, great experience.
So, without further ado, here are our top restaurants in Cape Town (and surrounds), as voted for by 64 of the top chefs in the land.