Top Restaurants in South Africa

As one of the most popular holiday and travel destinations, South Africa offer world-class cuisine in its massive variety of fine dining restaurants, the top restaurants announced by the top restaurant awards included the following superb dining venues.

International and local food lovers flocks to The Test Kitchen situated in Woodstock in the Cape. Booking is essential here and waiting lists are booked a month in advance. Exceptional meals is prepared by chef Luke Roberts and the restaurant have won the Restaurant of the Year award three times and features on the World’s Best 50 Restaurant List.


In Sandton, Johannesburg the restaurant called Five Hundred offers an outstanding presentation and its produce driven menu, prepared by chef David Higgs offer the diners a fine time. Expert techniques, interesting ingredients and an excellent all round experience ensures an unforgettable meal.

The Tasting Room at Quartier Francais in Franschoek showcases unique South African flavours. Guests are treated with a menu of innovative feasts, consistently genius food and each dish thrills with dazzling food surprises. The restaurant, run by an energetic young team and presents an eight course meal. Starting with snacks such as madeleines, churros and macarons, main dishes offer fish, bird, duck, and desserts are served with honey bush caramel, coconut sherbet and the menu changes all the time. Its ambience is sparse, elegant and bookings is needed to be made well in advance.

DW Eleven 13 is a restaurant in the Dunkeld West area of Johannesburg. It offers a contemporary menu with hints of classic bristo’s, a selection of breads such as olive loafs, walnut& raisin rye bread and Italian rolls. The menu offer six starters and adds tradition to meals offering dumplings, croquettes and Karoo lamb dishes. Its seafood dishes include prawn garam and kingklip. Desserts are a treat including buttermilk panna cotta and macaroon in peanut sauce.

The top restaurant in the Hemel en Aarde Valley is the Newton Johnson, the compact menu offers a few options per course. Interesting options include fire-roasted Jerusalem artichokes, pickled seaweed, pork belly, braised beef tongue and sturdy pork dumplings. The ambience offers a relaxed feel with a view of gorgeous vineyards, a small terrace offer the most superb views and guests indoors can watch the chefs cook.

In Elandsfontein, Pretoria the Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient. Its classic elegant ambience offer the finest menu. To welcome guests an amuse bouche is served and once the meal starts dishes are served in custom designed crockery. Also named the Millionaire’s Nest Egg the restaurant is decorated with amazing glass bowls, sumptuously decorated and art of Pierneef dotted throughout. This is not just a restaurant if offers private classic movies shows in private lounges along with gourmet meals, a dream setting that whisks away guests to better times and places. Its wine cellar stocks over 4000 labels and there is always 55 000 bottles. Plus accommodation is available after enjoying its vast variety of wine at competitive rates for truly impressive luxury. Every guest is greeted in person by Chef Chantel and with all its personal touches the restaurant is one of the most popular, but you could wait to get a booking at this restaurant offering an evening of gastronomic pleasure.