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Fleur de Cap announces top 10 restaurant winners

From its inaugural Top 100 Places to Eat in Cape Town competition, Fleur du Cap has announced its Top 10 restaurants, which were honoured at an awards ceremony held on Sunday 6 November 2011 at the Taj Hotel. This is reportedly the first time a restaurants awards programme celebrates only Cape Town restaurants. It includes a broad range of places to eat, not just the fine dining establishments.
Fleur de Cap announces top 10 restaurant winners


  • 95 Keerom
  • Aubergine
  • Bizerca
  • Dear Me
  • Foodbarn
  • Hemelhuijs
  • Planet Restaurant
  • Societi Bistro
  • The Greenhouse
  • The Test Kitchen

"When locals and visitors eat out in Cape Town they want a guide to the best places to eat and not just fine dining spots and that is why we have started these awards," explains Clare Mack, food writer; editor of, an online publication for food reviewing, and organiser of the event.

"Cape Town's food and wine culture plays a vital role in the city's tourism offering. We are delighted that both the up-market establishments and the smaller, more casual and informal eateries are being judged and recommended in the inaugural awards," adds CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold.


Headed up by Mack, the judging panel featured a line-up of foodies including Anna Trapido, a food judge on numerous food panels and food writer; Jos Baker, South African food writers, a judge on the San Pellegrino Awards panel and an associate editor of Platter's Wine Guide; and Bianca Coleman, Cape Town based food critic and journalist.

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