A few South African restaurants were recognised for their excellence at the Haute Grandeur Global Restaurant Awards.
Two restaurants won big with the global awards for Best South African Cuisine and Best African Cuisine - Durbanville Hill Restaurant in Cape Town and the Marble Restaurant in Johannesburg.
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The former also won Africa's Best Gourmet Cuisine and Best Restaurant Manager, while Marble also took home Africa's Best Restaurant View and Best Grill.
"Winning an Haute Grandeur Excellence Award in the restaurant industry will be based on outstanding culinary experiences, service, presentation, ambience and setting," says the awards' website. The categories are also sub-divided into Global, Continent and Country.
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Restaurant manager Dirk Steyn honoured with the award at Durbanville Hills was ecstatic with the recognition.
“The hospitality industry is competitive and consumers demand consistent quality, exceptional service and unique experiences that entice them to return. Dining out is such a social and emotive engagement and consumers have extremely high expectations. We pride ourselves in delivering beyond expectations – whether it’s breakfast, a languid lunch or celebratory dinner.”
Most of the other restaurants who won categories at the Haute Grandeur were mostly from Cape Town, with one from Johannesburg and one from Pretoria.
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Durbanville Hills Restaurant
Global: Best South African Cuisine
Continent: Best Gourmet Cuisine, Best Restaurant Manager
Country: Best Restaurant Manager
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Global: Best African Cuisine
Continent: Best Restaurant View, Best Grill
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Canal Café at Harbour Bridge Hotel and Suites
Continent: Best Gourmet Bistro, Best Luxury Restaurant Bar, Best African Cuisine
Continent: Best Italian Cuisine, Best European Cuisine
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Greenhouse at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel
Continent: Best Fine Dining Cuisine, Best South African Cuisine, Best Wine Selection
Country: Best Wine Selection
Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient
Continent: Best Scenic Setting, Best Head Chef, Best European Cuisine
Country: Best European Cuisine
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*Compiled by Gabi Zietsman
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