Nominees for the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards revealed

Over the past two days, the much-awaited nominees for the Top 10 of this year’s Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards were announced – five at a time – in an exciting video campaign. The last set of nominated restaurants has just been revealed, completing the list of 20.

Nominees for the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards revealed

They are:

Camphors at Vergelegen

Chefs Warehouse

DW Eleven-13

Five Hundred


Greenhouse at Cellars-Hohenort


Jordan Restaurant

The Kitchen at Maison

La Colombe


The Pot Luck Club

The Restaurant at Newton Johnson

The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient

Rust en Vrede

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français


The Test Kitchen



The identities of the three anonymous judges who joined chief judge Abigail Donnelly in dining their way around the country to determine the nominees – and ultimately the winners – were unveiled last week. They are Jackie Cameron, award-winning former chef at Hartford House and owner of the Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine; MasterChef SA judge and professional chef Benny Masekwameng; and award-winning food writer and celebrity TV chef Siba Mtongana.


The Top 10 Restaurants and the winners of other coveted awards, including the San Pellegrino Chef of the Year, Nederberg Rising Star, Boschendal Style Award, Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award (in association with Novus Holdings), Wine Service, Service Excellence and a new Woolworths Sustainability Award will be announced at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards ceremony on 15 November at Mistico Equestrian Centre, near Paarl.


The announcement of the nominees kicks off a captivating video campaign by Mercedes-Benz and Eat Out, with once-in-a-lifetime luxury prizes up for grabs. To see the videos and enter the competitions, visit


Abigail Donnelly, Eat Out editor and chief judge, said, “This year the nominees amazed us with the scope of their imagination. In addition to pushing boundaries, chefs also told stories on the plate and made local ingredients the hero. This celebration of our country’s top produce and people will continue at the restaurant awards ceremony, set to be the best Sunday lunch of the year.”

A limited number of tickets is available for the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards at a price of R1 495 per person. Bookings can be made via For enquiries, contact or call 021 417 1257.


Visit, for details of all the nominees for this year’s awards and connect with Eat Out on Twitter (@Eat_Out), Facebook ( and Instagram (@eatoutguide).





Issued by MANGO-OMC on behalf of the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards


For more information contact:

Naomi Willemse

021 447 8048


About Eat Out


SA’s best guide to SA’s best food, Eat Out is one of South Africa’s most loved and respected food brands. What started as the country’s definitive restaurant guide seventeen years ago has evolved into a brand covering all aspects of food and operating on multiple media platforms.


The revamped magazine launched in 2014 includes the Eat Out 500, a power list of great restaurants across South Africa, as voted by a panel of food and restaurant industry experts. In addition to the restaurant reviews, the dynamic format also features content on influential local foodies, trends and South Africa’s favourite restaurant dishes.


One of the cornerstones of the brand, the Eat Out Restaurant Awards celebrate the best of the South African restaurant industry. Held annually in November, the ceremony honours the country’s Top 10 Restaurants, Chef of the Year, and winners of a host of other categories.


At the centre of the brand is the website,, which is updated daily and supported by a newsletter, mobile app and strong social media presence, including Twitter (@Eat_Out), Facebook ( and Instagram (@eatoutguide).


The 2016 Eat Out magazine, filled with professional reviews and curated content on South Africa’s top 500 restaurants, will go on sale in November after the awards.