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Everything you need to know about The Eat Out Restaurant Awards

Celebrate South Africa’s finest restaurants with the Mercedes-Benz Eat Out Restaurant Awards. Foodies from around the country will vote for their favourites to honour the best and most prestigious restaurants in an elaborate awards ceremony in Cape Town.

By Taryn Wilson

This year’s event takes place on 18 November at GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town where the winners will be announced. ‘Honouring the extraordinary talent in South Africa is what Eat Out is all about,’ says New Media MD Aileen Lamb. ‘This awards ceremony is where we get to celebrate our world-class chefs and the magnificent work being done in the food industry as a whole. Our partnership with Mercedes-Benz, which is also dedicated to recognising excellence and innovation, makes our journey together even more inspiring.’

This year attendees can expect to be welcomed into the Grand Arena with Graham Beck MCC and canapés, and later will be treated to a multiple-course lunch prepared by the country’s top chefs. Afterwards, guests will be able to mingle and enjoy a celebratory party.

The event will kick off with 30 nominees of the best restaurants in South Africa, which will then be counted down until the final top 10 are revealed. Winners will be chosen by a panel of anonymous judges, along with judging convenor Margot Janse.

Aside from 10 top restaurants in South Africa, the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards will also be recognising the Eat Out Retail Capital New Restaurant of the Year, the Eat Out S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Chef of the Year, the Eat Out Nederburg Rising Star, Eat Out Graham Beck Chefs’ Chef Award, the Eat Out Diners Club Service Excellence Award, the Eat Out Wine Service Award, the Eat Out John Psillos Award for Outstanding Contribution to Service, the Eat Out Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award, the Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award, and the Eat Out Style Award.

For the fifth year, Mercedes-Benz South Africa is sponsoring the awards event, with the head chef of the Restaurant of the Year Award being honoured with a luxury Mercedes-Benz for the time of their title. ‘As a brand, we’re always striving to find the very best, and we’re thrilled to recognise local chefs and restaurants around South Africa whose culinary delights exceed expectations year after year,’ says Marketing Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars Selvin Govender.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased for R1 595 per person online here at Quicket.

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