SA eateries make world's top 50 list

Published Apr 23, 2009


Five South African restaurants have been included in the Top 100 restaurants of the world at an awards ceremony in London.

Two appeared on the iconic San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list. In 37th place is Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek, which rose 13 places up the list, and in 38th place is La Colombe at Constantia Uitsig estate in Constantia, which re-entered the list.

Le Quartier Francais' Margot Janse was also given the Aqua Panna Best Continental Award for the highest-ranking restaurant in the Middle East & Africa. Janse and Colombe chef Luke Dale-Roberts were both at the awards.

Two Cape Town restaurants featured in the top 100 - Jardines at No 79 and Aubergine at No 96 - while Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch placed at No 98.

The top 50 were:

1 El Bulli, Spain

2 The Fat Duck, UK

3 Noma, Denmark

4 Mugaritz, Spain

5 El Celler de Can Roca, Spain

6 Per Se, USA

7 Bras, France

8 Arzak, Spain

9 Pierre Gagnaire, France

10 Alinea, USA

11 L'Astrance, France

12 The French Laundry, USA

13 Osteria Francescana, Italy

14 St John, UK

15 Le Bernardin, USA

16 Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville, Switzerland

17 Tetsuya's, Australia

18 L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, France

19 Jean Georges, USA

20 Les Créations de Narisawa, Japan

21 Chez Dominique, Finland

22 Ristorante Cracco, Italy

23 Die Schwarzwaldstube, Germany

24 D.O.M., Brazil

25 Vendôme, Germany

26 Hof van Cleve, Belgium

27 Masa, USA

28 Gambero Rosso, Italy

29 Oud Sluis, Netherlands

30 Steirereck, Austria

31 Momofuku Ssäm Bar, USA

32 Oaxen Skärgårdskrog, Sweden

33 Martin Berasategui, Spain

34 Nobu, UK

35 Mirazur, France

36 Hakkasan, UK

37 Le Quartier Français, SA

38 La Colombe, SA

39 Asador Etxebarri, Spain

40 Le Chateaubriand, France

41 Daniel, USA

42 Combal Zero, Italy

43 Le Louis XV, France

44 Tantris, Germany

45 Iggy's, Singapore

46 Quay, Australia

47 Les Ambassadeurs, France

48 Dal Pescatore, Italy

49 Le Calandre, Italy

50 Mathias Dahlgren, Sweden

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