After a year-long period of voting and adjudicating, the results of the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries were announced! The top names in each category were determined by star ratings given by the public on, in conjunction with scoring from professional Eat Out critics. The eligibility period for reader reviews for the Best Everyday Eateries was 1 October 2016 to 30 August 2017, followed by the completion of critic reviews in September 2017 for the qualifying restaurants.

“While the winners in previous years were chosen solely based on public reviews, this year restaurant owners and food enthusiasts asked for the experts on our panel of critics to play a bigger role,” said Anelde Greeff, editor-in-chief of Eat Out. “Our critics visited each of the eligible restaurants that received enough high scores from fans to review them and give their own scores. Final results were then based on a 50-50 composite rating from the public and the critics.”

The 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries winners and highly commended restaurants are:

Western Cape

Best Asian Eatery
Winner – Shio
Highly commended – Three Wise Monkeys

Best Bistro
Winner – The Stack

Eat Out Savanna Best Burger Eatery
Winner – Royale Eatery
Highly commended – Hudsons The Burger Joint (Claremont)

Best Coffee Shop
Winner – Meraki (Stellenbosch)
Highly commended – Betty Blue Bistro

Best Country-Style Eatery
Highly commended – De Grendel Restaurant

Best Indian Eatery
Winner – The Indian Chapter with Prim Reddy

Best Mexican Eatery
Winner – Fuego

Eat Out Tramontina Best Steakhouse
Winner – Primal Eatery
Highly commended – Rare Grill

Best Tapas Eatery
Winner – Chefs Warehouse & Canteen
Highly commended – The Mess


Eat Out Savanna Best Burger Eatery
Winner – Republik (Durban North)
Highly commended – S43 Home to That Brewing Co.

Best Bistro
Highly commended – 9th Avenue Bistro


Best African Eatery
Winner – La Terrasse Rooftop Café & Deli

Best Asian Eatery
Highly commended – Momo Soko

Best Bistro
Winner – Carbon Bistro

Eat Out Savanna Best Burger Eatery
Winner – Craft (Parkhurst)
Highly commended – Dukes Burgers

Best Coffee Shop
Highly commended – Afro-boer

Best Indian Eatery
Highly commended – Geet Indian Restaurant

Best Italian Eatery
Winner – Coalition
Highly commended – Forti Grill & Bar

Eat Out Tramontina Best Steakhouse
Winner – The Local Grill

Best Tapas Eatery
Winner – Rockets Bryanston
Highly commended – Urbanologi


Best Bistro

Winner – The Blue Print Restaurant

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