For the first time in the 10 year history of Rossouw's Restaurants, we ran an online survey to ask readers and users of the website which restaurants were their favourites both for the current year as well as their all time favourite.

The survey received just over 700 responses in six weeks and the results show a good overlap with establishments that are highly rated in this guide. The types of restaurant range widely, from the upmarket to the casual and it is clear from the responses that warm hospitality is still the foundation of a great restaurant. Please note that these results are drawn directly from the votes without any auditing and are therefore more of a litmus than definitive.

Favourite Casual Restaurant: Taste Restaurant
Favourite Smart-Casual: The Test Kitchen
Favourite Sophisticated: Overture
The Top 30 in Alphabetical Order

9th Avenue Bistro
95 Keerom
96 Winery Road
A Tavola
Aubergine
Babel
Bar Bar Black Sheep
Bizerca
Cooking Bear
DW Eleven-13
The Foodbarn
The Greenhouse
Jordan with George Jardine
Kitima
Kream
La Boheme
La Colombe
Mariana's
Massimo's
Mosaic
Overture
Pierneef at La Motte
Pirates
The Pot Luck Club
Pure Deli
The Roundhouse
Societi Bistro
Taste Restaurant
Terroir
The Test Kitchen

The Reader's 25 All-Time Favourite Restaurants

In this part of the survey, readers were asked for a nomination for their evergreen favourite. Out of over 700 responses, these are the top 24 ranked by sheer number of first choice votes:

Magica Roma
Aubergine
La Colombe
96 Winery Road
Overture
95 Keerom
Constantia Uitsig
Kitima
The Roundhouse
Ritrovo
Cooking Bear
Bizerca
Pirates
Societi Bistro
Terroir
The Foodbarn
La Boheme
La Madeleine
Mosaic
Steffanie's
DW Eleven-13
Jordan with George Jardine
Mariana's
Massimo's
9th Avenue Bistro
Restaurants Awarded Three Stars

The following restaurants were awarded the highest accolade of Three Stars by the Rossouw's Restaurants judges.

CAPE
· 95 Keerom (CBD, Cape Town)
· Aubergine (CBD, Cape Town)
· Bistrot Bizerca (CBD, Cape Town)
· La Colombe (Constantia, Cape Town)
· Greenhouse, The (Constantia, Cape Town)
· Roundhouse, The (Camps Bay, Cape Town)
· Île de Païn (Knysna, Garden Route)
· Mariana's (Stanford, Overberg)
· Zachary's (Knysna, Garden Route)
· Overture (Stellenbosch, Winelands)
· Rust en Vrede (Stellenbosch, Winelands)
· Terroir (Stellenbosch, Winelands)
· Tasting Room at LQF, The (Franschhoek, Winelands)
· Tokara (Stellenbosch, Winelands)
· Nobu (V&A Waterfront, Cape Town)
· Waterkloof (Somerset West, Winelands)
· Jordan with George Jardine (Stellenbosch, Winelands)
· Test Kitchen, The (Woodstock, Cape Town)
· Equus (Stellenbosch, Winelands)

GAUTENG
· Bismillah Restaurant and Takeaway (Fordsburg, Johannesburg)
· Mosaic, Restaurant (Pretoria West, Pretoria)
· Ritrovo (Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria)
· DW Eleven-13 (Dunkeld West, Johannesburg)
· Cube Tasting Kitchen (Parktown North, Johannesburg)
· five hundred (Sandhurst, Johannesburg)
· As Greek as it Gets (Cullinan, Pretoria)
· Amarcord Osteria Italiana (Illovo, Johannesburg)
· Imbizo Shisanyama (Ebony Park, Johannesburg)
· Great Eastern Food Bar, The (Melville, Johannesburg)
· Albizia (Outlying, Pretoria)
· Kitchen at La Marina (Modderfontein, Johannesburg)
· Love Food Café (Braamfontein, Johannesburg)

KWAZULU-NATAL
· 9th Avenue Bistro (Morningside, Durban)

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