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
· Addis in the Cape (CBD, Cape Town)
· Anatoli (Green Point, Cape Town)
· Bistrot Bizerca (CBD, Cape Town)
· Buitenverwachting (Constantia, Cape Town)
· Bukhara (CBD, Cape Town)
· Buzbey Grill (Sea Point, Cape Town)
· Planet Restaurant, The (CBD, Cape Town)
· Cargill's (Rondebosch, Cape Town)
· Chandani (Woodstock, Cape Town)
· Chapman's Peak (Hout Bay, Cape Town)
· Fork (CBD, Cape Town)
· Magica Roma (Pinelands, Cape Town)
· Marika's (Gardens, Cape Town)
· Miller's Thumb (Tamboerskloof, Cape Town)
· Myoga (Newlands, Cape Town)
· Olympia Café (Kalk Bay, Cape Town)
· Savoy Cabbage (CBD, Cape Town)
· Roundhouse, The (Camps Bay, Cape Town)
· Willoughby and Co. (V&A Waterfront, Cape Town)
· Firefly Eating House (Knysna, Garden Route)
· Pembrey's (Knysna, Garden Route)
· SeaFood at the Plettenberg (Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route)
· Zachary's (Knysna, Garden Route)
· 96 Winery Rd (Stellenbosch, Winelands)
· Café Dijon (Green Point, Cape Town)
· Chez Max (Somerset West, Winelands)
· Fraai Uitzicht (Robertson, Winelands)
· French Connection (Franschhoek, Winelands)
· Grande Provence (Franschhoek, Winelands)
· Greengate Deli & Eatery (Stellenbosch, Winelands)
· Guardian Peak (Stellenbosch, Winelands)
· Haute Cabrière (Franschhoek, Winelands)
· La Petite Ferme (Franschhoek, Winelands)
· Le Bon Vivant (Franschhoek, Winelands)
· Terra Mare (Paarl, Winelands)
· Zibaldone (Bellville, Cape Town)
· Pomegranate (Stellenbosch, Winelands)
· Salmon Bar (Franschhoek, Winelands)
· Massimo's (Hout Bay, Cape Town)
· La Boheme & La Bruixa (Sea Point, Cape Town)
· Cuvée (Stellenbosch, Winelands)
· La Locanda (George, Garden Route)
· Café BonBon (Franschhoek, Winelands)
· Bombay Brasserie (CBD, Cape Town)
· La Mouette (Sea Point, Cape Town)
· Reuben's at One&Only (V&A Waterfront, Cape Town)
· El Burro (Green Point, Cape Town)
· San Julian (Green Point, Cape Town)
· Sotano (Mouille Point, Cape Town)
· Babel (Simondium, Winelands)
· Bihari (Newlands, Cape Town)
· Gaaitjie (Paternoster, West Coast)
· Harbour House (V&A Waterfront, Cape Town)
· Pool Room, The (Elgin, Overberg)
· Equus (Stellenbosch, Winelands)
· Mondiall (V&A Waterfront, Cape Town)
· Freshline Fisheries (Knysna, Garden Route)
· Wandu (Knysna, Garden Route)
· Karoux (McGregor, Winelands)
· De Brasserie (Strand, Winelands)
· Fat Fish, The (Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route)
· Veg Table Private Dining, The (Knysna, Garden Route)
· Beijing Opera (De Waterkant, Cape Town)
· Lefty's (CBD, Cape Town)
· Little Ethiopia (CBD, Cape Town)
· Kitchen, The (Woodstock, Cape Town)
· Bibi's Kitchen (Wynberg, Cape Town)
· Downtown Ramen (CBD, Cape Town)
· Flagship, The (Simonstown, Cape Town)

GAUTENG
· A Churrasqueira (Benoni, Johannesburg)
· Bellagio (Illovo, Johannesburg)
· Bismillah Restaurant and Takeaway (Fordsburg, Johannesburg)
· Le Soufflé (Fourways, Johannesburg)
· Mastrantonio (Illovo, Johannesburg)
· Orient (Melrose Arch, Johannesburg)
· Osteria Tre Nonni (Craighall Park, Johannesburg)
· Pomodoro (Morningside, Johannesburg)
· Sai Thai (Cyrildene, Johannesburg)
· Grillhouse, The (Rosebank, Johannesburg)
· Thomas Maxwell Bistro (Parkmore, Johannesburg)
· Brasserie de Paris (Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria)
· Zemara (Arcadia, Pretoria)
· Fisherman's Plate (Cyrildene, Johannesburg)
· Roots (Kromdraai, Mogale City)
· Tortellino d'Oro (Oaklands, Johannesburg)
· Café del Sol (Olivedale, Johannesburg)
· Bistrot BOER’geoisie (Menlo Park, Pretoria)
· Zest Bistro (Menlo Park, Pretoria)
· Thava (Norwood, Johannesburg)
· Il Tartufo (Hyde Park, Johannesburg)
· Bistro Vine (Parkhurst, Johannesburg)
· Chinese Northern Foods (Cyrildene, Johannesburg)
· Al-Amin (Laudium, Pretoria)
· 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)
· Ming Woo (Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg)
· La Parreirinha Bar & Beer Garden (La Rochelle, Johannesburg)
· Fumo (Groenkloof, Pretoria)
· Love Food Café (Braamfontein, Johannesburg)
· EAT Restaurant (Northcliff, Johannesburg)
· Blackanese Sushi and Wine Bar, The (City & Suburban, Johannesburg)
· 707 Panyaza (Diepkloof, Soweto)
· Jazz Maniacs at The Soweto Hotel (Kliptown, Soweto)
· Les Delices de France (Florida, Johannesburg)
· Perron Mexican Appreciation Society (Illovo, Johannesburg)
· Cucina di Ciro (Parktown North, Johannesburg)
· Mkholo Restaurant (Hartbeespoort, Pretoria)

KWAZULU-NATAL
· 9th Avenue Bistro (Morningside, Durban)
· Havana Grill (North Beach, Durban)
· Spiga d'Oro (Morningside, Durban)
· Hartford House (Mooi River, Midlands)
· Bel Punto (Umdloti, North Coast)
· Neo Café (North Beach, Durban)
· Impulse by the Sea (Tinley Manor, North Coast)
· Jeera (North Beach, Durban)
· Zara’s Café (Ballito, Ballito)
· Café Abyssinia (Berea, Durban)
· Captain Fine’s Fish Factory (Ballito, Ballito)
· Vintage India (Morningside, Durban)
· Capsicum (CBD, Durban)
· A Taste of Thai (Hilton, Pietermaritzburg)

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