Bosmans offers superlative, intelligent international cuisine complemented by hundreds of perfectly described South African and international wines.
Grande Roche Hotel Plantasie Street Paarl. Tel +27 (0)21 863 5100.
2The Tasting Room
Chef Margot Janse presides over a wonderful kitchen which turns out gloriously glamorous tasting menus complemented by well described, local, French, German and Australian wines.
Le Quartier Français, 16 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek Tel 021 876 2151.
Innovative gourmet fare with an emphasis on seasonal, local and organic products. The food is complemented by perfect service and one of the most extensive cellars South Africa.
Pezula Hotel, Pezula Resort, Knysna. Tel: +27 (0)44 302 3333
Very low key, understated atmosphere and a fusion of modern European and Asian cuisines. Enyclopaedic wine lists and truly great sommelier service. The result is quiet heaven on a plate. 39 Barnet Street, Gardens, Cape Town. Tel: +27 (0)21 465 4909.
Inventive food packed with flavour in a marriage of Asia meets France in Africa. Fabulous service. Thoughtful wine selection in a beautiful, understated wine farm setting.
Constantia Uitsig, Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia, Cape Town. Tel: +27 (0)21 794 2390.
6DW Eleven - 13
Elegant brasserie dishes reveal top quality dishes that respect the quality of the ingredients. Service with aplomb and a carefully thought-out wine list with a good selection of wines available by the glass. DW Eleven - 13, Shop 11-13, Dunkeld West Shopping centre, corner Jan Smuts and Bompas Streets, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg. Tel: +27 (0)11-3410663
7Rust en Vrede
Perfectly balanced and executed dishes on a menu that celebrates seasonal, local produce. Flawless service matched with the sommeliers encyclopaedic, yet friendly wine service. Annandale Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape. Tel: +27 (0)21) 881 3757, Email: email@example.com.
Beautifully presented food and outstanding service. The 4-course tasting menu is a journey into superior culinary artistry under the baton of master chef Peter Templehof. A sommelier is on hand to advise on the mostly local wine list. 93 Brommersvlei Road, The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, Constantia, Cape Town. Tel: +27 (0)21 794 2137.
Classic French/ Belgian cuisine with occasional Asian and deconstruction fusion elements. A wide range of well-described South African and European wines. Plus charming retro-chic choux pastry swans and brilliant service.122 Priory Road, Lynnwood Ridge. Tel: +27 (0)12 361 3667.
Delicious food complemented by informed, caring service. The restaurant is set on a stud farm in a house that was home to the last prime minister of the Natal Colony.
Hlatikulu Road (off Mooi River-Grants Castle road), Mooi River. Tel: +27 (0)33 263 2713.