Two South African restaurants named ‘The World’s Best’ – Here are the Top 50

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019


This year, the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurantsextended its list of restaurants to 120 in celebration of its main sponsor San Pellegrino’s 120th anniversary. The official awards took place last month in Singapore and two South African restaurants both based in Cape Town made the Top 50 and Top 120 list.

The ‘World’s Best Restaurants‘ are compiled and analysed annually by over 1 000 chefs, food writers and travelling gastronomes from all over the world.

2019 will be fifth time ‘The Test Kitchen’ in Cape Town run by Chef Luke Dale-Roberts made it into the top 50, taking the number 44th spot while La Colombe, also situated in Cape Town came in at number 114.

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World’s Best: The Test Kitchen

“The Test Kitchen is ‘a treat for the senses with light and dark melding perfectly in a quirky, industrial space.  The restaurant made it onto the top 50 list because of its unique popular global dishes with South African ingredients and twists. It’s worth noting that Dale-Roberts has ‘The Pot Luck Club’ on the same premises – sharing plate concepts with dizzying, panoramic views of Cape Town.”

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World’s Best: La Colombe

“La Colombe is run by Executive Chef James Gaag, Head Chef Jess van Dyk, and Chef Scot Kirton. Kirton’s philosophy and approach reportedly lie in the fusion of Asian and French cuisine and the pursuit of excellence and perfection on each plate.”

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