|Rust and Vrede's David Higgs|
The most significant shift on the podium is David Higgs’s Rust en Vrede Restaurant, which went from last year's third place to being named Eat Out's Restaurant of the year where certified Sommelier Neil Grant does a fine job matching food and wine. Not too many of those in SA - apparently around a half dozen of the realsters.
|R & V's Sommelier Neil Grant|
Other noticeable moves are The Tasting Room, which moved from last year's joint 10th place to 2nd place, and Overture, who made it to 9th on the list.
Strong rebounds include Aubergine, which received the Top 10 accolade in 2007, Bosman's, last featured on 2005's list, and Hartford House in first return since 2008.
Brand-new restaurants to make the grade are George Jardine's Jordan Restaurant and Marthinus Ferreira's Johannesburg restaurant DW Eleven-13.
3. Jordan Restaurant
5. DW Eleven-13
10. Hartford House