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SA restaurant Wolfgat wins big at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards

By , 19 February 2019


Kobus van der Merwe of Wolfgat receives his award.

Wolfgat in Paternoster on the West Coast was judged “Restaurant of the Year” as well as “Off-Map Destination” in the inaugural World Restaurant Awards, the announcement took place in Paris yesterday.

The World Restaurant Awards have been created by leading entertainment industry company IMG, the idea behind the initiative being to “celebrate restaurants as culture, considered in the same way as film, art and music. That means relevant/progressive categories judged with robust integrity by an expert panel in an attempt to better reflect the true range and diversity of the international restaurant scene”.

Fifty women and 50 men – food journalists, influencers and culinary professionals from 37 different countries – comprised the judging panel, Margot Janse, former chef of The Tasting Room, Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek represented South Africa. Out of 18 categories awarded, 10 countries across four continents were involved. Read more here.

Access our archive of restaurant reviews here.

Listen to Cape Talk’s John Maytham interview our restaurant critic Daisy Jones on Wolfgat here.


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