Top 10 Best Restaurants in South Africa

3. The Restaurant at Waterkloof (Somerset West)

Gregory Czarnecki cements his place in the Top 10 by elevating humble ingredients with style and razor-sharp techniques. The 2016 S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Chef of the Year reigns supreme here, consistently turning out food that looks breathtaking and tastes even better. The amuse-bouche, a whipped goat’s cheese mousse, readies the palate for what’s to come.

The sea bass ceviche starter is deliciously fresh, served with a salty snoek purée, crunchy celeriac discs and cured fish roe.

The beautiful Joostenberg Vlakte duck breast is served with oven-roasted turnips infused with hibiscus, pickled turnip, passion-fruit dressing and a turnip-and-hibiscus purée. Never has the humble turnip been so elevated! Desserts of a blood-peach panna cotta or Tahitian-vanilla vacherin complete the excellent journey, with lovely caramel and chocolate offerings presented with the bill.

The Restaurant at Waterkloof_Belnori forest phantom, hibiscus, pollen, pistachio and apple balsamic

Belnori Phantom Forest, hibiscus, pollen, pistachio and apple balsamic at The Restaurant at Waterkloof. Photo by Jan Ras.

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