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The award-winning JHP Gourmet Guide™ features South Africa’s plated restaurants, awarded chefs and their recipes.

2020 plated restaurants

Plated restaurants

South Africa’s top restaurants are awarded with plate status.

2020 awarded restaurants

Awarded restaurants

Awards designed to inspire chefs and stimulate higher performance.

2020 JHP Gourmet Guide

2020 JHP Gourmet Guide

South Africa’s plated restaurants and awarded chefs.

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2020 plated restaurants

Three plates: world-class destination dining - worthy of a flight
Two plates: exceptional dining that demands a detour
One plate: excellent cuisine
Cape Town

SALSIFY

'secondary ingredients make the hero sing' Chef Ryan Cole, after four years of flexing his culinary muscles with prowess ...
Cape Town

JANSE & CO

'uncomplicated, pure and provident' An eye-catching floral mural on the wall welcomes you as you enter from busy Kloof ...
Cape Town

FYN

'Japanese-influenced, Cape-celebrated cuisine' Speaker’s Corner may be renamed culinary corner and the only tablecloth in sight may be the ...

2020 awarded chefs and restaurants

designed to inspire chefs and stimulate higher performance
Awarded restaurants

HAUTE PASSION

REUBEN RIFFEL OF REUBEN’S 'humility and passion' Reuben is a much-loved, well-respected and popular celebrity chef, restaurateur and media personality, yet remains humble. Having played a ...
Awarded restaurants

HAUTE PEOPLE

FABER 'showcasing Mother Nature' When the team is led by Mother Nature, and all parts operate in perfect harmony, the results show on a plate. Avondale ...
Awarded restaurants

HAUTE PRIDE

GILES EDWARDS OF LA TÊTE  'focusing on the ingredient' When you are welcomed into the stark restaurant you will immediately be inspired by the sense of ...

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Recipes

enjoy recipes from SA's rated and plated restaurants

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