Reviewed, rated and plated

About Us

About Us

The award-winning JHP Gourmet Guide™ which features South Africa’s top restaurants, chefs and their recipes won a ‘Best in the World’ award at the 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Plated restaurants

Plated restaurants

South Africa’s top 25 restaurants are awarded with plate status.

Free Gourmet Guide magazine

Gourmet Guide magazine

Quarterly, seasonal online magazine – free to download, print and enjoy.

Awarded restaurants

Awarded restaurants

Awards designed to inspire chefs and stimulate higher performance.

Introductory food-writing course

Eat your words

Walk away from this multi-sensory day inspired, upskilled and motivated to embark on your food-writing career.

Rated restaurants

Rated restaurants

A selection of 50 rated restaurants and chefs.

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

AUBERGINE

If you desire classical and conservative with a guarantee of gourmet food that never goes out of fashion, ...
Plated restaurants

CAMPHORS AT VERGELEGEN

On the historic Vergelegen Estate in Somerset West camellias bloom in winter, roses in summer. All year-round chef ...
One plate

CAVALLI

Cavalli Estate appeals to those with an appetite for style. This world-class equestrian facility boasts award-winning wines, indigenous ...

Awarded restaurants

designed to inspire chefs and stimulate higher performance
Awarded restaurants

FERMIER

Fermier, meaning farmer in French, is situated in Lynwood in a simple, rustic shed with concrete flooring and ...
Awarded restaurants

GREI

It’s upstairs at the Saxon Hotel’s legendary fine dining restaurant with its sleek backdrop of the open kitchen, ...
Awarded restaurants

OVERTURE

Chef and owner Bertus Basson’s undeniable passion for South Africa is showcased perfectly on the Hidden Valley Wine ...

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Recipes

enjoy recipes from SA's rated and plated chefs

Our partners

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Swiss Int. Air Lines

SWISS Culinary Innovation Award
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Dineplan

Preferred restaurant booking app
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Mervyn Gers Ceramics

Handmade bespoke plates
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KitchenAid

Haute Performance Awards