Join the Gourmet Guide, Jenny Handley, on her journeys of flavour, home and away. From SA’s plated fine-dining restaurants to local new spots, and from markets to Michelin-starred restaurants in all corners of the globe.

Plated restaurants comparable to Michelin star restaurants

Contents1 PLATED RESTAURANTS COMPARABLE TO MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANTS1.0.0.1 TRUSTED AND RESPECTED PLATED RESTAURANTS1.0.0.2 PLAY YOUR PART1.0.0.3 HOLISTIC RESTAURANT CRITERIA1.0.0.4 CONSISTENCY IS KEY 1.0.0.5 PLATED RESTAURANTS FOR 20201.0.0.5.1 THREE PLATES (GOLD)1.0.0.5.2 TWO PLATES (SILVER)1.0.0.5.3 ONE PLATE (BRONZE)1.0.0.6 THE ANNUAL, PRINTED 2020 JHP GOURMET GUIDE™1.0.0.7 GOURMET GUIDE MAGAZINE1.0.0.8 YOU MAY ALSO LIKE PLATED RESTAURANTS COMPARABLE TO MICHELIN …
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It’s a gold, silver or bronze year – on a podium or on a plate?

Coming home from a holiday is a treat, so too is being back at work. This is the year that all dreams will come true for the JHP Gourmet Guide and its team. It’s an Olympian year. Gold, silver, bronze. Plated restaurants in South Africa proudly display their gold-rimmed plates (three-plated restaurants), silver (two plates) …
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Farewell to a frenetic year of fine dining

Contents1 SKOTNES RESTAURANT2 .3 CHEFS WAREHOUSE AT BEAU CONSTANTIA4 FAREWELL Guilty as diagnosed. As someone who unapologetically is obsessed with food and fine dining, I was intrigued to read of the Gourmand Syndrome. It’s caused by an injury to the right anterior cerebral hemisphere of the brain. The result? A preference for eating and thinking …
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From casual restaurants to roof tops

Contents1 HEARTFELT THANKS2 BOOKS FOR COOKS3 It’s all about the African continent…4 Summer bake-off…5 .6 BOOK FOR CASUAL7 THE HUB OF THE DEEP SOUTH8 .9 MARVELLOUS VIEW FROM THE MARLY HEARTFELT THANKS Restaurants and chefs continue to inspire us. We wish to thank them for their loyal support. They remain unanimous in their gratitude for …
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Chantel Dartnall of Restaurant Mosaic accepts another honour

Congratulations to chef Chantel Dartnall, the team at three-plated Restaurant Mosaic, and South Africa, for this well-deserved award – making it to the La Liste top 200 restaurants in the world, plus being chosen as SA country winner. It was at my first dinner at Restaurant Mosaic that I was convinced that SA could hold …
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Celebrate this time, come on!

Contents1 .2 FESTIVE SPIRIT3 .4 SECRET GEM5 .6 FROM TOWN TO COUNTRY 7 .8 HAPPY BIRTHDAY…AND THANK YOU!9 FOOD FRIDAY…OUR GIFT TO YOU Every Friday is a reason to celebrate. Last Friday I met a fellow food-lover for a light bite at the relaunched Lou-Lou’s in Green Point. I chatted to owner James Truter. “Here …
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The future of food is in excellent hands

Contents1 Tintswalo at Boulders2 Rising star3 Gåte at Quoin Rock4 Magical Magica Roma It has been a busy, productive, meeting-greeting-and-eating week! It started with the StreetSmart AGM on Monday, at which Nik Rabinowitz entertained us before the serious business of handing over cheques to the deserving organisations that do such incredible work. The Wesgro Annual …
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Casual in the Cape, taste the Gourmet Guide’s week

After a whirlwind time, last week it was time to find downtime. Sunday provided free time in which to celebrate a dear friend and fellow scribe’s milestone birthday, Quentin at Oakhurst in Hout Bay gave the perfect platform for a long lunch. A gaggle of highly conversational, stimulating women gathered together in a corner, seeking …
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From city to island, ultra luxury all the way

Contents1 SPACIOUS, SECLUDED, SENSATIONAL2 A ONE-AND-ONLY EDIBLE MEMORY SPACIOUS, SECLUDED, SENSATIONAL Sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean witnessed over the rim of a glass of Moët & Chandon, what better way to start a working day? Members of the media gathered in the spectacular home of architect Stefan Antoni, to get the scoop of the …
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To be included in the JHP Gourmet Guide is not a sprint, but a marathon

Contents0.1 …….0.2 BUT IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PLATE1 …….1.1 CREME DE LA CRÈME 2 …….2.1 SWISS2.2 Please note that this website reflects 2019 reviewed, rated and plated restaurants.2.3 The 2020 guides are now on sale. JHP Gourmet Guide announced SA’s 2020 plated restaurants at an unforgettable, happy function at the new, state-of-the-art KitchenAid Africa premises …
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