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South African restaurant industry report 2023
Our 2023 SA restaurant industry report gives insights into diner behaviour and reservation trends, with valuable tips for restaurateurs to overcome the potential challenges of 2023.
The 20 “most favourited” restaurants on the Dineplan app
Find out which 20 restaurants top the charts as the “most favourited” spots on our app. With thousands of diners across the country adding these restaurants to their list of favourites, it’s a great source of inspiration for your next meal out.
New restaurants in your city
Hot new openings and local favourites now bookable on Dineplan
The best new additions to Dineplan – as voted for by you!
In our newly-released 2022 Reviewers' Choice Awards, we listed 100 of the most-loved restaurants...
The 100 most-loved restaurants in South Africa as per Dineplan reviews
With over 200,000 diner reviews for over 1,000 local restaurants listed on Dineplan, these are South Africa’s 100 most-loved restaurants – as reviewed by you!
The Culinary Collective: Dine in the company of Franschhoek’s top chefs & artisans
On Friday, 28 October, the Franschhoek Valley is offering you a rare opportunity to dine in the company of some of SA’s best chefs and have the chance to discuss the origins of good food with the valley’s most respected artisans.
Springing up in Stellenbosch: 6 restaurants you need to try
Stellenbosch is home to some of South Africa’s best restaurants. We went exploring to find out what’s new and noteworthy on the restaurant scene in Stellies.
One of Jozi’s hidden gems: An urban winery in the heart of the city
You don’t have to be in the Cape to visit a working winery and enjoy a lazy afternoon of wine tasting and cheese boards. In the heart of Craighall Park, you’ll find one of Johannesburg’s best-kept secrets – Gerakaris Family Wines. This is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city without ever leaving it!
In the limelight: La Colombe’s zesty and fragrant springtime sorbet
As the lime season draws to an end, we’re enjoying the last of the season’s bounty with a recipe that nods to the arrival of warmer weather and longer days.
Chorus: The silver lining for Bertus Basson and his team
After the sad and sudden news of Overture closing its doors after 15 successful and iconic years, we are thrilled to announce that Bertus Basson and his team will be opening a new restaurant at Waterkloof Wine Estate in a few short weeks.
Local inspiration, Japanese omakase & the new master at Nobu
Nobu at the One&Only Cape Town recently welcomed their new head chef, Prajal Rana, to South Africa. Jenny Handley goes to welcome him and sample the menu.
Women’s Day 2022 – Here’s where to celebrate
With Women’s Day fast approaching, we’ve listed some great spots to book for a memorable day or evening out.
FYN Restaurant named ‘Best in Africa’ and No. 37 in the world
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 list features Cape Town's FYN Restaurant at No. 37, making...
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Awards & Reviews
Celebrating South African restaurants and their culinary achievements, including restaurant reviews in Cape Town, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal and the rest of the country.
News & Trends
Putting the spotlight on exciting new restaurant openings across Cape Town, the Winelands, Johannesburg, Pretoria, KZN and the rest of South Africa.