I'm often heard saying to basically anyone who will listen how incredible Cape Town is. As a city it has to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Sitting at Caprice on a good day can surely compare to anywhere else on the planet, and I have always thought the restaurants are of an international standard, even before Gordon Ramsay's Maze and the world-famous Nobu recently opened. It seems I was right...
At the annual S.Pellegrino Top 50 awards (where they celebrate the world's best restaurants), Cape Town cleaned up. 5 restaurants were named in the top 100, with two in the top 50. That's pretty incredible for a relatively small city. I guess you want to know who they were, and where they came. Fair enough.
Le Quartier Francais led the charge in 37th place, one place ahead of La Colombe. Jardine came in at number 79, with Aubergine (96th) and Rust en Vrede (98th) scraping in there. Margot Janse from LQF also won the award for best restaurant in the Middle East and Africa.
El Bulli retained the number 1 spot, and The Fat Duck stayed at number 2. For the full list go to http://www.theworlds50best.com/. I see number 51 is a place in China called Zuma. It seems our boy digs his food too. He he.