South Africa’s noodle bars, burger joints, tapas restaurants and cafés are once again gearing up to battle for the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries. The winners will be determined by star ratings on the new Eat Out app and the Eat Out website.
Now in its fourth year, this search for the best casual restaurants in the country shines the spotlight on where South African foodies love to eat regularly. The list of winners is determined by combining star ratings by the public on the Eat Out app and eatout.co.za with ratings by the Eat Out panel of professional critics. Ratings for the full year from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2018 are tallied to determine a shortlist for each of the categories per province.
The categories for the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries are: Best Asian Eatery, Best Bistro, Best Burger Eatery, Best Coffee Shop, Best Country-Style Eatery, Best Indian Eatery, Best Italian Eatery, Best Seafood Eatery, Best Steakhouse, Best Food Truck, Best Tapas Eatery and Best Mexican Eatery.
To vote for their favourites, restaurant goers can download the Eat Out app or visit eatout.co.za to rate and review the eateries they have visited in the last year. Users can post as many reviews as they like, but only one per person per restaurant will be counted. The closing date for reviews by the public for this year’s accolades is 31 August 2018. For each review posted, Eat Out will also pledge a meal for a hungry child through Rise Against Hunger SA. The ultimate winners will be announced at events on 16 October in Johannesburg and 18 October in Cape Town.
“It’s always exhilarating to see the community coming together – the restaurants encouraging their happy patrons to review, and the passionate fans taking the time to tell us about their food heroes. Rating and reviewing is quicker and easier on our new app, so we’re looking forward to hearing from even more food lovers across SA,” says Eat Out editor Linda Scarborough.
For the fourth year running, Mercedes-Benz is sponsoring this celebration of the best local restaurants. Says Selvin Govender, Marketing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars: “At Mercedes-Benz we prize top performance in any sphere. Awards like the Best Everyday Eateries allow us to celebrate more casual restaurants that impress where it counts – with their loyal customers.”
Restaurants need to be listed on eatout.co.za (and therefore the Eat Out app) to receive reviews and ratings. Restaurants which are not listed can go to http://www.eatout.co.za/venue-register/ to register or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have their details added free of charge.
Issued by MANGO-OMC on behalf of the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards.
About Eat Out
SA’s best guide to SA’s best food, Eat Out is one of South Africa’s most loved and respected food brands. What started as the country’s definitive restaurant guide 20 years ago has evolved into a brand covering all aspects of food, operating on multiple media platforms.
At the centre of the brand is the website, eatout.co.za, which is updated daily and supported by a strong social media presence, including Twitter (@Eat_Out), Facebook (facebook.com/EatOutMag) and Instagram (@EatOutGuide).
The Eat Out app – enabling diners to find, book and review over 6 000 restaurants across South Africa – launched in 2018.
The annual Eat Out magazine includes the Eat Out 500, a power list of great restaurants across South Africa, as reviewed by a panel of food and restaurant industry experts.
The annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards forms a cornerstone of the brand, celebrating the best of the South African restaurant industry. In 2015 the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries was introduced to recognise a wider range of casual restaurants.