Following the success of the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries awards introduced for the first time in 2015, Eat Out has added three more categories for 2016 – Best Food Truck, Best Tapas Eatery and Best Mexican eatery.
Other categories for this year include Best African Eatery, Best Asian Eatery, Best Bistro, Best Burger Eatery, Best Coffee Shop, Best Country-Style Eatery, Best Indian Eatery, Best Italian Eatery, Best Seafood Eatery and Best Steakhouse.
How the awards work
Over the course of the year, members of the public visit www.eatout.co.za to rate and review the eateries they’ve visited recently. In each of the categories for each province, the qualifying restaurants with the highest average star ratings between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016 will be awarded at this year’s Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries.
There will be two celebrations of the winners in October 2016 – one in Gauteng and one in Cape Town. Restaurants that perform well in their category but don’t meet all the criteria to win are eligible for ‘highly commended’ certificates.
For each review posted, Eat Out will pledge a meal for a hungry child through Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa. Eat Out is also giving away R1000 to one lucky reviewer per month until the end of September 2016. All the reviews written in the year period until that date will influence which restaurants take home the top prizes in each category.
Mercedes-Benz is sponsoring theses accolades for the second consecutive year.
“The Best Everyday Eateries gives people the opportunity to celebrate the more casual restaurants that they love to visit regularly with their friends and family,” said Selvin Govender, Marketing Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
“We encourage Eat Out readers to give their favourite eateries a chance to shine by reviewing them before the closing date.”