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November 26, 2012

Mother City restaurants take top honours at the Alto Top 100 Places to Eat Cape Town 2012 Awards

The Roundhouse in Camps Bay is a Top 10 Finalist in the Alto Top 100 Places to Eat Cape Town 2012 Awards. Photo courtesy www.theroundhouserestaurant.com

It’s official: Cape Town is home to the top 10 restaurants of Alto Top 100 Places to Eat!

In a deliciously "byte-sized" contest, held online at www.spill.co.za, foodies from around the Mother City voted for their top 10 favourite eateries.

From the bustling city centre to the scenic Noordhoek, local diners know what they like in their restaurants and they know how to vote for them.

The Alto Top 10 Places to Eat in Cape Town are:
Dear Me
El Burro
La Colombe
La Mouette
Societi Bistro
The Foodbarn
The Roundhouse
The Test Kitchen

Sponsored by leading wine producer and the oldest red wine estate in South Africa, Alto, the Top 100 Places to Eat Cape Town 2012 Awards is awarded to give support for the growth and development of Cape Town’s wine and food culture.

Says Cape Town Tourism Chief Executive Officer, Mariette Du Toit-Helmbold, "What a fabulous Top 10 list for locals and tourists alike. These awards are unusual in that they are the first ones to be run on social media where the public have had their say. It's reassuring to see that Capetonians enjoy their casual eateries as much as their fine dining and the results reflect this with the rising popularity of bistro-style eating. This in turn reflects international trends in eating out. It's also a very useful and handy list for locals and tourists visiting the Mother City."

Now in its second year, the competition is the only one that focuses on Cape Town eateries.

Says Gwen Job, brand manager of Alto Wines, “This is extraordinary because the finalists are all so diverse. Capetonians like to mix and match places to eat and we are certainly spoilt for choice. There is an unspoken pride in all our restaurants in that they put so much effort into the customer experience, and this is the common thread in the finalists.”

Spill is a leading online food and drink magazine with a focus on the Cape Town market. It is edited by food writer Clare Mack.

Says Claire,“We had a fantastic response from the public and there's no doubt about it; the ALTO Top 10 Places to Eat Cape Town are all fabulous places to eat, delivering different experiences, and that's what dining out is all about.
Cape Town, when it comes to food, is phenomenal."

For more information about the Alto Top 100 Places to Eat Cape Town 2012 Awards, visit www.spill.co.za.

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