Top 10 Finalists Announced in the Alto Top 100 Places to Eat in Cape Town

WESTERN CAPE, CAPE TOWN, 20 NOVEMBER 2012 - Capetonians have spoken by voting for their Top 10 favourite eateries in the Alto Top 100 Places to Eat Cape Town 2012 Awards.

The ALTO Top 10 Places to Eat in Cape Town are, in alphabetical order;

  • Bizerca
  • Dear Me
  • El Burro
  • La Colombe
  • La Mouette
  • Massimo's
  • Societi Bistro
  • The Foodbarn
  • The Roundhouse
  • The Test Kitchen

Says Mariette Du Toit-Helmbold, Chief Executive Officer, Cape Town Tourism, "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."

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

Says Gwen Job, Brand Manager of Alto Wines - “This is extraordinary because the finalists are all so diverse. Us Capetonians like to mix and match our 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.”

Concludes Clare Mack, editor of and founder of the awards, now in their second year;  "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."

To view the full list of the ALTO Top 100 Places to Eat Cape Town go to

For more information contact Clare at 073 842 1701, or at

Editor’s Notes

ALTO - The Oldest Red Wine Estate: The history of the Alto Red Wine Estate dates back to 1693, when it formed part of the larger Groenrivier farm granted by Simon van der Stel. Wine only became the farm's focus in the 1920s when the Malan family began to transform the untamed land into vineyards.

The Latin name for Alto is a reference to the altitudes of the vineyards and the estate’s own aspirations of excellence. Since 1920, only four winemakers have crafted the Alto portfolio of internationally acclaimed red wines.

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With over 70 gold medals in open competitions with the best wines in the world, our collection continues to charm even the most discerning connoisseurs.
Our wines are Alto MPHS, Alto Shiraz, Alto Cabernet Sauvignon, Alto Rouge and Alto Port.

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

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