This Tiny South African Beach Restaurant is Named the World’s Best Eatery

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This Tiny South African Beach Restaurant is Named the World’s Best Eatery

All eyes are on South Africa’s thriving culinary scene at the moment with a tiny beach restaurant being named the world’s best in the World Restaurant Awards, held in February 2019. Wolfgat is South Africa’s hottest eatery right now with the capacity to serve just 20 diners per sitting.

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Located two hours north of Cape Town in Paternoster, Wolfgat is a tiny rustic, beachfront venue located inside a 130-year-old cottage. Six members of staff with no formal training serve up a seven-course tasting menu for just R850 (approx. AU$85) per person, with dishes focusing mainly on local seafood and enhanced with wild herbs, seaweeds and succulents. Some courses also feature lamb or venison.

Some of the elements on the tasting menu take weeks of preparation, while other ingredients are handpicked on the day for the exact number of bookings received.

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The restaurant’s head chef, Kobus van der Merwe, forages for ingredients along the Atlantic shore and his freshly made bread served with butter is always a hit with diners.

Expect a unique dining experience that showcases a selection of indigenous ingredients specific to the restaurant’s coastal location. Click here to book.


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