Constantia, Cape Town
Open since: 2009
Position in the Top 10 last year: 7
Chefs Peter Tempelhoff and Ashley Moss create art on the plate in a luxurious setting. Expect pitch-perfect plates with a subtle nod to national pride, from the storytelling to the ingredients. Expect theatrical dishes like Cape Malay pickled fish with Hermanus abalone; mushroom-and-sherry chocolate King Cone; and prawns steamed table-side with dill and fresh coconut. Desserts might come in the form of chamomile sherbet or a plate of deconstructed chocolate, blueberry and coffee.