Winner: Eat Out VISI Style Award

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Saint, a new pizza and Champagne restaurant in Johannesburg, has won the Eat Out VISI Style Award at the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, which were held on 18 November 2018.

Saint, Chef David Higgs’ new restaurant in Sandton, boasts giant mural projections and renaissance statues by Damien Grivas. The classical yet quirky space reinterprets traditional Italian art and design with a contemporary spin.

The interiors of Saint are the brainchild of interior designer Irene Kyriacou, who worked closely with interior architects Reddeco to realise the spectacular design of the space.

Below is a list of all of the awards and winners from the evening:

Eat Out S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Chef of the Year: Kobus van der Merwe of Wolfgat

Eat Out Restaurant of the Year: The Restaurant at Waterkloof

Top 10 Restaurants:

1. The Restaurant at Waterkloof
2. The Test Kitchen
3. La Colombe
4. Wolfgat
5. La Petite Colombe
6. Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort
7. Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient
8. Camphors at Vergelegen
9. Jardine Restaurant
10. Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia

Restaurants ranked from 11–20:

11. Fermier Restaurant
12. Jordan Restaurant
13. Foliage
14. Le Coin Français
15. The Chefs’ Table
16. Chefs Warehouse at Maison
17. La Tête
18. Overture
19. The Shortmarket Club
20. The Pot Luck Club

Eat Out Diners Club Service Excellence Award: The Test Kitchen

Eat Out Nederburg Rising Star: Candice Philip of Grei

Eat Out Retail Capital New Restaurant of the Year: Janse & Co

Eat Out VISI Style Award: Saint

Eat Out Graham Beck Chefs’ Chef Award: Chris Erasmus of Foliage and Ivor Jones of Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia

Eat Out Wine Service Award: Moses Magwaza of Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient

Eat Out John Psillos Award for Outstanding Contribution to Service: Germain Lehodey

Eat Out Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award: Abigail Donnelly

Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award: The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal