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Western Cape’s Wolfgat named as 50th best restaurant in the world

In the small fishing village of Paternoster, just a two-hours drive from Cape Town, lies the internationally acclaimed seafood restaurant.

By House & Garden South Africa | October 12, 2021 | Category

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In the small fishing village of Paternoster, just a two-hours drive from Cape Town, lies an internationally acclaimed seafood restaurant.

West coast eatery Wolfgat has been named as one of the Top 50 restaurants in the world. It has also been named as Africa’s best restaurant in the latest ceremony of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2021.

The prestigious list is regarded as the ‘Oscars of food’ and Wolfgat was announced in 50th place at the awards ceremony held in Antwerp, Germany last week.

Last month, the extended list of top 100 restaurants was revealed, and two South African restaurants - La Colombe and Fyn - made the cut in 81st and 92nd place respectively.

The coastal restaurant is extremely intimate - with seating for only 20 people - and is housed in a reportedly 130-year old beach house cottage.

Chef Kobus has gained a cult following and is renowned for his pioneering of sustainable cooking on SA’s Western coastal shores.

The menu includes vegetation dishes such as veldkool (flower buds) and pickled slangbessies berries, wild oysters and fynbos-infused pate.

Wolfgat said the accolade felt surreal to them. In a post on Facebook, Chef Kobus said:

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