Eat Out Awards 2013

Chef Jackie Cameron and the Hartford House Kitchen Team

The Eat Out DSTV Food Network Restaurant Awards

The Hartford House team is thrilled to have been voted into the EAT OUT TOP 20 Restaurants in South Africa and I am extremely proud of my entire team for making this possible.

I have received flowers, beautiful emails of congrats and phone calls from people all around the country. We are the only restaurant in KZN to make this list. Once again the KZN public have been extremely supportive and encouraging, thanking my team and I for keeping KZN on the map!

I am not going to lie to you though... all these comments do place a huge amount of pressure on us, but to be truly honest 'what would life be without a little stress now and then?' Working in this industry, and the pressures that come along with it, is what drives myself and my team.

We are a work in progress and are so thankful that publications like EAT OUT acknowledge, commend and encourage what we are doing on a daily basis for breakfast, lunch and dinner here at Hartford House.

A huge 'Thank You' to all who support and encourage my little team, we really do appreciate.. If it wasn't for you, we would not be where we are today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and hopefully my team and I have the opportunity to spoil you all with experiences and/or memories at some time in the near future.

So now we wait until 10 November to find out which South African restaurants will make the TOP 10... exciting times indeed! A month to the day and here are our fellow nominees :

We must not forget that the Eat Out Awards celebrate not only South Africa's TOP 10 Restaurants but also offer prestigious awards in the following categories :

  • Boschendal Style Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Paarl Media
  • The Jacobsdal Best Steakhouse Award
  • The Best Asian Restaurant
  • The Best Italian Restaurant
  • The Best Country-style Restaurant
  • The Best Bistro

I know I have my fingers and toes crossed for a few of my mates to scoop the above awards. Let us wait and see.

The DSTV Food Network Restaurant Awards... an evening not to miss. Tickets are on sale for R1450 per person. Avoid disappointment and reserve yours now by contacting Julie Potgieter at or on 021 417 1257.

...and see you then.