De Hoek wins Best Country Hotel Restaurant at the Annual Rosetta Awards

The 12th Annual Rosetta Awards was held at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton.

CEO, Wendy Alberts hosted a spectacular affair with Coca Cola as the headline sponsor for the Restaurant Industry, gathering them all together to find out who had managed to snatch the top awards of the evening.

There are a number of categories for the very competitive restauranteurs and other allied industries who support them, and each year they via for the honour of belonging at the top of their particular RASA award category.

Industry personalities in the room were The Giggling Gourmet, Jenny Morris was the MC who moved the evening smoothly through the program, there was also an address by Ms. Alberts and the team member who put the event together Aysha Raad.

As the evening drew to a close, it was clear that the winners were over the moon, while there were a number of competitors who left determined to do it in 2018.

The winners were – Best in category:
Coffee Shop: Whippet Coffee
Take away outlet: Nutrifit Café
Eatery / Bistro Restaurant: Casa Bela
Casual Dining: Cowfish
Café / Bistro: Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar
Asian: Orient
African: Sakhumzi
Experiential Restaurant: Bientang’s Cave
Relaxed Restaurant: Mythos
Country Restaurant: The Conservatory
International Restaurant: Central One
Elegant Restaurant: Luke Dale Roberts @ The Saxon
Fine Dining: Winehouse
New Restaurant: Rockets Restaurant

As the nominees for the Best Restaurant 2017 award were announced: Morrells, Restaurant Mosaic, Winehouse 10 on Bompas, Saskia’s Fusion, Rockets Bryanston, Luke Dale Robert @ The Saxon and Maboneng Precinct, a pin drop could be heard in the room – the winner for 2017 is Rockets Bryanston.

The RASA Lifetime Icon Award was announced as the evening drew to a close, and Restaurant Mosaic was given the award for innovation, elegance, and style of international prestige. More information about the evening, including photographs, can be seen on the RASA website,

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About De Hoek
The De Hoek Country Hotel, an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, set on the banks of the tranquil Magalies river, Magaliesburg, is known and loved for its exceptional cuisine and personalised service. This exclusive 5-star boutique hotel offers superior luxury accommodation – 12 Superior Suites, 4 Superior Suites with a gas fireplace, 10 Deluxe Suites (two wheelchair friendly) and 2 Penthouse Suites and 4 Executive Twin Rooms on the mezzanine level of the Stone House. All in-house guests have access to the West Terrace lounge with a gas fireplace, the Gimbal library, the Conservatory Restaurant, The Bridge Bistro for lighter meals, the Compass bar, the outdoor swimming pool, manicured gardens and walking paths. Many outdoor activities including mountain and river walks, hot air ballooning, off-site gliding, horse riding and game drives are available. Both fine dining and more informal fare, in a French-Continental style, is served in the elegant Conservatory restaurant and the less formal Bridge Bistro. De Hoek boasts a variety of conference and function rooms for companies, private individuals and bridal couples looking for an exclusive country venue. Themed events and special occasion celebrations, on an ongoing basis, are also arranged.