Owner and Chef, Kobus van der Merwe accepted the award.
Van der Merwe’s restaurant “Wolfgat” is located in the popular tourist town of Paternoster on the West Coast.
The restaurant is situated in a 130-year-old fisherman’s cottage that was built on a historic cave called “Wolfgat”. Van der Merwe explains the uniqueness of his menu.
“There’s an element of wild food on the menu. We go picking succulents and wild herbs and seaweeds every morning and they all end up somewhere on the menu. Very seasonal ,we also try to represent the dramatic transformation in the landscape between summer and winter with what we collect and pick every morning.”
Champion South Africa applauds Kobus VD Merwe and his Wolfgat restaurant in Paternoster – it’s been voted the World’s Best Restaurant at the inaugural #WorldRestaurantAwards @WorldRestaurant #ChampionSouthAfrica ????????? pic.twitter.com/YQ5PhwZhWD
— ChampionSouthAfrica (@ChampionSAfrica) February 19, 2019