Local restaurant again awarded the prestigious Wine Spectator Grand Award 2020.

Sommelier Moses Magwaza with chef Chantel Dartnall (back) and Mari and Cobus du Plessis, owners of The Orient Hotel.

Restaurant Mosaic is one of only 100 restaurants in the world, and the only one on the African Continent, to have received this coveted award for their exceptional wine lists and cellar.

This is the third year running that the Restaurant has been honoured with a Grand Award.
The wine cellar at Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient is unparalleled in this country with some of the most exceptional and rarest wines from both South Africa and the globe. From 84 selected restaurants across the globe restaurant Mosaic is the first restaurant from South Africa and the African continent to be awarded the Grand Award by US publication, Wine Spectator for three consecutive years, the restaurant has also won the prestigious 2019 La Liste Award in Paris for the Best Wine List. Restaurant Mosaic has also earned the highest honours from the London based World of Fine Wine International awards.
The award-winning restaurant and cellar has been celebrated for its cellar which boasts more than 75,000 bottles and nearly 6,000 different labels. The sommelier Moses Magwaza, who has been with Restaurant Mosaic since its inception in 2006 comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience and was the recipient of the 2017 and 2018 Eat Out Wine Service Award.
The Grand Award is Wine Spectator’s most prestigious honour, given to the world’s elite wine programmess. Along with exceptional wine lists, Grand Award winners offer the ultimate dining experience, with extraordinary cuisine and flawless service. Candidates for the Grand Award are required to undergo a rigorous inspection by one of Wine Spectator’s judges.
“We are extremely proud of this global recognition and raise our glasses, to say a great big thank you to our Cellar Master for his passion, dedication and continued hard work to ensure that we have all these beautiful wine gems available for our guests to enjoy. Our team looks forward to welcoming back our guests when we re-open on 2 September 2020, when we launch our much awaited Spring Menu – Nasturtium “ says Patron Chef Chantel Dartnall.