2016 Boschendal Style Award

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The Boschendal Style Award is an accolade presented annually to the most stylish restaurant in South Africa. Nominees will be featured every week until the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards ceremony in November, when the ultimate winner will be announced.

2016’s top finalists of the Boschendal Style Award have taken interior design to the next level, with impressive commitment to thoughtful design and thematic continuity. Click here to see all 20 of this year’s nominees for the Boschendal Style Award.

Marble (Johannesburg) – winner

Everybody’s talking about this dramatic live-fire restaurant in Rosebank, owned by chef David Higgs and Gary Kyriacou. The design was coordinated by Irene Kyriacou, owner of Oniroco and Reddeco. Fire is an element that’s carried through the whole restaurant – not just in the kitchen, but in the Mervyn Gers wood-fired blue tiles behind the grill, in the wooden end-grains on the welcome desk and in the bar, and in the photographs by Krisjan Rossouw. While the fire is bold, the décor also reflects softer touches, from the intricately moulded cornicing and the ceramic dolos to the Casamento couches with visible thread.  Fittingly, the food celebrates smoke, flames, and the primal joy of eating together around the braai.