WOLFGAT chef Kobus van der Merwe accepts the World’s Best Restaurant award at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris.

The Western Cape MEC for Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer on Tuesday congratulated Wolfgat, the Paternoster restaurant on the West Coast that won the restaurant of the year award during the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris on Monday night.

Wolfgat, a tiny restaurant tucked away in an old fisherman’s cottage, won the award for the best restaurant in the “Off-Map” category, and the overall best restaurant award.

“This is a phenomenal achievement. Chef Kobus van der Merwe is doing amazing work, using sustainable, seasonal and foraged ingredients in the small seaside village of Paternoster and the world is taking notice,” Schäfer said.

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