Drum roll, please… It’s time to announce the winners of the Bolt Food Restaurant Awards!
This year, we’re crowning winners across 10 different categories to celebrate the diversity and variety of the Bolt Food ecosystem. We’ve crunched the numbers, analysed the data and collected local feedback to determine the winners.
So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the award categories and see who scooped the top prizes in 2021.
Loved By Locals
To start our awards ceremony in style, we have the prestigious Loved By Locals award. This celebrates the highest-rated restaurant on the Bolt Food platform, as decided by Bolt eaters.
“Rocomammas has the best burgers in town, hands down!!!”
We’ve all got that restaurant that only we know about and that we like to keep to ourselves. Maybe it’s off the beaten track, outside of the city centre or not known by tourists. Now’s the time to appreciate these lesser-known eating spots.
“My favourite burger is the doppelganger, period. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. the food is T-A-S-T-Y and well priced. One of my favourite casual restaurants in Cape Town.”
We’ve all been there — it’s approaching midnight, and you’re getting hungry, but the fridge is empty. So what do you do? This award recognises those restaurants that can satisfy our food cravings no matter the time of the day.
Winner: Food Inn
“A perfect spot whenever hangry-vibes hit. Decent and super filling food, a wide variety of different dishes to choose from.”
Now it’s time to shine a light on Bolt Food’s newcomers. We awarded the Rising Star to restaurants that launched in 2021 and saw huge growth and popularity in a short amount of time. These winners are worth keeping an eye on!
“Delicious steak, potatoes, tomatoes garnished with rocket. Makes me say “mmm-mm-mmmm!”.
Worth the walk
This category celebrates food that’s so good, you’re willing to walk to pick it up! Yes, the Worth the Walk award goes to the restaurant with the highest proportion of pick-up orders and five-star eater ratings.
Winner: Spur Steak Ranch
“Ready to get your daily steps in? Then just grab some steaks from Spur!”
Never Gonna Give You Up
If you find yourself ordering from the same Bolt Food restaurant again and again, then this is the award for you. After all, if something tastes so good, why should we try anything else? Let’s celebrate those repeat orders!
Winner: Simply Asia
“It seems that everyone keeps on going back to Simply Asia for some more noodle dishes. Try it out yourself and see what all the fuss is about.”
Whether it’s celebrating a birthday or some good news, special occasions call for a new level of fanciness. The Treat Yourself award recognises Bolt Food’s most popular high-end restaurants. Now, someone pass us the lobster and champagne…
Winner: Mai Thai Sushi
“Good food served in ample amounts at a fair price. What else could one ask for, right?”
At Bolt, we’re proud to partner with restaurants offering vegan and plant-based dishes. This award takes into account the number of orders and average ratings to crown your favourite vegan restaurants!
“Prashad is a place for astonishing vegan and vegetarian food. The food tastes like heaven and is full of fresh ingredients. This is our regular to-go spot.”
Best Value for Money
Just because there’s a lower price tag, it doesn’t mean it’s lower quality. Our Best Value for Money category showcases the restaurant where you can get good food at a bargain price. What’s not to like?
“The Fisherman’s Basket is the perfect dish for sharing. 5 points go to the squid, it is well cooked, tender, and not chewy. And oh, forgot to mention – the crispy chips that come along with the dish. SO GOOD!”
With our commitment to reducing Bolt’s ecological footprint, this award is close to our hearts. It recognises those restaurants with green initiatives, such as using eco-friendly packaging and sourcing ingredients locally. Hats off to our Green Choice winner!
“Just amazing! Even my toddler with a chronic illness loves the shakes and muffins. What can I say, the food is simply incredible.”
Well, that’s a wrap for this year’s Bolt Food Restaurant Awards. A huge congratulations again to all the winners who have kept their customers full and happy in 2021.
We’re already looking forward to 2022’s awards. And remember, if you want to order from any of our winners (as well as thousands of other amazing restaurants), download the Bolt Food app, today!