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Named Africa’s Best New Restaurant 2023, located in Africa’s Best Culinary City 2023 (Cape Town), Tang V&A Waterfront is raising the bar in Miramar Collection’s restaurant empire.

It’s perhaps auspicious that Tang V&A Waterfront was named Africa’s Best New Restaurant 2023 last week at the World Culinary Awards held at the Atlantis The Royal Hotel, Dubai, putting the restaurant name on the Dubai culinary scene before it is set to open Tang Dubai in December 2023.

The World Culinary Awards are now in their fourth year and aim to be the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in the culinary industry and rate restaurants and culinary experiences across the globe, with SA also being named Africa’s Best Culinary Destination 2023 at the same awards.

On winning this award, Miramar Collection’s founder, Nicky van der Walt, said that it serves as “a reminder that hard work and dedication to the craft of dining does not go unnoticed in the industry, and further fuels [them] to continue offering premium dining experiences”. 

Rina van Staden, director, World Culinary Awards, said: “Our World Culinary Awards 2023 winners represent stellar examples of excellence in the culinary industry, and I congratulate each and every one for helping to raise the collective benchmark to even greater heights. My congratulations to each of them.”

The new restaurant will be located at the Palace Downtown Hotel, with group executive chef Vixa Kalenga and his team set to offer guests a sensory dining experience inspired by contemporary Japanese izakayas and the classic Cantonese eateries of Hong Kong, while boasting views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountains.

On the new location, van der Walt said that, “Dubai is the most logical evolution and next step in our brand story …it was important for the flagship of our international expansion to match the iconic locations of both our sister restaurants.”

“Fresh off winning the Africa’s Best New Restaurant 2023 award, we are looking forward to what Tang has to add to the veritable melting pot of cultures and cuisine in the mega metropolis that is Dubai.”

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