Serendipity Restaurant ~ Our Awards

Serendipity was privileged to be the recipient of a trio of World Luxury Restaurant Awards, in 2023. These awards are voted for by the public and are bestowed upon top restaurants across a variety of categories. We were honoured to be recognised as the global winner in South African Cuisine, and the African Continent winner for both Indigenous/Heritage Cuisine and the Best Locally Sourced Produce Menu. 

Lizelle and Rudolf Stolze were on the red carpet at the Hermitage Museum Hotel, in St Petersburg in Russia for the 2019 World Luxury Restaurant Awards Gala Ceremony. Serendipity received two World Luxury Restaurant Awards for 2019: ‘Global Winner’, South African Cuisine and the ‘Country (South Africa) Winner’, Fine Dining Cuisine. 

Serendipity was named ‘Global Winner’ of the World Luxury Restaurant Awards, for South African Cuisine in 2020, 2021 and 2022. 

The American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards were presented for Cape Town, the Winelands, and the Garden Route at The Olive Press at Boschendal estate.

Serendipity received the Prestigious 10 Year award. The Awards continue to reflect the country’s rising culinary spirit and serve as a catalyst in championing the enhancement of the fine dining industry and experience in South Africa.We would like to thank all our patrons and guests who have supported us over the years.
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“Lizelle won fame for the use of local ingredients, including wild game; like eland, kudu, springbok and warthog; game birds such as guinea fowl and quail; South African fish like cob, snoek and red roman, freshly sourced and exceptionally prepared and presented. Her dishes are original, and sophisticated, yet simplicity shines through. She makes use of the fresh, local ingredients of the Garden Route and Cape.
Rudolf’s wines are expertly sourced and paired with the menu to elevate the experience of diners.”

Remember we are serving South African FINE DINING, table d’hôte, five course dinner, from 6.30pm, Mondays to Saturdays. We don’t turn tables so that you can enjoy your celebrations.

Looking forward to seeing you at Serendipity!
Rudolf & Lizelle


Serendipity Restaurant Awards

Michelin Recommended Establishment
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2008 - 2015
American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2008 – 2019
Ordre Mondial Des Gourmets Dégustateurs
BoE Moet Circle
BoE Moet Circle
Honoraire Culinaire of the Chaine des Rotisseurs.
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Proudly South African
Proudly South African Top 10 Women Chefs
Fellow Member of South African Chefs Association since 1997
Fellow Member of South African Chefs Association since 1997