Muldersdrift pub voted best British restaurant

2013-04-10 00:00

GILROY, a micro beer brewery and restaurant in Muldersdrift, is the best British restaurant in the world outside of Britain.

It was named the winner for the second time by the Daily Telegraph in the restaurant category of the international Best of British competition.

Every year people from around the world nominate their favourite traditional British shop, pub or restaurant outside Britain. A shortlist is drawn up, after which a panel of judges picks the winners of each category by looking at the number of votes as well as the voters’ motivations.

The brewery and restaurant, in the heart of Gauteng, won when 1 000 people voted for it.

The restaurant also won the Best of British title in 2010.

This time, however, Irish owner and beer brewer Steve Gilroy (65) was unaware that his “little restaurant” had been nominated, as anyone can nominate a restaurant.

“I was dumbstruck when the newspaper e-mailed me to tell me we had won. I thought it was a hoax, but when I phoned the paper they said that in the eyes of restaurant-goers we are definitely the best British restaurant in the world,” Gilroy said.

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