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1a Link Street, Camps Bay, South Africa
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant venue

How very pleasant and civilised to have this bistro at the Theatre on the Bay. The service was efficient and friendly before the start of the show. The set menu has a choice of three for each course and should please most tastes.The wine list is adequate. We found our selection of dishes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2014
HelgL
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

With not much else to do we decided to go to a show and have a meal at the restaurant above the theatre. We had a lovely 3 course meal which was tasty and well present as well as being very reasonable

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had booked to see a show at The Theatre on the Bay and decided to try out the theatre Bistro. At R180 for a three course meal we thought it worth a try. There was a choice of about 4 items each for starter, main & dessert and when the food came we were very pleasantly surprised - presentation... More 

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OscarFoulkes, Owner at SideDish Theatre Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review ... and, of course, for your very complimentary comments! More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

How very pleasant and civilised to have this bistro at the Theatre on the Bay. The service was efficient and friendly before the start of the show. The set menu has a choice of three for each course and should please most tastes.The wine list is adequate. We found our selection of dishes tasty and well presented. To be recommended... More 

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OscarFoulkes, Guest Relations Manager at SideDish Theatre Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review (and apologies for taking so long to acknowledge it). We look forward to welcoming you back at SideDish! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our group of 4 people had eaten here before and had enjoyed it a lot. We returned last week and came away thoroughly unimpressed. Three of the party ordered the steak which on the previous occasion had been really good this time it was tough and served with undercooked potato croquettes and unidentifiable vegetables. I ordered the Lamb Shank which... More 

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OscarFoulkes, Guest Relations Manager at SideDish Theatre Bistro, responded to this review

We owe you a double apology. Firstly, for your disappointing experience, and secondly, for taking so long to respond. Did you bring the shortcomings to the manager's attention on the night? There isn't any part of incorrectly prepared food, or wrong drinks, or tough steak that is acceptable to us, and it should have been dealt with appropriately on the... More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A pleasant accompaniment to the most enjoyable shows at The Theatre on the Bay! Enjoy a couple of courses before the show, and dessert and coffee during the interval. A la carte, or the set-price 3 courses, with a small selection of starters, mains and desserts. Standard fare, lamb shank, steak, fish, vegetarian pasta, as main courses, but well presented,... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

I booked a table for seven of us before a show, expecting ordinary fare. What a pleasant surprise. The food was great, excellent service, everything arrived on time and the staff bent over backwards to get the timing right for two late arrivals. It is a super venue for a meal out regardless of the theatre, as has nice sea... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This restaurant is a must if you are planning on watching a show at the theatre. Although the menu is limited, the food is very good and the service excellent - all at quite reasonable prices. You can also relax, knowing that you will be able to finish your meal before the show starts.

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GABORONE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

A great way to start an evening at the theatre. A simple multiple choice menu for a 3 course meal in a very roomy and friendly bistro above the Theatre on the Bay. Service was a little slow but the staff were very willing and enthusiastic. Good wholesome food at very reasonable prices for Cape Town.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The Side Dish Bistro is on the first floor in the Theatre on the Bay building. The menu allows a selection from about three each of starters, main course and dessert, plus specials on the day. The choices cater for most tastes. We all enjoyed our selections, the beef and the grilled Norwegian Salmon were particularly good. Service was efficient... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

What a wonderful place! We booked dinner for two before the play. It is in the same building. My seared tuna was perfectly prepared, but a little bland. The salads and desserts were wonderful. Great service. The night we were there the crowd was rather raucous. Parking can be a bit difficult, so arriving early can help.

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Additional Information about SideDish Theatre Bistro

Address: 1a Link Street, Camps Bay, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Camps Bay
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Continental

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1a Link Street, Camps Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Camps Bay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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