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SideDish Theatre Bistro

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1a Link Street, Camps Bay, South Africa
0214383300
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 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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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't dinner theater steam table food. This is a menu and choices and smiling very helpful servers and good wine.And no price gouging either. The menu won't break any ground but it won't break your budget and it's very high quality. And so convenient...why bother going elsewhere.,

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Thank HowardB118
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I come to Theatre on the Bay regularly and we have taken advantage of the Pre-show dinner on at least a dozen occasions.The setting and layout of the restaurant is great and the staff have at all times ensured that our dinner is served on time.The secret here is to take advantage of their 3 course meals... More 

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Thank pwest500
Cape Town
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

The service and ambiance was great but the food was terrible, especially for what it is charged at. Flavors and preparation was below average at prices found in premium steak houses.

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1 Thank Gregor R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Thank Iona C
Worcester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Thank Colinwr5
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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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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1 Thank HelgL
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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181 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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Thank NigelDJohannesburg
OscarFoulkes, Guest Relations Manager at SideDish Theatre Bistro, responded to this review

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Somerset West, South Africa
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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Thank Stephen D
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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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Thank Dave H
Hermanus, South Africa
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106 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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Thank Whalerboy

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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
  • Phone Number: 0214383300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
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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