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39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 - 021 465 4909
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 53
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  • 35
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sitting out in the gat

Aubergine has been serving outstanding food for probably 2 decades now and never once have I been disappointed. The menu changes seasonally and there is always something on the menu to really tantalize the taste buds. The selection of wines is also something to be reckoned with, so all in all it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
LanaDavies
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Aubergine has been serving outstanding food for probably 2 decades now and never once have I been disappointed. The menu changes seasonally and there is always something on the menu to really tantalize the taste buds. The selection of wines is also something to be reckoned with, so all in all it has remained one of my favourite restaurants .

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Carefree, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The owner of the hotel we stayed in raved about this restaurant so I cancelled reservations we had elsewhere and booked into Aubergine. What a mistake! This was by far the worst food experience we had in our three week stay in South Africa. OK, you might think I am not familiar with fine dining and just fell off the... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great little restaurant. Very well looked after & the atmosphere of the place is particularly nice. We had the tasting menu (four or five courses I can't quite remember) with wine flight. Food was exceptional - especially the duck & the seafood broth thing - and this was served with outstanding wine after outstanding wine. Go here.

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San Diego, California
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Aubergine is a classical restaurant with very innovative twists. From the extensive wine list to the menu, every course was more delicious than the next. The serving sizes were excellent. We did a three course tasting which I would highly recommend. The decor is lovely. The noise level is moderate so it was very easy to hear each other. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was our honeymoon, and we were in Cape Town. And we actually had a really difficult time choosing which restaurants to go to - there are so many great choices! We are very, very glad we choice Aubergine. From the minute we stepped in the door, to the minute we stepped into the cab they called for us, we... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A long-standing favourite for fine dining in Cape Town. We were very impressed with the Winter Bistro special menu and great value too. The starter of pea soup with warthog croquettes was outstanding as was main of slow roast lamb shoulder. As always, attentive service and great ambience. A superb evening - thank you, Harald!

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If you like class and style, this place is traditional and very calm. The service staff is maybe the best we are experienced in Cape Town, polite efficient and to the point at all times

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It was our last dinner in Cape Town. They put a nice ending for our trip. Cater vegetarian food. High quality food with excellent service. Recommend to everyone.

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Rio de Janeiro
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The most fancy and exquisite food of all Cape Town. Great crew, they will make you feel home. Ask for Pinotage wines, typical of South Africa. The sommelier will be glad to help you choose one of the finest bottles of the house.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Took my girlfriend here last Wednesday. What a great night out. The food was good, not the best I've had, but certainly in the top 10 or 15 (the dessert was top 5). The wine was pricey, however - the service was simply remarkable. The Restaurant is beautifully quiet, well furnished and the fire place was magic (being mid winter).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 - 021 465 4909

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?