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All 802 Cape Town Central Restaurants

Aubergine

39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 - 021 465 4909
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegetarian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Washington, DC
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I really liked this place for many reasons. Upon arrival, the greeting at the door was warm and inviting, and that was the theme throughout the evening. The menu was fairly large and varied, with many tempting offerings. Turns out that you could pick anything at random and be totally satisfied -- everything was delicious. South African wine pairings suggested... More

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Bridgend South Wales
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Our first night in Capetown and we ate here! Fabulous! We booked this restaurant well in advance on line. Thank goodness. We all loved it. The food is superb. The wines varied and the service good. The main course was just that touch slow coming, but well worth waiting for.The pudding was to die for! Don't miss it.

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France
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very good ingredients, a touch of magic from the chef and you have an amazing meal. The service was a bit slow, but they say it is on the menu... and one can ask for faster service if needed.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went to several top end restaurants in Cape Town and the surrounding area and this was probably the best. My wife and I both appreciate great food and dine in top end restaurants on occassion. We both thought this was a fantastic restaurant with a great atmosphere, exceptional food, superb waiting staff and some great wine.

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San Francisco, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We found Aubergine listed as one of the best restaurants in Cape Town in Tripadvisor. We did some additional research with staff and chefs from other "best of the best" already reviewed and all of these competitors were very enthusiastic that we should sample this restaurant. This is a very well disguised restaurant, and although locals complain that its too... More

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White Plains, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I tried this restaurant, which is located in the Gardens section of Cape Town and it was just OK. It was a lot fancier than other restaurants we had been to in Cape Town and the ambience was very polished. We had about 5 different waiters taking care of us, so it was hard to keep track... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

I organised a meal at Aubergine for my parents to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday. I live in Australia and called the restaurant and spoke to Catherine who made the entire booking process seamless with assurances that my parents would be well looked after. I gave her my credit card over the phone. My parents ended up having the most... More

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Vacoas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had a lovely lunch in a nice atmosphere at the Aubergine and the menu was as good as usual we enjoy it on our visit. All was perfect and thanks to all the staff who took so much care about us!

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New York, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nice atmosphere and the manager was very nice, explaining the menu in good detail. The problem is that every dish we ordered had about 5 unnecessary ingredients & components that overtook and ruined the main dish itself (eg anchovies with prime rib?!, miso & ginger vinaigrette with oysters, etc.) It was like the chef thought he was on an iron... More

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New York City
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333 reviews 333 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This restaurant was the talk of the town five years back, and it feels like it has not progressed since. The setting service and menu are sophisticated and aim to please, but only some of the dishes were memorable. The signature dish, the aubergine soufflé was more like a mealy omelet, but the pumpkin soufflé was one of the most... More

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