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39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 - 021 465 4909
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegetarian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Classic cuisine of the highest order where nothing conflicts, ingredients sought out, great wine list, a top end occasion, enjoy!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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140 reviews 140 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

it's amazing, what the chef and owner of the aubergine creates on the plate and that by changing the menue every week. food level at 15 to 16 points gault millau together with very friendly and efficient service.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Despite the mixed reviews on TA we booked for dinner on Sunday (not many restaurants are open on Sunday) and this turn to be one of the best between the the eight restaurants we visited in Cape Town. Being vegetarians we usually accept the small choice of vegetarian dishes in restaurants and we were pleasantly surprised with the variety of... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Cant believe the negative reviews here - this was our first dinner during our stay in cape town. Love course-style menu where you can choose from 3 or 4 or 5 course tasting with or w/o wine paring. We picked and choose and the food was fantastic. Sometimes you read reviews and perhaps the background of the reviewer is off... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We ate in the restaurant a couple of years ago and forgot how good it is. We had a very good meal at this quite formal restaurant in Cape Town. Not so formal that you have to dress up but smart casual. Food very interesting concept with a formula of a set menu from which basically you can chose anything... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The food was delicious and innovative and the sommelier gave great advice. I had the pigeon, and the kudu that were excellent.

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Washington, DC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We loved everything -- the food was superb and the wine recommended by the sommelier may have been the best we have ever had.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a very dissapointing evening at this restaurant. After 2 weeks in Cape Town, this must have been the worst dinner we had during our stay. The prices are ridiculous for this standard of food in Cape Town, wines are also not what one should expect from this type of restaurant. I always read TA reviews before I book... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I invited for my birthday. Very dissapointed.'.too german..in a bad way... Wine Piringen menu...we received 1/4 glass... Too expensive... Too sad... Very dissapointed...the worst ever... Please close it or rethink... You ruined my birthday and vacation... Go AND close please !.. Bitte schliessen und zuruck gehen nach Schweinebraten...

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Kwintsheul, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was our last dinner of the trip and so we were looking forward to a nice meal. Having been to La Mouette the night before we were hoping for a similar experience as I had visited this restaurant a few years ago and been blown away. Unfortunately, for me, the quality and the creativity is quite diminished. The sommelier... More 

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Additional Information about Aubergine

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

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