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Aubergine

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 193
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great meal and service..

Went together with my wife during a business trip, wonderful experience. We decided to take the four course tasting meal together with wine paring, this proved to be an excellent choice! Well worth a visit, book early to get a table.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Jacmac00
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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387 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bolton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Went together with my wife during a business trip, wonderful experience. We decided to take the four course tasting meal together with wine paring, this proved to be an excellent choice! Well worth a visit, book early to get a table.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with clients and a our CEO from Montreal who labelled this restaurant to be the best he's had in Cape Town. I have to agree. Excellent food and service. What a treat. Pity we couldn't sit in the courtyard. But still loved it. Would definitely go back.

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Netherlands
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It was just 100 meter from our B&B and we didn't want to go far. Cosy place, friendly people taking care and make you feel welcome and at home. We didn't book but they had one table available. The springbok carpacchio was a bit of a disappointment but the tuna tataki was excellent. The mains (pigeon, wagyu) were excellent.

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful meal here and it was the highlight of our dining experiences during our 3 nights in Capetown. The food was delicious, imaginative and beautifully presented and the service and ambiance excellent.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

And i'm still amazed by the food. What else can i say that hasn't already been said? Every dish was amazing, the service impeccable, great atmosphere. Will definitely go back when the menu's changed a bit so we can see even more

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St. John's, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

On January 20th 2015 myself and three friends dined at Aubergine restaurant in Cape Town. This was not a good experience at all. Upon arrival at 7:30pm we were seated offered water and virtually ignored for 30 minutes. Eventually at 8pm we were asked if we were ready to order to which I advised we had not been offered drinks... More 

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Grand Cayman
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The food was incredible and the staff attentive. The restaurant is central and deceiving from outside. The dessert was delicious and so was the food.

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Chilton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Amazing selection of great food and wine. Their sommelier really knows his wines, and what will go with your food selection. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Four of us had dinner. The restaurant is welcoming and does have a buzz when it fills up. It is definitely in the “fine dining “ bracket. The menu is bit a pick and mix which is slightly confusing as you are not sure whether you are getting tasting size or full size portions. However, the staff are very good... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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268 reviews 268 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
973 helpful votes 973 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My husband and I had dinner at Aubergine on our 2nd of 3 nights in Cape Town at the end of our most recent Africa trip. Overall, we liked the restaurant and our dinner. The meal was good, the service was friendly and efficient for the most part, and our sommelier was outstanding. But it didn't particularly stand out as... 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: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?