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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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 269
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent restaurant in Gardens

excellent service, only place in Cape where I could get an excellent Burrata, very fine dishes,maybe a bit far from the city center

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
sandrine c
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Paris, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the vegatarian menu, the food was excellent and liked that they have a wide variety of wines. Loved every minute of it!

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Thank El2p
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to book well in advance but we were lucky and managed to get a last minute table - and were we grateful!! Not only was the food gorgeous, when booking for us, the hotel asked about veggie food and when we got there a full veggie menu was on the table - and it was excellent! Superb service... More 

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Thank mandihorwood
Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps the best restaurant in a city known for food. The service and dishes are sublime. The sommelier is knowledgeable without being arrogant in the least. Staff are friendly and funny. We loved it!

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Thank nordatl
Nairobi, Kenya
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96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a romantic dinner for two on a lovely Cape night. Our table was allocated next to a noisy group of 10. Menu had interesting items and the food was good, however service was a bit impersonal. Wine list was also very pricey. Glad to have gone but wouldn't return.

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Thank Madame_Trey
Chesterfield, Missouri
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and wine at great prices for visitors from UK. Food worthy of a Michelin star by European standards.

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Thank Travalyn
Cheltenham
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us visited the Aubergine for dinner. The restaurant is a 15 minute cab ride uptown from the waterfront and is located a a quiet cul-de-sac to the north of the Company's Gardens. Having had lunch, we ordered a la carte although the tasting menu looked good. The standard of cooking was very good: I would have said just... More 

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Thank RhodriMawr
Paris, France
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent service, only place in Cape where I could get an excellent Burrata, very fine dishes,maybe a bit far from the city center

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Thank sandrine c
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous evening with friends. The food was cooked and presented with care and pride, absolutely delicious. The level of service was discreet, attentive and professional. Well done Harald, it's obvious why Aubergine has a loyal group of customers, it really should be noted as one of the Top 10 restaurants in South Africa. I will certainly return for more... More 

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Thank Jerica A
Saint-Raphael, France
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A refined cuisine. A combination of tantalizing and surprising tastes and special dishes. An unique wine selection with great South African wines, matching the dishes in a perfect way. A very nice and stylish ambiance. Excellent service. We ordered the degustation menu with wine pairing. Really a very nice experience.

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Thank Lambert S
Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, nice interior, friendly staff. Best wine list I have seen in Cape Town with an impressive selection of French wines and by far the best sommelier. The menu offers great value for money.

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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: French, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?