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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: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 205
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    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely traditional dinner

I took my well-travelled stepsister and husband from Berlin to Aubergine in April. It was as I remembered it: very nice setting and atmosphere, quite busy but not too noisy, attentive staff and most of all delicious food, well prepared, beautifully presented. The only small criticsm I would have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Bettina S
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Cape Town
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Fine dining with option of wine pairing and if you do not want to try the tasting menu, you can order a la carte and still do wine pairing with wine by the glass. Food was great and well complimenting flavours rounded it off very well. The sommelier knew his wines very well and the pairing was spot-on. If you... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were recommended by our hotel, Cape View Clifton. They did not steer us wrong! We did the 4 course tasting with wine pairings. Fantastic! The venison was the entire and it was fantastic. The wine pairing was Glenelly Grand Vin. We had been to the vineyard early today and ha bought same. We mentioned that to the sommelier and... More 

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have had superb meals here in the past but the springbok was overcooked and the kingklip very disappointing, it seems to have lost its wow factor from the past though we were all to chicken to say this to the owner as he chatted to us after our meal, which was a nice touch, though the cheese board was... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

A friend recommended this place because she liked it a couple of years ago. I'm affraid it isn't as good as it used to be. Staff is a bit amaturistic, and some were annoyingly formal. The food is alright but not special. The restaurant looks a bit outdated. The sommelier was kind and gave us good advice. Overall: ok but... More 

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Cape Town
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I took my well-travelled stepsister and husband from Berlin to Aubergine in April. It was as I remembered it: very nice setting and atmosphere, quite busy but not too noisy, attentive staff and most of all delicious food, well prepared, beautifully presented. The only small criticsm I would have was the fact the waiters could be better trained in explaining... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had a nice evening although we felt it was a bit overrated for the food quality. Please do not get me wrong the dishes were quite creative and different to your average restaurant which we enjoyed but the taste somewhat not always worked for us and the service was very slow we were at this restaurant for 3 hours.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Whether you love or hate this restaurant, it has a stellar wine list by South African standards! I had an excellent dinner here with friends. The service was prompt, the food excellent and the wine superb - I will definitely return in the near future.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The place was nice, food ok. Service they were welcoming and nice but it took them more than one hour between first and main.... Forever It's a shame because I will never come back or recommend it..., We where celebrating a birthday and left without dessert because it took forever.

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Hexham
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Seven of us went for dinner and all of us were highly delighted with the experience there was only praise for the outstanding food wine and service. The seafood chowder, Chalmar beef, venison, tuna Tuna Tataki, tomato risotto dishes were all raved about as was the trio of creme brulee. All in all a superb meal with some truly outstanding... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I'd been meaning go to try this estblisment for years! I'll start by saying that it's not in the best location in CT, in a converted house with multi levels and rooms, certainly not suitable for the Disabled! The welcome received from the pompous wine waiter was probably the worst I've ever received, and this was because we had taken... 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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?