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84 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
021 424 6334
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wow what a gem and awesome service & food...

I read about this restaurant on a Facebook group page and the comments were all very complimentary so I invited some friends to join me. Wow what an amazing little restaurant in a quiet area of Long Street, not the hussle and bussle and madness like the top of Long Street. The service was exemplary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Leon L
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I read about this restaurant on a Facebook group page and the comments were all very complimentary so I invited some friends to join me. Wow what an amazing little restaurant in a quiet area of Long Street, not the hussle and bussle and madness like the top of Long Street. The service was exemplary and the food (all wonderful... More 

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Blantyre, Malawi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I have to agree with the previous reviewer from Sweden. We had more or less the same experience. A friendly waiter who seemed under pressure and constantly apologising for the late delivery of our tapas choices. We too waited 25 - 45 minutes between dishes and finally waited 45 minutes for the arrival of a bowl of rocket salad and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We ate here as part of a large group in early April, brought to the restaurant by a person who had lived in Cape Town for several years and considered it to be one of the very best restaurants in the city. We opted for the more expensive set of small dishes (maybe 10 dishes per person). The food was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Horrible experience when our family visited Fork last week. We booked a table at 20:30, but weren't seated until 30 min later. Understand this sometimes happens, but it would be nice to be offered anything to drink while waiting instead of just let us stand in the entrance and look stupid. When we finally were seated we ordered 10 dishes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went to this restaurant after reading the positive reviews on Tripavisor and we were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and the food was fantastic, great presentation and taste. The prawns and the ravioli were especially good. They have nice seating areas and also a balcony which is perfect for a hot sunny day. The wine was good and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Took my husband for his birthday we had a table on balcony, the service could not have been better, we could hear the Jazz festival and all the hype of long street, it as fab. Just loved it. The food was a party in your mouth delicious, service, superb, atmosphere great.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Things didn't start well..service was so poor that after reminding the waiter twice, that I was still waiting for my beer, I had to resort to fetching it from the bar myself. I enjoyed the concept & presentation of the food, but unfortunately on average the taste let it down. All in all not the best option for a night... More 

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Perth, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We visited Fork restaurant whilst staying in Cape Town on holiday. We received a very friendly welcome from the owner who obviously has a passion for his restaurant, and a very hands on approach, which is rare and was nice to see. Our other waitstaff were also friendly, attentive and efficient, and offered help and advice about the menu when... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

this is a real find along Long Street, just up from the city tour Red stop 5. We were shown upstairs to the cool a/c room from the hot bustle if the street. Our waitress catered well to request for Gluten free option on the lunch menu, and chef prepared a special variation with Grilled Kudo. 12 year old had... More 

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Houston, Texas
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322 reviews 322 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Caught a lunch here. The place is larger than it appears with a second floor with a nice terrace overlooking the street. Service was good; food good. We had 2 glasses of wine and 4 plates we shared. Damages were ~ 35 USD. A nice and relaxing stop.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84 Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 021 424 6334

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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