We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
70 Keerom Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 (0)21 424 3460
Website
Today
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 424 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 237
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good without being exceptional

We had a big event in town and went to Cane for a big dinner. There was only a choice of 3 meals and the sirloin steak we had was very mediocre. It was overcooked and tough. drinks were good though

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Richard N
,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

424 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We had a big event in town and went to Cane for a big dinner. There was only a choice of 3 meals and the sirloin steak we had was very mediocre. It was overcooked and tough. drinks were good though

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Our table by the meat safe smelt of stale blood. We moved. The waiter was totally disinterested in serving us. The bone marrow starter was raw (mad cow disease here we come) and sent back. It took 2 hours to get our main courses which were then wrong. My friends "safari platter" was cold, husband's rib eye overcooked, I got... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I like this place, it's nice and well decorated. The food is great and the staff friendly... to friendly maybe... our waiter push us to take this wine, much more expensive than the one we choose and he did the same thing for the food. I like when waiters help you to choose but it's a bit annoying when it's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lovely meal. Recommended by our Concierge. The waiting staff appeared rather over-stretched partially because choosing the meat is taken very seriously. Our waiter produced a selection of different cuts of meat on a tray and gave us in detail run down on the benefits of each. With a bit of persuasion I opted for the recommended aged sirloin which again... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, GB
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The meat was top quality cooked at the right point. Very trendy environment, with lots of young people, hence also quite noisy - some people like that, some not. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, although some of the servers less so. The cheese platter at the end of the meal was not very exciting and the free limoncello was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town, South Africa
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

There is a lot of energy in this restaurant. Everything was excellent from start to finish, the quality of the products, the cooking, the seasoning, the presentation and the choice of wine by the glass. The biltong salad was a lovely discovery. It was original and practical to have the menu as the placemat. The most appetizing part of this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buonas, Schweiz
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The meat is still one of the best you can get. Unfortunately the place is so noisy that you can hardly talk to each other.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Dined at SA Carne last year and reserved a table there as soon as we were in Cape Town this year. We were not disappointed, in fact the prime rib, sirloin and fillet with mushroom & brandy and green peppercorn sauces were even better than we remembered. Excellent vegetables. Attentive and knowledgeable staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Camps Bay
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We own Auberge du Cap Luxury Guesthouse in Camps Bay and love taking our guests to the best Cape Town has to offer in culinary delights. I can only say that this is the best Meat Restaurant in Cape Town at the moment - with superb ambience and great food!! Wayne, the manager runs the show like a well- oiled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you are a lover of meat, this is the place for you. Simple but sufficient menu and wine list, friendly attentive staff. They bring around a platter of meat cuts and explain each dish to you. All round great experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Carne also viewed

Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 
Constantia, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 

Been to Carne? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Keerom Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 (0)21 424 3460

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Carne staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?