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Arnold's Restaurant

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60 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 4344
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6:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Open from 6.45Am till late , open every day.

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  • 35
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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food served steaming hot.

We had their wold famous bush platter. It had enough food for to so my wife and I split which left room for a wonderful desert. The platter had alligator stew, warthog, ribs, ostrich, and antelope. Try it - you will not be disappointed. Arnold s is not the most attractive venue but you go their for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had their wold famous bush platter. It had enough food for to so my wife and I split which left room for a wonderful desert. The platter had alligator stew, warthog, ribs, ostrich, and antelope. Try it - you will not be disappointed. Arnold s is not the most attractive venue but you go their for the hot food... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My favourite restaurant in Cape Town. Love the game platter and springbok shank. The staff are always friendly and proffesional. Also try the bar one cheesecake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The man the myth the Legend that is Mr T, makes every occasion brilliant. :) Thank you for your amazing service. :)

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Vienna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We ate at Arnold's on our second night in Cape Town. The food (we had Ostrich Burger and Warthog Rips) was very good and I especially have to name the staff as our waiter was very nice. It all took quite a while until we got the food, the bill etc. but when not in a hurry totally good place.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I had the most amazing ostrich burger, with all the trimmings, along with an ice cold beer. The atmosphere is friendly, and the manager came by several times to ensure we had all the necessary items and all was to our liking. Our waiter, Mr "T" was simply charming. Very friendly, helpful, and took the time to discuss our trip,... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very nice platter and service. Will come back!! Location easy and casual. Just relaxed. IN/Outside and smoking possible.

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Cape Town South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a" watering hole" for many locals! Personally I feel their food lack inspiration and refinement, but for the price it makes sense that Arnold's is so popular. Comfortable outside area and on a hot summer's day there is a soft spray lingering in the air above to cool you down.

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Our last night in Cape Town (and our last night in Africa overall), we wanted a relaxing casual dinner and decided to give Arnold's a try. The restaurant is a very simple but warmly staffed establishment. It was chilly so we ate indoors and ordered wine, a brie/cranberry appetizer and two game platters. Crocodile is never my favorite in any... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I've been to Arnold's a few times and I'll keep coming back when I'm in Cape Town. The warthog ribs are fantastic and the other game meats are also very good. I also enjoy a cheap but tasty breakfast there when I stay nearby. It seems that the service has suffered a bit as of late, but it's nothing out... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Service levels struggle at this venue!! I have tried them 3 times for breakfast by now and it always seems if the staff have a hangover, do not want to be there so early or just lost their personality the night before!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 60 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 4344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 14
  • Cuisine: African, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients

Description

Open from 6.45Am till late , open every day.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?