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Dock Road | Old Dock Master Building, Cape Town Central, South Africa
021 419 5074
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mitchell's Brewery is the oldest microbrewery in South Africa, founded in 1983.We are also the only pub at The V & A Watefront, Cape Town.If you are looking for tasty homebrewed ales, great menu ( wood fired oven baked pizzas and pub grub), you have found a place in heaven.And if you are a sports fan, our plazma screens and surround sound will take you right into the action.
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Inside was dirty and dark and stinky. We sat on the patio. I ordered their brewed beer. It was warm, he took it back and bought another warm beer. The nachos were eh ok, nothing spectacular. Would have expected more out of the brewery with it being so close to upscale mall. Wait staff were slow.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The service was of a good standard, very helpful and friendly. Also very prompt in taking orders and bringing food. We all had steak, but have to say it was not of usual South Africa standard. Also very disappointing to find they didn't serve creamed Spinach, a favourite vegetable dish.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited Mitchell's Brewery in Dec 2014 and January 2015 and found the food to be excellent, well prepared and reasonably priced. They have an excellent selection of beers and their beer tasting is reasonable. The menu is reasonably extensive, but, they don't do changes from the offerings. The waiters are friendly, although when busy, the service can be a... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Located in the waterfront, this is the original and is worth a visit, good cocktails and great food. With a range of their own beers if you enjoy beer try them all they are great. Staff and service was super. Recommended visit for both locals a must stop for tourists

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Cape Town
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141 reviews 141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We have eaten here twice in the last month or two. We have found Mitchell's to be really good. The food is good, nice portions at decent prices. There wine by the glass and beer on tap is affordable and nice and good variety. Outside seating is lovely albeit a bit noisy but it is a pub so that is... More 

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Pretoria
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

An honest pub and grub experience with a large selection of beer on tap, and cocktails for the ladies. Honest tasty food. Great value for money.

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Fenton, Illinois
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309 reviews 309 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Someone in our group recommended the nachos so I ordered them and they were delicious. It was enough for two people. My friend ordered the spaghetti and was happy. We sat outside on a lovely day in Capetown. It was a nice time.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We wanted to have dinner there on the terasse and we left after half hour. We did not even eat the food we ordered. The service was ok and willing but the people around us were loud, drunk and you could not understand a word. The food was poor and we sent it back to the kitchen, paid and left.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

For many years i have supported mitchells! ! And tonight i received the worst service! Had a friend visiting from Johannesburg and decided to go to Mitchells for drink. We ordered 2 irish coffees and they said it would take a while. I understand. A while being 10 min maybe 15. But 35 mins later and no drink is not... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Tourist trap and/or heavily skewed towards being a watering hole that also serves some pub grub. Both the pizza and the sirloin essentially colorless but did the trick i.e. soaked up the Guinness... Waiter was rather unfriendly and only seemed to perk up when we requested the bill.

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Address: Dock Road | Old Dock Master Building, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: 021 419 5074
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Cuisine: Brew Pub

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