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Bizerca Bistro

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98 ShortMarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 423 8888
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner. Saturday's for Private...
Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner. Saturday's for Private Functions only
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    Very good
  • 39
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  • 3
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best....Better.... Bizerca...

Every signiture dish made by chef Laurent is a masterpiece. Two of my favourites, the salmon salade and the desert trio. .. Always generous portions, great value! Venue lovely romantic ambiance that complete the experience. Service friendly and professional. My happy place....

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
herman n
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Every signiture dish made by chef Laurent is a masterpiece. Two of my favourites, the salmon salade and the desert trio. .. Always generous portions, great value! Venue lovely romantic ambiance that complete the experience. Service friendly and professional. My happy place....

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Wilderness, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I went for supper with friends of mine. We are all foodies, and were interested to try the food. Unusually the service was informed and good. I say unusual because restaurant service is just so bad these days. None of us had starters, but the mains were excellent. I had the salmon salad which was just the right portion size... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The most wonderful atmosphere. Beautiful setting and sublime food. Well worth a visit. Outdoor area in summer but at night the interior comes alive.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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130 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We called in for lunch without a booking but there were only about a dozen other diners so no problem.We sat in the outside courtyard which is lovely.Two glasses of bubbly to peruse the menu. We shared the most amazing seafood starter, calamari and prawns on a delicious, intense tomato sauce. My partner had an onion tartlet which was superb.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The food is amazing, the waiters are attentive and there is a warm and welcoming ambiance in the restaurant. Go the adventurous route! To start, order the veal tongue, it's tender and filled with flavour. For your main course order the pork trotter encased in crispy phyllo pastry, served with a pea and potato galette (crumbed fried mashed potato and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The selection was very good, service wonderful, and the ambiance was stylish without being overpowering.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Beautiful surroundings and amazing french food. One of the best steaks I've eaten and by UK prices very reasonable.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I dined there in April and paid with a credit card. The next day, my card number and PIN were used at the restaurant's bank to take 3000 Rand as a cash advance against the credit card. The card was swiped at the table, so it seems either the server watched the PIN, or the restaurant staff was able to... More 

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Wilrich N, Owner at Bizerca Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Mister Sandage, I am very sorry that you were the victim of a crime during your stay in South Africa. It is both unsettling and traumatic and while I understand your desire to see justice served, due legal process must be followed. Your allegation that this crime was committed by a member of the Bizerca Bistrot team in very... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

As a frenchman i really appreciate bizerca and i dine regularly. Excellent food and large starter portions so i often stick to two starters when having lunch. Definitely one of the better establishments and rarely lets one down. Menu is quite limited typically so you need to be flexible.

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Ottawa, Canada
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72 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We five were glad to find a highly-rated dinner spot within walking distance of our hotel, who insisted on providing an escort going and coming. Last-minute reservations were unavailable in the courtyard, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! I began with four oysters, and couldn't resist trying "crispy trotters", i.e. deep-fried pork hock meat, but soft on the inside. Service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 ShortMarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner. Saturday's for Private Functions only
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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