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Bizerca Bistro

98 ShortMarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
021 423 8888
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I had dinner with friends at Bizerca Bistro and it was excellent! Excellent service and excellent food, only the wine was disappointing (a 2008 Pinotage, the worst I had in South Africa). The environment was very agreeable. We sat outside and it was a little bit chilly so they brought blankets to all of us. I ordered the veal tongue... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We had an absolutely amazing dinner here. Daily specials are posted on chalkboards in addition to the standard menu. We appreciated the short menu, as there were plenty of great choices, which together with the board of specials created a full menu. Each dish we tried was unique and perfectly prepared. We brought a bottle of wine from one of... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I attended a birthday party at Bizerca Bistro and we sat in the courtyard, absolutely beautiful! The service was great, the manager explained the menu in detail. I had the Raw Norwegian Salmon Salad as a starter and it was incredible! The beef fillet with a bone marrow crust was delicious! I cannot wait to return again and again!

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Horsmonden
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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The choice on the main menu seemed boring. But..... then came the "Board". His specials. Now we were "cooking". Then it became difficult to choose. We could play around with the dishes; starters could be turned in to mains portions and the other way around. Very flexible. We were made to feel real guests. Special. On the wine front I... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Probably the worst food we experienced in Cape Town. Extremely arrogant and off hand service, from the maître 'd, menu very limited, asked for the specials board which at the time was being used by other clients. Eventually having asked twice three boards appeared! We ordered, oysters with gooseberries , was ok followed by in edible duck, so disgusting I... More

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Vancouver, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Celebration restaurant; reserved for my daughter's birthday (24th). The concierge at the Black Heath recommended and arranged for reservation. Make sure taxi-driver knows where it is located, especially at night. A three-course menu provided, yet choose between 'book' menu and black-board offering. Well worth the reservation, food superb, service outstanding, and absolutely no rush. We had just come from a... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Fabulous and eclectic menu.... Too many things to order and enjoy! We stuffed ourselves with more courses than we probably should have. Great wine list, lovely ambiance and attentive service.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went with my new hot Italian date and he was at once effusive and speechless!The West Coast Oysters and Taittinger were followed by a Pot au Feu (beef fillet+shin,veal shank+marrow bone with oxtail jus reduction and winter vegetables)...then a hot, steamed ginger pudding with butterscotch ice cream and 2 ristretto espressos...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We have been to Bizerca on a couple of occasions previously and had wanted to impress our overseas visitors but were disappointed. The starters arrived promptly and were delicious. We then waited an hour and a half for our main course! The chef had forgotten about our order! Tables around us which had arrived after us received their orders way... More

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South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Fantastic restaurant! Elegant food, good wine, exceptional service and crisp decor. Loved absolutely everything about our dinner here. Magic....

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