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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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
  • 40
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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
Great dining experience

If you want a place where the food is fresh and different, where you can take your time and enjoy the company at your table, where the service was friendly and knowledgeable, this could be your place. Main courses included excellent beef dishes as well as local game and seafood. Appetizers were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Ken M
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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San Antonio, Texas
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you want a place where the food is fresh and different, where you can take your time and enjoy the company at your table, where the service was friendly and knowledgeable, this could be your place. Main courses included excellent beef dishes as well as local game and seafood. Appetizers were creative and tasty. the only reasons I could... More 

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Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very good fine dining in relaxed atmosphere. We where again impressed by the consistent high quality of the food prepared by the french owner and chef. This husband and wife team just get better and better at serving excellent food. The menu changes regularly according to availability of the best fresh produce. Very good wine list. Better book. Very well... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had a a tight time scale and they let us in early at 1800(they open at 1830) and took our orders and we we out by 1930. Fantastic menu, great food presented well and very well presented. Good value

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Restaurant is lovely, but I had high expectations and to be honest the chalkboard menu didnt excite me at all. Food was ok but there are better options in Cape Town in my opinion. Very limited offerings for vegetarians. The waiter offered a pasta dish or he would find some veg...not what one really expects in a restaurant everyone seems... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had amazing food here. Creative flavours. Excellent service. Lovely atmosphere. One of the nicest meals I've had in a very long time. I really like that the restaurant donates a small amount of what they earn to a charity supporting street-kids. You have the option to add to it on your bill, but this is entirely voluntary.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Menu was fresh and innovative, with good choice of daily specials. Wine list had good choices at reasonable prices. Service was flawless. Restaurant has limited seating, leading to a bistro-like feel, but the food was top-notch gourmet level.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I am not against making donations to charity, but I am against making COMPULSORY donations to charity, without being asked whether I agree with it or not. I would normally agree. In this restaurant, a donation to street children is mandatory. The amount is negligible (R5), but I did not like the attitude. If only they were also making a... More 

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Sensational food, friendly service and cozy venue! I was truly impressed by the quality of the produce used, and the honest, thoughtful way food was cooked and presented. I had Guinea fowl ballotine and crispy pork trotter, which were both achingly French and well prepared. Made my inner foodie happy!

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

One of the best meals in my memory. Really well done and affordable compared to similar restaurants in the U.S. and France.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A laid-back setting, but the service is not laid-back. The waiters have an excellent knowledge of the menu.

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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

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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