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158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central, South Africa (City Bowl)
021 423 6805
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Eclectic
Neighborhood: City Bowl
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The only thing I am sorry about is forgetting to wear my pirate eye patch. It's cramped, loud, but a really good time anyway...and the food is delicious.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This was an unexpected stop and boy did we enjoy this! Friendly staff, always up for a good chat! Great vibe! Will be back!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a crazy drink and dinner club with tree swings and hats delivered to the guests when seated. It was a bit expensive but the drinks were very good and the food very good as well. The children really enjoyed it and the staff was great. It did get very crowded in the later evening and it is a... More 

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Everything was very very good, starters, loved the peppers that come with a tequila shot, always love everything that comes with tequila. Id advice to make reservations with time and avoid the tables outside they are not that comfortable and slightly tilted, was worth putting up with it for the food but would have preferred to sit inside.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had a very enjoyable time here. Yes, it was hot and a bit cramped and I've had better food but our waitress (newbie South African young white woman) was really lovely, the cocktails were the best we tasted in Cape Town (and we tried quite a few...) and the service held together amazingly well. Now I can imagine it's... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Friendly staff, good food, amazingly strange decor, similar to Madam Zingara. Seafood pasta was lovely, so was basil pesto chicken. The prawn starter is a must try! Portions are pretty large, cocktails are cheap - 2 for 1 after 10.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Always have lots of fun at BBC. The atmosphere is bustling and fun and happy hour follows immediately after dinner if you plan it is right. It's quite pricey but definitely worth it.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Went here for a late dinner on a friend's recommendation. The place was packed so there was a bit of a wait for a table and food. They take reservations so booking ahead is advised. Try and sit inside as the restaurant has a really fun and eclectic atmosphere. One of the tables even has swings for seats! Everyone enjoyed... More 

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Winnetka, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The problem here is simple. It was unbearably hot and thus uncomfortable. The a/c did not do much and the place is poorly ventilated. We called the problem to the attention of the staff that did all it could to please. Servers even came by every few minutes and sprayed us with water. Everyone tried hard to improve conditions and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very disappointing NYE there from a service, food quality and overall experience point of view. The place is great, don't get me wrong but probably only for a post midnight drink, and they should concentrate on that. Food quality was poor and just fell short of any expectation. Air condition wasn't working so very hot and stuffy, difficult to enjoy.... More 

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Additional Information about Bombay Bicycle Club

Address: 158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: 021 423 6805
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Eclectic

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