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45 Stadler Road | Bloubergstand, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
+ 2721 554 1988
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood

A roaring fireplace, good food and great wine = wonderful meal. While not the most exciting of service, the food's good. Great mixed platter for two in fact. We went at night so didn't manange to take advantage of what is by repute a wonderful setting. Maybe next time? This restaurant is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Allan B
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Taxal, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
Taxal, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

A roaring fireplace, good food and great wine = wonderful meal. While not the most exciting of service, the food's good. Great mixed platter for two in fact. We went at night so didn't manange to take advantage of what is by repute a wonderful setting. Maybe next time? This restaurant is quite a way from Cape Town central so... More 

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Cape Town
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The experience was fine, but nothing exciting and I probably wouldn't go back again anytime soon. Service was lovely from the moment we arrive - this I couldn't fault, the view was superb - right on the sea and we had a table beside the window, and the temperature in the restaurant was comfortable. I had the impression this was... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Love the spot but in all the years I have been going there it was pleasant. Great food and good service.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We enjoyed a tuna steak out on the deck area this afternoon. Unfortunately, even before arriving back in Cape Town, disaster struck and we both ended up with a violent attack of food poisoning. Something must have gone pretty wrong in the food supply chain or in the kitchen. Such a pity as this is one of our favourite places... More 

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Have been there 7 times over the years. Seen it at its best and worst - and even the worst is pretty good. Has become a "tradition" to take local friends there on every trip. This time, excellent food, laid back service which is what we wanted. It was a special birthday so we took an expensive bottle of Champagne... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My boyfriend and I took his grandparents for breakfast to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary! So naturally we mentioned the celebration to the hostess. We got a table by the window with a beautiful view of the sea and table mountain. The service was friendly and the food was both affordable and delicious . After a filling meal the hostess... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We walked to this restaurant from our lodging, and were enthralled with the views! As it was a chilly evening, we had drinks outside as we at We watched the sun sink into the ocean and cast a purplish-pink hue over Table Mountain. Tremendous! We then moved inside for an excellent seafood dinner. I'd read some reviews here that said... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Compliments to the chef! Everybody in our foodie family loved their food! View of Table Mountain hard to beat. Great setting for a great time!

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We took a chance (ie had no reservation) and were lucky enough to get a table at On The Rocks last Sunday! The atmosphere and setting were just perfect, the food outstanding, and our gorgeous waitress Pinky just made the evening for us - she was such great fun while still very professional! What a good South African advert On... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very nice restaurant - great food and service. We didn't have a booking and the restaurant became full, but they made a plan and found us a table. Obviously very popular with overseas visitors as one could pick up lots of different languages.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Stadler Road | Bloubergstand, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: + 2721 554 1988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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