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Two & Sixpence Tavern

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88 St George's Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 5735
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Celebrity chef Roy Isham, personal chef to South Africa's Madiba and...
Celebrity chef Roy Isham, personal chef to South Africa's Madiba and regular guest chef on the morning Espresso Show - known as The Peoples Chef is heading up this unique hidden little gem in Simon's Town, Upstairs (above the Two & Sixpence Tavern) previously know as the Captain's Table. Chef Roy's expertise and culinary masterpieces are shown through his authentic African cuisine menu
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great value and service

An unassuming restaurant hidden at the top of the stairs behind the bar of the pub. We had the Sunday Roast. Very good value and very nice food. Three courses including a deliciously light Malva Pudding for dessert for three all for 300ZAR including drinks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Natalie C
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Europe
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  • Local cuisine
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Europe
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

An unassuming restaurant hidden at the top of the stairs behind the bar of the pub. We had the Sunday Roast. Very good value and very nice food. Three courses including a deliciously light Malva Pudding for dessert for three all for 300ZAR including drinks.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had ordered the Beef Burger "The Tower" a 300g beef burger. I did not ask them to cook it at a certain temperature as I had forgotten but I love my burgers to be medium/rare. When the tower arrived I was stunned at the height , (I can see why its called the tower as it is probably the... More 

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Cape Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Our first visit to this restaurant was exceptional, but 16 months on there are new owners, with the restaurant side suffering. The number of tables has been cut and a bar and tv put into one side, so the lovely romantic atmosphere is gone. The food was not the quality we remembered, nor was the service, and we will not... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We haven't been to the Captain's Table for a couple of years, but I always remembered their lamb shank as being one of the best from past visits, so we went for an early dinner on the Thursday evening at the start of the 2013 Easter weekend. Access to the restaurant is via a narrow staircase behind the bar, very... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We had seen some wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor for this, but were disappointed. It seems that the business has changed hands quite recently and has a new chef, and I assume most of the reviews were written before this happened. The entrance being through a pub didn't bother us, but there was no atmosphere upstairs and the food was nothing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Best meal we had in our trip around SA. We love meat and the beef was outstanding quality, and exactly done as we ordered.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Good food, decent value, odd setting. I could add - short staffed, but it was quiet when we ate there and we only saw one guy trying to do everything. OK, this is above the 2/6d pub which is a local landmark so, for those who struggled, that is how you find it. The access is through the bar, which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

It was quiet when we went. Tuesday evening and 9pm, so just one other table occupied. Entering the restaurant through the pub you wind up some stairs behind the bar. The room upstairs is simple, and the food is simple but perfectly done. Yellowfin with dauphinoise potatoes was perfectly cooked. Hot plates too. Important for an Englishman! Great value. Mains... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We had been recommended by friends to visit and read the reviews before booking.On a Friday evening we drove from Cape Town (about a 45 minutes drive ) , located the restaurant ( with some difficulty) by the sign on the pavement. We were shown the way to the restaurant through the bar of the 2/6p pub, upstairs to a... More 

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cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Last time I posted that the restaurant was no more,well it has re opened under new chef Sean Keily.15 of us went for my 70th birthday.We all had different main meals & all were enjoyed. The Taste of Africa Springbok,the Fillet Steak & the Hake was pronounced excellent by all.The dessert of chilli chocolate creme brulee was declaired excellent by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 St George's Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 786 5735

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
  • Cuisine: African, International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Celebrity chef Roy Isham, personal chef to South Africa's Madiba and regular guest chef on the morning Espresso Show - known as The Peoples Chef is heading up this unique hidden little gem in Simon's Town, Upstairs (above the Two & Sixpence Tavern) previously know as the Captain's Table. Chef Roy's expertise and culinary masterpieces are shown through his authentic African cuisine menu
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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