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“Good experience” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Blues

Blues
Victoria Road | The Promenade, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
+27 21 438 2040
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Ranked #9 of 31 Restaurants in Camps Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful location , I found the menu limited but definitely enjoyed my beef Carpachio . Service was okay could be improved .

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Northern Ireland
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21 restaurant reviews
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“Outstanding food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We, family, had an excellent meal at Blues - its one floor up and not particularly obvious to find unless you're looking for it - very clean, white and bright decor which appealed to my wife and nice outlook over the beach
Camps Bay was excellent location to stay for 5 nights, and we would return to resort/area if we decide to return to S Africa.
Blues was slightly pricier than some restaurants but service and good quality very good. Sitting here two weeks later and never as well fed it can be hard to recall what exactly we had/enjoyed - particularly as we did not have a disappointing meal in S Africa. This more upmarket that Ocean Blue which is literally underneath and I don't think any connection.
Service v good - and chef came out to check on how we enjoyed our meal and when we indicated we were hoping to head off to Robben Island the next day he went and got us the weather forecast (as the ferries that day had not operated due to strong winds)
Would certainly recommend. Restaurant not particularly busy - perhaps because it was slightly more pricey than others, but also its location makes it a little more difficult to find - but worth finding.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“A Case of the Blues”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This place came highly recommended, and the service and ambiance lived up to it. Sadly, it was let down by the food which, compared to all the other meals we've had in and around Cape Town, was distinctly average, lacking in imagination of taste and presentation. With so many options for great food in this part of the world, Blues is going to have to work hard to regain its former reputation.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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LorenzoMaggels, Owner at Blues, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you for your feedback, and I am very happy that we have managed to converse directly since then, for me to understand the details of your comments.

I appreciate your comments greatly, and in a brief exchange you have afforded me the opportunity to grow and improve my offering for my guests going forward, and I believe this is the strength of this platform.

Enjoy the rest of your time in our special country.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Owner, Lorenzo has restored my faith in excellent customer service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

After a mix up with a reservation which resulted in an initial less than favourable view on Blues... I was pleasantly surprised with the extremely effecient and effective way within which my reservation was redone by owner, Lorenzo!

Excellent service, AMAZING views of Camps Bay Beach as well as Lion's Head, value for money cocktails and an excellent current Winter special menu.

A definate referral for other locals...

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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LorenzoMaggels, Owner at Blues, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Wow, Brad, What kind words! You've made my day and to know that you and your Mom have had a great time with us, and we are helping make memories, is really why we are in this business in the first place!

:-)

See you again soon!
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Dresden, Deutschland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“used to be a fancy place, they say”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

the food was ok, nothing special, normal prices. the locals say it used to be a facy place. We just had a quick lunch, as we noticed the dimension of our sun burn.

Visited February 2012
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LorenzoMaggels, Owner at Blues, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Our Goal as Blues is to provide a top class dining experience that is in line with the casual atmosphere that our Beachfront location offers us, and is why we have dubbed our restaurant 'The Beach House'

We strive both in the produce we source and our service to guests to only offer the best. That being said, we do not have a dress code and encourage the relaxed ambiance of Camp Bay to complete your experience with us.

Thank You for your feedback and we hope you made it unscathed from your day in the sun!
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