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“very disapointing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Aubergine

Aubergine
39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 - 021 465 4909
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Cuisines: Seafood, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
cayenne
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“very disapointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had dinner at Aubergine on 2th August. I must say that I have been very disapointing by this restaurant. The wine list is great, one of the best in capetown and the wines were very good. But unfortunately the food was poor and tasteless, for me there is a need to improve the food comparing to other goods restaurants in Capetown.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Lyon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“just excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

It was a wonderful meal: selected seafood or meat, great flavors from different parts of the world, and good wines recommended by an expert sommelier. All the staff was also welcoming. Worth the price for this table !

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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nottingham
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable, ideal for a celebration meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The atmosphere and service is quite formal but it sets itself up to be high end dining and so it's what you would expect. We chose it for our last night in Cape Town and it fitted the bill.
The food was generally very good, the only slight disappointment was the "signature dish" Aubergine souffle, which didn't quite come up to expectation. One of our party had beetroot cured fish which was excellent.
The mains were all really good. I had antelope, I think it was called "bles bok" which was delicious, tender and perfectly cooked, and came with a good sauce.
Lovely petit fours with coffee, real care!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Evening!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We went to Aubergine for our final evening in Cape Town, and it capped off a fabulous visit with an amazing dinner, great service, and a perfect evening overall! We had personal service from the sommelier to select our wine pairings, and helpful service from the waiter to select our food. Everything we had in our party of 6 was delicious, from starter to dessert. Don't miss out on this amazing dining experience!

Visited July 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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107 restaurant reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Went there on a recommendation from a friend and we had a very enjoyable dinner. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and good service. We don't eat this style of food very often, so it was a nice change and we thought the food was great ( but rich!)

Visited August 2013
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