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“Wonderful menu choices, beautiful decor” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bizerca Bistro

Bizerca Bistro
98 ShortMarket Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 423 8888
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Cuisines: French
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner. Saturday's for Private Functions only
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful menu choices, beautiful decor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The Bistro was a suggestion from the Cape Heritage Hotel, and I don't recall receiving better service or more delicious food on any other trip. While the restaurant was booked for later reservations, the hostess seated us early so we could have a leisurely dinner. The local fish (actually a type of eel) was extremely good, as was the dessert, and the service was excellent. Tucked away in an historic building, the restaurant itself was beautiful and evocative of an earlier time.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Still The Best Bistrot in Cape Town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

After its move to the new premises, and probably the worst teething problem a new venue would cause an established restaurant, Bizerca has come out firing! And fighting back! We had lunch on a sunny and balmy day. The place wasn't full but being a blue Monday I suppose it is normal. I had the special of the day - twice-cooked chicken - which was superb. It was gently poached in stock then grilled to make it a bit smoky and charred. Succulent and juicy. My host had the steak tartar, which he said was as good as any Parisian diner can produce. There was a bit of a glare from the tall window, overlooking (Partially) Table Mountain and the car park. So, perhaps a sheer curtain would solve the problem? I am picky here, because the service and the atmosphere (inside) was faultless. Thank you.

  • Visited October 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“great ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

always good food and good atmosphere. busy, but still able to hear each other..
try the fish soup.. sublime.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Andover, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The fish was delicious. We had both a lunch and a dinner on two different days. Service was excellent!

Visited September 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Exquisite gourmet surprises and impeccable service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Exceptional bistro with gourmet culinary delights and brilliant service...always a real pleasure to be able to spend a leisurely dinner here....pistachio-crusted succulent organic lamb cooked to perfection and served with a fresh and surprising duo of papaya and butternut...mmmm
Summer pannacotta berry trifle ... 100% Exquisite...

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