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“music atmosphere and great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of A Touch of Madness - Victorian Quaffery

A Touch of Madness - Victorian Quaffery
12 Nuttall Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
021 447 1940
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Price range: $4 - $14
Cuisines: Diner, Contemporary, Café
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An old Victorian house situated in the heart of Observatory Cape Town, features having been influenced from the majestic era. Now a restaurant, it still maintains the many features of bygone years of structure and decor. It lavishes beautiful high ceilings adorned with old Victorian lighting along with modern fittings. There is a choice of two dining-rooms, one of which is classed as a ballroom and can also lead onto a beautiful yet peaceful back patio. Another feature is the lounge room, open to everyone who just wishes to relax and enjoy a quiet beverage, whether it be tea, coffee or perhaps something stronger from the bar. Our food is contemporary and made from fresh produce daily, you can go from having something simple, light and delicious to eat to being more extravagant and opt for one of our ballistic burgers or anything else on the menu that catches your eye. Vegetarian meals are also available, eleven options to choose from. Our sensual salads cater for both carnivores and herbivores. Our best sellers currently are the ballistic burgers, the gorgeous gnocchi, the pasta playground and the pork belly ribs. We look forward to sharing our mouth-watering food with you, so drop in and give your taste buds a buzz!!!! Prices range between R39 - R140.
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“music atmosphere and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

our lucky day... we picked this restaurant on one of their sunday eve music dinners. Great food and realistic prices in a fun atmosphere . parking is guarded and opposite .Find our when they have their musical evenings its really great .. the music room is smaal so book for dinner .

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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touchofmadness, Owner at A Touch of Madness - Victorian Quaffery, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Thanks for a great review. Remember to check our website for an updated list of events!
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Lovely setting in traditional victorian cape house”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Good choice of food and drinks but meat a bit tough. LOvely service

Visited January 2012
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Constantia, South Africa
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“In Vibey OBZ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

ok if you are a student I suppose should pobably give it another go!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“home close to home”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

this is an Obs favourite. very relaxed atmosphere, excellent for friday afternoon drinks and merriment after work, turning into dinner and a few bottles of wine.

food is good, service friendly, and the house has got ATMOSPHERE, which i love.

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touchofmadness, Owner at A Touch of Madness - Victorian Quaffery, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Thank you for the review. The patio is always a favourite for sundowners and people watching. look forward to your return!
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“mad mad mad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Have been to a birthday party here in the front room... the waiter was as crazy-mad as you would expect, without faltering on service. My friend and I will be celebrating our birthdays here! An evening spot, more then daytime... The smokers lounge is marvellous for hilding away in and contemplating life - preferrably with a late-night drink in hand...

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touchofmadness, Owner at A Touch of Madness - Victorian Quaffery, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Thank You so much for your great review. We love hosting birthday parties and have been doing so for over 15 years. It is always such a pleasure to meet new friends and friends of friends.

Till you birthday

Regards

Andrew and Lisa
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