Elgin Railway Market
Elgin Railway Market
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Mike R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We decided to do a day trip last Saturday to visit the market we heard so much about and was pleasantly surprised and impressed. Great venue and decor with a very nice vibe. Ordered a charcuterie platter from the deli at the market, which was delicious and very good value for money. Our friends opted for the sushi which was also very good. All of this with the best wine(s) from the area. Will defintely visit again!
Written January 17, 2020
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Pieter
Cape Town, South Africa1,719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
Its amazing how much detail went into the design of this building. Its worth the drive to come and have a look at the design. There is beautiful designed heaters for the winter and fans that looked like second world war plane propellors.

When we visited there was a good band playing anf there is food for every type of appetite.
Written September 18, 2021
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jamesldrew001
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The building is something to see, a real achievement. The food is very expensive with very long queues. Very loud can't hear the person next to you and nowhere to sit. Live music was "booming" and average. A couple of crafts stalls, nothing worth buying. Summary: an hour's drive into the country to buy expensive takeaways and stand around listening to noise. It's all a FOMO. Pass.
Written January 4, 2020
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Dirmu G
Eversdal, South Africa3,033 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
1st the steampunk decor impress you on arrival. Then the live music adds to the atmosphere. Various food stalls, ample seating and parking. The steam train arrives in all its glory, and then the passengers join the crowd inside. So close by - it is just over Sir Lowry's pass, but it feels out of this world!
Written February 26, 2022
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Dr N
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Go to Elgin if you want to experience apartheid, like in the good old days. Racist Manager Roger suggested to my wife and young children to go and sit outside in the rain when he was asked about seating. Patrons also extremely racist. White patrons dont want you to sit at the same table as them. Elgin, where racism is alive and well.
Written April 8, 2023
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Elize F
Cape Town Central, South Africa50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I give this market 5 stars as all the stalls use proper plates and cutlery. This created work for people and not loads of rubbish, single use plastic cutlery, and polystyrene containers.

We enjoy getting small plates of different cuisines and the pizza is always a feature. Previously I had some tofu and falafel which was enjoyable.
Written April 26, 2022
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Sue H
Port Elizabeth, South Africa98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
The atmosphere is welcoming in this unique venue with stallholders for food and knickknacks. But it is the design and decor that is stunning. The art nouveau structure with an industrial slant has a charming steampunk feel. The most impressive feature of all is the air circulation system. A diverse selection of gigantic ceiling fans ensure that the temperature is regulated, whether it is a winter or summer day. That all being said, the selection of foods from the stallholders was delightful. We chose from 4 different cuisines and everything was delicious. Relatively speaking, though, the food prices are quite high.
Written December 5, 2021
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knoesenm
Cape Town Central, South Africa690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Visiting the Elgin market serves two purposes. You get to travel a scenic route to step into a beautiful venue and then you get to pick between over w dozen vendors serving international and local foods. You will find bubble tea, gin, cider, raw juice. Then you can eat Asian, Middle Eastern, American, Indian, South Afrirican too.

It gets crowded, which makes for ordering and moving around a bit of a challenge. But, not alot beats a food market in an old railway station!
Written December 13, 2022
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Lizl G
South Africa30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We took the steam train to Elgin and spend a good few hours at the railway market before returning to Cape Town. the market was very busy and crowded but had such a lovely, fun vibe. there is food for every taste and the L-gin is a must. We spend a lot of time at the climbing wall as the kids enjoyed it so much they just had to go over, and over, and over....
Love the steam punk architectural elements!
Written January 5, 2020
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Tanya E
Durbanville, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
What an awesome place. We were there mid-week and only a limited number of food stalls were open, but it was still vibey. I had delicious sushi and hubby and the kids had a very good cheese burger and chips combo. Definitely want to visit again.
Written March 30, 2022
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