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The Shortmarket Club

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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner
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Classic dishes with a South African twist. In an industrial 1920's "members-only club" inspired space where everyone is welcome
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
French, Bar, Asian, Azerbaijani
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful especially when they heard we were celebrating. The venue itself is really interesting and its worth a visit just to see it. The atmosphere was buzzy and really lent itself to a party...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank KarenRobS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really, really good food - although slightly intimidating for non meat eaters at first. However, the veggie option was great. The portions are not enormous - which is good as it means you can save room for the AMAZING cheese cart. World class good.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steak was incredible but the wait was over an hour even when the restaurant was empty at time of ordering. The other mains were very small portions. Staff constantly attempted to upsell which made us uncomfortable after a while.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank ChrisO3105
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having heard it’s reputation, it was more in hope than expectation that we walked in without a reservation at 7pm on a Saturday evening. We were politely told the restaurant was fully booked but if we didn’t mind eating at the bar we would be...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank richardsonich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in City Central and were looking for a place to eat in walking distance of our hotel. We discovered this fine dining restaurant with great reviews and thought we’d give it a chance. We are so very glad that we happened on...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Cleomurray
Reviewed October 3, 2019

During our brief stay in Cape Town, my husband and I had dinner at four amazing restaurants and this was one of them. Everything was fabulous. The ambiance was perfect, the staff was extremely attentive and the food was fabulous. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank hiho8035
Reviewed October 2, 2019

The food and venue was great but Vuoy (who served us) was an absolute delight. Such a genuine lovely person that made our experience great!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank NMR213
Reviewed September 28, 2019

We thought we'd try the set degustation menu and were very happy that we did. The only issue was the wine pairings. We had the standard wines, and the last 2, the pinotage and the dessert wines just didn't do well with the food. The...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank pamsrollz
Reviewed September 28, 2019 via mobile

Perhaps expectations were to high. The waiters are excellent, and the interior visual pleasing to look at, and even though the little bit of food you get for the amount of money you pay was tasty, we left disappointed. Glad I finally got around to...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ArleneW8569
Reviewed September 20, 2019

Miniscule portions - the mains are the size of starters and everything is ludicrously overpriced considering the Cape Town context. Overfussy service. They wouldn't split the bill for one table. You don't have to be pretentious to be good.

Date of visit: September 2019
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GuyE21
April 14, 2017|
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Response from traceyb316 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is a good way to word the dress code.
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