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The Shortmarket Club

88 Shortmarket Street | Cape Town City Centre, 8001, South Africa
+27 21 447 2874
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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French, Bar, Asian, Azerbaijani, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
88 Shortmarket Street | Cape Town City Centre, 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to book for the 4 course lunch special and had to pay R500 when booking. The menu was R280 plus R55 for a carafe of white or R100 for red. The restaurant is beautiful and oldy worldy but was quiet - 4 other...More

Thank Sue53_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

expensive, but creative dishes and wonderful flavors. great atmosphere. fabulous wine. great, knowledgable waiters. would definitely recommend. the tuna appetizer was amazing. our table got a variety of fish dishes for entrees, and they were all amazing! desserts were also exquisite. highly recommend!

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The decor and atmosphere here is really lovely, it was a cold wet evening and we had a booth table which was very comfortable with a central light so you could see your food properly. We all decided to have the tasting menu with wine...More

Thank Tierfontein
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for dinner the first night of our honeymoon, and honestly, it was one of the best meals we've ever had. We were one of the first tables to arrive, and one of the last to leave, because the food was so exquisite...More

Thank Tanya D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is in a vibey setting on Shortmarket street. I think that there are far better restaurants with better value in Cape Town. This restaurant is probably pushed to tourists with dollars and pounds. The food is good but the menu has very limited...More

Thank JulesCT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch today was spectacular; well done Shortmarket Club! This venue is sleek and classy. Service prompt, attentive and competent. The food - sublime. Beautifully prepared and plated, with flavors and aromas to tantalize, impress and lick the dish for! We had the set lunch and...More

Thank jennydee2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the lunch time winter menu - there were four of us. We all enjoyed the food and the experience. The venue is decorated in a very chic way with an exceptionally beautiful focal installation of Butterflies by Mark Rautenbach. I would definitely go...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice date night out on Saturday (make sure you book in advance). Ambience, food quality and service were great! We are pescatarians and it’s fine. If you eat meat, you have choices. For vegetarians, 1 option only. All in all: great place,...More

Thank Doreen111-13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very creative and innovative dishes. My wife and I both ordered springbok, which was fantastic. What was even more interesting was the fact that each of us had completely different accompaniments on the plate. Loved it! Would return.

Thank TheDogAteMyHomework
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was spot on, food outstanding, drinks superb, decor was stunning. I could not fault it. Thoroughly recommend. Fine dining but very comfortable.

Thank DrBrettC
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April 14, 2017|
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Response from Tracey B | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is a good way to word the dress code.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Shortmarket Street | Cape Town City Centre, 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 447 2874
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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
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