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Arugula Bistro and Bread

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Shop 18 Welgemoed Forum, Bellville 7530, South Africa
+27 21 913 6906
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arugula remains one of the best culinary secrets in Cape Town (Northern suburbs). The standards remain consistent and the quality of the food, excellent service (probably one of the best service teams around – from reception to all round friendly, tentative and caring service). The kitchen team, led by the inspired Neil Swart (Chef and co-owner) and Noekie, never disappoints.... More 

Thank Berte L
Bellville, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Always a pleasure to dine there, food interesting and love the dessert. Perfectly situated and close to the N1

Thank Eloize M
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

This little treasure is upstairs in a small centre, but still "outside". It is small and intemite, you think you arrived in the kitchen when you come up the stairs. Kitchen is open and clean. The wine list is a bit pricy but the wine was really good. My food - pork belly was really amazing. The rest all had... More 

Thank charlicharli557
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

Very good menu. View from windows, so don't go too late. Wine a bit expensive but you can also tzke your own.

Thank Kobus L
Bellville, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Wonderfull atmosphere & views, good service, great food and amazing home made ice-cream !! What more could a girl ask for ?

Thank kordaat33
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

We went to this little bistro for breakfast on Saturday morning and were immediately seated. The menu is not lengthy but suits the dietary needs of many customers. We have had several meals there and are yet to be disappointed. The chef is visible and you can watch your food being prepared. When the food arrived it was well presented... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cape Town
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

We came here to celebrate our anniversary and the food and setting lived up to the occasion. Unpretentious, this wonderful restaurant has a great selection of dishes. Both the deboned lamb's ribs and pork belly were divinely flavoured and beautifully presented. For dessert (see photo), there are a range of home made ice creams and two rather peculiar sounding mixtures.... More 

Thank F C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

What an absolute joy to discovery that a brilliant restaurant in our hood, Arugula Bistro, does take aways! We ordered steak and, thanks to chef Anouchka, it was cooked exactly as ordered - one medium and one rare and the packaging was above the norm. But the best was to enjoy this melt-in-the-mouth steaks! Scrumptious onion rings and super hand... More 

Thank Hester d
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit and I am glad we booked. The atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyably vibey. The service was good and effective without being in your face. We all had burgers and everyone enjoyed theirs. The open kitchen adds to the atmosphere and the home-made ice cream is a must it was delicious. I thought that some prices... More 

Thank Kate S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

I went here as part of a large party for a work function. It was a set menu due to the size of the party, and while everyone who ordered the steak and chips seemed to be happy with their meal, my order (hake served with a corn salsa and crushed baby potatoes) was very average. Perhaps I ordered the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 18 Welgemoed Forum, Bellville 7530, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Bellville
  • Phone Number: +27 21 913 6906

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?