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Aubergine

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39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 - 021 465 4909
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly wonderful meal at a very well oiled machine. Food was excellent but the highlight was the paired wines and expansive knowledge of the South African wine range. Definitely worth a trip.

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Thank Jmitchy
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so much hype about this restaurant, food was ordinary, service sloppy, wine very expensive, terrible location and hard to find, won't go back.

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Thank patsheridan71
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is clearly a passion of someone with classical training, striving to achieve textbook fine dining. Staff are well trained mostly, and attentive... the way restaurants used to be. The menu is small but diverse so you may not find what you wanted but will be pleased. I had the Springbok, which was awesome, with a wonderful sauce and,... More 

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Thank Patrick B
Cape Town, South Africa
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Aubergine! The atmosphere was cosy and the service was superb. The starter of buffalo mozzarella was sold out so we went straight to shoulder of lamb that was so tasty and presented beautifully. Dessert was also delicious! It's pricey but worth it!

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Thank tanya2792016
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Nice romantic venue for dinner with my wife. Food was exceptional, as was the wine. Staff are very professional and friendly. Massive wine selection available. Will definitely go back here.

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Thank SherwinTelfer
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

So it has been a while since hubby and I went for dinner and we decided to treat ourselves at Aubergine. Parking is a bit limited so try to use a taxi. The interior is beautiful particularly in summer with a courtyard and upstairs. Decor is warm and classic. Food was amazing and with exceptionally generous portions. I went a... More 

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Thank Leila021
Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Very elegant and charming restaurant. It is not a large space, which is actually nice and provides for an intimate setting. Food is not only presented artfully but portions are sizable enough where you don't leave hungry. We had a four course honeymoon menu with wine pairings for each plate. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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Thank JSnook1
Mahwah, New Jersey
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We had looked forward to dining at Augergine because of their reputation. They hit the ball way out of the park. We were given a very nice table. The waiter that we got was very attentive. When we asked for his suggestions for wine he sent the somalier. Paulo the sommalier was outstanding. We order the bottle of wine he... More 

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Thank WiseTravelsUSA
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Always innovative, beatifully presented and tasty innovative food. Brilliant service and lovely touched (Amuse Busch) Talented Chef/owner Harold never disappoints!

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Thank spenceley2015
Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Aubergine was one of my favorite restaurants in Cape Town. All of the different dishes we ordered were delicious. I especially liked the raw oysters and the spicy fish soup. The sommelier was very good with wine recommendations and there were a number of excellent South African wine options available.

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Thank Lance N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
African, European, Vegetarian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 - 021 465 4909

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