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39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 0000
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“abalone” (10 reviews)
“bisque” (7 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was amazing. Beautiful fine dining styled restaurant. Great for couples, as the setting can be very romantic. The wine service was excellent, our sommelier was very friendly. The upstairs dining area is very private and quiet. The friandese was my favorite just because...More

Thank Lile P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant the previous year and it was the best restaurant experience of the trip. We re-visited in February this year and again, it was faultless. The food is exceptional with being too fussy and the staff are knowledgeable and seem to pick...More

Thank david j
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We had been told by a friend that this was the best restaurant in Cape Town, and by our experience they were right. It's not too far from the center of town and easy to get to by cab. The service was outstanding, with the...More

Thank ELP733
Reviewed April 8, 2017

I feel it is difficult to give a fair review to a restaurant when in reality it did not agree with me in terms of its overall style. This is a fine dining restaurant and my feeling is that it is trying too hard. Apart...More

Thank RSA_Traveller74
Reviewed March 29, 2017

There is not much to say other than this being an absolute must during your visit. The food is exceptional. We did the 5 courses wine paired tasting menu and had a wonderful experience. This was the second time we visited, and while the wine...More

Thank globalfoodiefun
Reviewed March 24, 2017

The service and food were excellent! We started with a bubbly and some appetisers. We ordered Sea food, meat dishes and more local wine to go with our dinner. Very enjoyable evening and highly recommended.

Thank Ashok S
Reviewed February 28, 2017

The best part of our meal was the sommelier (can't remember his name, but he was from Durban). He inquisitively asked us about what we like, and what we ordered, and recommended the perfect wines to accompany our fantastic meal. Of course, the service and...More

Thank Brendan M
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

We went out for lunch here on a hot day. Evenings are all booked weeks in advance. We had one of our best lunches in Cape Town. After a good glass of bubbles, we had the bisque and the grilled fish. For mains we had...More

Thank Vanamstel
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Full booking, but accepted at the Bar!.. Very nice "bienvenue" without booking, between the service which was very busy..i order just a plate of cheese and a fondant au chocolat with 3 wonderful glass of wine: the Aubergine Riesling 2015, fresh and crispy, the light...More

1  Thank dgarret
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

We had been booked the degustation menu (three courses with wine pairing) at L'Aubergine by the travel agency and came with rather high expectations. The taxi driver immediately knew where we were going, which confirmed our feeling we were headed for a well-known restaurant. Our...More

Thank Kristof S
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Claudia K
Made a reservation on 23 Dec, keen to know if alacarte menu will be available or there will only be Xmas set menu at dinner?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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 21 465 0000
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