We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fork Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
84 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
27214246334
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,016 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 637
    Excellent
  • 286
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Place

What a find! Amazing tapas style food, great choice, lovely atmosphere, friendly service, would definitely return as it was the best food we found in South Africa.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
jennyflower13
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,016 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a find! Amazing tapas style food, great choice, lovely atmosphere, friendly service, would definitely return as it was the best food we found in South Africa.

Helpful?
Thank jennyflower13
Warwickshire
Level Contributor
68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked through the hotel after seeing on TA Walked in was full but quite Told them we had a booking not a lot of action After a few minutes the manager arrives follow me upstairs please. Wow now I understand why rated so high Great food, good wine, attentive staff, good vibe Well worth a visit everyone on here got... More 

Helpful?
Thank AntCar
Kent
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fork was recommended to us by staff at our accommodation and we loved it. Tapas can often be a bit predictable but this was a little more unusual. Our waiter explained everything well and the food we had was absolutely delicious, well priced and as described. We received a really warm welcome and good service despite the place being absolutely... More 

Helpful?
Thank DinsyKent
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
300 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nicely designed little place on Long Street, we tried Fork for an early dinner but found the food rather disappointing in this city of great dining. Ok, so we knew the dishes were pinchos/tapas sized, but some portions really were tiny. Moroccan meatballs tasted fine but were miniscule. The ostrich fillet was under seasoned and bland. Only the rocket,... More 

Helpful?
Thank savvy_dave
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This nice restaurant is found on the vibrant Long Street. I read the nice reviews about the place so I decided to go. The concept of Fork, is that all dishes comes in "fork-sized" mouthfuls, typically 4 large forks per dish. Our competent waiter recommended to go for 4 dishes initially. And so we did. Having also been to Chefs... More 

Helpful?
Thank Simon R
Ed S, Owner at Fork Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Simon R, Many thanks for your recent visit and for posting such a wonderful review, what a wonderful way to welcome the team back to work on a Monday morning! We are of course delighted to have met and even surpassed your expectations and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on another occasion in the near... More 

Hull England
Level Contributor
223 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small but good tapas restaurant. Have eaten here before but on this second occasion ate here one lunch and one evening. Food is very good and value for money excelent. Do go and enjoy.

Helpful?
Thank KeithGHullEngland
Ed S, Owner at Fork Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear KeithGHullEngland, Thanks for your recent return visit to Fork and for taking the time to post your review, we really appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back yet again when you're next in Cape Town. Best TeamFork More 

Combe Martin, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
92 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So we arrived at 7.35, to be told they didn't think we were coming as our reservation was at 7. We thought we had booked for 7.30, so did our hotel. The owner was charming and squeezed a table in for us, really where there wasn't room. We started our meal with a selection of 4 plates between the 2... More 

Helpful?
Thank jamly
Ed S, Owner at Fork Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear jamly, Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted neither the booking mix up nor the initial 'tight squeeze' didn't overshadow your evening with us! Please feel free to contact me direct when you return next year so I can handle your reservation personally. Until then, our best wishes. Ed & TeamFork More 

Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for a late lunch and ended up sharing a few tapas. The dishes were presented very nicely and were delicious. We also had a nice chat with our waiter who was very attentive and friendly. Summed up: Great place for having a light and delicious meal for lunch!

Helpful?
Thank stefanietina
Ed S, Owner at Fork Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear stefanietina, Thank you for your kind review, the team are delighted to read your comments. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again on another occasion. Best TeamFork More 

Burnaby, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I discovered this place on one of our last days in Cape Town and we only wished we had discovered it sooner. The menu is composed of tapas and the flavours they combine are delicious and innovative. We shared 4 dishes. The wine list was great as well. And the staff was friendly. I highly recommend.

Helpful?
1 Thank Natasha S
Ed S, Owner at Fork Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Natasha S, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to post your lovely review, the chefs and front of house team are delighted to read your comments! We hope to welcome you back when you are next in Cape Town. Best TeamFork More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had our final holiday meal here. Great food, great use of local ingredients in a small plate dining format. Managed to get in on spec which was also great. Great service, a little noisy but good service and great wines. Perfect way to end our holiday.

Helpful?
Thank Nick S
Ed S, Owner at Fork Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nick S, Thank you for your recent visit to Fork and for your kind review. Our chefs are particularly blessed to have local ingredients such at kudu, ostrich and a variety of other local delicacies at hand to create contemporary style Spanish tapas with a South African twist. We are delighted you ended your holiday with a visit to... More 

Travelers who viewed Fork Restaurant also viewed

Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 

Been to Fork Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 27214246334

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fork Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?