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Pierhead | Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table outside for dinner at Hildebrands but not long after we arrived the weather turned very windy so we asked to move inside. Initially we were told it was full – didn’t look like it – but after five minutes we were ushered to a table inside an empty room. The service wasn’t good and when the... More 

Thank Marion B
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us before we traveled to Cape Town. It was very good, the service was excellent and the breakfast especially was worth every cent .

Thank Cliona F
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I have frequented this restaurant for the past 50 years since the time it was located in St Georges Street, Cape Town, thereafter in Strand Street, City Centre and later where it is currently housed in the V&A Waterfront. The age of this restaurant tells it own story and one cannot go wrong with the Quality of the food, the... More 

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Syosset, New York
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We decided to stop at Hildebrand's for lunch since it was located in a perfect spot on the wharf. So wish we would have researched this and looked for good food. Hildebrand's has mediocre food at best and the service is much to be desired. If you're looking for a great meal go somewhere else. It's a pretty place in... More 

Thank MissS85
Worksop, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

A wonderful restaurant for breakfast / brunch / lunch. Food was excellent. Service wonderful. Views were breathtaking across the waterfront...

Thank WorldTravellor1983
Vancouver, Canada
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253 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Back patio is on the water, so a bit removed from the tourists. Eggs benny with smoked salmon were perfectly cooked with an excellent Hollandaise. Flat white was delish. Fine service, great brunch.

Thank lomimu
Qrendi, Malta
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Probably would have given this a 1 or 2 stars, but our waiter Dale saved the day. The other staff that had greeted us and served us didn't seem to care. We felt like we were in there way. We also witnessed there off-hand manner with other guests. Dale stood out as he was so friendly and we had lovely... More 

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207 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Hildebrand must be positioned in one of the best positions in the Victoria and Albert Waterfront. The restaurant is well decorated. The staff and management are professional. The food is good. Pity that they only have one size cappaccino.

Thank Clinton C
Pretoria, South Africa
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Second visit to this restaurant but this time disappointed. My husband had a seafood platter for one and at R149 it had frozen calamari, the type we eat at home! Also the desserts were served with a shop bought boudoir biscuit which looked so out of place and 'tacky' . The service though was good and friendly but due to... More 

Thank DiDonn
Durban, South Africa
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The Waterfront & its restaurants can become too busy. A short walk took us to the Hildebrand next to the Sea Rescue centre and we enjoyed a table overlooking the bay away from the masses. The meal was excellent & good value. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening made all the better by a wonderful waiter.

Thank John B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pierhead | Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 0214253385

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