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Bizerca Bistro

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98 Shortmarket Street | Inside of Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 21 423 8888
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cape Town, South Africa
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband took me here to celebrate my birthday, and we loved the experience. The staff welcomed us with Kir Royales to celebrate and brought a small "happy birthday" dessert at the end - we loved these extra touches! Both of our starters were exceptional (the tuna-avo special, and the beetroot tart). My butternut gnocchi main was amazing, but we... More 

Thank CTnicoleH
Eugene, Oregon
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a long travel day we were happy to get an early evening reservation here. We began with oysters and moved onto fish and a lamb dish. Both delicious and with quick and gentle service. DeGrendel merlot satisfied everyone at the table. Wine list is appropriate to their menu. Do not miss this restaurant.

Thank jimjamieson
Stockholm, Sweden
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a larger group of friends (17) having dinner, and that can be a challenge. The staff was very humble and helpful giving us the best they could. The food was interesting and well made with fresh ingredients. Very nice yard with live music, although we sat inside since we were such a large group.

Thank TrippinJosie
New York City, New York
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432 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The concierge at our hotel recommeded this restaurant. It isn't really French but more eclectic although there were a few French items on the menu such as terrine which my son and husband had to start. I had butternut gnocchi, my son had fish and my husband had game for our entrees. I had a fabulous dessert combo of a... More 

Thank AnAnthropologist
London England
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133 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good restaurant for foodies. The menu contains interesting ideas and there is a blackboard with specials of the day which is well worth waiting for before deciding. I ate oxtail with aubergine for starter which was fabulous and a pork special consisting of pork fillet (cooked medium rare) with pork trotter meat in pastry. Also fabulous. My wife had... More 

Thank AmershamMan
Cape Town, South Africa
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

It was our 1-year anniversary last night, and it was my job to book the restaurant. We are spoilt for choice with all the amazing restaurants in Cape Town, but I wanted something different, something special. This was as special as it gets. From the moment we got there I was swept away from the usual city life to the... More 

Thank Karina O
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Been here a couple of times both for business and private dinners, the food is very good and the menu gives enough choices to accommodate everyone. Yesterday we made a reservation for 6 pax, when " welcomed" by the manager it became clear something went wrong with the reservation, I will not disclose her exact words and attitude as that... More 

Thank Olav C
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We found the menu extensive for a busy night which made it slow to be served. Attended first Thursday of the month which is the street market. Food mediocre and the wine list very limited.

Thank Lenore V
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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174 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We went for our anniversary dinner, the food right from the oysters, through the mains to the desert was superb. The menu changes regularly to what's seasonally available and there are blackboard specials, we started with oysters which were the best I've had in a long time. Lamb and Fillet for mains, both were superb, the only complaint would be... More 

Thank LinnC1968
Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Good food, good friendly service, good value, lovely calm setting, good location, good menu, good wine list

Thank Drekhen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Shortmarket Street | Inside of Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 8888
Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday and most Public Holidays

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?