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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
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cape Town, South Africa
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a difficult review - personally, if i could give 3.5 stars, I would feel that is most accurate. The food is very good and although at the higher end of the price spectrum, relatively good value for money as the portion sizes are good considering the focus on 'fine dining'. We enjoyed all of our food, from starters... More 

Thank Anton F
Singapore, Singapore
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109 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a recommendation from our hotel and we're not disappointed. This was an incredible restaurant with fantastic service and outstanding food. My husband and I were lucky enough to try to chef's special the evening we went, which was kudu, a delicious game meat that was exquisitely prepared. The restaurant is centrally located and full of locals, which... More 

Thank GachGal
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It says here opens at 6:30am. We went for breakfast at 8:30am on Jul 30th - it was closed with no sign of sorry or any excuse. Also the place was hard to find as it is located not on the building side street.

3 Thank Allan T
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Started with crispy crunchy bread with a lightly spread of butter, yummy! The seafood soup - butternut flavored with a decent size & portion of mussels were delicious. Main meal consist of braised lamb shoulder with a lamb cutlet a succulent meal. Chicken cordon blue with thin slices of pear and a small crispy chicken wing average . The rump... More 

Thank Herman R
Phoenix, AZ
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for dinner after finding that it conveniently shared a courtyard with our hotel the Cape Heritage and then checking out the reviews here on TripAdvisor. The experience certainly lived up to the positive reviews.....our meal was excellent. For first course we had butternut squash gnocci which was excellent (my wifes favorite gnocci ever she said) along with... More 

Thank ClintandAndrea
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two trips to CT and I went both times for a good reason. Delicious food in a lovely courtyard setting. A place full of locals! Go!

Thank TravelingFH
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I ate here my first night in Cape Town and it was my best meal during my stay. Not to say the rest of my dinners were terrible, but this top notch fare. The menu changes daily according to the chalkboard that was presented to me. I got the oxtail terrine as appetizer and then the ostrich medallions for the... More 

Thank VicD1969
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

My first visit to Bizerca impressed tremendously! The wine list is small, yet well thought through, and offers some great choice. But it is the food that makes this place, very interesting mouthwatering descriptions on the blackboard makes the choice difficult and eventually I settled for a butternut based seafood soup, and my guest for a beetroot starter which was... More 

Thank Daniël K
Austin, Texas
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130 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The name may be different in Trip Advisor versus what is on the front of the restaurant, but the location of this fine food establishment is correct. We ate at Bistrot Bizerca on our first evening in Cape Town. It was much better than I was expecting. We had a reservation (made by our hotel) and I am glad we... More 

Thank FrankR_Austin
Johannesburg, South Africa
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Met up with some friends from Cape Town and the food was truly different. The oysters with citrus were amazing. Had a great wine list to wash it all down. Waiter knew his stuff of the food and drink. Not cheap but worth it.

Thank Craignjanet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
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?