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Bombay Bicycle Club

158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 6805
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (45 reviews)
“steak” (64 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 389 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice atmosphere inside, kind waiters. Food(chicken and pita dish) was good, everything seemed reasonably priced.

Thank matthijsO87
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really great restaurant but more of a destination. A cross between a grandmother’s attic, hoarder, and bordello vibe but it truly truly works. Chili Chocolate steak is the best! Great service and so laid back. Great vegan options too

Thank TravelingJ2014
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Very Nice and populair restaurant, so reservation is recommended. The food was excellent! You have to like the loud music.

Thank Egon D
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Only came here for drinks so cannot comment on the food. Cocktails are very good! They have some different variations on the menu which at first glance you think will not work but they do. Edson served us and was the most friendly barman! Would...More

Thank Natskey
Reviewed April 1, 2018

The service and atmosphere at Bombay Bicycle Club is great, very friendly and good service. The food was fantastic too, the starter was new to me and a good size portion, the Main of King Klip was just as good, I was a little let...More

Thank VPVerwey
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

First time to this very colorful restaurant! Warmly greeted by friendly manager and our gorgeous waitress. The decor was so different and was wonderful! We must have been served by the best waitress ever, attentive, knowledgeable, warm and just great ! She knew her menu!...More

Thank AlexRicour
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Great ambience with some eclectic diversity in decor. We came across by accident and were impressed by the decor and decided to give it a try. Hubbie has a steak with chocolate sauce and I had a salad bowl - both great and good selection...More

Thank AH H
Reviewed March 6, 2018

We first went to the Bombay Bicycle Club 2 years ago when we holidayed in Cape Town. It was full, fun, quirky and had very good food which is why we returned recently with a friend when on holiday in Cape Town for the second...More

Thank Leean W
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

We had a great meal with great service tonight, however we were told that we couldn't get a glass of tap water because of the drought. This is completely illegal, as any restaurant that has a liquor license is obliged to provide patrons with free...More

Thank Disco552014
Reviewed February 28, 2018

There are a lot of things about Bombay Bicycle Club that made me want to love it--it's unique, weird, fun, loud, exciting, a great atmosphere. However, past that, we were a bit disappointed with this place. Our waitress was very pretentious and rude when we...More

Thank Tara D
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jacskumin
October 9, 2017|
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Response from Natasha D | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they are! It's a fun place & will keep them captivated!
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joniwalker
February 17, 2016|
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Response from NavigatingAbroad |
No, this is the kind of place where anything goes. The servers sometimes dress up in costumes. This is a wild bohemian kind of atmosphere, so if you have some unique piece of clothing collecting dust in the closet, pull it... More
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Jaye b
July 10, 2015|
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Response from Luke M | Reviewed this property |
All prices in South Africa are really a bargain for US travellers due to the exchange rate. The average meal in a place like the Bombay incl starter, meal, dessert and a few drinks will cost about $25.00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
  • Neighborhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 6805
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Description
Welcome to The Bombay Bicycle Club, Cape Town’s wonderfully wacky bohemian love den at the top of the hill, where everything is possible and always ensues. Headed up by Madame Zingara, The Bombay is a representation of our colourful history and an expression of our eclectic past; a venue where you are encouraged to let your hair down and expected to stay up way past your bed time. The menu is a collection of all-time favourites that have enchanted our diners for many years, complemented by an ever-changing collection of specials which embrace our local borough traders and keep even the most jaded palate amused. As The Bombay represents our past, so The Sidewalk Cafe symbolizes the new. One for the wild and hedonistic, and one for the gentle soul – the yin and yang of Madame Zingara.
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