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Mitchell's Scottish Ale House

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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Cnr East Pier & Dock Road V&A Waterfront | Old Dock Master Building, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 5074
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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867 reviews
544 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in here for a snack - we shared a pizza, which was decidedly average and a salad, which was quite good. The beer range was good. The big downside for us was the people smoking in the pub - it's disgusting, in the U.K. it is banned to smoke inside and, to my mind, it should be everywhere.

Thank AnanB
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We met up with some colleagues of a friend for an impromptu farewell. We used the spacious, newly refurbished venue upstairs. This was ideal for a bigger group and a good choice in bad weather. Our waiter was attentive and after waiting for our first drinks for a while, the waiting period decreased. Our host ordered seafood and chicken baskets... More 

Thank Audrey H
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

went here in the daytime alone. restuarant service was ok and the food was decent.if you are just drinking the bar service is good and fast.not much else to it

Thank Daniel C
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is place is almost always full. We had a table at the edge of the pub. It took the waiters ages to notice us. Overal not that great.

Thank Ward51
Maanhaarrand, South Africa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do they cleverly train their staff or is it just no regard for the customer. Leading us to believe to expect a R88.00 bill and slap us with R150.00. My wife and I walked in to the restaurant and sat outside. So the waiter comes up and before we even received menus he said they have a brandy and coke... More 

Thank Roeks
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186 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a laid back casual atmosphere this place offers it. Great outside seating area and good food.

Thank Allyson S
Bradford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great bar showing sport. Food was lovely and very cheap.pizzas nachos burgers and baskets all for less than a fiver. But the beers were pretty dear. Guinness (I know an imported beer so bound to be more) was R55 and a non alcoholic beer was R45. Compared to my pizza which was only R65! Just be aware as the menu... More 

Thank Deh085
Lewes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good selection of draught British , Irish & SA beers . Good service and atmosphere , reasonable prices for a tourist area

Thank LewesOwl
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Primarily a watering hole that serves very average food. A great place for a drink after work with friends and a cheap snack. Always packed with interesting looking characters. Definitely a place to sit and watch personalities.

Thank Amarok2
Tokyo, Japan
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275 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has two floors loads of TVs and good for sports, I didn't eat there but the food looked good, plenty of choice for beers and nice staff It has an indoor smoking room as well as loads of tables outside with heaters and live music

1 Thank Mark W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr East Pier & Dock Road V&A Waterfront | Old Dock Master Building, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 5074

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