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The Wild Fig

Liesbeek Avenue | Observatory, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 448 0507
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“lamb shank” (20 reviews)
“hot pot” (5 reviews)
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Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Liesbeek Avenue | Observatory, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent an enjoyable evening on a large group business supper. Food and service excellent - Could not fault either. Wilderbeest steak excellent.

Thank GaryvE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People had told me this place was pretty impressive and on first glance it looks great. However, the service was poor (very slow) and the food was a little tasteless to be honest. There is a lack of seasoning which needs to be addressed. One...More

Thank martinw-sydney
Jan S, Owner at The Wild Fig, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI MartinW Thank you for airing your opinion on Trip Advisor and thereby alerting us to your unsatisfactory experience. Please may I ask that you email me directly on info@thewildfig.co.za as I would like to hear more about your evening with us. I look forward...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family suprised me with a birthday dinner at Wild Fig. The food was good. The portions very generous and our waiter was very friendly and helpful with suggestions for both food and wine.

Thank Gerda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to try it out on a weekday. There is loads of parking and the entrance to the old looking building made it seem like a cool place. However, the restaurant was practically empty and rather devoid of atmosphere which for me told a...More

Thank NeilLMaun_Botswana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rabbit was not heated all the way to the bone and therefore cold. The "jus" was runny and did not really have a great taste. The vegetable side was good, but the whole main meal was forgettable. I had a peppermint crisp dessert, which...More

1  Thank Lucette B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went back to the Wild Fig looking forward to enjoying their lamb shank and I wasn't disappointed! Good as always. The other 3 people in our party also enjoyed their main courses and the desserts that followed were also good. Prices a little on the...More

Thank AbrieDeV
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

We had a get together at the Wild Fig and had ordered a few platters of canapes. They were amazing. All tasted fresh and were different from the typical platters. The service we received was also on point. The only complaint I have is on...More

Thank Sunshine0789
Reviewed May 11, 2017

Nothing to shout about.Friendly staff, food quality average and helpings quite small. After having starters, mains and dessert we left feeling unfulfilled. My pork belly came with a rubbery skin which I sent back to get crackled. It was returned burnt and still not as...More

Thank AlanPretoria
Reviewed May 8, 2017

You did not disappoint! Thank you for your wonderful service and excellent food. The entire party of 13 were blown away and will think of my mum's birthday fondly. I will be sure to personally visit you on our next visit to South Africa! Thanks...More

Thank thewades2017
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

While staying at the Protea Hotel Mowbray, we decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary at the attached Wild Fog Restaurant. We popped our heads in two days prior to the occasion, and we're impressed with the ambience. Come Saturday night, we had to push our...More

Thank Rodney-Durban
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Liesbeek Avenue | Observatory, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 448 0507
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The Wild Fig is a fully licensed Restaurant and Bar situated on a portion of the Valkenburg Estate. Our Restaurant is situated in a fairly new building that was built as a part of the restoration of the Valkenberg Manor House. Our bar is situated in the original barn which is a National Monument.
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