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Clarke's Bar and Dining Room

133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 7648
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“burger” (33 reviews)
“pulled pork” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is good, always. Staff are friendly and polite. They are a little flexible in their menu. Caters for both vegetarians and meat lovers. And the food is average but sufficient to satisfy a customer. It's a vibey and chilled atmosphere. I like this...More

Thank SGovender108
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, thanks so much for the great review. It's really good to hear that the service is good and we'll be sure to let all our staff know!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Clarke’s for dinner.It was one of the few restaurants open on a Monday night on Bree Street.We ordered with high hopes..I was especially keen to have their Oyster chowder.I had not had a proper chowder since my last visit to the USA.This one...More

Thank Lynne R
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there! Thank you for your review and for your feedback. It really helps hearing where things are not as they should be as it helps us address the issues. We put a lot of love into the food here at Clarke's and to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very fast and clean service… staff was very kind and helpful… to have a break it is number one at the Bree street…

Thank Saffary
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there! Thanks for the great review, glad to hear that the service is good, we'll be sure to let the team know!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SERVICE & ATMOSPHERE When at Clarke's I always opt to sit at the bar. It's a treat to watch your food get prepared so seamlessly and the kitchen staff are always friendly. I'd also like to note how hygienically they work. Another perk of the...More

Thank Ambel_Barnard
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there Ambel. Thanks for the great review! It's really good to hear that you enjoy the food and the space and we'll be sure to let the kitchen staff know :) Thanks also for the feedback on the service. It's really good to hear...More

Reviewed August 6, 2017

Had a great baby gem, green beans, asparagus & tenderstem broccoli salad with lemon labneh dressing, toasted sesame seeds & pecans salad. I added extra avo and it was really delicious!

Thank The_Mystery_Guest_SA
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Hi there! Many thanks for the review :) Glad you enjoyed the salad.

Reviewed August 4, 2017

I was introduced to Clarke's Bar & Dining Room by a Cape Town friend who regularly takes his breakfast at the place. Although it opens earlier, you can get great diner-style breakfasts from 08:00. The place gets busy but nothing that the cheerful staff can't...More

Thank Christo D
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Hi there Christo. Many thanks for the review! It's so great to hear that you've enjoyed the food and the people. We put a lot of love into what we do and it's so good to hear when people are having a good time at...More

Reviewed July 29, 2017

Clarke's was the first restaurant I went to in South Africa. I ordered the chickpea salad and a flat white, both were fantastic. Service was quick and the food was fresh and delicious. The restaurant itself is a trendy cafe with a nice little patio....More

Thank ClancK
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Hi there! It's so great to hear that you had a good experience. We put a lot of love into what we do, and it's really good to get such positive feedback. We'll be sure to let the team know. Hope you enjoyed your trip!

Reviewed July 17, 2017

Clarke's is great for people watching, news paper reading. It feels urban but laid back. In the summer, the quart yard is great. Coffee and breakfast is good.

Thank stevebenade
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Hi there Steve. Thanks so much for the amazing words :) glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed July 4, 2017

I kept returning to Clarke's for the fun non-alcoholic drinks/juices and the incredible food. Everything was fresh and delicious. I was very impressed with the range of options they had! The Vegetarian burger looked/smelled better than the normal one (and I'm a carnivore)! The location...More

Thank Claire C
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2017

Hi there Claire! Thanks so much for the great review. So glad to hear that you had a good time! :)

Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

I had been looking forward to visiting Clarke's for a while, and immediately suggested it to my friend as a good spot for a casual brunch and catch up. Eish. I arrived and spoke to a gentleman behind the register, asking if I could simply...More

Thank whittaker348
Clarkesbaranddining, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Hi there. It's really incredibly disappointing to hear that you received such terrible service. We train our staff to pay careful attention, to be welcoming and attentive to all and we are sorry that you didn't have the sort of experience that you should have...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 7648
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Description
Cape Town diner with juices, all day breakfasts, sandwiches, brunch, dinner and excellent cocktails.
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