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Savoy Cabbage

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101 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is really first rate and there are some interesting game choices on the menu. I find the atmosphere a bit more stilted than some of the other places in town, but that does make it feel like a real special occasion spot.

Thank Rachel M
Hastings on Hudson, New York
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb food without attitude. Comfortable. Relaxed. Convenient. Sprawls through an old building that feels quite homey, yet elegant. If you are American, a highlight of the year is Thanksgiving Turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

1 Thank HowardB118
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I feel comfortable visiting this restaurant on my own. The staff are friendly and recognised me when I revisited from the year before! I always order three courses as it's seasonal and the portions are perfectly sized. When I visited I ordered the special savoury tart - light pastry and tomatoes packed with flavour. I am not sure if this... More 

1 Thank handley3103
County Cork, Ireland
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Was recommended to my husband and I and what a find. My husband confused the starter, thought he had ordered the double souffle and got the zebra. When we mentioned this to the waiter the souffle was also served (no extra charge). The meal overall was brilliant. The wine was great and we tasted two wines before deciding on which... More 

1 Thank mcoffey2016
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

7 guest, three courses, plenty of wine, stylish and hip place, wide range of unusual treats, as well as more traditional offerings, ( I had a zebra carpaccio and grilled warthog). All for less than £20 per head- amazing, even with the Rand/pound exchange rate. Great staff, cool place and I will definitely return

1 Thank Mark C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Arrived by cab and welcomed warmly by the security guard on the door. Although we had not made a reservation we were welcomed by the owner, Caroline who found us a table. Had Sugar Cured Zebra for starter followed by the Rack Of Lamb. My friend had the Karoo Steak. All completely delicious and beautifully presented. Service was also excellent.... More 

1 Thank Giles2008
Phuket, Thailand
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Nice restaurant in down town Cape Town, good food. The menu shows a good variety of dishes however local foreigners say they hardly change the menu. As a traveller it was alright for us though.

1 Thank lisavanroode
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

Savoy Cabbage was highly recommended by our hotel and it was just a short walk away. The service was spot on and the food could not have been better prepared or more satisfying. I had the duck breast and it was cooked to perfection (in my opinion, this is a skill most restaurants do not possess). I highly recommend this... More 

2 Thank FrankR_Austin
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Savoy Cabbage was recommended to me by a few people, so when the opportunity presented itself, a friend and I went. It was a Friday evening and we were a little surprised at how few people there were in the restaurant. (much may have to do with the loud and ugly demolition taking place across the street). The ambiance in... More 

1 Thank larissantz
Cape Town via New York
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28 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I can see elements of good things- yet not enough to carry it through. The waiter was arrogant and did not like to be corrected. The filet was tough and underwhelmed with flavor. The fish was also under seasoned. At points we had to seek attention by the staff- and the waiter looked annoyed that we were bothering him. Despite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
French, African, European, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 0214242626
Enjoy creative contemporary cooking in a visually exciting venue. With its historic Table Mountain stone and old brick that dates back to the 18th century, architect Leon Saven's design is complemented by glass, concrete and exposed ducting. Cabbage motif chandeliers and salt dishes, fine table appointments and impeccable service reflect outstanding attention to detail. The menu alters daily, using the freshest local produce and combines unusual flavours to excite the palate of the discerning diner. A boutique wine list which is very reasonably priced.

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