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“just excellent”
Review of Aubergine

Aubergine
Ranked #70 of 1,202 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed August 20, 2013

It was a wonderful meal: selected seafood or meat, great flavors from different parts of the world, and good wines recommended by an expert sommelier. All the staff was also welcoming. Worth the price for this table !

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Thank gillesLyon
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The atmosphere and service is quite formal but it sets itself up to be high end dining and so it's what you would expect. We chose it for our last night in Cape Town and it fitted the bill.
The food was generally very good, the only slight disappointment was the "signature dish" Aubergine souffle, which didn't quite come up to expectation. One of our party had beetroot cured fish which was excellent.
The mains were all really good. I had antelope, I think it was called "bles bok" which was delicious, tender and perfectly cooked, and came with a good sauce.
Lovely petit fours with coffee, real care!

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Thank 23RUN
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We went to Aubergine for our final evening in Cape Town, and it capped off a fabulous visit with an amazing dinner, great service, and a perfect evening overall! We had personal service from the sommelier to select our wine pairings, and helpful service from the waiter to select our food. Everything we had in our party of 6 was delicious, from starter to dessert. Don't miss out on this amazing dining experience!

Thank vbh1030
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Went there on a recommendation from a friend and we had a very enjoyable dinner. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and good service. We don't eat this style of food very often, so it was a nice change and we thought the food was great ( but rich!)

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Aubergine had been highly recommended by a CT local friend who should know what he's talking about - sadly not this time! We went without a booking on a very wet night so were very pleased to get the last table - until the dining experience started!
The service was sycophantically over the to esp from the manager and maitre d' ... My Dahl entree was ok but it was followed by a watery tasteless risotto that had the texture of everyday partly cooked long grain rice ... My husband had a steak which in this town where they do brilliant steaks almost everywhere was disappointing - but the highlight in pretension beyond the amuse bouche was the bourbon and coke being served in bourbon in the glass ice bucket on the side and the coke had been decanted into as carafe! Call me picky but that was very unnecessary ... And at the end it was one of the more expensive and less enjoyable meals we've had in this great city of food delights!

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Thank Jo D
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