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“Outstanding start to South African cuisine”
Review of Aubergine

Aubergine
Ranked #72 of 1,173 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Ate here with a group as a welcome dinner. Food was excellent with good choices on our price fixe menu and all of them typical of South Africa. Had some local wines very reasonably priced and was very impressed by the service. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting South Africa for business or pleasure.

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Based on great reviews we booked dinner at Aubergine one night in September. While the tasting menu was appealing, we decided to order from the regular menu because we wanted to sample several of the other dishes. My wife and I share so we got to taste many of their dishes. We asked the server to choose wines for each course which was done in excellent fashion. The dinner was exceptional in every way.

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1  Thank Monty1424
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by the Concierge at our Hotel. I must admit I found it a little off putting arriving at the restaurant which was located behind security gates still I suppose this is South Africa.
The staff were extremely friendly and certainly made us feel very welcoming. The wine list is excellent probably a little too much for overseas visitors. The actual menus become confusing we were given no less than 3 menus only to be told that everything could be mixed and matched. We have never experienced this before either you have degustation or al la carte not with the two interchangeable. Having overcome this issue we ordered, now the meal was pleasant and I stress it was pleasant certainly nothing out of the ordinary. There was nothing really bad with the meal it was just mediocre.

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1  Thank Sallymay4
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is one of the best vegetarian meals I have ever had. The vegetarian options were mouth watering. There were plenty of meat/ fish options as well so don't worry non veggies there are plenty of options for everyone. The food was excellent and wines delicious.
Make sure to make a reservation.

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Thank hornetts
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is an interesting place. Location does not look very welcoming in the evening as streets are empty and you're entering the place secured by electrically operated steel gate, but you tend to forget it once you're inside.

Staff is warm and welcoming, but sometimes struggle with explanations. Nothing to worry about, overall very pleasant experience.

I had a choice of game and it tasted very good, and so did every other course, but none of them really stood above other restaurants in Cape Town. Wine list is good and staff is ready to help. Great place, but in one of the most competitive food areas in the world and with prices it commands should be trying a bit harder.

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1  Thank FoodEliminator
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