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“Great food great service”
Review of Bizerca Bistro

Bizerca Bistro
Ranked #22 of 1,148 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner. Closed on Saturday and Sunday and most Public Holidays
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food great service”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Sitting in the courtyard the setting was nice
Though there is no space for smokers you have to go outside, on the road. The service was great, waiters are properly trained and know what they are talking about which is not so common in South Africa.
Food was nice, French influence
Oysters were lovely as well as the rabbit, despite some pieces were a bit dryer than others.
My fiancé had sweetbreads as a main- the way they were served was a bit disappointing - in a green salad with litchis. My mother had Tuna as a starter with a kind of tomato sauce- nice but quite spicy which tends to take over the tuna taste
Her ostrich dish was great
The desserts were fantastic.
Very good value for money for Europeans.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, despite error from chef”
Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

The menu is an interesting one that caters for most - an despite my concerns about the fusion-nature of the menu, the chef produced a memorable meal for the 4 of us. The fish (Cape salmon) we ordered initially arrived under cooked and this was quickly sorted and was outstanding. The dessert was amongst the best I have tasted in recent memory - choc fondant plus creme brûlée plus strawberry sorbet was a great mix of flavours. Service was great. Be prepared for a sizable bill, but worth it.

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1 Thank Michael B
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Christmas Dinner”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

We were part of the amazing Christmas Dinner last night @ Bizerca. What a wonderful creation you did! Starting with the incredible trio of tomato until the amazing desert. All courses were made to perfection with a multitude of tastes and flavors. Thanks a lot - with your food you made our 2013 Christmas night!

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank FHCPT
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paris
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106 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Excellent neo-fusion gastro-bistro food”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Difficult to describe this great place. Plates are full with gastro-pub type of meal (not the modern cuisine with 1.000 of small bits and flavours so mixed that you don't recognize anything). With great product (white Cape Salmon, Seared Ostrich...) cooked perfectly with a twist of fusion seasoning that makes it special without killing it with too much sweetness.

I loved it.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank jeromecamblain
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Cape Town
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food shocking service”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

I used to be a regular client of this elegant venue. Even when they phone you on the day of reservation to confirm your table, chaos reigns. Check your account, they seems to add things that you did not have . Clearly the front of house is lost delivering food to tables asking diners to "own up" who ordered the tuna? Overly familiar staff and always unpredictable what might happen. So sad that service can chase customers away, perhaps they should try take-aways because the food is exceptional and chef Laurent has a brilliant flair for the culinary arts.

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank webbroger
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