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“Fantastic meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Savoy Cabbage

Savoy Cabbage
Ranked #23 of 1,144 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: African, European, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
cape town, south africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

The last time we went to Savoy Cabbage was a few years back, and what a mistake we made by waiting so long to return. The food was fabulous, the service impeccable, all in all a wonderful time was had by every person in our party. We went with 3 German friends who had been in Cape Town for a month, and they all agreed it was the best meal they had in Cape Town.
So, well done guys, we will be back!

  • Visited February 2013
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“Savoy Cabbage revisited: every time a success”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

a few month ago I passed the restaurant rather late but was still greeted in a very friendly way and although the (warm) kitchen was closed. They made me a fantstic dinner anyway. This time I came earlier so I had time to enjoy the warm food again. The place is so good and friendly that next Month I will be back with a group of 14 that has been travelling SA and spend the last days of the trip in Cape Town.

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“Excelent dinner with my family and friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Very good service, excelent food, reasonable price. Very nice atmosphere. Interesting architecture and design. I highly recommend it. (Reservation required).

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Perth, Australia
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“Great food, wine and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

We held a client function here and the restaurant exceeded our expectations. The food, wine and service were amazing and the restaurant itself is beautiful.
I would not hesitate to hold another function here again - it was perfect.

  • Visited February 2013
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“Fantastic, but needs an ambience check”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

Everything from the food to the decor is at tip top shape. Absolutely wonderful, my only slight disappointment is that there was no music... I'm sure during a busy evening it wouldn't make a difference as the conversations would make the ambience, however , it was very quiet and empty and almost eery. A good Buddha Bar or Hotel Costes CD is certainly needed.

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Savoyowner, Owner at Savoy Cabbage, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
I am glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Savoy Cabbage so much.

I would like to explain why we don’t play music. Previous reviews had stated how loud it can be here-on a very busy night the acoustics are such that it can become quite noisy. Our lease precludes us from playing music as there are offices above us and they often work late. There is no ceiling as such, just bare floor boards to the rooms above and the body corporate decided there was to be no music.

Over the 15 years we have only had three complaints about the lack of music and many more people come here because of it, enjoying conversation that is not drown out.

Music is also a matter of personal taste. I might be inclined to only play jazz and opera whilst others have different tastes, and it is difficult to get it right for everyone.

Come and dine with us again and sit in a different area and experience the fully impact of the ambience.
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