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“Mixed bag”

The Five Flies Restaurant & Bars
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Previously the old Dutch club, which through the ages, has become a historical monument, Five Flies has created a complimentary fusion of historical and contemporary design by reviving the interior to match the vibe and the fine cuisine and maintaining respect for the building’s heritage. Situated in the hub of the legal and financial districts of the Mother City, Five Flies meets classic with a modern edge.Chef Greg Baverstock has brought youthful flair and vast experience to Five Flies Restaurant to add sexiness and spice to the classic dishes and romantic ambience that defines this renowned restaurant. Greg adheres to the keep it simple principle, of preparing stocks and sauces from a solid base of skill, knowledge and experience, and creating dishes of exquisite simplicity from the freshest high quality ingredients, presented to reveal their best qualities.
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Mixed bag”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Well, the food was utterly marvellous. Definitely the best I have ever had abroad and it ranks up there with stuff I've had at home, too.

The choice was fantastic, something for everyone. The portions were good, and, being from the UK, it was cheap as chips.

The issues weren't with the food, though. They were with everything else; the ceiling was very high and dirty and the building itself was not very clean. It was a big place and I think because of this the small number of stuff were having trouble serving us all and as a result the service was rather poor.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Camberley UK
Level 6 Contributor
241 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Five Flies is a Romantic place to eat”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Something about this restaurant gives it a romantic feel, we have always had good food & service & recommended it and had good reports so go try the King Klip just loved it

Visited December 2011
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Thank annettet
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food; wonderful building.”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Our best meal in Cape Town - and on offer too. All courses of a very high quality and an excellent wine list. Great service in a lovely and atmospheric building.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank 333Geoff
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Durbanville, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Night Out”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We had a business dinner here last night with guests from the UK. Even the fussiest member of our party couldn't find fault. The other 3 members of the party had steak. I had the Norwegian Salmon - wow but it was great! We were all impressed that the veg and chips etc were tasty and well prepared too. The service was good - attentive without being overbearing. It's a very beautiful building so ticks all the boxes for surrounds, service & food. Be sure to have ground pepper - the pepper mill is something really unique!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank SMT152
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Durham, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Food, Limited Menu, and Awesome Dessert”
Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

I say that 5 Flies has a good, stylish interior and good steaks among other things, but there is a catch for those picky fellows, the choices are two kinds of steak, two kinds of sea food, and maybe a vegetarian option or two, I can't remember exactly. Along with the usual choices is a special of the week/day (can't remember) which you can choose, these typically are well priced, I shared a two person T-bone with my brother it cost only 150 rand, about $32 U.S. Also, they have desserts, including a molten chocolate cake, YUM!

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Thank Zach H
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