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“Great seafood; hit and miss affair with service”
Review of Cape Town Fish Market - CLOSED

Cape Town Fish Market
Cuisines: Seafood, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Stellenbosch Cnr Plein & Ryneveld Street Stellenbosch Tel 021 883 9216 Fax 021 883 9234 Cell 082 887 3998
Ryde, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great seafood; hit and miss affair with service”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

During our recent visit to Stellenbosch we ate at this restaurant twice. The first time was a Sunday night and it was great: the food was excellent and the service efficient and friendly. We saw that they have an all you can eat special on Thursday nights so decided to return here for that.

On our second visit, the experience was still good, but not as great as on our first visit. We felt a little deserted by our waitress at times and the sushi was only from a smaller selection and not from the sushi train.

  • Visited May 2014
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Brisbane
Level 6 Contributor
329 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
“Severe food poisoning”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were in Stellenbosch on a busy evening - Valentine's Day - but got a table at Cape Town Fish Market which we had not realised was part of a chain. The food tasted OK but for the next 3 days I was really ill. The only food that I had eaten that my partner had not was a plate of mussels. These can be quite risky if not fresh and stored correctly

Visited February 2014
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Northwich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“good location, good food, slow service”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

cape town fish market is one of a chain of - presumably franchised - restaurants serving a wide variety of fish and steak type dishes at very economical prices. this restaurant is nicely situated in stellenbosch, with extensive (lit at night) parking across the road and is attractively laid out - a very pleasant ambience. when we were there it wasn t overly busy - and yet the service was very slow - and the friendliness of the staff didn t make up for what was a disappointing hours wait for food. good value for money; decent selection of wines (although you can take your own for a nominal corkage fee). recommended with reservations about service standard.

  • Visited February 2014
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Somerset West, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
298 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Old world charm atmosphere and superb meal”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Delicious fish meal and excellent service. The restaurant is not fancy with high prices, it does not have a view but has an old charm atmosphere. I would certainly recommend this for a casual meal.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Frank R
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Fast food”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

Fast efficient friendly service, so not ideal if you want a leisurely meal. A sushi conveyor bar is at the centre and not one person had sushi. A lot of waste and bored staff.

Calamari starter was fine and so was the king clip, but not the best had in SA .

Visited March 2014
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