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THE BUNGALOW IS THE ORIGINAL CLIFTON ICON Perfectly situated in the heart of Clifton between the Twelve Apostles, Lion’s Head and the Atlantic Ocean, it’s the best place in Cape Town to experience golden hour with a sundowner in hand and live DJs spinning your sunset soundtrack. The only restaurant located along the world-renowned Clifton reserve, it’s a standalone icon.
PRICE RANGE
R 350 - R 30 000
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Sushi, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews fish and chips sushi cape town clifton beach camps bay stunning location watch the sunset great view our waiter nice vibe views sundowners sea
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Reviewed 13 April 2024 via mobile

Loved it here, drinks, food and view all amazing, really is a must visit if in Camps Bay. Sushi and Cocktails are great and service was good too!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2024

Dear Alice, thank you for sharing your feedback with us about your recent experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that your drinks and food were to your liking. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon....More

Reviewed 23 March 2024 via mobile

Will not go there again. It is a full-on tourist trap. The food is sub par, and prices not at all justified (unless you are willing to pay 1k Rand for a nice view, because thats really all this place has got to offer). If...you are a person that feels special ordering expensive bottles with a beach-clubby vibe, this place might be suited well to you. For food and especially a nicer dinner, i definitely do not recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2024

Dear Constantin, we are disappointed to hear that our offering was not to your liking and that you received sub-par service. This is not synonymous with The Bungalow nor Kove Collection. We want to apologise for any inconveniences caused by your experience with us. Thank...More

Reviewed 8 March 2024 via mobile

The Bungalows has been our favorite ocean side seafood restaurant for many years. As we arrived, I had asked the front staff if we could get a larger table since we would be 3 gentleman of the larger statue and 1 petite lady. But I...was told that the table for 4 would be sufficient for us, and that the larger table was set for six. I didn’t want to argue…… I may add, it was a rainy evening and the restaurant only had a 20% occupancy… By the time we received all of our cocktails, wine and appetizers, the table was so overcrowded that we removed the little lamp, the extra wine glasses and the breadbasket, so nothing would fall…. The tuna tartare was drenched in soy sause (way too salty) and the mussels were tiny in a cheese hollandaise sauce. No flavor. Our clients enjoyed the shrimp tempura though. We felt so uncomfortable and cramped at this table that we didn’t even order a main course, but drove into Camps Bay to a Restaurant that was more accommodating. The server was fabulous though and we took good care of him, since it was not his fault.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2024

Dear Bertin, we are disappointed to hear about your recent experience with us. This is not synonymous with the Bungalow nor Kove Collection. It is disheartening to hear that our offer was not to your liking, we have relayed this feedback to our service and...More

Reviewed 27 February 2024 via mobile

5 of us visited the bungalow for my wife's birthday. We all had a fantastic meal, superb service and the venue first class. It's certainly a place to people watch. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🇬🇧More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2024

Dear Rob, thank you for choosing us to celebrate your wife's birthday. We are delighted ot hear that we could make the celebration memorable for you and your group. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to make more memories. Kind regards, the Bungalow...More

Reviewed 27 February 2024 via mobile

We had a quick lunch whilst killing time before travelling to Cape Town airport and really enjoyed the food and the service of Rebecca who appeared to be a real enthusiast who looked as if she really enjoyed her job.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2024

Dear Mark, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that Rebecca took such great care of you. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back during your next trip to Cape Town! Kind regards, The Bungalow team

Reviewed 26 February 2024

We visit Cape Town every 3/4 years and always have lunch at The Bungalow at least once on each visit and this year was no exception. The location and views are fantastic and the food this time was very good too. However the service and...attitude of some staff was really quite weird. The lady who met us when we arrived at 1 o clock seemed to have forgotten that she was supposed to be welcoming us as guests and showed no hint of a smile or any sign that she was pleased to see us. Several staff and waiters strutted about the restaurant as if they owned the place and as if they thought they were more important than the guests whilst others to be fair seemed more welcoming; it really was a bizarre mix. Luckily Blessing, the waiter looking after us, was delightful and did a fantastic job.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2024

Dear guest, thank you for your ongoing support and patronage. We are delighted to hear you visited us again during your trip to Cape Town. While we are thrilled to hear Blessing took such great care of you and that the ambiance and your meals...More

Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

Orders got mixed up by a very chaotic staff Medium rare steak arrived well done WE sent it back We asked for bread as we did not all 5 had starters Arrived frozen in the middle after mains Sent it back One of the guests...ń had 2 starters The second one sushi arrived after she had her mains R365 for 250 gm steak which actually seemed smaller and was quite fatty which I didn’t mind Fries not real potatoes but the same they serve at mc Donald’s I’m stunned why these prices are all nearly double than those of Johannesburg Foods quality is at best mediocre Cocktails were very goodMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2024

Dear guest, we are disappointed to hear about your experience with us. This is not synonymous with The Bungalow and Kove Collection. We have escalated your concerns to our head chef for review. Thank you for feeding back to us about your meal, this assists...More

Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

Visited for dinner on a recommendation - such a disappointment, the service was terrible! The staff are more interested in fawning over select few guests that drive through in their nice cars than looking after their diners.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2024

Dear Ros, we are disappointed to hear about your experience with us. This sub-par service is not the level we strive to uphold and is not synonymous with Kove Collection. Thank you for brining your concerns to our attention. Your feedback greatly assists us in...More

Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

Go to the Godfather instead. Waited over an hour for our food. The waiter ignored us and only when we questioned the bill did the manager come to our table. Sea food platter was dry and tastelessMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2024

Dear guest, we are disappointed to hear that our offering was not to your liking and for the the sub-par service that you received. This is not synonymous with Kove Collection. Thank you for brining your concerns to our attention. We have addressed them with...More

Reviewed 10 February 2024

Really poor service.... manager did not regard the clients concern. Dont order the Cheesecake... it is a cream porridge with stale müsli.. and the manager refused to take it back. Poor attitude. Fish was very good. Ribeye was average.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2024

Dear guest, we are disappointed to hear that our offering was not to your liking. Thank you for feeding back to us, we have relayed this information to our kitchen team. Kind regards, The Bungalow team

Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

Helped by Iphi! What an amazing women she extended our booking and was one of the kindest persons I talked with on the phone. Because of a special occasion that my family came by she extended the booking!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2024

Dear guest, we are delighted to hear that Iphi took such great care of you and that your overall experience with us was enjoyable. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your special occasion. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you and your family back...More

Reviewed 5 February 2024 via mobile

Always a pleasure to find somewhere new. Hidden out of sight, known to locals, full of conference types, smartly dressed. A bonus if the food is good, the view open sea and the service attentive. Thankfully it was. I enjoyed it and would recommend visiting.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2024

Dear guest, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and that the service and food were to your liking. We are very grateful for our view and we are glad that you enjoyed it too....More

Reviewed 5 February 2024

We arrived yesterday at 6pm,we were told the table is only available for 2hours? We ordered a bottle of Le Lude,and for R790,we should expect it to ha e the right temperature...Waiter was useless,everybody runs like headless chickens... A huge disappointment and certainly not worth...another visit.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2024

Dear Gregory, we are disappointed to hear about your experience with us. Please note, on our booking confirmation we do stipulate that we do only allocate 2.5hrs to your reservation, not 2hrs, and should you wish to dine with us longer to please reach out...More

Reviewed 31 January 2024 via mobile

This restaurant was so busy. I do not know how they kept the pace but they did. There was a sudden burst of rain which created a double rainbow. So beautiful. The food was great and service was also good considering the crowd. I would...definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice dinner with a view Love Cape Town❤️More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2024

Dear Dean, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, that your meal was to your liking and that our team took such great care of you. Fortunately the rain didn't ruin your meal. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you...More

Reviewed 28 January 2024

Good day We arrived at The Bungalow restaurant we got our table with 4 chairs yet we booked for 5 we went to look for the Hostess to tell her to bring one chair and she did. We sat for 15-20mins Noone helped us we...ended up waving to the waiter he came and we told him we haven’t been helped he said he is going to help us. We ordered some drinks as well as our starters everything came on time we ate and finished we couldn’t find our waiter he came later and took our main meal order, the food came but we didn’t have cutlery later the cutlery came but my sister who ordered a steak didn’t get a steak knife she had to use the table knife to eat her steak. My daughter ordered some rooibos tea the teapot came without a lid l asked the waiter why there was no lid he said all the lids are dirty it’s gonna take him some time to clean one we kept quiet. Few mins later my husband ordered some tea and the teapot came covered with espresso cup because there was no lids l took a photo of it. Some tables had bread but ours there wasn’t l asked the waiter why he didn’t give us the bread he replied wen we arrived it was loadshedding so he couldn’t warm the bread. We are very disappointed with the service we received today at the bungalow we love the Restaurant so much but after today we don’t think we will come back again. Unfortunately we forgot the name of the waiter but he is tall slender with short hair and he wears glasses he should improve his service because its pathetic.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Kove Collection Marketing, Marketing at The Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Dear guest, we are disappointed to hear about your experience with us. This is not synonymous with the level of service we strive to uphold. Please could you email marketing@kovecollection.co.za so that we may investigate further. Please detail the name, date and time your booking...More

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