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Chefs

81 St John's Street | Gardens, 8001, South Africa
+27 21 461 0368
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good19%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Food
Value
LOCATION
81 St John's Street | Gardens, 8001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Chefs
1. Three daily meal options
"There is a choice of 3 main dishes and one 1 dessert"
AwayfromParadise
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2. Chefs wood-fired oven
"an open kitchen and a mesmerizing wood fire stove"
Sindhoori N
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3. Meet the Chefs
"The food is served by the chef on a specially designed tray."
Nicola M
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great concept which serves delicious and varied meals every day . The concept is a new mini menu every day , so the food is always fresh and fabulous . You get to see the daily dishes on a mini screen in...More

Thank Amber D
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The menu changes every day and there is a choice of just three mains - typically one fish, one meat and one vegetarian. The food is imaginative, delicious and we'll priced. Water and service is free which is a nice touch.

1  Thank IngridW_CapeTown
ChefsCT, Marketing at Chefs, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Happy to hear you enjoyed our concept at Chefs. Hope to see you again soon! 💙

Reviewed 5 June 2018

This restaurant has been on our radar for awhile now and we finally got to try out Chefs for dinner last night. They have a very different approach in how they work. So there are no menus, no waiters and no fancy décor. There are...More

1  Thank voila-cpt
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Daily changing made-by-a-chef-just-for-you dishes. Vegetarian friendly. There’s a yummy homemade drink of the day, really welcoming knowledgeable service. The dishes are a main, side, and salad. Great concept. Very well executed. The second time I came was a month after the first and the waiter...More

1  Thank norsp
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We met a family friend and her son, who is a celebrity chef in Cape Town and Italy (Lapo's Kitchen!), and we ate here on the recommendation of Lapo. I was a little skeptical, but lunch was perfect! A relaxed atmosphere, excellent wine, a choice...More

Thank tribecadoc
ChefsCT, Public Relations Manager at Chefs, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Chefs! 💙

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Quirky surroundings and a three course main choice, meat fish veg. All looked good and excellent chicken. Wine by the glass and excellent value. Perhaps not romantic!

Thank Ross w
ChefsCT, Marketing at Chefs, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Chefs 💙 Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Delicious food - fresh - amazing. Menu changes daily with only 3 choices - no fuss or indecision - I love this place

Thank scottdxb
ChefsCT, Marketing at Chefs, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Our team is always so excited to receive positive feedback! Thank you for your review :D 💙

Reviewed 15 January 2018

A rather off the beaten-track place (take an Uber) with a unique way of presenting fresh produce, prepared deliciously. The menu changes daily and you can book online if the menu looks enticing enough. The experience is difficult to classify since the restaurant has gone...More

Thank CoolRamblings
ChefsCT, Marketing at Chefs, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Chefs. 💙

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The menu change daily and there is always a choice or three main courses. You place your order on an iPad that is brought to the table by one of the chefs and watch your meal being prepared in the open kitchen. The food is...More

Thank Nicola M
ChefsCT, Marketing at Chefs, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Glad to hear you tried all the dishes amongst your friends, and that they were all delicious :D Thank you for your review and hope to see you again soon at Chefs 💙

Reviewed 9 November 2017

We had dinner at Chefs with a couple of friends. They have never been to the restaurant. The food was sensational. They have 3 meals to choose from on the menu a light option, meat & vegetarian option. Last night 4 of my party had...More

Thank 0202CarlP
ChefsCT, Marketing at Chefs, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you for leaving a review, our team is always excited receiving such positive feedback! See you again soon at Chefs 💙

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 St John's Street | Gardens, 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 461 0368
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Description
HOW IT WORKS No menus, no waiters, no fancy décor, just three meal choices. Sound horrific? Depends on how much you like good food and dislike the fuss that normally surrounds it. Here, the chefs serve you lunch or dinner, Monday to Friday and literally, they do serve them. They bring you your food, doing away with the need for waiters. You’ll have checked the changing daily meal choices online before arriving, so you simply tell them what you want when you walk in and the chefs get cooking immediately. Your meal – a main and sides – is plated and curated in the kitchen and brought to you on the signature Chefs’ tray. Still or sparkling water is on the house, there’s a daily juice, beer is on-tap and the wine list changes monthly. There’s also a dessert that changes daily.
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