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A Touch of Madness Restaurant

12 Nuttall Road | Observatory, Observatory 7925, South Africa
+27 21 447 4650
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
21 Apr 2017
“Dinner”
30 Jul 2016
“Lovely very affordable evening with friends”
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Street Food, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
12 Nuttall Road | Observatory, Observatory 7925, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Very pretty venue and a nice outsider area to enjoy. I didn't try the food but delicious smells hot you as soon as you walk into the gate. Good variety of beers. Waitress was efficient. Will be sure to visit again.

Thank RoxanneCT N
atouchofmadness_obs, Owner at A Touch of Madness Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks for your review Roxanne, hope you will be back again soon!

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Affordable good food. Service chilled. Gin Bar craft beers cool events and meetup. Live music. Chess. Silent Disco. Community-oriented and driven space. Quirky. Original. Definitely worth spending the time. Coffee is excellent. Breakfast lunch or Dinner. Functions. Private parties. Good management team.

Thank Sonja t
atouchofmadness_obs, Owner at A Touch of Madness Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi Sonja, thank you so much for your kind review, we appreciate your support!

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Was there on Tuesday evening. The staff are really friendly. It's really great to see people pop in with the dogs and it's not frowned at. The cheese balls was great and service very attentive but not over kill. To think I have a little...More

Thank RudolphMW
atouchofmadness_obs, Owner at A Touch of Madness Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thanks for your kind review, we appreciate your support!

Reviewed 9 February 2017

I have twice previously ordered the beef and ale pie - delicious. Yesterday (Wednesday 8 Feb) I again ordered it. It turned out to be a tomato pie with a little beef. It was more than sub-standard. The waiter however was excellent. How very, very...More

Thank mandrcraft
atouchofmadness_obs, Owner at A Touch of Madness Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Hi, thank you so much for your feedback. I will personally investigate with our kitchen as we have not changed our recipe so our pie should be just as delicious as before! I'm sorry you had a disappointing meall, please accept our apologies. Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 20 December 2016

A lovely venue, inside and out, engaged owners and friendly staff. What more could you want? They have a large selection of potables behind the bar and often some very tempting specials. It's also worth keeping an eye on their FB page as exciting events...More

Thank Kari C
atouchofmadness_obs, Owner at A Touch of Madness Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Thanks for your review Kari, glad you love our spot! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 22 September 2016

Nice ambiance. A very relaxed atmosphere as you can sit near the fireplace to enjoy the comfort food. Went there twice already...

Thank bosstiaan
atouchofmadness_obs, Owner at A Touch of Madness Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thanks for your review, hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stumbled across this place by accident. It is in a large house with numerous rooms to the restaurant. The food on the daily offers menu was good price and nice. Staff were all nice and friendly. I wouldn't go out of my way to...More

Thank Ben S
atouchofmadness_obs, Owner at A Touch of Madness Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Thanks for your review Ben.

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Observatory's gem has been revamped by new owners and it is even better than before. Owner Olivia is gracious and will definitely get my support over any franchise or boring fly NY night operation. Waiting Shanon was super and our doggie was treated with as...More

Thank Elavanilla
atouchofmadness_obs, Owner at A Touch of Madness Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Thanks so much for your great review, hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Love this tastefully done restaurant with a fantastic bar. Food is excellent and fantastic craft beers on fraught + wine and cocktails.

Thank arthurstewart2
atouchofmadness_obs, Owner at A Touch of Madness Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thanks for your review! Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Olivia

Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

A Touch of Madness has new owners, Olivia and Richard, who have managed to capture the quirky Bohemian feel and mixed their offering with a great mix of beers and global range of food. Still exploring the wine list to find something that suits.

Thank gavinareid
atouchofmadness_obs, Owner at A Touch of Madness Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

Thanks for your review Gavin!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Digital Payments, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Nuttall Road | Observatory, Observatory 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Observatory
  • Phone Number: +27 21 447 4650
  • E-mail
Description
This quirky & eclectic bar & restaurant is set in a unique Victorian house, in the center of bohemian Observatory in Cape Town. We offer a wide range of local craft beers and a good selection of wine by the glass. We serve delicious lunch and dinner - influenced by global street-food. Sip on a cappuccino in our sunny breakfast room, or enjoy a local craft beer with a burger on our veranda in the evening. Share a bottle of wine with friends in our intimate, leafy courtyard. If it's cold out, sit in a comfy armchair and relax by one of our two fireplaces with red wine and a book. We are passionate about environmental sustainability and offer vegetarian and vegan options.
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