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Primal Eatery Restaurant

RRRR, , Steakhouse
50 New Church Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 3232
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“mousse” (2 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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Grill, Contemporary, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
50 New Church Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A restaurant for meat purists. Had an excellent evening - great service, and lovely vibe on a Thurs night, and the steak was very good! Manager was always present, and attention to detail was great. A bit on the pricey side, so you need to...More

Thank Monk A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing night! Cocktails were sublime and food delicious. I'm a vegetarian and didn't feel left out at all- the spanakopita was out of this world. Wonderful atmosphere, bar area fabulous and DJ was a great touch to the vibe. Staff were attentive and...More

Thank Lizel F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has always been in our list but never tried it until some friend suggested it. It was a bittersweet experience. Overall impression from the table was that the food is overpriced for what you get and general consensus was that there are so...More

Thank Alberto C
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I recently went for dinner after hearing great reviews. 5 starts all round! The bar is stunning and cocktails were delicious and very different. They have a great wine list too. The decor is just lovely. The waiters were all very attentive and professional. My...More

Thank janebenjamin2017
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Delicous meal shared at this wonderful new restaurant! The meal was outstanding and the service was humble and very attentive. I honour their commitment to serving ethically sourced meats. I also enjoyed the funky DJ's music. I guess the only thing is they need a...More

Thank CherPoz
PrimalEatery, Owner at Primal Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Good afternoon CherPoz, We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Primal and thank you so much for your review and comments on our food, service and music. Next time, we will make sure we warm up the place enough for you:)

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Service: excellent. The Hostess was welcoming and warm. The Waitress was friendly and attentive. The Manager checked on us twice to ensue that we were happy / enjoying ourselves. The restaurant itself is modern, clean and comfortable. There is an inside section and you can...More

Thank Dilchard
PrimalEatery, Owner at Primal Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Dear Dilchard I'd like to personally thank you for your review on Primal Eatery. As a fledgeling restaurant, we value feedback from our guests as we use this as our building blocks to make us a successful restaurant. It's such a pity that you came...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

This place was found by accident as a mate and I felt like a steak, but somewhere different from the norm! We had their winter special which was not only value for money but AMAZING! I hope this place goes from strength to strength. Cape...More

Thank Charlton C
PrimalEatery, Owner at Primal Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you so much, Charlton C for your review and happy you found us by chance. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit and appreciate the vote of confidence in what we do. Look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

As soon as I walked in i felt a good vibe and was pleasantly greeted by the staff. Sitting in the bar having a drink with great service was a good start to the evening. My friend had a steak and salad and I had...More

Thank MarvBlonde
PrimalEatery, Owner at Primal Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you MarvBlonde for your review! We are thrilled that you and your friend had a great dining experience. As foodies, nothing pleases us more than to have customers who appreciate the same things that we do.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We tried this restaurant out first night in Cape Town. Our waiter was very helpful in explaining the various steak selections. Our meals were excellent. The decor is nice and the staff very pleasant. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Cape Town. It's a...More

Thank Dave T
PrimalEatery, Owner at Primal Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you Dave T for your wonderful review. We are pleased that Primal Eatery was one of the selected restaurants on your visit and that your experience was a good one . Enjoy the rest of your holiday and we thank you for your patronage.

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Service is attentive, decor modern crisp, food is heavy and rich. We had the Porchetta and Lamb Shoulder, Flame Roasted Sweet Potato and Baby Leaf Salad. With some seasoning the lamb and porchetta would be good, the sweet potato is completely forgettable, stodgy and tasteless....More

Thank Karoobaby
PrimalEatery, Owner at Primal Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you Karoobaby, for your review and your feedback. Your comments are duly noted. We are disappointed to hear that our food did not meet your expectations. As to the acoustics and music, we are constantly learning and tweaking to find the perfect harmony for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 New Church Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 3232
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Primal Eatery is a wood-fired grill concept. We are not your average steakhouse, in fact, we’ve banned the word from our vocabulary. Primal is a “Meatery”. We are a restaurant that is meat centric; using live fire, innovative cooking techniques and creative food styling to provide you, our guest, the ultimate sensory experience.
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