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Primal Eatery

RRRR, , Steakhouse
50 New Church Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 3232
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible12%
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Grill, Contemporary, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
50 New Church Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Primal Primal is situated on Gardens and has a lovely setting, with plenty of space for lounging on outside terrace on those scorching summer day when you don’t feel like braving the traffic, as well as cosy bar area where you can catch up with...More

Thank Mario A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really excited to try Primal Eatery after hearing good things about their steaks, but left the restaurant with mixed feelings. The good: our waiter, Maxwell, was friendly and efficient; the complimentary bread plate and dips were delicious, so too was one diner's pork...More

Thank Scrumplet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The experience was world class from the start. We were greeted and my wife was wished a happy birthday. We received 2 glasses of complimentary bubbles and a delicious bread board. The rest of the evening was perfect. The service was great and the food...More

Thank dpjoppie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maxwell and Lea took such amazing care of us. Quite definetly the best steak in Cape Town. Great service in a modern setting. Awesome!

Thank Yorke L
Reviewed 1 October 2017

My husband and I decided to take a friend of ours out to check out the newish steak house on the block. The ambiance is lovely however for a sit down formal restaurant having a live DJ playing club music was a bit strange. On...More

Thank valentineg24
Reviewed 15 September 2017

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 15 September 2017 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 7 September 2017 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:)

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Grill, Contemporary, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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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