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Primal Eatery

50 New Church Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 3232
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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Mediterranean, Grill, Contemporary, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
50 New Church Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended this little lively eatery on our first night in Cape Town. Great selection of meat cuts and also serves fish and vegetarian dishes. Great service. Would definately go again

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We had a lovely dining experience at Primal Eatery! The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, Will and Kristina are great hosts - I love this place as it is not so big and touristy as most other Cape Town restaurants. the Rib eye steak and...More

Thank KatrinLudik
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I normally write shorter reviews and let the photos of the food speak for themselves, but Primal delivered a lot more than expected and deserves the effort. My mom arrived in Cape Town for my birthday and what better way to celebrate a fire sign...More

Thank Ambel_Barnard
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The first time I visited Primal was with my colleagues. We had such a wonderful time I decided to take my brother back for his birthday. The food as described is cooked on a open fire which really create great anticipation. Before we ordered any...More

Thank Jay1072
Reviewed 30 July 2018

So after reading only positive reviews on Primal Eatery and the winter special currently on offer, I simply had to make a reservation and find out for myself. I wasn't disappointed. The service was good, the steak cooked exactly the way I want it and...More

Thank Schani007
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

From the welcome at the door, the personalised service, truly incredible food and fantastic ambiance, this restaurant is a win. A table of 6, and each meal was perfect. Wonderful evening

Thank Piegro
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Went to Primal with 5 colleagues and we looked at all the top pointers we look for in restaurants and safe to say Kristina and Team really ticks the boxes! Thanks Max!

Thank Crownan911
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We had the opportunity to go to Primal on Saturday evening and had the winter special... these can be hit-and-miss generally, with sometimes-mediocre offerings. Not on this occasion! Huge, nicely cooked steaks, big bowl of chips or salad (a lovely one, not 2 pieces of...More

Thank Caroline03081977
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Restaurant Week prompted us to explore new restaurants that we had not yet visited. We were expecting Primal to be your general steakhouse with a bit of a flair. We could not have been more wrong! The venue is intimate, very well appointed and presented....More

Thank Susanne V
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited Primal Eatery twice in one week of our honeymoon in Cape Town. It was the best restaurant experience which no other restaurant offers. Its more than just great food. Its the total experience, the great vibe, super friendly staff that...More

Thank JWV28
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Dinner, Drinks
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, Romantic, 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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