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US$28 - US$41
International, Contemporary
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an experience! Everything was perfect from A to Z. Wine pairing recommended :) great service and very original and refined dishes. Highly recommended

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 5 April 2022 via mobile

We had heard such great feedback about the food and we were blown away. We arrived to a beautiful candle lit table, which we assumed was just for the atomshphere, later realized it was due to loadahedding but it was so magical and romantic. The...flavor combinations were suburb! Even a (not so plain) fish taco was mouth wateringly amazing! I know the menu changes monthly and we will definitely be back to sample the Chefs brilliant work again!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 31 March 2022

Room, atmosphere and service all great - attentive and relaxed. Quality of-cooking is of a very high standard and a couple of the dishes truly memorable (the tuna and the goats cheese ) BUT and this is an issue I am finding with most of...restaurants I’ve had the pleasure of eating during my 3 weeks in the Cape, it’s just too complicated. We had a Karoo lamb dish - the quality of the meat was such that it simply needed to be showcased - not drowned in a sharp sauce. This especially following 3 other very complicated and sophisticated dishes. For me it is almost a superb restaurant - it should just let one or two of the courses allow the wonderful ingredients to breath a little - and it would be.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 31 March 2022

Best meal we had in Cape Town. Friendly staff, incredible/innovative food, and great drinks. We had a vegetarian in our party and they quickly adapted with an equally as innovative and delicious meal. Anyone is lucky to try Belly of the Beast.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 12 March 2022

Great service, great wines and great food. Would highly recommend this place as a special occasion place to eat. You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 9 March 2022

As someone who likes food but hasn't really done fine dining, I was a bit apprehensive about lunch at Belly of the Beast. I expected high quality ingredients and good cooking, but was less sure that I would personally like the food and the atmosphere....I need not have worried: our lunch was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The atmosphere was relaxed and casual, with no hint of stuffiness. The food was of course well prepared, but also very accessible: I liked everything I was served. Some of the dishes I've never had before, like the chicken parfait with orange marmelade. Others were crowd pleasers, like the carpaccio with tomatoes and rocket salad. Both were great. I didn't order any wine, but went with the lager on tap instead, and it went very well with all of the dishes. To anyone who enjoys good food, but is a bit hesitant about fine dining, I recommend the Belly of the Beast as an excellent options to try it out.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 7 February 2022

This was an amazing experience of great food and friendly service. I can recommend this to anyone and you will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 29 January 2022

Excellent experience. Good Well presented individually and very very tasty. Service was very attentive and efficient.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 15 January 2022 via mobile

Tasting menu with 6 courses - food was amazing with so many flavours throughout. We were there for lunch. Good selection of local wines. Total bill was around ZAR 1000. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 11 January 2022

We have been now 3 times and each time has been even more amazing than before. From the service, to the food, to the food presentation this is a 5 star experience. Not knowing what you will be tasting is the best part as you...keep getting surprised. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Belly of the beast is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5