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Bizerca Bistro Restaurant

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98 Shortmarket Street | Inside of Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 21 423 8888
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like another recent reviewer, we found on arrival that they could not find our reservation. However, as we eat early they were able to find us a table. And we also had problems with the light levels in the restaurant. Fortunately the food was good: we chose what proved to be a very nice tomato gazpacho and the paté, followed... More 

Thank Charles G
Leicester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On arriving at the restaurant, they could not find our booking but there were plenty of tables so no problem. Our table was so dark we could barely read the menu even with the light on our phones. Uncomfortable chairs and paper tablecloths. Our bread arrived warm and when my partner broke his open a small insect ran out, not... More 

Thank Adrienne6
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner on my first night in Cape Town. I was with local foodie friends so I had high expectations - no disappointment. I had the smoked salmon salad to start and ostrich for my main. Both delicious and even the thought now has me salivating! Generous portions too so I had a v happy belly. Sat in... More 

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Roodepoort, South Africa
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The courtyard that forms part of this restaurant gives it a very lovely atmosphere and my first impression was that I would love to bring my wife here. The menu is very limited with unique items which makes it extremely difficult to select a meal. The lamb dish we finally selected was however probably the best "stew" I have ever... More 

Thank Ronald K
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This was one of our best meals in Cape Town. Very delicious food, staff more than accommodating couldn't do enough for us! Courtyard was not available as there was a private party there. It Looked beautiful but inside is warm, welcoming and cozy too. Next time we will try for the courtyard. We wanted to try every item on the... More 

Thank Kimmyp2014
London, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Restaurant set in pretty courtyard. Difficult menu with not many choices on offer and things such as Impala, Ostrich etc which i personally did not fancy which limited my options However what we had was good , well cooked and presented. However service was very off hand and we had to play hunt the waiter whenever we wanted anything and... More 

Thank 362MichaelD
East Cowes, null, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Only a short walk from our hotel and we were able to get a table without a reservation. The staff were very attentive when we arrived but there was a lengthy wait between our first and second courses. I had the duck terrine which was very nice but wished I had had the steak tartare which my husband had and... More 

Thank Gail E
Richmond Hill, Canada
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178 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This place is so easy to miss from the outside. A tiny door you might walk by, but once you are inside and in the courtyard, you could be in a French market. The food was fantastic and all chosen from a simple, one page menu. The wine was wonderful and the service top notch. Very romantic ambiance back there.... More 

Thank gmcnab
Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Not the first time we have been. Came back for the great food. Service started fantastically and was great with the main. Quiet evening and after finishing mains (which were excellent) a 39 minute wait to get a desert menu? Then 15 minute wait and as with menu we had to ask to place order. Which took forever to arrive.... More 

Thank Greglorious2015
Hong Kong
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

On our second night in Cape Town's Water Front we found we couldn't get into a number of restaurants recommended by others so the hotel booked us into Bizerca Bistro. Initially worried that the food might not be up to par, we warmed up to the place. It's a little dark inside with the decor mostly black or just not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Shortmarket Street | Inside of Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 8888
Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday and most Public Holidays

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?