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Bombay Bicycle Club

158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 6805
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed today via mobile

Every corner packed with some old and quirky item. Little gem for a romantic dinner. Food was excellent. Service was amazing - smiles all around. A must try

Thank adhir25
Reviewed today via mobile

This place is as wacky as it gets. You go there for a fun time and something a bit ‘out there’. Good for friends in a small group. Food was excellent too. Second time we’ve been. Loved it both times.

Thank TravelGuide33
Reviewed 3 days ago

I think this would rate much better for a large group rather than a solo diner. As a solo had a poor table in the middle of the floor and the wait staff kept bumping into my chair or crowding my space while serving others....More

Thank Camper817643
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real 'wow' venue: various adornments of random quirkiness hanging from the ceiling, with beautiful soft lighting and cosy table arrangements. The main courses we ordered were all first-rate - and you will have heard about the chocolate chilli steak here - trust me, order...More

Thank Max_Deacon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The decor in this place is only surpassed by the fantastic music. Artsy, full of character, so much to catch your eye and toe tapping music. Impossible to sit still to this music. And a great menu. My Mum had the ravioli of the day...More

Thank hum01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really cute quirky restaurant with a Madame Zingaras feel to it. The food was good. My friend told me that their chicken wings were much better when she had gone though. Maybe they were just having an off day. My pasta was great, portions a...More

Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Don't believe the hype, folks. The inside is kitschy and the service is really quite poor. Our food arrived less than 10 minutes after we ordered it, which didn't even give us enough time to make a dent in our bottle of wine. The food...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

We visited for dinner as a family of 4 in July. We had received positive and negative recommendations but thought we would give it a try as we were staying close by. I wish we hadn't Compared to other restaurants in the area we thought...More

Thank JT1969
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

"I booked Bombay a few months in advance as a couple of years back on a previous trip I was told it was a 'must visit' in Cape Town. Unfortunately when I brought my friends here we all left really disappointed. Whoever was making the...More

Thank Joella6
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Even though it is filled with old stuff it has a magical feel to it. The tables are a bit small so one feel a bit cramped. The food is way too expensive, average in taste and one can have most of the menu elsewhere...More

Thank Goggo13
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9 October 2017|
Response from Natasha D | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they are! It's a fun place & will keep them captivated!
17 February 2016|
Response from NavigatingAbroad |
No, this is the kind of place where anything goes. The servers sometimes dress up in costumes. This is a wild bohemian kind of atmosphere, so if you have some unique piece of clothing collecting dust in the closet, pull it... More
Jaye b
10 July 2015|
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Response from Luke M | Reviewed this property |
All prices in South Africa are really a bargain for US travellers due to the exchange rate. The average meal in a place like the Bombay incl starter, meal, dessert and a few drinks will cost about $25.00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
  • Neighbourhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 6805
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Welcome to The Bombay Bicycle Club, Cape Town’s wonderfully wacky bohemian love den at the top of the hill, where everything is possible and always ensues. Headed up by Madame Zingara, The Bombay is a representation of our colourful history and an expression of our eclectic past; a venue where you are encouraged to let your hair down and expected to stay up way past your bed time. The menu is a collection of all-time favourites that have enchanted our diners for many years, complemented by an ever-changing collection of specials which embrace our local borough traders and keep even the most jaded palate amused. As The Bombay represents our past, so The Sidewalk Cafe symbolizes the new. One for the wild and hedonistic, and one for the gentle soul – the yin and yang of Madame Zingara.
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