We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
R 76 - R 248
CUISINES
Bar, International, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (516)
Filter reviews
451 results
Traveller rating
182
151
54
35
29
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
182
151
54
35
29
See what travellers are saying:
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

No longer the “Bombay bicycle club” now known as “Cargo” Food was good. Vibe catering for a much younger crowd. Service sadly on the slow side, however not unpleasant when offered.

Date of visit: January 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 21 August 2022 via mobile

We had just arrived in Cape Town, checked into our hotel and needed a good meal after a 14.5 hour flight from Newark. The BBC was a recommendation from the brother of a friend, and it was wonderful. The atmosphere was anything but normal, food...was very good (don’t bother with an entree, just order multiple appetizers), drinks we delicious, service was a bit slow, but it was a Saturday night, and prices were quite reasonable.More

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 17 August 2022

What a disappointment following my 1st visit there a few years ago. Ordered the signature Chili Chocolate Fillet only for the waiter to return and say they have no Fillet. At end of meal, asked for coffees - sorry, coffee machine broken. Really?

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 11 July 2022

I went to to BBC before it’s facelift. It was a terrible experience. Food and service was terrible. After the restaurant was refurbished I decided to visit it again and see if the new look and feel extended to their food and service. Unfortunately this...was not the case. The service was shocking, the food bang average and they got our order wrong. They literally didn’t have enough glasses which is why our wine took ages to get to our table!? Come on Bombay Bicycle club! Get your act together! The Resturant looks fantastic, but that’s all you have going for you. I won’t go again until I know I’ll have a good experience by word of mouth.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 10 June 2022

Very disappointing experience. Food wasn't great despite waiting a long time. Restaurant was filled with smoke from kitchen. Overcharged on credit card.

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 19 March 2022 via mobile

Fun decor, but that’s where the good experience ended. We sent all our food back. It was tasteless, overcooked, unseasoned. Think rock hard falafel, brittle pita, soggy waterlogged pasta, curry that tasted like a watery stew. Home cooking at its worst is better than the...food we had. Shocking!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 27 February 2022

We were a table of 6, 4 of our guests got VERY BAD FOOD POISONING they all ordered the chicken pasta in cream sauce. The next morning we called the restaurant to tell them about the issue, the manager assured us that the operations manager...would call us back, which up till now (10 days) this has not happened. Our call to them was to warn them of the obvious hygiene problem they have and to give them a chance to investigate, react and explain or apologise, but the manager didn't think it was important to call us back... so I decided to write this comment. We know it was the cream sauce that was extremely dodgy. They should check their hygiene and basic food storage and preparation in the kitchen or call KITCHEN NIGHTMARES to get some help on the basics principals of food prep. My husband ordered an hamburger that was served on very warped wooden board that moved around so much that made eating it practically impossible, he gave up and asked for a plate. It boggles the mind how everybody from the "chef" to the waiting staff missed this...in short there is an obvious disregard of quality to their product and their establishment...not to mention their patrons. We don't advise visiting this restaurant until such time that they get their act together and start to treat their clients with respect .... who wants to go to a restaurant and spend 2 days recovering from the food they ate ??????More

Date of visit: February 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 24 June 2021

All image, zero substance and poor delivery. Arrived for dinner on Thursday evening sat down to a table cloth which was covered in old chunky gravy, the waitress then put a new table cloth on. We then order a burger which arrives semi warm and...hardly appetizing, the ribs for R260 were no better than the Spur covered in cheap basting. To finish it off, the waitress was quite surprised when we asked hee for a finger bowl, what ensued next was like a scene out of Cohen Brothers movie, she arrives with a huge plate soup..water spilling everywhere and wait for it the water was ice cold. For the price points of this restaurant its a total farce..the days of the original madame zingara and Cara Lazuli are a distant memory. Richard Griffin RIPMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

Me and my girlfriends only had cocktails. Wow!!! Best cocktails ever. We loved the barman who was witty and friendly. Interesting decor. Worth a visit

Date of visit: May 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 8 June 2021

We had been here years ago and had loved it. Barring the eclectic decor, it is nothing like the fabulous little restaurant it used to be. The service was really bad (waitress didn't know the answer to things but would just give any old answer),...the food was worse (you'll get better food from the Spur), and the ambiance was completely ruined by loud rave music (?!). Definitely won't be back and will warn friends off too.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 17 April 2021

Service brilliant. Food atrocious. Didn’t even finish our meal. (Chocolate chilli steak and a Sirloin) Getting fries and steak wrong is hard to do. Terrible EDM dance music throughout. Really don’t understand all the fuss??

Date of visit: April 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 14 October 2020 via mobile

Hello everyone, I have been a frequent regular of this amazing establishment for just over the past 12 months now , great ambiance, amazing staff , the gentleman I assume to be mamanher is not ? G is the doorman , but his presence and...interaction with patrons is amazing and only professional . I RECOMMEND THIS GENTLEMAN TO BE FOH MANAGER, if G is in shift I am happy to spend my money.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 16 March 2020

I must admit I was very intrigued by this very boho, eclectic restaurant. Unfortunately it is just a little too much, it make it feel cluttered inside dampening the atmosphere a little. But I like the idea. Service was really good, friendly staff. Food was...average, nothing terrible, but nothing special. Steak and Ribs were enjoyable and cooked well. I had the pasta it was unfortunately lacking, a little something. I think they could do with a menu revamp and a bit of a decluttering and then we will be only to a really vibey pleasant experience.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 13 February 2020

During our two days in Cape Town we stayed and visited mostly old, good places. This we tested. Seated outdoors, by Kloof traffic. We were thirsty, so I wanted to have beer. However, they have not printed beer list. Waiter was very unactive, he just...mentioned couple of (boring) ones. Later I realised they probably have some interesting ones. After that lousy service and seated next to rolling traffic, we decided not to eat here. Looks very nice - indoors probably even better - but this visit was bad one.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
madamezingara, Agency / Consultant at Bombay Bicycle Club, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2020

We are sorry to hear about this, Our staff are well trained on what we have on offer, and discuss these points. Have you mentioned to the staff about the possibility of being moved inside?

Reviewed 6 February 2020 via mobile

It’s a real crazy restaurant with funny staff! Very good burgers on cheap prices, everting was perfect! A top secret tip for visiting in Cape Town!! Reservation is good to do!!

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
madamezingara, Agency / Consultant at Bombay Bicycle Club, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2020

Awesome! Hope to see you soon

View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Kensington Place
438 reviews
.31 km away
Four Rosmead
771 reviews
.32 km away
2Inn1 Kensington
847 reviews
.38 km away
More Quarters Neighbourhood Hotel
791 reviews
.56 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Judd's Local
13 reviews
.35 km away
The Black Sheep Restaurant
1 215 reviews
.38 km away
Carne (Kloof)
362 reviews
.30 km away
Liquorice and Lime
142 reviews
.01 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Vortex Shisha
24 reviews
.58 km away
De Waal Park
6 reviews
.55 km away
Super Cool Beer Tour
41 reviews
.30 km away
Gary Flynn - Cape Discovery Tours
57 reviews
.34 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
jacskumin
9 October 2017|
Answer
Response from Natasha D | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they are! It's a fun place & will keep them captivated!
0
Votes
joniwalker
17 February 2016|
Answer
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
1
Vote
juddith b
10 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

Bombay Bicycle Club, Cape Town Central - City Bowl - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5