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Bombay Bicycle Club

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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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The crazy but lovely decor sets the tone for an interesting evening. The staff is super friendly and seated us even if we had no reservation. The drink from the cool bar dudes was divine. Food was great and the music made everything perfect.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KatBer68
madamezingara, Public Relations Manager at Bombay Bicycle Club, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good Day KatBer68, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are ecstatic that we could tick all your boxes :)

Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful little place in a quiet little street where you can sit and watch the world go by. All our different cocktails was to die for, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Definately well worth a visit when in CT

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank StellaJ09
madamezingara, Public Relations Manager at Bombay Bicycle Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are over the moon that you had a lovely time!

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

The eclectic decor sets the tone for an interesting meal. I had the sundried tomato and feta ravioli with pesto cream sauce. It was divine. My partner had the lamb pita. He liked it but preferred my meal. For me, the best part of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Navigate735058
madamezingara, Public Relations Manager at Bombay Bicycle Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Good Day Navigate735058, Thank you so much for the kind words! We are over the moon that you had a lovely time! :) The crème brûlée is very close to our hitlist as well. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on the way down from Signal Hill after watching the sunset. Although we had no reservation, staff were very friendly and gave us the table with swing seats by the front door when we asked for it. Although unusual it was a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bjrnstr
madamezingara, Public Relations Manager at Bombay Bicycle Club, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Thank you so much for the review Bjrnstr, We are very happy you had a lovely time! Hope to see you soon :)

Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

I eat out about 250 times a year incl all types of meals. I have been Coeliac for four years and have visited at least twenty countries incl Azerbaijan and Transnistrien. Till today every restaurant has been fairly constructive though sometimes Ill-educated. BBC in CPT...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Coeliac-Dane
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Our family visited this restaurant for the second time in October 2018. The venue decor is very distinctly different and fun. The menu, food and service is of a very high standard. The fun props to wear and take photos is a nice touch. If...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Louis B
Reviewed 7 November 2018

If you have not been you are missing out. Went there for a birthday party and it was great. Food and service was very good an the decor very interesting. Do book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank lizellehattingh
Reviewed 3 November 2018

I spent two weeks in Cape Town. I had heard about the Bombay Bicycle Club before I ever left the U.S. and I was not about to miss it. I visited my first day and, my God, I was hooked! I came back a total...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Escape38481091434
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing food Amazing staff Amazing drinks... Always a pleasure going there because everybody is super friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Clement D, Public Relations Manager at Bombay Bicycle Club, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for the lovely words fishertracylee7, Hope to see you soon :)

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Loved this restaurant! We didn’t eat here but went for a few celebration drinks for my daughters birthday! Quirky, whacky and cosy with amazing staff, who look after their customers - loved the swings too!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PNTailor
Clement D, Public Relations Manager at Bombay Bicycle Club, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you so much for the great review PNTailor

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jacskumin
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Response from Natasha D | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they are! It's a fun place & will keep them captivated!
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joniwalker
17 February 2016|
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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
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Jaye b
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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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