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74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6666
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been told this place is struggling, but the latest cost cutting measure is really bad news. The burgers here used to be excellent, however our " meal" yesterday was something else. Used to be around 90 rand for burger, chips and onion rings. Now it's 90 rand just for the burger and what they say is a side... More 

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3 Thank harvestmouse2
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waited forever for our beers. We visited a few months ago and we were looking forward to the Burgers. The patties were dry and hardly any garnish. Chips also no longer served with burgers but a small salad. Price the same but value for money shocking. Spur and Steers make better burgers than you I ordered the Big Boy and... More 

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3 Thank erniettaylor
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice chill place for esp gays. Loved the atmosphere and super relaxed. Food was actually good for a "pub"-style menu. Only negative point: service is a bit slow by the boys.....

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Thank Leon P
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Admittedly it was possibly one of the busiest Friday's of the year for this restaurant, but the poor, extremely slow and negligent service contributed to this unpleasant experience. Unfortunately the funky atmosphere could not compensate. If the food had been especially good it may have made the experience more tolerable, however the calamari and feta starter had too much chilli... More 

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1 Thank djfaz2
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Manhattan a few times and recently they changed the menu. Ordered a platter for two, and it was definitely not enough for two and not worth the R120.

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2 Thank eleneb2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very nice bar/'restaurant in very nice neighbourhood De Waterkant. Also with very good looking waiters ;-) Very friendly And the steak is very good. Nice bar

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Thank trillkopio
Switzerland
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool atmosphere, very friendly service though chaotic at times. You will love the atmosphere of a mixed crowd. Fun music and vibes Good food quality: charred fillet is awesome. Cocktails could be better but we did not mind as we felt good there! Definitely a place to go back to especially to start up a party night!

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Thank NikoleNiak
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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183 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bar is a crowded and vibrant place in Cape Town's Waterkant district where you can meet the local LGBT community (and tourist). Ambience is good, service comes with a smile, but the food and drinks are over priced. Read the other reviews in Tripadvisor. You'll love it, or you'll hate it.

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Thank Vanamstel
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Manhatten is well located; it has a very trendy biby atmosphere; The food is a great cocktail or snack menu; lovely salads and efficient service

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Thank 776tobias
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308 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice café with both indoor and outdoor seating. The falaffel burger with fries on the side is great. Service minded and attentive staff.

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Thank Allan K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 6666

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