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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been for many years bar staff rip you off when they think you're a tourist. Can't be trusted. If you do go here I suggest you ask for a receipt with your drinks to ensure you get charged correctly. I'd also check the time of the till receipt as they have been known to keep older receipts back of higher... More 

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2 Thank UKExpatinSA
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

If you're a tourist in Cape Town, avoid this bar. Any wiff of being a tourist and they charge you double for your drinks. The staff were rude to us. On the night we were there, the bar staff and waitering staff were arguing with each other in front of the customers. The atmosphere was not very nice. I will... More 

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2 Thank JCM1079
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I've been going to this place for years, usually 3 times a week. Today I went and my usual order is steak which comes with chips, onion rings and a sauce at 180 rand. Today the price is as follows: Steak - 200 Chips - 30 Rings - 30 Sauce - 20 So the exact same meal is is now... More 

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3 Thank Andrewmig
Pretoria, South Africa
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Lovely venue to wait for or meet up with friends. The menu is limited but sufficient and the food is well executed.

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Thank 297guestb
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

13 years in a row... February we vissit Cafe Manhattan and it is as good as ever. The menu got smaller the service a bit high and absent. The food.... well what can one say. Pork ribs and Squid. The ribs was done to perfection best in a long time. The.Squid was the.best my love had in his lifetime. He... More 

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Thank jaco v
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to start a weekend on a Friday, live happy hour and dance vibe! Perfect place to catch up on the week

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Thank E9837BUjohnl
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Met up with some friends for drinks after Gate 69. The bar men are still as hot as always and so is the waiters. Always fun for a drink after dinner and before the club:) the food. Can be good just do not go in a big group. Service is sometimes a bit slow.

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Thank RudolphMW
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I came here for lunch. His used to be one of my favourite places to eat. Usually busy. Sunday lunch and it was dead. Sat outside. Menu much reduced in size and variety. I ordered a plain haloumi burger .... that is just bun, meat , cheese and chilli dressing. Nothing else. That's exactly how I described it to the... More 

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3 Thank Rugbysw11
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great bar/restaurant on corner of Waterkant/Dixon in the lovely De Waterkant neighbourhood. Great burgers and steaks. Good service and very affordable. Highly recommended!

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Thank geertgiselle70
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

It's very seldom that you find a restaurant in Cape Town that is consistent which automatically makes it one of my favourite restaurants hands down!! We often pop into restaurants on a daily basis and it becomes a problem when you tend to frequent the same restaurant three times a week, my problem, clearly not theirs!! Upon arrival you are... More 

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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?