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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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117 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
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
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
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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Thank Anastacia. T
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Terrible service and food! Place is run by children. They are full of themselves and tend to pay more attention to their friends popping in than to the tables. Arrogant bunch. Used to be my favorite place for a meal, not anymore! The two by two in the toilets still taking place which means that the place is used for... More 

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1 Thank Jeremy P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Service is just ok.... maybe bad... its Cape Town.... food is good. Lots of interesting characters around 😉.. will return

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Thank Quentin S
Cologne, Germany
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have visited this restaurant over many years and this was my first visit since it changed owners (Now owned and run by Madam Zingara Restaurants). It was also a fun place to visit with a friendly party atmosphere and good food at a reasonable price. This time I was very disappointed. The food just is not worth its price.... More 

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1 Thank JohannesDavid
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived, had to seat ourselves, after 5 min no service, had to walk out. Normally very vibey and nice, but since sold by Madam Zingara group, has gone down and riding out momentum. Not impressed.

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Thank Profpetrof
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Had heard that their hamburgers were supposed to be so fine... well...they're not... the meat was okay, except far away from medium as I had requested...and the fries made McDonalds fries look like a top notch... Starter...grilled halloumi was rather nice though The waiter was very polite, friendly and attentive...so we didn't leave the place angry :-)

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Thank Georg A

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
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?