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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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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Looks very appealing in the evening; food was okay. had Nachos (too much gloppy cheese). drinks are free poured and solidly made. service was great. Closes at 11pm :-(

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Thank D H
Munich, Germany
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

During my stay in Capetown I went every night for dinner to this cosy restaurant. You can sit outside and watch the crowd. The menu has a small variety but everything is delicious. The best time to go there is around 7pm. Later it will be very busy.

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Thank Zwillingsseele
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

A must for anyone who wants a really friendly night out, alone or in a crowd. There are 4 eating areas around the central bar, an upstairs outside area with a lounge,which all are good areas to be in. Great to be outside in summer and a large dining area inside. A great bar area, with saddles as bar stools,... More 

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Thank Tony D
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Arriving in DeWaterkant we had no idea of places to eat. Manhattans looked lovely so we went in for dinner. The staff were all lovely and friendly. The food was to die for and the service was perfect. We went back 3 nights in a row!

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Thank Nina B
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Food is simple but good .. service is excellent... waiters are friendly and always smiling. It gives this place an additional value :-) I recommend the terasse for a drink or for diner. very nice area

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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, Cheap Eats, 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?