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Carlyle's on Derry Restaurant

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17 Derry Street | Vredehoek, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 461 8787
12:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Cape Town
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bad service - such a chilled attitude with no care in the world if you have a drink.. finally a luke warm gin & tonic arrived and trying to get the waiters attention is impossible! Under staffed, cold atmosphere in non smoking area and serious lack of management! Its not the food, did not even get to eat as opting... More 

Thank Sarah E
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

A wide variety of daily drinks specials. I enjoyed 50l Peroni Draughts for R25 each from 5-7pm while my mate knocked back tequila shots 😖 at R15 a pop. Unpretentious locals' pub with good free Wifi.

1 Thank Tom M
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

From the moment we walked we were treated so well.... from my name on the table (we did reserve the previous day) to the helpful and friendly waiter (JP). We did have the best seat in the restaurant (corner window seat) which was so comfortable. We had the home made burgers and ribs which were delicious! This restaurant is known... More 

1 Thank StarrBgood
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We like the Rugby events here. They go out of their way to promote Rugby matches and if you wear the Springbok colours, well lets just say you're in for some special treatment. This is a perennial local hangout for the hard core locals, young and old. It's also one of those places that has heart and something unique. Can't... More 

1 Thank WalterCPT
Cape Town, South Africa
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Carlyles for their monthly wine tasting evening and ordered a few different dishes. My favourite being the Carlyles focaccia which is a very crispy thin based pizza topped with blue cheese, caramelised onions, chilli and garlic, oh so delicious. Their ribs were fantastic and their mini calzones were good too.

2 Thank hassan_1800
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2016

If you ever go and collect your Takeaways around the corner, you will see how absolutely disgustingly, filthy the place is, using dish towels to wipe their hands while making the pizzas that looked like they had just washed the floor with!! although the floor had not looked like it had been washed in weeks!! as for the layers of... More 

Thank vaune17
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The burgers are surprisingly good - especially the blue cheese burger... We put the chips in the oven for a few more minutes and get the most awesome crispy chips. Also, the pizza is good!! 4.5 out of 5!

1 Thank John T
George, South Africa
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

How often do you have five people, all ordering five different pizzas, and all exclaiming it was their best pizza experience ever? This happened to our party this week. An interesting menu with even more interesting flavour combinations. What a treat. In addition to this, the waitress was more than someone merely taking our order. She knew the menu backwards... More 

1 Thank Frans2005
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

What more do you need... Shut up... Go to Carlyle's... slow cooked lamb on pizza... and if I mention a second one, i'll to mention a third and i'll be here all day... so just go check it out... they'll give you a menu to check it out first... so just go!

1 Thank Lincoln H
Cape Town
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Great menu, brilliant calamari, salads, pizza's and lamb shank, ribs. The very best service we have had in a restaurant in a long time - thanks Lexi! A place to relax and enjoy good comapny and good food.

1 Thank BethCapeTown

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Pizza, Italian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Derry Street | Vredehoek, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 461 8787

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