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Chalk and Cork

51 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 82 715 1995
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (45 reviews)
“pizza” (47 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Pizza, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
51 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

we met friends for a lunch. everything we tried was nice .peach dessert too sweet. espresso not good at all . overall good experience with very nice waitress in a very hot day

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting, tasty menu and friendly staff. We came on a rainy day so we weren't able to enjoy the outdoor seating area but it looked beautiful. Food is casual and most dishes were good. I would highly recommend the pizza. The fish dishes were...More

Thank Sonia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great varied menu. Awesome wine selection and knowledgeble staff. Went back for lunch the day after my dinner, as I really liked the casual cool place. Beautiful presentation and beautiful ceramic plates.

Thank Stina49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat outside and the crowd was festive Service excellent Food was great We had wine and pizza and the evening was rather romantic

Thank nadine a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Chalk and Cork twice during our week in Cape Town, and both times were impressed with the quality and variety of food options, including vegetarian and gluten free options - and one of the best gluten free cauliflower pizza crusts I've...More

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We spend a great evening at this restaurante. The wine, a pinotage, was great and the fresh made chocolate desert a perfekt dream! The best at this place is the staff! So friendly and lovely! We came just for a glas of wine and left...More

Thank Claudius K
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Had a very pleasant couple of glasses of wine here. The specials looked and smelled delicious but sadly we had already eaten that evening. We did really enjoy the aubergine frittera though which were delicious. Very reasonable prices.

Thank Gareth M
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here on our second evening in South Africa. It’s a lovely neighbourhood restaurant. It advertises itself as a Tapas so I was surprise when there were no Spanish dishes on the menu. I suppose the correct description would be small plates and...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Great place with excellent staff. The tapas are very creative. Like truffeled chicken liver paté. Calamari and steak tapas are both just a little bit out of the ordinary, very tasty! Good wine menu with some great wines. Place to go to.More

Thank Digi-Dish
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Hi Digi-Dish, Thank you for the wonderful compliment - We truly appreciate it. Our Chefs are always aiming to try new & mouth-watering dishes to keep you coming back for more! We will be launching a new & exciting summer menu in the next few...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

I had marked Chalk and Cork down as a place with good reviews, and its convenience to Woolworths grocery meant we stopped there the first night. We were seated upstairs and enjoyed wine and the aubergine fries and then a pizza. The food was really...More

Thank travel-lms
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to join and post a review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience in our cozy upstairs area. The service team has been working hard lately to increase their service knowledge and strive to exceed their guests...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 82 715 1995
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