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Chalk and Cork Restaurant

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51 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 5822
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent tapas and service under the trees, well priced fresh tapas and good wine menu , cocktails and pizza

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Thank robcosta
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you for the words and love hearing that our guests are happy with what we have on offer! I do hope you got to try some our fab new dishes on the menu this week. Kind regards, Rachel West More 

melksham
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After negotiating the length of long st Cape Town we felt in need of something to eat. Not wanting a heavy meal we came across Chalk and Cork and to our delight we could have a light meal ie meses of tempura veg , meatballs, salad etc. This provided us with the refreshment we wanted and also helped the local... More 

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Thank MelkshamKen
chalkandcork, Owner at Chalk and Cork, responded to this review

Hello! So glad that we could give you a well deserved pit stop after your walking adventures - Thanks so much for your awesome feedback on the dishes! Will pass on your lovely comments to the chefs! :) Regards Amy Botes More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having dined here quite a few times and thoroughly enjoyed each time, the last visit was quite a let down. The Hake, Pork Belly and Vegetable Risotto used to be standouts. During my last visit I found the Hake was bland, Pork Belly had almost no flavour and the Risotto wasn't near the standard it used to be. The food... More 

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Thank LekkaLegoLamb
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this review

Hi, Firstly thank you for taking the time for your feedback. I am so sorry that we obviously weren't at the top of our game on the night that you joined us. I have tried the dishes that you mentioned and myself and the head chef found them to be as they should so i am hoping that if you... More 

Woldingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a really lovely light supper here. Some very unusual taste combinations and very good service from knowledgeable staff

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Thank BabsKM
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this review

Hi, Awesome to hear that you had a lovely time with us. Will pass on your comments to our team :) Regards Amy Botes More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spotted this place on instagram, and it didn't disappoint. We didn't book but we went for a midweek lunch and I suspect it would get busy for dinner. The food was delicious, some of the best we had on our whole two week holiday. Would totally recommend it!!

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Thank Chris J
chalkandcork, Owner at Chalk and Cork, responded to this review

Hello! So glad that you found us on Instagram! I try and keep it up to date as much as possible! Glad that it didn't disappoint and glad to hear you had a lovely holiday in Cape Town! Hope to see you again soon Regards Amy Botes More 

Rochdale UK
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this restaurant after a short walk from the Mount Nelson Hotel down Aloof Street. A short list of Tapas complemented by a good bottle of red wine. Service is quick so you don't linger. Outdoor seating with a good atmosphere and the food,particularly the sliced meat platter, is excellent. Well worth a visit.

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Thank davrosmac
chalkandcork, Owner at Chalk and Cork, responded to this review

Hi - Thank you so much for taking the time to give your feedback! So glad that you had an enjoyable time with us. Hope to see you again soon! Regards Amy Botes More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location, pretty outside seating area, greeted nicely. Ordered the Cheese board at R80 to share as a starter. 4 pieces of cheese - the soft 2 were the size of my thumb nail. Not sure how something so small could be shared. The 2 slices of harder cheese were very delicious but 3 cm square and about 3mm thick.... More 

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Thank anneha451
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190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed gnocchi, mussells and a fantastic cheese, tomato, rocket and avocado pizza made with a cauliflower base. The food was fresh and it was all washed on with a local ginger cider.

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Thank SteMar247
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this review

Great fresh review! Thank you for taking the time to write about our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon for some more of our infamous gnocchi! Kind regards Tom van Zyl More 

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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

central Kloof Street WINE and casual food place with outstanding, tree shaded outdoor seating (weather permitting), great selection of wines and other beverages and excellent foodies, including the no-carb pizza (cauliflower based) ... sympathy service, real nice late lunch/ early evening food and snack place

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Thank Jef P
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Always happy to hear of an awesome experience with us! We are always updating our menu so please come back soon to try some new lovely dishes! Kind regards Tom van Zyl More 

Vancouver
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate there February 24 on the patio. Very laid back funky atmosphere, but marvelous tapas, farm fresh ingrediants and wood fire oven flavours. Well chosen, economic wine list from select small Western Cape vineyards. Friendly serice. On busy Kloof Street so a vibrant atmosphere, but not secluded and quiet if that is what you are looking for. We, however, thoroughly... More 

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Thank HaroldandSusan
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this review

Thankyou for the 'Galorious' Review! Always happy to hear of time well spent in our restaurant, we are forever changing our menu here so new dishes to try! Come back soon for some more great vibes! Kind Regards Tom van Zyl More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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 21 422 5822

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