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Chalk and Cork Restaurant

51 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 5822
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (38 reviews)
“pizza” (39 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Service
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LOCATION
51 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited twice and not again. Food was very good but portions are too small for the price. The staff use "tapas" as an excuse for food taking far too long to arrive. Service was average.

Thank bernstein15
Reviewed 5 May 2017

we only had drinks, nice atmosphere delightful service . we will be back for a meal for sure . especially on a nice day in the garden

Thank nicolas s
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hi There! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We hope to welcome you back soon while the sun is still out, and to enjoy some of our tapas in the garden! Kind regards, Rachel West

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Ate dinner outdoors in this charming little place. The staff were warm and friendly, and pretty efficient despite having a full house this evening. We tried two different pizzas and shared them half-and-half and they were both really delicious. A few adjustments were made by...More

Thank Bakoyma
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Hi There! Great review - happy to hear you had a wonderful evening with us! You must definitely try out our famous cauliflower base and some tapas next time you come by. Our menu is ever changing so please ask your waiter for some recommendations...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Good location very nice terasse. Good atmosphere. The tapas are original all are OK some aerial very good. The wine we had was so-so not at the level of the rest. Great time anyway.

Thank pauline s
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped for an early dinner 6pm on way home up Kloof Street. Our first night (Mon) in Cape Town was kept special with attentive service and fresh food. We hadn't booked but as a family of four we were shown straight to a table in...More

Thank Shortstop888
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to write up about our restaurant - glad we could make your first night in town enjoyable! Please do pop in again during your stay to try some of our other tapas dishes, we do have some exciting new...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Small outdoor area but you can share a table with other guests. Super friendly young staff. Delicious tapas and a not long but good wine list. They make pizza. Nice pace, like a house yard.

Thank MARIA C
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Hi There, Thanks for the review - always good to see positive feedback. We do have a great team working at Chalk and Cork with plenty of energy to share with guests! :) Hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The cosy spot was really comfy on a cold Tuesday night , and despite the weather it was packed . We shared a selection of starters from crumbed mushrooms, charcuterie platters, gnocchi and calamari . All delicious and tasty . We then had pizzas from...More

Thank Amber D
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Hi There, Lovely review - Thank you! Sorry to hear the service was a bit off on that particular night, I will look into it for future, but glad the food all made up for it as we definitely don't want to disappoint. We do...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place at Kloof to take a normal meal. Don't go for super special food, but they have good pizza and decent tapas. Service is good with friendly and skilled staff.

Thank Jef V
Reviewed 31 March 2017

1st visit a year ago was great: fresh tapas, nice atmosphere, bit pricey but worth it. 2nd visit: Not high season, yet place was jammed - despite booking, we had to share table with strangers. We were seated in "outside garden" are, but had to...More

Thank Robert D
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we are glad that you returned to visit our restaurant whilst in town. Regarding the booking, we do not take bookings for the outside area, so a table inside was available on arrival....More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

We popped in here for a drink after a long day's sightseeing, but the menu looked good so we ate here too. The waiter was extremely friendly, and took a lot of time helping us with our wine selection. The whole place was buzzing -...More

Thank Suarez07
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hello! So wonderful having reviews like this to show to the team :) Thank you for taking the time. The waiters are constantly improving their wine knowledge and love a new challenge of pairing the right wine with the right person. We pride ourselves in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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