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Chalk and Cork Restaurant

51 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 82 715 1995
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (44 reviews)
“pizza” (46 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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51 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Background - I was alone and this being the last night in Africa I wanted to eat something else than strange pizza or burgers in oversized new world please-let-me-become-obese-sized portions, yet be able to sit and read my great book (Fred Kumahlo's Bit*#es' Brew if...More

Thank Bobby_SWE
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bobby, Firstly we hope you had an enjoyable trip in South Africa and thank you for joining us for your very last evening. It is great to hear positive feedback on the service staff as there has been quite a few new faces joining...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in before movies one night and had a great Banting pizza. Crisp Cali base and yummy topping. Good wine selection. Staff were lovely. We joked around and had a good time. Well worth it if you are in the areaMore

Thank TouchLightly
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day, Thanks for joining - we are lucky to be near to the amazing and historical Labia Theatre. Our banting pizzas have become increasingly popular offering the super crispy base that one often cannot achieve. Awesome to hear you had a bit of fun...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the African Pride 15 on Orange for 3 nights and looked for restaurants within a safe walking distance at night. We discovered the Kloof Street fit that need and found this small restaurant for tapas in that area. A small place, it...More

Thank Rhonda A
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rhonda, Thank you for joining us whilst in town - Kloof street is a wonderful area and we are a small part of what makes it special. Glad you found us and were able to enjoy a couple of our favourite dishes! If you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled upon Chalk and Cork while walking along Kloof looking for a spot for a drink. We were pleasantly surprised. Great wine and the server was very friendly and helpful. We decided to leave to look for another spot for dinner and ended up coming...More

Thank nireks
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi There! Thank you for the wonderful review - so happy to hear that we gave you the experience you hoped for. Service and food are our passion and glad that this shows through our staff and dishes. If you are around Kloof Street again...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Small bar seating downstairs with more upstairs, plus a patio. Ordered the olives (plentiful), which had a nice lemony bite. Then we shared the prawns in a piquante sauce (odd shavings of celery as a salad) which were tasty. Had to try the truffle popcorn,...More

Thank Ecowoman
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We found this place shortly after arriving in Cape Town after a 23 hr journey. We sat in the courtyard in the sun and had REALLY REALLY GOOD tapas and vino. Also had lunch inside which is pretty cool too. The staff were efficient, friendly...More

Thank Paul L
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paul, It was wonderful to have you join us as regulars during your week in Cape Town. The team will be thrilled to read your comments and feedback of your experience. We do hope you join us again the next time as I am...More

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Rating summary
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Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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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