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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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Oslo, Norway
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95 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 us with regards to ingredients and this posed no problem. They also offer a tapas... More 

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Thank Bakoyma
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank pauline s
Lichfield
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 the small garden outside. 2 very tasty pizzas and 2 tapas dishes which all came... More 

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Thank Shortstop888
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this review

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 changes coming up this week. Have a wonderful stay in the mother city! Kind regards,... More 

SAO PAULO
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263 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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

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 More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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254 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 regular to banting base , toppings varying from Parma ham to pesto and vegetarian with... More 

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

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 try to keep a great variety on the menu and also have some very exciting... More 

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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Jef V
Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 cope with a steady stream of beggars on the pavement pleading at me from 6... More 

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

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. We offer sharing tables as space is quite limited and we want everyone to be... More 

Bromley, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 - we sat at a high table looking out of the window, but there is a... More 

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Thank Suarez07
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this review

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 our boutique wine list which pair well with the ever-changing menu. So if you are... More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here one afternoon for a drink but decided to get a couple of small dishes after seeing the menu. The best sweet corn risotto ever. Delicious smoky flavour , great service from a student waitress. Lovely little spot to take a breather when Kloof St gets too steep!

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Thank 101garthandizzie
chalkandcork, Manager at Chalk and Cork, responded to this review

Hi There! Thanks for stopping by and so glad you got to try some of our tapas selection. Always great to hear that the waiters are on form and keeping our guests happy :) Hope to welcome you back to try some of our other favourites. Kind regards, Rachel West More 

cape town
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?