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spasie underground Restaurant

) #379 of 910 Restaurants in Cape Town Central RR - RRR
97 Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 1492
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
4 May 2016
“The space for indulgence”
9 Apr 2016
“Date night lost”
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97 Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

We had a wonderful night with delicious and unforgettable foods! Decor is tastefully done and the staff make you feel right at home from the get go. And absolute must and we will definitely be back!

Thank Lizka2014
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Having followed Spasie Resturaunt on the Internet for a while we decided to give it a try. Having booked for Saturday night 19:30 we were phone by a young lady at about 17:00 to say that the Resturaunt would not be open that night because...More

Thank Mike M
Gregory Z, Owner at spasie underground, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2016

Hi Mike - Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and please allow me to apologise on behalf of [spasie] and our team at underground. As a small, independent business, we pride ourselves on our guest relations and are pleased...More

Reviewed 29 March 2016

My wife and I had the enjoyment of eating at Spasie last week, I have to agree with other reviews that this is an experience rather than a visit to a restaurant, if you are expecting the latter you are going to be in for...More

Thank Grant V
Gregory Z, Owner at spasie underground, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2016

Thanks, Grant - we truly appreciate your amazing review and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 14 March 2016

A really unique dining experience. card games and classic decor, rustic and funky all in one. the menu and bar prices a bit over the top for what is served. But a unique experience regardless.More

Thank OdetteSmith
Gregory Z, Owner at spasie underground, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2016

Thrilled you joined us, Odette and looking forward to having you back again soon. Just to comment re pricing, we've implemented a new structure and thought you might be interested. CASUAL, A LA CARTE EVENINGS Wednesday and Saturday Starters R40 - R80 Mains R80 -...More

Reviewed 11 March 2016

Brought my sister here for her fortieth birthday. Amidst the city with the most amazing cuisine, this restaurant boasted (and charged) the highest quality experience. Up front the restaurant offered a "dinner party" experience with a set price, including multi purse food and wine pairings....More

2  Thank CatHerinehanczyk
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We wanted to go to Spasie for months - since we first read about it and our first evening here was an unfortunate one. You can read all the reviews above as they are very accurate. We arrived also just after 7 - absolutely starving...More

Thank Faye d
Gregory Z, Owner at spasie underground, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2016

Hi Faye! Thanks so much for your feedback and we're terribly sorry to hear you had a less than enjoyable Valentine's Day evening with us. :( We take our guest feedback and concerns very seriously and we'd love to speak with you further and do...More

Reviewed 21 February 2016

Disappointing 5 course meal. Instead of wine pairing they offered a beer pairing. The starter was very small, the third plate with the Springbok Tataki was nice. The main course with 3 sorts of roasted meat was burned. As for vegetables I had one tiny...More

Thank Anne M
Gregory Z, Owner at spasie underground, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2016

Hi Anne! Thanks for your review and we're terribly sorry to hear you didn't enjoy yourself. :( Each week, we bring in a different guest chef who has creative freedom to design and develop their unique 5-course gourmet menu. In terms of this evening, we...More

Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We visited Spasie for Valentines and felt sorry for the Chef, as the service was so woefully inadequate. I emailed the the restaurant no was told it would be forward to the owner. (Long read below) nobody came back to me, so Spasie, sorry but...More

2  Thank MarkAllewell
Gregory Z, Owner at spasie underground, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2016

Please note - this guest has been replied to personally via email. We apologised for the situation (where appropriate), assured the guest that we are not a "fine dining" experience like The Test Kitchen but rather amazing food in a casual, relaxed setting and invited...More

Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Was taken there by my husband for Valentine's Day. Food was lovely, if you weren't hungry, as the portions are small. But the service was really poor. The waiter could not answer any of our simple questions regarding the wine or food menus such as,...More

1  Thank RonelleSwartAllewell
Gregory Z, Owner at spasie underground, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2016

Please note - This is a duplicate review for the same dining experience. We have requested TripAdvisor remove the review but to no avail. As mentioned previously, we have been in touch with this guest, apologised where appropriate and invited to have them join us...More

Reviewed 30 January 2016

Great restaurant concept: underground art space with experimental chef cuisine. Not really Michelin starred dishes but wonderful atmosphere, very interesting guests also. Only thing to complain about: no credit cards. There was no ATM around and it was difficult to pay.

Thank TV_Journalist_Berlin
Gregory Z, Owner at spasie underground, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2016

Thanks so much for your feedback! We really appreciate it and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourself. Next time you're in Cape Town, be sure to come back...we're getting a credit card machine! :)

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Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 1492
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[spasie], Cape Town's most enchanting underground restaurant offers guests the opportunity to experience something new, exciting and fresh every week as our own executive chef, Nicholas Charalambous, and our guest chefs showcase their talents, skills and creativity. [spasie] can best be thought of as a blank canvas, a collaborative space that transforms each night with a new chef, new menu. Our concept is simple - each week, South Africa's top chefs and young, rising stars to come in for two-nights only and create a custom menu just for you. We call this our Chef's Table and bookings are limited to no more than 30 guests for this intimate food and wine experience. On Wednesdays, [spasie] hosts Cape Town's first invitation-only gourmet speakeasy where guests can expect a more casual atmosphere but still an incredible food experience. Add to that some incredible wines from local, boutique producers and hand-crafted cocktails by our barman and you've got a winning evening. On Saturdays, our executive chef Nicolas Charalambous takes guests on a curated journey through food and wine that can best be described as personal, intimate and absolutely amazing. Nick prides himself on using only the freshest, most ethically sourced meats and produce and creating a menu based on seasonality to create true magic on the plate.
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