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Savoy Cabbage Restaurant

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101 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2626
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Tzaneen, South Africa
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

4 of us for dinner. Brick walls and white finishes.Cool spicy Gazpacho the perfect foil for a hot evening followed by seared duck breast and an apricot tatin.Short interesting wine list( they will chill your red if you find it too warm). Very attentive service. Overall - great!

Thank aldor737
Bordentown, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderful restaurant - in every respect. My server, Imani, has been praised in a previous review and deservedly so. She is knowledgeable, elegant and affable. The food was out of this world. Every course was perfect - large portions, the freshest ingredients and beautifully plated. The selection of after-dinner single malts showed a connoisseurs' touch. It is restaurants... More 

Thank Bordentownguy
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to Savoy Cabbage a number of times and it never disappoints. We had a lovely evening with equally lovely food. The lamb rack was delicious and the desserts were absolutely divine. It was all we could to not to lick the plates. Our service was outstanding. We'll definitely be back.

1 Thank Sally B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked here having had it recommended by friends. It was by far the most expensive meal we had in South Africa and probably the most disappointing - especially when taking into account the cost. The tomato tart was a round of puff pastry with three halves of tomato on it. It needed some basil or Balsamic glaze or something else... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a lovely evening meal, with excellent service throughout. Food was to a high standard and the atmosphere was great. Restaurant was full but the staff were very attentive and knowledgeable about the food and wine, which was just what we needed on our second night in Cape Town. Very good vegetarian selection plus other dishes could be adapted as... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found by chance online & phoned to book a table. Food was excellent, table in a good position. We were served by Sakhumzi who gave us outstanding service - well done. Would very strongly recommend this restaurant to you when in Cafe Town. Great value for money.

1 Thank John M
New York City, New York
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Cape Town and since we are New Yorkers, we can be rather picky critics. Not much to complain about here. The chef is incredibly creative. Vanilla and grape gazpacho with a red granite in the middle. Beautifully grilled impala which literally melts in the mouth. An excellent "twice-cooked" cheese soufflé and a perfectly prepared... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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308 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited this restaurant over many years, I have to report that the last visit was very disappointing. Food was unispiring, overcooked and the presentation rather lazy. Service was ok but read this: We started by ordering two glasses of sparkling wine and the bartender, less than 5ms away from us, just let the glasses sit on the counter. The... More 

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Savoyowner, Owner at Savoy Cabbage, responded to this review

Dear Hans It is always upsetting to get a poor review, especially from a regular customer whose return business and opinion we value. The barman pours the drinks but the waiters are responsible for collecting them and delivering them to the table, unless the waiter specifically asks him to do so. The waiter will know who ordered what, if, as... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slightly more formal than some CT restaurants , but horses for courses. If you want to dress up to eat ,there is nothing better in the city.Went twice and each time a great pleasure. The waiters really are wonderful. They have clearly been tutored well by Caroline and add to the experience. Interesting menu with SA influence. We took the... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As occasional visitors to Cape Town it was good to revisit one of our favourites. This restaurant has a great atmosphere in an historic building which at one time was on the waterfront. The menu was varied and accommodated the vegetarians in our party. The wine list selections were well balanced and well priced and the service first class. To... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
African, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 2626
Enjoy creative contemporary cooking in a visually exciting venue. With its historic Table Mountain stone and old brick that dates back to the 18th century, architect Leon Saven's design is complemented by glass, concrete and exposed ducting. Cabbage motif chandeliers and salt dishes, fine table appointments and impeccable service reflect outstanding attention to detail. The menu alters daily, using the freshest local produce and combines unusual flavours to excite the palate of the discerning diner. A boutique wine list which is very reasonably priced.

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