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Savoy Cabbage Restaurant

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101 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2626
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Having been told how great this restaurant is we decided to try it.. There were four of us and all agreed that it was average. I chose the tomato tart which had uncooked soggy pastry in the centre. Two average lamb chops were garnished with a very tasty purée and canelini beans. My husbands chicken liver parfait was good but... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We got in at short notice on a Saturday night - that's a hint of sluggish demand. We'd heard good things about the place but also that it was off its best. The menu is varied and interesting, the service professional, attentive and friendly. We had game (zebra and kudu), sweetbreads, gazpacho, beef tartare and fish - as I said... More 

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Arriving in Cape Town in early evening, our hotel recommended a visit to the Savoy Cabbage restaurant which was nearby. We had read about the restaurant prior to leaving the UK and realised that it has been around for some considerable time. Delightfully, the design, welcome, service and cooking was very much up to very good current standards. No hesitation... More 

2 Thank cardaft200
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I read many great things about this place and decided to book for a family member's birthday. I booked days in advance and specifically asked for a nicer table for a special birthday. We were a party of 5 and got seated right by the door. After we all complained to the arrogant and un-accommodating manager, we had eventually given... More 

1 Thank Ben G
Stockbridge, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I had high expectations however even though they say they are vegetarian friendly there was a very limited choice.The food I had was not particularly interesting or tasty. I found this restaurant a disappointment.

2 Thank gypsycat13
Bangkok, Thailand
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Cabbage savoy was a recommendation by a friend. Cabbage although a small establishment, exceeded my expectation after having dine at several waterfront restaurants. Great place to dine if you like game. Had the Eland which is found in West and South Africa while my friend had the Duck. Done to succulent and perfection. The food is bit salty but then... More 

2 Thank Lesttan
Pershore, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Reviewing 2 weeks after visiting and apart from lamb chops which were very good we are struggling. Outstanding mentions go to staff, wine recommendations for the lamb were spot on - even giving us a glass that wasn't on the 'by the glass' menu. Ah yes, it's coming back, I had pork 2 or 3 ways, had to send the... More 

1 Thank Karen H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal restaurant, amazing service, hostess found us a table even though they were fully booked!! Food was amazing wine was great!! Definitely one to come back to! Thank you to the whole team at the Savoy cabbage!

1 Thank Raven S
Stockport, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I'd been looking forward to my first trip to Savoy Cabbage for months after a friend and regular visitor to the place booked for NYE meal. We had a table for 6, in a great location upstairs in the restaurant and paid in advanced for the set menu. The set menu for the evening failed to live up to expectation,... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of friends, ambience was buzzing but overall the food was a let down. I enjoyed the tomato tart and the beef tartar but it didn't blow my mind. Also found the kingklip main and the fillet very bland. We enjoyed the setting, but won't be returning as the food is a massive let down.

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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?