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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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Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2010

Providing recommendations, the waitress explained that the lamb shoulder was gently braised for hours, resulting in a soft, succulent and tender main course which would leave us in awe. In fact, it was served to table dried to stone, having perhaps spent the 40 minutes for which we waited for it under heat lamps in the kitchen. A lovely sauce... More 

6 Thank Stephen_Samuel
Savoyowner, Owner at Savoy Cabbage, responded to this review

As the owner of Savoy Cabbage I have to exercise my right to respond to a recent erroneous review. No one enjoys receiving a bad review however my main concern is that this review is actually factually incorrect. I do not object to constructive criticism and clearly things do occasionally go wrong in the best of kitchens. What I do... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2010

Savoy Cabbage ticks all the right boxes. Food, venue, staff, excellent.

Thank Trav3ler007
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125 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2010

We had a show booked nearby and had to be seated there by 8 so were on a tight schedule. I had let the restaurant know this earlier though and they were absolutely fantastic in terms of advising which dishes might take longer to prepare and so on. We were a little unsettled on arrival to see the barred door... More 

1 Thank Gardener01
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2010

This restaurant was recommended by friends who have been going there ever since it opened. The memu was varied and based on fresh local produce. Amazing food, in fact so good I can't wait to go back! Service was attentive and friendly whilst maintaining a discrete distance - although my glass never empty I did not feel like I was... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2010

Having spent two nights eating at the V & A, phoned on the off chance of getting a table at this restaurant......good decision. The food was excellent with a different style menu good service and recommendations from the waiter and a nice atmosphere. It cost less than the V & A and is worth the short taxi ride.

Thank gwllc
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2010

Wow, what a hidden gem! You'd not really notice this place from outside but you'll pass the best restaurant we found on our recent trip to Cape Town. We were offered a wonderful reception, had a great table and Alison was THE best server! She knew how to look after customers and her knowledge of the menu was first class.... More 

Thank ahj1970
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2010

I have been visiting the Savoy Cabbage almost since its inception. Under Peter Pankhurst I thought it had evolved into one of the very best restaurants in South Africa and displayed a longevity that is almost unknown in Cape Town. It appears more loved by Americans and Europeans. I had not been for several years and was surprised to see... More 

Thank GourmandSurrey
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2010

My wife and I have just had dinner at Savoy Cabbage and the whole experience was extremely underwhelming. The food was at best average. Our puddings had to be sent back: one was burnt and one was tepid. The bill was just over R1000 including service making it the most expensive dinner we have had during our two week holiday... More 

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Cape Town
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2009

Been visiting Cape Town regularly for over ten years and Savoy Cabbage was an early find. Other fine dining places have been and gone or gone distinctly "off the boil" but Savoy Cabbage remains consistently good and reliable. The service is outstanding, educated, bright young staff who have been well trained and managed. One chef change in 11 years I... More 

Thank CapeTowndweller
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2009

After reading good reviews we spent an evening at Savoy Cabbage but were very disappointed. Service was good but food was poor. The butternut and feta starter was overdone and tastless, the lamb dry with little sauce. I asked for more sauce which they kindly supplied but charged me for! Never in all my fine dining around the world has... 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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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?