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The Five Flies Restaurant & Bars - CLOSED

14-16 Keerom Street | opp High Court, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 83 407 6610
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
1 Feb 2015
“Went to The Five Flies - space is being gutted, restaurant is closed”
8 Oct 2014
“Lovely Heritage Building”
Restaurant Hours Closed
14-16 Keerom Street | opp High Court, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 224 reviews

Reviewed 1 February 2015

I've loved this restaurant and it's price fix menu over the years. Went by for lunch this week, and alas found a truck by the door and the place in the process of being gutted. According to one of the workmen, it's closed for good....More

Date of visit: February 2015
2  Thank tilda54
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Its a lovely building and the interiors are typical dutch style with a similar resemblance to Five Flies in Amsterdam. The service is good and the staff do really try but unfortunately the food does let it down. The bar area could do with some...More

Date of visit: February 2014
1  Thank LouisFourie1984
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Friends recommended this restaurant and we were greatly disappointed. We had to wait forever to get our food (which was average) and when we told the waiter that one of our party didn't like salad/lettuce of any kind, he still served him the main course...More

Date of visit: November 2013
1  Thank Livia Z
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Booked through our hotel. Very pleasant welcome on arival, but at 8.30pm the restaurant was nearly empty which is slightly worring during the peak holiday season. Food was solid, not spectacular and service was efficient. Wine list could do with a bit of an update....More

Date of visit: February 2014
Thank Richard J
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We had booked the private room and were all looking forward to a great evening at Five Flies. Sadly, the service was shocking, the appetizers took 80 mins to come out the kitchen and the food was average at best. There was no one in...More

Date of visit: March 2014
Thank MoJupiter
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We dined at The Five Flies Restaurant while visiting Cape Town based on a recommendation from our concierge, we were not disappointed! The setting of the restaurant is lovely and welcoming. The service and food are both top notch.

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank Maryleb0ne
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I visited The Five Flies Restaurant on our last night in Cape Town; it was recommended by a friend. It was actually rather disappointing. On a Saturday night at 9pm only 4 tables were busy, with the rest of the restaurant eerily empty and quiet....More

Date of visit: March 2014
Thank vindybue
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Too many things went wrong... 1) No wine list available. The waiter tried his best, but he was insecure an unsure, so my husband went to the bar to find out what is "available" 2) We ordered crab, prawns and lamb meals. The crab was...More

Date of visit: March 2014
1  Thank Janita2014
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We eat at the 5 Flies on most of our annual trips to CT. This year was good but the format had changed to a regular a la carte menu rather than the 1,2 or 3 course fixed price options used hitherto. We preferred the...More

Date of visit: March 2014
1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Delicious food, great wine list, and wonderful service. This was the second time we visited the restaurant in the last few weeks and both evenings were memorable in every respect.

Date of visit: March 2014
Thank Karina B
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
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18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14-16 Keerom Street | opp High Court, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 83 407 6610
  • E-mail
Previously the old Dutch club, which through the ages, has become a historical monument, Five Flies has created a complimentary fusion of historical and contemporary design by reviving the interior to match the vibe and the fine cuisine and maintaining respect for the building’s heritage. Situated in the hub of the legal and financial districts of the Mother City, Five Flies meets classic with a modern edge.Chef Greg Baverstock has brought youthful flair and vast experience to Five Flies Restaurant to add sexiness and spice to the classic dishes and romantic ambience that defines this renowned restaurant. Greg adheres to the keep it simple principle, of preparing stocks and sauces from a solid base of skill, knowledge and experience, and creating dishes of exquisite simplicity from the freshest high quality ingredients, presented to reveal their best qualities.
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