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Join the Social Table for a totally unique dining concept. An eclectic space to eat, drink and be merry with some fabulous company. Table d' Hote style eatery with a set 5 course dinner party, paired with boutique wines from around the Western Cape. Perfect for the lone traveler, couple, friends and groups. It's a must try when visiting the Mother City! Booking essential, no children under the age of 16.
PRICE RANGE
R 180 - R 1 347
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Healthy, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best meal experiences anywhere in the world! The food is stellar (maybe the best bread I’ve ever eaten) and the service is fantastic. Such a wonderful concept for a restaurant, it really feels like visiting a friend’s home for a dinner party....If you have one restaurant to visit in Cape Town, this should be it!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This evening was amazing !! If you are considering this just stop thinking and book it ! You will not regret it. My wife and I were wined and dined for almost four hours . It was a lot of fun to meet new people...from around the world. The food was 5 stars . Every course was fantastic and my wine glass was never empty. You can tell the host, chef and all staff care tremendously about quality of the product and that all guest have a great experienceMore

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food in a warm atmosphere with a wonderful hostess. Enjoyable wine tasting with wonderful conversation. A completely entertaining, relaxed, sophisticated dinner!!!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many thanks to the Trip Advisor Community for bringing this absolute gem to our attention. WOW! Raves all around. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Julia and her team at Reverie Social Table. Five plus exquisitely presented courses paired with six wines. So many flavors....So many textures. After the tasty bread course (replenished throughout the meal) we moved on to a sweet potato delight full of spices. The mains were yellow fin and impala - both with wonderful side pairings. Loved the sun choke purée! Before dessert, we were treated to an intriguing cheese course over house made crackers. Finally, dessert was really five different desserts with a mix of flavors, textures and temperatures. Julia explained the intricacies of each dish and wine and patiently took our numerous questions. In most cases she knew the farms and was able to explain the terroir that benefited the produce. Truly a memorable experience that is not to be missed in Cape Town.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful evening with Julia and her team at the social table. I visited with my husband and two adult sons and we all loved the atmosphere, delicious food and lovely wines paired with the different courses. One of my boys is vegan and has...allergies and, having notified Julia in advance, this was no problem; his alternative dishes were equally tasty and beautifully presented. A new dining experience for us; we met some great people and will definitely go back if in Cape Town again.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 May 2024 via mobile

We booked this before we arrived in Cape Town after reading the amazing reviews across multiple platforms. When we booked there was limited availability so I am really happy we did plan this is. When we arrived we were greeted by Julia with a welcome...glass of wine and also by a few of the other guests who had arrived. We had a chat/intros whilst waiting for the remaining guests to arrive. We were asked by Julia to take our seats and she explained how the evening would run including the dishes with the pairings. I won’t go into detail on the individual dishes and pairings but all I will say is that it was a culinary delight with fresh produce, creative cooking and some great wine pairings. The evening was amazing and a pleasure to be a part of from start to finish. This is a great concept and one that allows you to socialise with others from all around the world. This is a must when visiting Cape Town, but get it booked early to avoid disappointment! Thank you Julia.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024 via mobile

It was my first experience sharing table with totally unknown people I just met and that was amazing. Owner/host/chef created very easy environment to enjoy great food and interesting conversation, learning about local wines and ingredients and of course guests from all across the world....Five course tasting menu with subtle combinations was exquisite (makes no sense in listing them all as menu changes depending on availability of daily supply). 4 of courses were served individually and one was to be shared that gave more family dining experience. Six different wines were poured generously!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 April 2024 via mobile

We had the most amazing dinner experience sharing a table with interesting people from all over the world over a meal made with fresh local ingredients and wonderful wine pairings. Loved every dish and Julie does a wonderful job of hospitality as guests explaining every...dish which is an experience. Unforgettable.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024 via mobile

I was very intrigued by this restaurant’s concept of mingling with others over several courses. It did not disappoint! We had a fabulous time and met some really interesting people. The food was outstanding and the wine was very good. Take the owner’s advice and...Uber. It is in a transitional neighborhood and parking might be hard. Julia set a very festive atmosphere and we really enjoyed our evening. I would do it again if back in Cape Town.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024 via mobile

A very special restaurant where excellent food is lovingly prepared and served with great wine. The social concept results in friendships being made around the table. Absolutely outstanding Julia and team!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

This was highly recommended by a friend, and to be honest I had a few reservations especially sitting with a group of strangers so wasn't 100% sure how it would be. However, I am so glad I went as had such an amazing time and...dinner! Julia was an amazing host, and welcomed us straight away as we arrived. Before the meal, you get the chance to have a drink and mingle around with others. My original concern was whether it might be awkward, but everyone was looking to have a great time and socialise, so there was no awkwardness at all. It was great chatting to a wide range of people, some who were from Cape Town, and others who were visiting abroad. The food that was served was equally as impressive as the experience itself. Each course and wine pairing was perfect! The evening flew by, and at the end it felt like saying bye to your friends after a meal. You couldn't ask for more - great company, great food and a great time! Definitely make sure to book if you're in Cape Town, you won't regret it!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 March 2024 via mobile

This experience was fabulous. It feels like you’ve been invited to a dinner party so it doesn’t matter if you’re a solo diner, part of a couple or group because everyone mingles and enjoys the amazing food on one big table. You’re welcomed by Julia,...chef-owner, and promptly handed a glass of curated wine. As the other guests trickle in (I think we totalled about 16) there’s a meet and greet. The food is carefully designed around local and seasonal produce and Julia introduces each course and wine, explaining origins and production. The food has its own story. Halfway through, everyone switches seats and you get to chat to more lovely people. The restaurant is part of Julia’s home so was a casual relaxed space with a tiny courtyard in the back. Really enjoyed it and if ever back in the Cape would definitely return.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

Our second visit in less than a year and again we were not disappointed! Julia’s business model is fantastic - take 18 people who have never met, place them all together at one table and serve then 5 courses they have no idea of what...they are going to get, and pair them with 6 top class wines from au winery of her choice. It’s a dinner party like no other! Guests are encouraged to engage with their fellow diners, move around during courses, if they wish, and just spend the night enjoying themselves. Julia is a great chef, ingredients are all local, including her own garden, and the wines do not disappear or disappoint throughout the evening. Great service, great food and wine, great company and a great host! A must do when in Cape Town but you must book as far in advance as you can.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024 via mobile

Unequivocally this was the best dining experience in my life! Julia was a wonderful host and created an incredible dinner with wine pairings. We loved our dinner mates and had great conversations meeting people from around the world. We loved how everyone was game to...change seats and meet new people at the table. Food was amazing. Wine was plentiful and excellent. Thank you for a wonderful night.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

To me, Reverie Social Table is a Michelin 3-star restaurant. Our head chef Julia, and staff prepared an exquisite vegan 5-course meal for me! But, the best part IS the social experience! It is an absolute must-experience if you ever visit Cape Town, South Africa!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Response from 55Steelman55 | Reviewed this property |
£45 per person springs to mind and as mentioned above that comes with water and a different wine ( unlimited ) with each course.
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Its rather far from the main tourist area. It will cost you approximately 150 - 180 rands by Uber and it is a 20 minute car ride from the waterfront. The area is not very safe to walk around in the evening so uber there and... More
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  • Food: 5
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  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5