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Reverie Social Table

226A Lower Main Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
+27 79 060 6971
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“karoo lamb” (2 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
“panna cotta” (2 reviews)
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European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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226A Lower Main Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

I am so pleased to have had the Reverie Social Table experience. Having experienced something similar in San Francisco, I was looking forward t the South African version of a meal in an intimate and "private" setting with 16 other people I had never met...More

Thank PaulDJohannesburg
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been fortunate enough to enjoy a number of meals at the Social Table and I cannot rate it highly enough! From the moment you arrive, the atmosphere is so inviting, with warm lighting, a solid wooden table, copper finishings and a wonderful showcase...More

Thank jessicahoseus
Julia_Hattingh, Owner at Reverie Social Table, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Jess, Thank you for such a lovely review- we miss you dearly in Cape Town but I hope your world exploration is absolutely amazing! Don't forget about us and come visit soon! Hi to hubby! Thank you for the ongoing support. warm regards, Julia

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Julia was not only hospitable,and kind, but her food was incredible. I was very impressed by all 5 dishes! The presentation was gorgeous, the food paired excellent with all her wines, and everything was so tasty! I loved everything about the experience and highly recommend...More

Thank mreyesfnp
Julia_Hattingh, Owner at Reverie Social Table, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to share your Reverie experience. It was such a pleasure having you and your hubby join our Social Table, thank you for making us a part of your honeymoon! I hope you got back home safely and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique dining experience. I agree with all the 5-star comments below so I will not repeat them. Cape Town's culinary scene is fantastic but you will miss something truly extraordinary if you are unable to spend an evening with Chef Julie at...More

Thank BASLJM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m lucky enough to be Julia’s coffee supplier and so I lunch with her frequently. If this is not the best food in town, then I know nothing. My greatest compliment to her is that I will things I never eat - like aubergine -...More

Thank Y2273LOphilipb
Julia_Hattingh, Owner at Reverie Social Table, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Phil! Where would we be without our loyal regulars (and your super fab coffee of course)! Thank you for your ongoing support over the past 2.5yrs, we look forward to serving up so much more deliciousness in the next 2.5! warm regards, Julia

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 3 with son being 18. Arrived at 730 and greeted with a glass of white wine. 5 courses of wine pairings with each course and wine storied by a fantastic owner and chef. Cannot recommend this experience enough.More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Julia_Hattingh, Owner at Reverie Social Table, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Scott and Cynthia, Thank you for taking the time to share your Reverie experience. It was so lovely to meet you and have you guys join our Social Table last week. Thank you also to Norm for the recommendation. I wish you safe travels...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love good food and wine - look no further! Chef Julia is outstanding - all of the dishes blew us away! The presentation is beautiful and the wine pairings were perfect! While the idea of eating with strangers seems intimidating at first, it...More

1  Thank michellelynngarrett
Julia_Hattingh, Owner at Reverie Social Table, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Michelle, Thank you for such a wonderful review, it was a pleasure welcoming yourself and David to our Social Table on Saturday. Thank you to Lauren of Mother City Hikers for the recommendation! I am so glad you enjoyed your evening with us, safe...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Professional kitchen run by perfect chef-host Julia in an upcoming area of Cape Town. the food and wine pairing was fantastic. Well done guys

Thank David3485
Julia_Hattingh, Owner at Reverie Social Table, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello David, Thank you for taking the time to share your Reverie experience. It was lovely meeting you and welcoming you twice during your time in Cape Town! I hope you arrived back safely, til next time Ciao! warm regards, Julia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

... and my mom is a pretty good cook. The 17 seat table is often populated for dinner with international travelers who become friends over Chef Julia's cooking. A delicious multi-course dinner is offered with excellent and very ample pours of South African wines. The...More

Thank waynejscott
Julia_Hattingh, Owner at Reverie Social Table, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Wayne, Thank you for joining our Social Table, it was wonderful meeting you and your wife on your world tour- yip I'm a little jealous! So glad you loved Cape Town as much as we do! Thank you for such a great compliment too!...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Picture a fun gathering of about 18 friends around a long table, with a chef hosted meal, wine pairings, and amazing, locally sourced food. That's Reverie Social Table! During our recent stay in Cape Town the Reverie Social Table was a first stop. It does...More

1  Thank dragonflydebbi
Julia_Hattingh, Owner at Reverie Social Table, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Debbi, Apologies for such a late response but thank you so incredibly much for your kind words. That was such a fun night- blast from the past with my high school teacher joining the table! I am so glad you enjoyed your experience with...More

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GarciasinLondon
3 November 2017|
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Response from Julia_Hattingh | Property representative |
Hello Ana, your pescetarian menu will be ready and waiting for you in December 😊 see you soon! Warm regards Julia
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Brittany P
25 May 2017|
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Response from Julia_Hattingh | Property representative |
Hello Brittany, So sorry I haven't replied earlier- didn't even know messages on TA was a thing! Our 5 course social table dinners are R700pp including wine (R545pp if you book for 4 or more guests during June and August... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$75
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
Saturday
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226A Lower Main Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 79 060 6971
  • E-mail
Description
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, each 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!
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