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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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“bread” (5 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
226A Lower Main Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like food & people then get this booked now, great food we met lovely people and I can not recommend this place enough, we will be back here again every time we come to the Cape.

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a super evening. Although we live in London, we visit Cape Town every year but this was our first visit to Reverie and it was “a dream” - Julia has succeeded in creating a very special atmosphere - exactly as she wanted - a...More

1  Thank SophisticatedLady17
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Julia the chef has done a great job in creating great food in a different atmosphere where you can mingle and meet different people from around the world. We were very lucky to get a seat at the table as someone dropped out. We have...More

Thank daman123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found out about this restaurant via Trip Advisor. When we told South African people we were going they wanted to know how we found out about what is Cape Towns best kept secret. Well it’s not a secret if you like Tripadvisor ! We...More

Thank Lardie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, wine and company. Julia is a lovely person and very passionate about what she does. Highly recommend.

Thank Hayley C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely experience, the passion from Julia and her staff was fantastic. It was lovely to meet new people! We were the only South Africans so was very interesting! Food was superb!! Well done!!More

Thank dawncD2576FO
Julia_Hattingh, Owner at Reverie Social Table, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Dawn, Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad we were able to welcome you and your hubby to our Social Table at the last minute, the power of TripAdvisor :) It was a super global night and we all had great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From start to finish this incredibly special dining experience was a gourmet delight and our very favourite in Cape Town! All I can say is WOW! Each of the 5 innovative courses were perfectly paired with local wines and explained by Chef Julia. The experience...More

Thank TraBakes
Julia_Hattingh, Owner at Reverie Social Table, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Tracy, Thank you for taking the time to share your Reverie experience, it was wonderful meeting you both and having you join our Social Table! I'm glad you enjoyed our Swartland collaboration, Hermias does make some superb wines and it's always something a little...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here at the recommendation of a co-worker and had an incredible evening. Food is fantastic, wine is great (and plentiful!), and I loved the socialization! Overall, a fantastic evening and I would not hesitate to recommend any friend visiting to make reservations at Reverie!

Thank Jennifer F
Julia_Hattingh, Owner at Reverie Social Table, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jennifer, Thank you for joining our Social Table, it was lovely meeting you and your friends! I really love the power of word-of-mouth :) Hope to see welcome you guys back again soon. warm regards, Julia

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a little apprehensive about the evening as I don't normally like "making friends" on holiday. This was a little unfounded as everyone was very friendly, although I did end up sat with 5 Italians who (understandably) all wanted to speak Italian, so I...More

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

Dear Heather, Thank you for joining our Social Table and taking the time to share your experience. My apologies for the language barrier making you feel isolated, it rarely happens but unfortunately unavoidable when the group is so diverse. I am very glad the food...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is amazing! The concept of sharing a long table is refreshing. The daily lunch menu changes and I have had many of the various dishes and have never been disappointed. The food is fresh and wholesome and Julia's creativeness brings together incredible flavours...More

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

Hello Chiara, Thank you for your support and lovely words. We are so incredibly grateful to have amazing regulars! I hope you had a wonderful festive break, great to have you guys back. See you again soon! warm regards, Julia

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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
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
  • Value
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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, 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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