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I really couldn't have asked for a better dining experience! The food was delicious, the atmosphere was inviting, and the conversation was top-notch. It's clear Chef Julia and her team care about and love what they do. I'd recommend Reverie to anyone and everyone in...the Cape Town area!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ah - what a great evening of dining. As we prepared for our culinary trip to Cape Town I came across Reverie and could not be happier. From an all encompassing dining experience this was my favorite of our trip and I will prioritize coming...back every time we are in CPT. Chef Julia creates an experience I wish was available everywhere. From the moment we entered and were greeted with a glass of wine and a smile, to the time we left, many hours later, I was in a happy place. The food, as you'd expect, was delightful. Creative, fresh, tasty - it's likely better for my wallet and waistline that I live a distance away or I'd be here often. The presentation, flavors, and textures were perfect. The wine pairings were wonderful - I really enjoyed Chef's perspectives on the vineyards she picked and how the wines paired with our food. My wife is lactose in tolerant and Chef was able to help cultivate a great dining experience for her as well. The atmosphere was all I could hope for in a place called "social table." The setting is warm, welcoming, and inviting to open conversation. This truly is a home. We really enjoyed the artwork and the local community atmosphere it fostered. The other guests were what brings the whole. experience together. I suspect the guests who go to a place called Social Table self select themselves as being open to an experience and our visit was in line. It was wonderful to meet folks and share thoughts and experiences at a time where social interaction has been blunted. At the end of it all I was thankful to have had the opportunity to dine with Chef Julia and her team. Truly a dining experience that I hope to be able to partake in again in the future. Do yourself a favor and book a table, go with an open mind and empty belly. You will not be disappointed. Also - plan to uber/cab/car service - the wine flows :)More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous meal with great food, lots of wine and good company. Took my three teenage daughters and although we were all a bit nervous about sharing a table (more introverted), the warm atmosphere and welcoming attitude put everyone at ease. Family thought it was our...best outing in Cape Town! A must if you are in Cape Town. Sophisticated food without being fussy.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 25 November 2021 via mobile

Reverie Social Table is my favorite restaurant I’ve ever been to, full stop. Chef Julia has a way of making delicious food and making everyone feel welcome. The food is fantastic (don’t sleep on the cheese course), the wine amazing, and the atmosphere that she...cultivates is perfect. I’ve shared many meals at her table with family and friends and feel grateful that a restaurant like hers exists. If you have one meal in Cape Town, make it this one.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 9 November 2021 via mobile

What a wonderful social dining experience. We experienced glorious hospitality, scintillating conversation and delicious food expertly paired with interesting wines. It was such a pleasure to eat at a group dining table and Julia joined us to chat and present the food and wine- she...was the perfect host. A highly recommend, high quality, gorgeous evening of perfect hospitality. Thank you Julia and team!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 8 November 2021

This place is so good. It will be an evening that you will long remember. Julia is a wonderful host. She expertly pairs the food to the wine she serves.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 17 October 2021

My wife and I have been to Reverie several times over the years. It is our favorite place for dinner in Cape Town. Chef Julia has created a unique dining experience. Set around a long table, you spend the evening enjoying delicious food while making...new friends. The food is excellent—Chef Julia is a master of rich flavors built from local and sustainable ingredients. The vegetables are fresh. The meats are perfectly cooked. Each course is expertly paired with a different glass of South African wine. She thoughtfully tailors each dish to complement the flavors in your glass. The result is seamless. As you arrive, Chef Julia greets you with a welcome drink and invites you to meet your fellow diners. It is often a mix of people from around the globe. You may be strangers at the beginning of the night, but by the end of the meal you’re exchanging WhatsApp details and winery recommendations with your new best friends. Or, as it happened on Friday night, you discover that the woman sitting across the table from you lived down the hall from your wife in college. It’s a delightfully small world, especially around the Reverie Social Table. But the best part of the meal is Chef Julia and her staff. Service is exquisite. Julia is welcoming and earnest about making you feel at home. She comes out and explains each course and answer any questions you have. She’s the heart and soul of the restaurant. Whether you live in Cape Town or are just visiting, it would be a mistake to not go to Reverie.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2021

Same excellent concept as before Covid. Social table still limited to 10 and Julia respects all restrictions. But even under these circumstances still the best food, wine selection hospitality and a real "social table"

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 5 October 2021

Our third visit to this incredible restaurant and every bit a great as the two before. Chef/Owner/Winemaker Julia Hattingh presides over a single table seating up to 12 guests (fewer these days under Covid restrictions) for a wonderful evening of excellent and creative food and...local wines. It's a unique concept executed by a master chef and her small team. You won't find anything like it in your Africa travels.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 23 September 2021 via mobile

What a wonderful, unique dining experience. Really stunning 5 courses prepared with passion and a lot of thought. Wines paired with the courses work really well. The concept of meeting strangers and sharing stories while enjoying great food and wine is fantastic. A must try....Thanks Julia and your teamMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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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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Response from Foot_Loose | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They accommodated my wife's gluten free (celiac) diet with ease. A couple of courses were different than the rest but they were really interesting and tasty.
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Reverie Social Table is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5