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Travellers' Choice2023
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PRICE RANGE
R 80 - R 170
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Wine Bar, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just stunning. Lovely ambience, amazing food and service. Can’t recommend enough. Shout out to Jessica for looking after us, thank you 🩷

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very cosy atmosphere, delicious food & wine. Professional & attentive service. What more could you want ? 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Tapas bistro with a great South African wine list- great food, wine and service in a bodega setting. What’s not to like! Great value for the money!

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

We visited Bouchon a year ago and it was the best meal of our trip, so we were excited to return but worried in case it didn’t live up to our expectations… but we needn’t have worried, it far exceeded them. Every single tapas dish...we ordered was gorgeous, beautifully presented and beyond tasty. The service was first class from a lovely waitress, I wish I had her name she was excellent. And the gin trolley…oh the gin trolley. The most wonderful thing I’ve seen in a restaurant in a long time. I would go back to Cape Town just to visit Bouchon, yet again it was the stand out meal of our trip.More

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

We enjoyed a really good evening here on a Friday night. Smart restaurant in a French style with nice decor & open kitchen. The tapas plates were both tasty & good value for money. Very happy.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 November 2023 via mobile

We stayed 10 days in Cape Town. My husband is an experienced hobby chef. This bistro gave us such a waw food experience, that we went back 2x.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023

Buzzy little restaurant with great food and wine we had - Oysters Tacos Duck Parfait Buratta Paella - stand out dish Brownie Great food nice wine attentive service - what’s not to like

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

Just love the vibe here - like being in a bistro in Paris where one would expect to see Renoir and all the other artists The Dorance wines made right there are wonderful, and the food is absolutely delicious Best way to get there is...use Uber - as parking can be difficult We return again and again to this spotMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

This is a little gem of a restaurant! The service is quick and attentative. The tapas style food is quick and very tasty. The wine list is well thought out and compliments the menu selection very nicely! All round - good value!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

Delish tapas bistro with great wine and a cool vibe. A big shoutout to Wayne, the busy manager who spent time on a hectic Saturday night tracking down a driver for two hapless New Yorkers visiting Cape Town for the first time. Now there’s a...restaurant that understands the meaning of customer service!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023 via mobile

The food was incredible and the atmosphere was really nice. We never felt rushed and our food came out at a really nice pace so we could enjoy everything. The staff were incredible and happy to recommend their favourite dishes. We had the prawns, burrata,...beef taco, pork belly, oxtail ragu, parmigiana and the brownie. All were superb but our favourited were the prawns, oxtail ragu and the pork belly. The wine was really good as well.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023 via mobile

We visited unexpectedly after an art exhibition opening last night. A busy Saturday night with a handful of staff due to the ongoing taxi strike. Every member of staff & management was striving to do their very best. Food was excellent as always. Congratulations to...this entire team. We will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023

An absolute must visit in Cape Town. We came in 2019 on a friend's recommendation and came back with the whole family in 2023. The food is excellent and so well priced. They make their own Rose wine and it is delicious. Each course was...better than the next. Please put the seared tuna back on the menu!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023

The wonderful venue and ambience was not equalled by delicious food. Firstly the must choose 3 dishes per person element is confusing. If 7 people want to sample the one dish, then the portion is simply too small for sharing. The 3 dish concept works...well for two but not for large groups. The food is good, sometimes tasty but not amazing. The dish we most favored was the mushroom gnocci. The octopus dish came filled with potatoes and two tiny pieces of octopus. The waiters explanation was that they had a table that wanted endless portions of the octopus so they ran out!!!! Really? So we got potatoes. The pommes frites were wonderful, and the bbq ribs were good flavor but just a big bone with very minimal meat. It's also a wine bar but the wines ordered from the menu weren't in stock.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023 via mobile

This is the 4th visit . Each time been great food and great attentive service . Great selection tapas style menu , 3 for 265R, small plates but incredibly tasty and filling . Can order in stages so go steadily and when ordered comes quickly.... Lovely waitress, Maggie who was superb . Definitely recommendMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Bouchon Wine Bar & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5