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98 St Georges Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 1635
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sadly, half the menu was not available the evening we ate at this restaurant limiting one's choice to either pricey and/or not so exciting options. Not sure I would return to this establishment.

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Thank Catherine2200
william234, Owner at Mangata Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Morning, i am very disappointed to read your review.. and apologies for your disappointing experience this is not the mangata standard. we are currently in shifting the menu into development to be launching a new menu next week. i was aware of 2 items not being available on the night, which one we had a substitute for. i do... More 

Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A late windless summers evening on the verandah with a view over the yachts and ships in Simonstown ... a glorious evening coupled with superb food. Mangata has really raised the bar for restaurants in Simontown. Situated upstairs looking out over the main road and across False Bay the restaurant is warm and inviting. The menu is attractively varied with... More 

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Thank mikelillyman
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely dinner for two on Saturday evening and a wonderful family lunch for 9 on Sunday. In both instances, delicious food imaginatively presented, excellent wine from a well chosen and commendably short list, and perfectly judged service by Haylee on Saturday and JP on Sunday. This delightful restaurant in Simon's Town comprises an airy room with a nice view of... More 

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Thank Gordon R
william234, Owner at Mangata Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for that exception review.. i am very happy you had a great experience. we look forward to seeing you again soon. kind regards william More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant for the first time under its new owners. The service and food were amazing. Great attention to everything but the flavours on the food were out if this world. We had a late lunch but we're looked after attentively. Great choices of food and drinks, but still had amazing views from upstairs balcony.

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Thank hu10
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service is warm and friendly and the staff just try their best to please. The food! Oh, the food... I had the Patagonian Calamari and HIGHLY recommend it! My husband had the lamb rack and just about licked the plate! Dessert was an explosion of delicious flavors! To top it off, this restaurant is beautifully decorated and has a... More 

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Thank Danielle W
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have now eaten at Mangata twice and found the staff to be friendly and helpful, the food on both occasions was excellent and to a high standard. I would highly recommend the regulars of Simons town support Mangata over the winter as we need this restaurant to remain.

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Thank garymN2781UH
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Recently had the opportunity to try out this stunning gem of a restaurant in Simonstown. I had read all the reviews so my expectations were high and boy......they did not disappoint. The food was spectacular. The service faultless and the ambience and decor absolutely stunning. Not to mention the view. I would say this is the best restaurant I have... More 

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Thank Jeanette V
william234, Owner at Mangata Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, so much for that exceptional review. we hope you will be able to visit again soon. regards william More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is a really good quality restaurant. I had the best seared tuna i've ever had. The service was also really excellent more like fine dining. We had a really enjoyable and delicious meal. Michelle and Jules

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Thank Michelle S
william234, Owner at Mangata Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Michelle and Jules Thank you so much for your feedback, we are really trying to do our best. and revues like this feels like the hard work is paying off. we hope you will be visiting again soon. kind regards william More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We decided to try Mangata as we had been hearing a bit about it in the Industry. The setting is nice and the welcome was warm. 2 of our party opted for the 3 course meal for R350. The rest of us had the usual al'a Carte menu. Without going into detail on each dish, the general consensus amongst our... More 

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Thank GrantKip
william234, Owner at Mangata Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Thank you for your feedback, you have a few things wrong though our set 3 course menu is R300, and our average price per head is no where near R600. i am not sure where these numbers have been calculated from but they are dramatically exaggerated. our mains very from R75.00 - R220 and our starters R65- R105.00.... More 

Silkeborg
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52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A new restaurant in town with very good and inspiring food. The staff really nice and helpful. We can absolutely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank SOSSilkeborg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Contemporary, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 10:00
Monday
12:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 10:00
Thursday
12:00 - 10:00
Friday
12:00 - 10:00
Saturday
12:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 St Georges Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 786 1635
Description
Mangata Restaurant is a Contemporary Bistro, serving a fine twist on old classic French bistro foods. based in Simons town cape town.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?