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Imibala Restaurant

18 Bright Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 851 2364
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  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (8 reviews)
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
18 Bright Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to treat my 90 year old mother to afternoon coffee and cake at Imibala - Lovely restaurant with good food, but poor service.With at least 6 waiters serving only 3 tables, by the time cake arrived coffee was already cold and order was incorrect....More

Thank pietron b
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On a recommendation we went for lunch on the way through Somerset West......located on a quiet road with outdoor space it is a great find. A glass of wine and a steak sandwich (3 layers!) was a perfect lunch - service was quick and efficient...More

Thank Studd2710
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We have supported thus eatery since it opened but now feel it's list it's position as a place to go! Could not believe that the w one we ordered was not available considering it is from the family farm! Then after the meal - in...More

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We had dinner last night. Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff and outstanding main corpses, tuna; pork three ways; and Thai seafood. All delicious and beautifully cooked.

Thank 404NickyP
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We booked there for a small wedding and they made it so special. Atmosphere was great. Food was excellent, beautifully prepared and tasteful, service was excellent. Will definately return soon.

Thank Jeanine M
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Very very slow service. Kitchen does not cope. We are spoilt for choice when it gets to fine dining so they won't get a second chance.

Thank Annamarie Q
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The venue is stunning and so beautifully decorated. The meals were average; a lovely amount just but the presentation built an expectation that was not fulfilled. The flavors could have been more present. Overall though, a fun evening.

Thank Tashvanaardt
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A very popular restaurant so--- book your table early. Reception very friendly, staff are helpfully and friendly. Food, specially the Tara's are excellent, delicious. Portions are sufficient big. Wines are excellent.I personally do not like the overpriced Italian mineral water ...just ask for the cheaper...More

Thank helmut37
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I was pleasantly surprised with this find. Very professional response to the booking enquiry on their website. I had a business meeting with a colleague there for a few hours. The food was fresh and interesting, and the service was caring, attentive and the ambience...More

Thank Mary Ann K
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Quality fresh tasty food at very reasonable price. Eat inside or at back outside with lovely solar lights. 2 tapas portions was sufficient before a pudding. The mussels in cream sauce were devine, a bit of pesto and spring onion made it unusual. Duck in...More

Thank stroudcaro
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Do you still run your Thursaday Pizza/Pasta special with glass of Wine included? If so what are the hours for that special? And then what are your weekly trading hours?
8 February 2017|
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Are you open on Mondays for breakfast?
3 December 2016|
Response from JosieEveleigh | Property representative |
Good day, Yes, Imibala will be open for breakfast on Mondays. Kind regards
Elizabeth M
Please give an idea of main dish prices. It would be helpful to give these on the web.
30 November 2016|
Response from Rose S | Reviewed this property |
Can't temember. Maybe check on their website?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Bright Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 851 2364
The ambience of the Imibala Restaurant is often mentioned - that indefinable something, as though everyone, customers as well as staff, are aware of the very special reason why Imibala exists. It is proving a perennially popular daytime eatery for this reason, as well as the warm, friendly welcome, the delicious breakfasts and lunches, the organic salad ingredients, superb wines from the L'Ormarins estate and the exquisite cakes, all at very reasonable prices. Imibala Restaurant is also open for private functions for up to 40 guests in the evenings, all catered to your particular needs (by appointment only). It is the perfect venue for birthdays, baby showers or just a glass of wine or cup of coffee with that special friend.