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Imibala Restaurant

18 Bright Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 851 2364
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Opens in 26 min
All hours
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
18 Bright Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wifi hasn't been operating properly for over one year! No fresh juice for breakfast! Business breakfast need wifi access. It's offered it should be supplied!

Thank RichardWilkes
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Recently (and happily) my wife headed for lunch at Imibala Restaurant in Somerset-west. Trying a restaurant for the first time appeals to our inbred passion for things new, so when a colleague suggested giving Imibala a try…. Often one approaches a new restaurant experience with...More

Thank Julian0911
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I have been a customer here for many years and well what can I say the service and food just keeps going down... went for Saturday morning breakfast and was served cold eggs bacon not done as requested. The staff stand around looking and just...More

Thank jason33capetown
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Imibala has become my son and husband's favourite place for milkshakes. We popped in for the first time to really just get a feel for the place and have since been back a few times for milkshakes while we build up to the big night...More

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Nice restaurant, especially on Friday evenings when they have music. A pity they start and finish so early. Ambiance is good, service good, not fine dining. The selection on the menu is varied and something for everyone. Ours starters of oxtail risotto (at least not...More

Thank valrunkel
Reviewed 14 June 2017

First visit one of the meals, pork belly served cold. Second visit both lamb shank meals cold and the mash was watery and like soup, manager was disgusted and resolved the problem with two fresh meals which took about 20-30 minutes. These were delicious. Compare...More

Thank dicol2017
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I was favourably impressed by Imibala Restaurant this time. The service was good and the outdoor table was most enjoyable on a sunny autumn day. I was pleased with the vegetarian dish and found it a good place to have lunch with a few friends.

Thank Olga L
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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

2  Thank pietron b
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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

2  Thank Charles J
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Questions & Answers
3 December 2016|
Response from JosieEveleigh | Property representative |
Good day, Yes, Imibala will be open for breakfast on Mondays. Kind regards
Elizabeth M
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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.
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