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Imibala Restaurant

18 Bright Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 851 2364
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (8 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
18 Bright Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  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

1  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.

1  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.

1  Thank Tashvanaardt
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carinnel2015
Are you open on Mondays for breakfast?
3 December 2016|
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Response from JosieEveleigh | Property representative |
Good day, Yes, Imibala will be open for breakfast on Mondays. Kind regards
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Elizabeth M
Please give an idea of main dish prices. It would be helpful to give these on the web.
30 November 2016|
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Response from Rose S | Reviewed this property |
Can't temember. Maybe check on their website?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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