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Imibala Restaurant - CLOSED

18 Bright Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 851 2364
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“tapas” (8 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
“kingklip” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
18 Bright Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I visited there sometime last year and recall that the menu was a foodie delight and the wine list extensive, so vowed to bring my fiance along in the future to sample their food. Well, something has changed, something is missing, someone has left. We...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Paola H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We’re in Somerset-West, and where do we eat? Since we are in Bright Street, we have the bright idea to go to the Imibala Restaurant. And it pays off. We are seated outside as we asked, but there are numerous tables indoors should that be...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Dave R
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The restaurant is not only open for breakfast but serves great lunches and dinners. The interior is upmarket and beautiful with great menu, best products and nice service by professional staff and management. Location is centrally situated in town and parking is ample with extra...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Mark-Lynnie
Reviewed 16 August 2017 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!

Date of visit: August 2017
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

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Julian R
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

Date of visit: July 2017
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

Date of visit: July 2017
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

Date of visit: June 2017
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

Date of visit: May 2017
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.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Olga L
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Restaurant Details

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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