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“Cute, Quaint, Delicious”

Bombay Bicycle Club
Ranked #160 of 1 207 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: City Bowl
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Visited based on recommendation, and brought a friend for a birthday dinner. It was a very hot and humid summer's evening, and we were seated upstairs. While the decor is quirky, cute and interesting, we did feel the upstairs area was a little over populated, given the heat. The air conditioning didn't make a difference at all. The food was amazingly spectacular, the chocolate chili steak (although a little too much chocolate sauce) and ribs are a firm recommendation. The host was efficient, well equipped in her knowledge and very amiable.

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Thank DKoster101
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 4 girls having dinner. Loved the decor and atmosphere which makes for a lively experience.

The staff are warm and friendly. We ordered drinks which took a while to come. The menu is limited and 3 of us went for the signature steak with chocolate and Chilli. The 4th had a pasta with chicken. The steak meals arrived but the pasta was forgotten and had been erroneously cancelled. The waitress was very apologetic but really this was quite poor and no complimentary drink was offered or anything else.

Second drinks were ordered but these took a long time to come too.

Although overall we enjoyed our meal they are a very busy restaurant with not enough staff this compromises the quality of the experience.

The restaurant was quite warm and there was strong food smells and a smoky atmosphere. I can only think this is because of the poor ventilation in the kitchen which opens onto the restaurant through a fairly large opening.

Thank Kathyfitchett
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We came here based on a recommendation and were left fairly disappointed.

We ordered the jalapeño wontons as an appetizer which were alright.

Both of us ordered the Chilli Chocolate steak - this came highly recommend to us and was meant to be fantastic. Frankly it was mundane best. My steak which was supposed to be medium rare was medium well. And the steak for having such a rich chilli chocolate sauce was fairly bland with the only real flavor coming through would be some nauseatingly sweet chocolate. The fries were also completely unseasoned.

Would not recommend this place

Thank Elias T
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Food was average not more, price/ value not acceptable for this city.
The „Steak with chili-chocolate sauce“ was swimming in chocolate. My fries weren’t even fried, every fast food restaurant can do fries better.
Other points:
- wine wasn’t cold.
- service unfriendly.

Better chose an other restaurant.

Thank Fabian R
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This place is definitely overrated. We got the chili steak, which wasn't of the best quality and over done, the sauce was too sweet and allover the steak. As a proper chef you don't put the sauce over your filet. The fries aren't finished and not salted. Cannot recommend to go there and waste your money. Service was also not good and we had much waiting time...

Thank Max L
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