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“Lovely drinks and cocktails”
Review of Cafe Manhattan

Cafe Manhattan
Ranked #337 of 1 173 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: European, Bar
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Lovely venue to wait for or meet up with friends. The menu is limited but sufficient and the food is well executed.

Thank Guest B
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

13 years in a row... February we vissit Cafe Manhattan and it is as good as ever. The menu got smaller the service a bit high and absent. The food.... well what can one say. Pork ribs and Squid. The ribs was done to perfection best in a long time. The.Squid was the.best my love had in his lifetime. He there and then decided we will be back next year.

Thank jaco v
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to start a weekend on a Friday, live happy hour and dance vibe! Perfect place to catch up on the week

Thank E9837BUjohnl
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Met up with some friends for drinks after Gate 69. The bar men are still as hot as always and so is the waiters. Always fun for a drink after dinner and before the club:) the food. Can be good just do not go in a big group. Service is sometimes a bit slow.

Thank RudolphMW
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I came here for lunch. His used to be one of my favourite places to eat. Usually busy. Sunday lunch and it was dead.

Sat outside. Menu much reduced in size and variety.

I ordered a plain haloumi burger .... that is just bun, meat , cheese and chilli dressing. Nothing else. That's exactly how I described it to the waiter. Specifically no tomatoes.

He served the bottled water without ice, temperatures of 30℃. Come on guys, ask if you think we might want it.

The burger arrived and the waiter promptly announced "made with love", unfortunately not with an amount of common sense..... all the usual mayo, lettuce, and bloody tomatoes. Shame he didn't or the kitchen staff didn't read the order and check it.

It was taken back and returned wishing about 3 mins later. Long enough for it to be scraped. Still with the mayo and lettuce.

When will restaurants learn that we don't know what to order it without , if you don't write on the menu what it comes with?

It came back without cutlery, by which time I just gave up.

The banging noise of building repairs didn't help.

I looked at other reviews to see if I was being harsh, but it would appear not. When your "terrible" reviews are almost there same as your "average", it's time to take a look around. Has this place started to take its position for granted. Based on this visit. Yes. Yes, this was all based on the tomato but it's also about listening to customers and checking stuff is right, before you serve it.

3  Thank Rugbysw11
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