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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 12 March 2017

been going to this place for years and was really shocked recently to discover a 60% increase on the food menu. To add to that the portions are smaller. You now pay for sides as extra. It's now so expensive that it's actually cheaper to go to a proper steak house restaurant like the hussar grill or nelsons eye and get better food, bigger portions and an honest great service.

To add insult to injury the bar staff are always trying to rip off the customers by over charging for drinks. As soon as they think you are a tourist they will try to rip you off.

Most of my friends are now refusing to go here and will go elsewhere.

4  Thank chris1232014
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We have been to Café Manhattan several times and love the atmosphere. The choices of food is very good and the drinks area excellent. The only issue sometimes the service is slower than normal but it is worth the wait. A must in Cape Town

Thank Doug S
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

I have been told this place is struggling, but the latest cost cutting measure is really bad news. The burgers here used to be excellent, however our " meal" yesterday was something else. Used to be around 90 rand for burger, chips and onion rings. Now it's 90 rand just for the burger and what they say is a side salad, ( one small tomato cut in half and a bit of lettuce ) if you want chips and onion rings it's an extra 60 rand making 150 rand for exactly what you used to get for 90 rand. That is far too much of an increase in price for the same meal. More cost cutting is the bun, it's now a very small, thin, soggy bun. There are lots of gay friendly restaurants around. Why do we gays allow these people to rip us off. Manhatten isn't really a friendly place anyway. The bar itself is never busy, everyone in there are with their own company, sat at tables and never interact with anyone else. They tried last year to get more money out of customers by raising the corkage to 100 rand, that didn't work and they soon put it back to 50 rand. Best advise is to avoid this place. We shouldn't have to be ripped off in such a manner. If it's burgers you like Hudsons or Mama Roccos ( no courage charge ) Green point, are better options, and very friendly places.

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5  Thank harvestmouse2
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Waited forever for our beers. We visited a few months ago and we were looking forward to the Burgers. The patties were dry and hardly any garnish. Chips also no longer served with burgers but a small salad. Price the same but value for money shocking. Spur and Steers make better burgers than you I ordered the Big Boy and my partner had the Halloumi.
The waiter didn't even bother to check what the food was like, i wont be going back.

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5  Thank erniettaylor
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Nice chill place for esp gays. Loved the atmosphere and super relaxed. Food was actually good for a "pub"-style menu. Only negative point: service is a bit slow by the boys.....

1  Thank Leon P
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