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“disappointing”
Review of Cafe Manhattan

Cafe Manhattan
Ranked #352 of 1 193 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: European, Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This iconic eating, meeting and chilling spot is the longest standing venue in the heart of de Waterkant village and has been a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. Whether your intention is a quick bite to eat, a cheeky afternoon cocktail on the terrace, or a late night rendezvous in the bar, at this welcoming venue anything could happen... Saddle up and take a ride!
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place used to have pretty good food, not sure what happened since last season.
I tried 3 x in the last few months and the food and service was always awful.
The buttermilk chicken was raw inside.
The battered fish was so spicy that i didn't eat it with a side of soggy chips, dusted in some terrible spice mix.
Waited forever just to pay.
Won't go back.

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4  Thank dog219
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We popped in for supper on Easter Monday. The place had a good buzz with a varied mix of people.
Service was first class. Kyle balanced flirting and fun very well.
The food was very good. I had hake with wares melon and feta salad. Superb. My partner had the Cobb salad which he lived. We shared the chocolate nut sundae. Not to be missed.
Very good wine and well priced.
Excellent.

1  Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived mid afternoon to find they are closed. Would have loved to try it but alas the times are wrong on here open only from 4pm weekdays.

3  Thank Emil W
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great service from Kyle! Happy all round. Awesome food, service, vibe! Divine drinks... what more can we say. Lovely evening!

2  Thank ChaniMac
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I spent a week here in Cape Town and I have to say that the staff at Cafe Manhattan made my week. I stayed at the hotel across the street and would stop in for a drink or two every day. The vibe is awesome, the staff is friendly and welcoming, everyone treats you like a regular and it was wonderful. Thank you so much papa p and the rest of the staff for being so incredible and leaving a smile on my face every day, you really made this week awesome!

1  Thank Julia J
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