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“A perfect evening”
Review of Savoy Cabbage - CLOSED

Savoy Cabbage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: African, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Enjoy creative contemporary cooking in a visually exciting venue. With its historic Table Mountain stone and old brick that dates back to the 18th century, architect Leon Saven's design is complemented by glass, concrete and exposed ducting. Cabbage motif chandeliers and salt dishes, fine table appointments and impeccable service reflect outstanding attention to detail. The menu alters daily, using the freshest local produce and combines unusual flavours to excite the palate of the discerning diner. Free range organic and ethically sourced ingredients. Allergies catered for. A boutique wine list which is very reasonably priced.
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We had a lovely dinner at Savoy Cabbage after an earlier hiking ascent to the top of Table Mountain. Needless to say, we were hungry (and thirsty). Our reservation was right at opening time and we were admitted via a locked iron gate to a lovely and cozy warehouse style restaurant with exposed brick walls. From the get-go, we were treated very well, and excellent service continued throughout dinner. After a flavorful amuse bouche, we sampled, the cheese soufflé and a beet salad – a combination that turned out to be great for sharing as the salad nicely complemented the soufflé. As a main course, we tried the kudu loin with spaetzle, red cabbage, and garlic flan – this dish reminded me of game dishes served in Austria or Switzerland, and not a crumb remained. The garlic flan was a standout in this dish. Dessert was equally good, especially the cardamom crème brulee, and the cheese board. Add to that a tasty bottle of local wine, and a perfect evening was complete. Very enjoyable!

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited for dinner. We were seated on the upper level as were most of the clientele. I had the chicken liver mousse to start . We then had the Quail and Three Little Pigs dishes for mains. I found the smoked pork to be a little dry and chewy. For dessert we had the Creme Brûlée and Chocolate Lava and ice cream which were excellent. Service was excellent and we would recommend to anyone looking for a nice dinner out.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with excellent food, high quality cooking and presentation at decent prices. Thoroughly recommend.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The menu was limited and the food disappointing. The food spent too long on the pass or was over cooked as my warthog was very dry. The service was ok but our waiter overpowered us with his deodorant. Had so looked forward to this based on past experience and was extremely disappointed. Wine list was also very limited.

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Savoyowner, Owner at Savoy Cabbage, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

The menu, which changes slightly each day, is actually much longer than it was in our earlier year,. likewise we have expanded the wine list quite considerably.

Your warthog should not have been dry. We would happily have cooked you another portion if chef agreed with you. It is a meat that contains no fat and the brine compresses the fibre in the meat, but it should be succulent.

We do have one waiter who can be a bit heavy handed with the cologne, however with a chronic water shortage it is certainly better than stale sweat which I have experienced in restaurants and taxis, as we are all urged to shower less frequently to preserve water..

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This place will feed you well, be friendly, offer excellent service and take you away from the concrete and steel of the centre and the artificiality of the V and A quarter. A fellow traveller recommended this place having used Trip Advisor of course. We were not disappointed. The savoury dishes were well presented and cooked, the choice of wines completely adequate and from the four I tried excellent. The puddings Ok but a little OTT, perhaps a more subtle pastry would have lightened up mine? The owner (?) Caroline was really helpful and worked hard to make sure our meal wasn't spoiled when my partner had to take a call at just the wrong moment. Our waiter was wonderful and even gave me a sip of two wines when I couldn't choose. The ambiance is 'old Cape Town' and have not been spoiled. No noisy music and staff who got the balance of under/over attentiveness just right.
This was fine dining in South Africa with a good blend of internationally recognised staples and local ingredients. I only wish they would take over the catering on the Blue Train.

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