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The Shortmarket Club

€€€€French, , Asian
88 Shortmarket Street | Cape Town City Centre, 8001, South Africa
+27 21 447 2874
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“octopus” (26 reviews)
“oysters” (44 reviews)
“roast potatoes” (11 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
French, Bar, Asian, Azerbaijani, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
88 Shortmarket Street | Cape Town City Centre, 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Rather pricey for average food. The springbok loin was not seasoned and very very rare and not even a tad of salt to be seen.the lamb dish was OK. The lobster ravioli was also average. The octopus starter was nice.

Thank 173terry
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a table of 6 at the Restaurant on the 6th October and everything was as advertised. The food was fantastic, the service unpretentious and the atmosphere great, the only let down was the wine List, which I found quite unimaginative when surrounded by...More

Thank MCHands1972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW WOW WOW!! This is probably the best restaurant in the whole of the Western Cape. The whole experience of taste and service is magnificent. I can highly recommend this for people who want to take their clients for an experience

1  Thank Saskia L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made the reservation for this restaurant 2 months in advance and visited with my fiance. We loved the "speakeasy" feel to the entrance and the unique decor. The menu is small, but almost all dishes are great. We adored our appetizers (pig cheek and...More

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect dinner with inventive and well presented food. booking is essential and they expect a deposit, well worth it

Thank adtraveller2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to book for the 4 course lunch special and had to pay R500 when booking. The menu was R280 plus R55 for a carafe of white or R100 for red. The restaurant is beautiful and oldy worldy but was quiet - 4 other...More

Thank Sue53_11
Reviewed 12 September 2018

expensive, but creative dishes and wonderful flavors. great atmosphere. fabulous wine. great, knowledgable waiters. would definitely recommend. the tuna appetizer was amazing. our table got a variety of fish dishes for entrees, and they were all amazing! desserts were also exquisite. highly recommend!

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The decor and atmosphere here is really lovely, it was a cold wet evening and we had a booth table which was very comfortable with a central light so you could see your food properly. We all decided to have the tasting menu with wine...More

Thank Tierfontein
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We came here for dinner the first night of our honeymoon, and honestly, it was one of the best meals we've ever had. We were one of the first tables to arrive, and one of the last to leave, because the food was so exquisite...More

1  Thank Tanya D
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The restaurant is in a vibey setting on Shortmarket street. I think that there are far better restaurants with better value in Cape Town. This restaurant is probably pushed to tourists with dollars and pounds. The food is good but the menu has very limited...More

Thank JulesCT
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14 April 2017|
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Response from Tracey B | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is a good way to word the dress code.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Shortmarket Street | Cape Town City Centre, 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 447 2874
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Classic dishes with a South African twist. In an industrial 1920's "members-only club" inspired space where everyone is welcome
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