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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%
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“octopus” (27 reviews)
“oysters” (44 reviews)
“roast potatoes” (11 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

I was saddened when I could not get a reservation at The Test Kitchen. Later, I discovered that one of their former chefs' opened this restaurant. No words can do justice to my experience in this restaurant. I am both a picky eater and I...More

1  Thank Jihene80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oooh Wesley Wesley ... I just love your imagination... The boldness of Combining Middle East Earthy flavors to “ Sophisticated” western produce ...Pure Alchemy...With Simon in front of house... it’s a vision that take full flight when The menu explained & presented to you by...More

1  Thank Sergio1918
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Before you have dinner, go to the speakeasy Section 354 next door for great craft cocktails to start your evening. Kevin stirs up some unique drinks that will start your night off right! After sneaking in the back door, we chose to sit near the...More

1  Thank teddipet
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I chose this establishment since Test Kitchen would require Uber/cab ride. We had limited time & did not want to Uber around town. Also, only open 2 yrs, still run by Test Kitchen folks--wanted to try something upscale without too much a fuss. Easy walk...More

1  Thank cynthiaa202
Reviewed 17 June 2018

We wanted to visit La Colombe restaurant, only to find it is being renovated. However, the Shortmarket Club seemed to offer similar experience, so we opted for that. We found a public parking lot a short walk away (there is limited parking in the street...More

1  Thank PaulDJohannesburg
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Overall, the dining experience was good. Service was also good. Raw tuna: The combination of lime with the sauce, onion and basil made this quite a delight. Octopus: Great sauce that goes with it. Pity the deep frying of the octopus seemed to mask its...More

1  Thank daabatman
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Walking into The Shortmarket Club was a lot like I expected, except a whole lot better. The beautiful surroundings made me feel like I was in a different time and place; from the old-school rounded booth tables, to the wall of butterflies and the ornate...More

1  Thank DINE4SIX
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

On saturday May 12 we had looked forward to end our 2 week trip to South Africa with a delicious dinner at Shortmarket Club. We know from previous visits that the food and service is not only delicious but with attention to detail, and impeccable....More

2  Thank Soren L
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We literally wandered in and were able to get a table due to a cancellation and did we ever luck out! The ambiance is very cool, the service was outstanding and the food was a gastronomical adventure. We are STILL talking about the kingslip with...More

1  Thank BettyBoop001
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Walked into this restaurant thinking it would just be one of those modern fusion (even hipster) types but was surprised with a great selection of well curated food. Dishes were flavorful and there is a variety of flavors from the diff choices. Ambiance was great,...More

1  Thank mldfa17
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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$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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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