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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (40 reviews)
“octopus” (19 reviews)
“roast potatoes” (10 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 yesterday

On a recommendation we recently visited for dinner on a Saturday evening. Fantastic experience from start to finish. We were sat in the bar area - less formal than the restaurant but fun watching the kitchen and bar staff work away. Each dish was beautiful...More

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Oh my goodness! We have followed Luke Dale Roberts since he was at the original La Colombe, and were keen to sample another part of his group, The Short Market Club. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening- as ever. Unusual, "only Luke would have thought of it"...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love the feeling of entering a secret place. The long hall leads upstairs to a bright, friendly area with cosy seating as well as bar type tables. The food was absolutely restaurant grade and worth the 5*. All our dishes were perfectly prepared including...More

Thank CoolRamblings
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having wanted and waited to dine her for over a year I arrived at Shortmarket Club bubbling with anticipation. The waiters and staff were nothing short of brilliant and extremely attentive. The bread was delicious as were the appetisers but sadly this is where the...More

Thank Alexandre S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big thank you to The Shortmarket Club for a wonderful dining experience. Usually I state the positive things before, but as there only is one negative part which in my opinion isn’t even such a big deal, I will mention the negative first. So, this...More

Thank Josefine W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious lunch on Monday, our last day in Cape Town. Food was incredible especially the octopus and chocolate fondant. The tuna was also great and my son loved how they finished preparing at the table. Service by Justin was also spot on....More

Thank kim r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

He‘s done it again! Luke Dale Roberts newest project is yet another hit! I love the location, the decoration, the vibe! You can tell that the staff are happy and proud to work here! The food was simple, straight forward and delicious!!! Great produce and...More

Thank Åsa L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the latest opening from the team behind Test Kitchen and Pot Luck Club, and it is third time great. Short in name but wonderfully deep in experience - we had a spectacular lunch. Wonderful Octopus (looked alive but it was how it reacted...More

1  Thank whiterabbitjb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at this place today. The decor is rather interesting and it has a cool vibe to it l, albeit that the tables are a bit too close together for my liking. We started off with the oysters with tigers milk which were...More

Thank mullchantal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Started off incredibly well - ambience and interior is amazing, the drinks cart with the oysters is special, and the oysters were possibly the best I've ever had - large and tasty. Service was excellent the whole evening - the waiters really know their stuff...More

Thank rachel_b_cowan
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Guy E
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$5 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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