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39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 0000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very fine Michelin-star worthy restaurant, tucked away from the nearby throng. Everything about this restaurant shouts quality, care and love of food. The owner/chef, Harald, has been around a while - over 20 years and is still at the helm, unlike others who open third...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy restaurant, friendly, Nice (large) winelist, good dinner with nice vegetarien salad, lamb, souflé from pancake... Tip : Reserve on time, allmost allways fully booked.

Thank Ronny B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is nice, nothing too show off. Maybe it is due to the chef is German and then everything is simple but good taste. You understand immediately that wine is prominent part of the experience. The cuisine (both from sea and earth) is classic,...More

Thank Dubai-trotters-5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can tell this place is class from the moment you walk in. We booked well in advance. There is parking on the road available and it’s on a quiet street. The menu offered us a great South African experience as we tried different dishes...More

Thank Lottelli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service was absolutely amazing. The meals were so delicate and perfect. Very nice setting with dim lights making it very romantic. The food came out at a good pace, the portions were small but were prepared to perfection. The staff were friendly,...More

Thank Lilé P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food but super expensive. Not good value IMO. Cheapest bottle of wine was around R500 and the meal for 2 excluding starters was much the same.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aubergine is a real treat! An amazingly unpretentious fine dining experience - the food, the setting, the decor, and the top class service speaks for itself. The selection of wines is vastly extensive and exotic, and the food is dleicious, creative and perfectly done! Definitely...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Four of us ate,each choosing differently.We were all extremely satisfied with our choices. The restaurant is well appointed; perhaps best described as classic and not bowing to the now fashionable tasting menus which we have little time for. Not a blob,foam or smear in sight....More

1  Thank a20hol
Reviewed 21 February 2018

The food was delicious, the service was amazing. Could not have asked for a better honeymoon dinner!! thank you so much

Thank Latif and Danie... A
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This is a very high quality restaurant. Everything about oozes quality, the food, the wine the service. It was also a great privilege to speak with the chef. A must if you are looking for a quality night out.

Thank John6550
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 465 0000
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