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Bistro 1800

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Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa | 47 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 430 0506
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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515 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Had some great meals whilst staying at the Cape Royale, forgot to review the restaurant, oversight. It definitely warrants a mention . All food was prepared fresh and was delicious. Great friendly service as well

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff Clean and tidy place Was temted by the steaks but decided on to try the Chicken salad which was very nice Fair price Well worth picking that place as there are a lot to choose from along that road

Thank freeandeasygoing
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Wonderful atmosphere with attentive service people. The staff will accommodate your needs as much as possible.

Thank travellingben66
Cologne, Germany
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

I spend a week in Cape Town and visited each evenning another restaurant. I'm a steak lover and I have to report, the 1800 Bistro is a paradise for people like me :). The atmosphere is ellegant without overstatement, the service very attentive, not intrusive. Excellent "cuisine", a 400 gramm tenderloin grilled to perfection "medium rare". A bottle southafrican red... More 

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

we ate at the restaurant in the hotel one night and it was lovely. staff were attentive and the food was delicious.

Thank vanessa k
Humansdorp, South Africa
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137 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

We were staying in the hotel and had one evening meal here.The steaks are the main thing here..forget the bistro stuff,,go for the steaks..they are A1.We had a salmon and crab soup starter which was excellent and then the fillet steaks with a mushroom sauce and a Rossini sauce.The weather was foul and not a lot of customers,so the waitstaff... More 

Thank Tokkelosh
Cape Town, South Africa
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

The staff are attentive. Limited menu. The set up is not cosy. Feels empty and cold. A Bistro is usually warm and has atmosphere. Food was ok. But its not a date night kind of place.

Thank miz_ferreira
Bend, Oregon
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398 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We stayed for 3 days at the Cape Royale hotel so naturally ate here for breakfast and lunch. BOTH meals were wonderful! The staff was terrific. We each enjoyed the breakfast options and variety of salads and sandwiches for lunch. Wished we had time to sample dinner, and did have food brought to the room for dinner late one night... More 

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Rumson, New Jersey
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I was staying at the hotel and tried the restaurant my last night. I only wished I had tried sooner. The service was excellent as was the food. I had a very good butternut squash soup followed by the smallest size offered filet mignon. Both portions were very large. The filet was cooked perfectly and was very tender.

Thank de113
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

This restaurant located in Cape Royal Hotel has a top quality chef as reflected in the menu. The service staff are very professional. The special grill produces beautiful steaks but the seafood entree was the star. The chef has other skills as well and was behind the microphone providing great music on one of the evenings we dined there.

Thank Rinso51

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$70
Steakhouse, International, Grill
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa | 47 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 430 0506
  • This restaurant is at Cape Royale Luxury Hotel
We offer a range of succulent signature steaks, delectable meat dishes and shellfish. Our grill prepares our meat at a temperature of 1800° Fahrenheit. The result is moist, tender, melt-in-your-mouth steak, accompanied by a wide variety of mouth-watering sauces from around the world.With a stylish and contemporary feel, Bistro 1800 boasts a culinary offering, rich with international flavours and attracts local businessmen and professionals and other discerning restaurant goers in search of a refined, consistent and high quality offering.Whilst the Head Chef selects only the freshest seafood, meat is the star of the show at Bistro 1800 . Owner, Paschal Phelan, brings with him many years of experience in the meat industry in Ireland and, under his direction, his team ensures the best quality by inspecting suppliers' farms to maintain the highest standard of their meat offering.

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