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Arugula Bistro and Bread

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Shop 18 Welgemoed Forum, Bellville 7530, South Africa
+27 21 913 6906
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08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service in the beginning of the evening was great but after mains we had to ask for dessert and the bill twice... we were ready to pay and again had to ask for the card machine and then received the bill again. The food looked amazing but the steak was rather bland, though the ravioli was better. The highlight was... More 

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Thank John T
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arugula is an excellent restaurant. it is situated in a residential area and therefore popular with people who just want to drop by for quality bistro style food. been there many times and the food has always been well prepared and of high standard. BUT, the acoustics is so bad that you cannot hold a conversation. i was there last... More 

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Thank Hellmuth W
Durbanville, South Africa
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403 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several years ago we were taken to this restaurant and were not impressed. However, we returned with friends a week or so ago and I am happy to report that this time we were! The welcome was warm and the service was excellent. The restaurant is simply furnished and has a view across to the mountains. The kitchen is open... More 

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Thank georgestof
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arugula is the type of restaurant you can to go for any occasion. The food is really good and fresh and the service fast and friendly. As a 'dessert' person, I would have liked more variety. But will still recommend for a nice evening out.

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Thank Liana B
Bellville, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wife and I were greeted warmly by staff particularly by a very charming Petro. She remembered us and welcomed us back, Two cappuccinos ordered, we watched as the young chef and staff prepare wonderful breakfast dishes. Wonderfully plated dishes. Anyway we ordered a light breakfast consisting of eggs, crispy bacon, tomatoes and some fresh slices of bread and it... More 

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Thank Tom P
Durbanville, South Africa
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were a table of 6 on a Wednesday night. Having been unsuccessful getting a table on a few prior occasions we had high expectations. I don't know if its because we brought our own wine that we were mostly left to pour our own. Most of us had the Deboned Lamb Rib which came in a bowl of rissoto... More 

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Thank brenni2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Bravo on Brovo's service! Food prepared with thought. I booked as a single table as on business trip. Same effort were made with me as with bigger tables. Pork belly was great, well presented, tastefully prepared and not just the run of the mill get it done and serve type meal. Home made ice cream just became my favorite new... More 

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1 Thank AlbJor
Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My partner and I have been visiting this bistro for all of our special occasions. The warm and friendly hostess, Petro, always ensures that we are well looked after. She really goes out of her way to accommodate guests and it feels like she is genuinely interested in us when we visit. Besides the amazing service, I have to commend... More 

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1 Thank Combrinck2015
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I quite like going to Arugula on occasion, because it's close to where I live. The menu offers fantastic red meat, chicken and fish options. They have good coffee and home made ice cream is delish. The service is usually good. The night manager is especially friendly and attentive and the kitchen team seems to be excellent. My only complaint... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was a great place to take overseas visitors to, because of the springbok on the menu. The atmosphere and service were great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 18 Welgemoed Forum, Bellville 7530, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Bellville
  • Phone Number: +27 21 913 6906

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?