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39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 0000
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As someone who has enjoyed chef's tasting menus at many top-tier restaurants, I would rank my experience at Aubergine in the top 5. Every course was exceptionally prepared with complementary flavors, and the wine pairings were perfectly selected to enhance the menu. The service was...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was good, the service was good. Generally speaking, this was a top-notch restaurant. However, nothing outstanding. Personally, I seldom have my best food experiences at gourmet restaurants. When I pay that much for food, I not only wish for it to be outstandingly...More

Thank Mari B
Reviewed 1 week ago

From beginning to end you are welcomed with exceptional hospitality. The food is phenomenal and the wines paired with each meal is well selected. From the waiters, to the restaurant manager, to the sommelier and head chef, all have made my dining experience really worth...More

Thank Bronwynne28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extraordinary culinary experience with attention to detail in every respect. Ambience personal with good acoustics. Service excellent ; chef clearly passionate about what he does and show a genuine interest in all his guests! An unforgettable 21st celebration.

Thank JohnMelville
Reviewed 9 June 2017

In a quiet backstreet part of town. Odd. Parking right outside. Extensive food and wine menu. Options for vegetarians. Wine pairing was fun in the start, we were a big group so lots of types to explain for the sommelier when we had starters. But...More

Thank CriticalSaffa23
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Year after year: outstanding dishes, a wine cellar out of this world, very good service - Aubergine, you are top!

Thank yvetteandyk
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We visited Aubergine with friends for dinner. Absolutely world class, deserving a top 10 position in South Africa. That they don't occupy that position is a slur on the food critics who draw up those lists. The chef is the owner of the restaurant, and...More

Thank Butch R
Reviewed 26 May 2017

set out of centre of Cape Town this is a stylish restaurant complete with wine waiter and attentive staff - The menu isn't great for vegetarians with only one or two dishes but the food tasted good -needs more choice though to get me back...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing. Beautiful fine dining styled restaurant. Great for couples, as the setting can be very romantic. The wine service was excellent, our sommelier was very friendly. The upstairs dining area is very private and quiet. The friandese was my favorite just because...More

Thank Lile P
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We visited the restaurant the previous year and it was the best restaurant experience of the trip. We re-visited in February this year and again, it was faultless. The food is exceptional with being too fussy and the staff are knowledgeable and seem to pick...More

Thank david j
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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