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The Botanical Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, , African
160 Longmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 76 124 4639
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good41%
  • Average0%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“fish fingers” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“tapas” (2 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
Bar, Pub, African, Contemporary, Fusion, Healthy
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
160 Longmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We were out for our first night in Cape Town heading for a fast food pace we had seen in the afternoon when we spotted this place just up a side street. We thought it looked interesting, had a look at the menu and were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

So on First Thursday’s the mother city becomes alive with people exploring the city after work. The main aim is appreciation of our many art galleries and nightlife in general. This is a much enjoyed evening for those who call Cape Town our home. One...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TimM5557
Reviewed 18 September 2018

I went with my daughter and we had a wonderful lunch from the harvest table. The staff were very friendly, the food different and tasty. I loved my Buchu and Naartjie Bitters and she like her tea. Served beautifully. I love to local flora twist...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank luckylemoni
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

What an interesting little bar in the heart of Cape Town serving interesting drinks made with all kinds of botanical bitters and infusions. Worth a visit

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank siriti
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Fantastic place! The Cape is well known for its flora, top chefs cook with it, and now there is a place specialising in incorporating it into drinks. The food here is good too though, don't forget to eat. Just be aware of who is walking...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Captain_Condor
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I visited Botanical Bar with a friend in July 2018. The food is very very simple but really well made. The cocktails are magnificent and the ambience is unbeatable!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Dyhr2204
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

A very brave move to step out the box and encourage people to move out of their comfort zone as of what they know. The Botanical cocktails offered here, option with or without alcohol, make this somewhere one wants to come again and again...just to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Claire S
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

What a stunning spot! The decor has loads of beautiful plants. The drinks are very creative with the most unusual flavour combinations- and the most amazing taste explosions! The cucumber and chilli is a favourite! Highly recommended for something different and creative!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Zahnne F
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Its great Cape Town has a new place showcasing the region's fynbos and/or other naturally found products. This in the form of great cocktails and yummy tapas. The squashed potatos with chaalaka sauce where brilliant. Had an interesting grapefruit cocktail with vodka. Service was good...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank NATO2012
Reviewed 1 May 2018

A great spot. In Cape Towns CBD. Great, entertaining young Mixologists creating cocktails with an array of botanicals. A lot of fun to visit and imbibe. As readers would know the Gin market is expanding and growing worldwide. The same is happening in Cape Town....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank saswcpr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 10
Bar, Pub, African, Contemporary, Fusion, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Longmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 76 124 4639
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We're a concept bar and restaurant selling only locally made, small batch spirits, wine and beer, with a focus on indigenous botanical bitters that we make in-house. Our kitchen serves South African inspired sharing style food that also incorporates these unique botanicals, which aren't found anywhere else in the world.
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