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Bizerca Bistro

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98 Shortmarket Street | Inside of Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent and romantic spot with good food. Simple well priced menu. From outside is not anything special and one can easily miss it but when inside its a different issue. The service is friendly and professional. We will come again to try other meals as well.

Thank liz3471
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Upscale bistro it is. Great mix of people. Seating inside and out; on our warm night everyone was outside. As noted on other reviews, it is darker than needed to make a 4 foot putt, but not so dark you can't see the smiles on your companion's faces. About the menu, it changes continually, which is good, and the website... More 

Thank Dennis C
Tallinn, Estonia
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The restaurant is mainly located in the courtyard and in the evening it's very dark. It takes a while when you get used to it. Everything is pretty basic but well organized. the dishes were really nice, the seared ostrich steak was the best steak I ever had. It was really like blue raw , just lightly pan seared piece... More 

Thank MSander
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Like another recent reviewer, we found on arrival that they could not find our reservation. However, as we eat early they were able to find us a table. And we also had problems with the light levels in the restaurant. Fortunately the food was good: we chose what proved to be a very nice tomato gazpacho and the paté, followed... More 

Thank Charles G
Leicester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

On arriving at the restaurant, they could not find our booking but there were plenty of tables so no problem. Our table was so dark we could barely read the menu even with the light on our phones. Uncomfortable chairs and paper tablecloths. Our bread arrived warm and when my partner broke his open a small insect ran out, not... More 

Thank Adrienne6
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner on my first night in Cape Town. I was with local foodie friends so I had high expectations - no disappointment. I had the smoked salmon salad to start and ostrich for my main. Both delicious and even the thought now has me salivating! Generous portions too so I had a v happy belly. Sat in... More 

1 Thank Franjelica
Roodepoort, South Africa
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105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The courtyard that forms part of this restaurant gives it a very lovely atmosphere and my first impression was that I would love to bring my wife here. The menu is very limited with unique items which makes it extremely difficult to select a meal. The lamb dish we finally selected was however probably the best "stew" I have ever... More 

Thank Ronald K
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This was one of our best meals in Cape Town. Very delicious food, staff more than accommodating couldn't do enough for us! Courtyard was not available as there was a private party there. It Looked beautiful but inside is warm, welcoming and cozy too. Next time we will try for the courtyard. We wanted to try every item on the... More 

Thank Kimmyp2014
London, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Restaurant set in pretty courtyard. Difficult menu with not many choices on offer and things such as Impala, Ostrich etc which i personally did not fancy which limited my options However what we had was good , well cooked and presented. However service was very off hand and we had to play hunt the waiter whenever we wanted anything and... More 

Thank 362MichaelD
East Cowes, null, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Only a short walk from our hotel and we were able to get a table without a reservation. The staff were very attentive when we arrived but there was a lengthy wait between our first and second courses. I had the duck terrine which was very nice but wished I had had the steak tartare which my husband had and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Shortmarket Street | Inside of Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 0832517667
Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday and most Public Holidays

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