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Bombay Bicycle Club

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City Bowl
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158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 6805
16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The waiters were super lovely and our food was delicious, we sat on a table with swings, which was a lot of fun. They recommended really nice red wine, I had some fish and my friends, one had beef and the other ribs, everything was delicious.

Thank Grama000
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hype about this place is real. Hard to get in etc. So we were happy to finally manage to get a booking. Atmosphere was lovely and very cool decor. Wine, cocktail and dessert menus were good too but that was pretty much it. Food was average, not nicely seasoned, pork belly dish was quite mushy and didn't have nice... More 

Thank Vikavei
Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing way to celebrate my 40th Birthday!!! The food was delicious and the service was world class!!!

Thank CapeAbilityTours
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there for a spontaneous dinner and we liked the atmosphere and the vibey music. Unfortunately the strawberry daiquiri was not good at all (one deco strawberry on top, the rest was a very artificial strawberry flavor) and the food was ok but nothing special at all. The dishes sound great if you read the menu but when... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This place is absolutely wonderful. The décor is without comparison and the ribs are delicious. The staff is friendly and relaxed, and the view from the outside street tables over the mountain sunset is very special. And- oh - they have "Cape Town Blonde" on tap!

Thank malinsynneborn
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great food, hipster atmosphere, tons of stuff to look at BUT I was not liking how dark it was in there. I know most of South Africa suffers from rolling black outs from time to time but this place was lit only by candles and nothing else. Romantic? Sure.

1 Thank Izabela J
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The place is pretty nice: cool quirky decoration and cosy lighting. Shame it was all ruined by the food. My boyfriend is Coeliac so we always make sure what gluten free meals they have on the menu by asking the waiters. So we asked this waitress if the roast beef was gluten free and said she was going to check... More 

Thank Victoire L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I was taken here for my birthday. Service was amazing, staff were very friendly. Between the three of us we had the pork belly and the chocolate chili steak and the chocolate cigars for dessert. Absolutely amazing all of it. The atmosphere is very eclectic, with the staff often dressing up. It's affiliated with Madame Zingara, so if you've enjoyed... More 

Thank Garth B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Stay as far away from this place if you want to be entertained or just have a nice time with friends. The food is atrocious - between a table of 4 we had 3 different starters and 3 different main courses and they were so bad that we went to McDonalds afterwards (ps it's further down Kloofstreet - you will... More 

Thank Thinus87
Pretoria, South Africa
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It is like stepping into a bygone time of traveling shows and gypsy folk, mixed in with contemporary food and a voguish set. The bohemian decor is overwhelmingly peculiar (in a good way), full of surprises and beyond interesting. The vibe is energetic and laid-back. The food is varied and tasty. The waitrons were all very courteous and efficient. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
  • Neighbourhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 6805

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