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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
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love this bar. If you're looking for a fine dining, wine and chatter then don't come here. Come on people this is a party bar. The food may not be top stuff but come here for the smells, drinks, 2-4-1's and music.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The quirky eclectic décor is certainly an attraction and so is the chocolate chilli steak. Beyond that the food really isn't much to shout about at all The ribs are standard buy-off the shelf style with BBQ sauce that you heat up. I suppose I was hoping for freshly grilled with a delicious zingy sauce! The other two dishes were... More 

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Hoedspruit
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so excited to go to BBC after hearing all about it and knowing it was part of the Madame Zingara Group which I've been to many times and always loved. On arrival it looks fantastic with the quirky fun décor, great music and really nice staff however looking closer, the décor is a bit grimy and tired especially... More 

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Chicago, IL
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the highlights of my trip to Cape Town. Totally funky place who take their food, but not themselves, seriously! Filet is some of the best you'll ever taste. Cocktail menu is most excellent-- try the mojitos! Make reservations early and ask for the swing seats in the window.

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Thank JLG72
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quirky restaurant with some great food. I had the chocolate chilli steak and it was delicuous, will definitely be trying to repeat that recipe at home!

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London
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Went for a drink with the wife after having dinner elsewhere on suggestion from a friend that lives in Cape Town that this was a quirky bar. Sat outside as they had no tables inside and we didn't have a reservation. No biggie. Award to thr most sullen waitress in Cape Town goes to their employee who's smoked too many... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our visit here came as a surprise. Fortunately for the better. The staff was really friendly, and the food was great (a bit spicy for some tastes though)

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Thank Guille D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We popped into Bombay Bicycle Club last night for a drink at the bar and something sweet before heading home. When we sat down and the waitress realised we were not there for dinner, she immediately became dismissive of us and totally uninterested. After asking what was available twice (the music was loud and I was not able to hear... More 

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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Delightful, quirky, decadent - fulfilling the Madame Zingara promise with ease. Glorious dark atmosphere, spilling up stairs into nooks and crannies, incredible waitress and delicious abundant food at good prices. If you're hungry, don't miss the ribs! Perfect place for love trysts too :)

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Thank Barbara M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Don't miss the Bombay Bicycle Club if you want to have a fun evening. Great athmosphere with an eclectic decor. I would definitely go back, mostly for the good drinks and unique athomosphere. But the food was good too and our waitress was fantastic. If you like to try their special, chocolate chilli steak, just ask for it, it's not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?