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The Diplomatic Bar & Restaurant Pty

3 Hans Strijdom Avenue | Sahara House, Thibault Square., Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 5000
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“bobotie” (4 reviews)
“tripe” (2 reviews)
“african food” (9 reviews)
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3 Hans Strijdom Avenue | Sahara House, Thibault Square., Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

I love infused African cuisine, am an African through and through. Food that warms my soul; is my experience at the Dipllomatic Bar & Restaurant. The service is excellent and the ambiance is chilled and you feel you are amongst family; truly the African style....More

Thank 776joyce
Reviewed 3 October 2018

My wife and I had the pleasure of dinning at this wonderful restaurant. Food is great and service is excellent.

Thank stheys2018
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

What an incredible restaurant!!!! 7 of us had the pleasure of dining at this wonderful establishment last night and every meal was served beautifully presented and beyond tasty. Traditional African cuisine at its best. The food and drinks are reasonably priced and the portions are...More

Thank KathleenC2299
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed the food on the Diplomatic very much. The Bobotie is very tasty and the portions are generous. Definitely a place to go more than once.

Thank Oliver S
Christian K, General Manager at The Diplomatic Bar & Restaurant Pty, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Dear Oliver Thank you very much for the positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We will soon be moving to a new location so please keep a look out. See you soon!

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Lovely authentic SA restaurant - staff are so friendly Wonderful African food, great company. If you're in Cape Town, and want to try South African Cuisine, I highly recommend this place.

Thank OngamaM1
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The Diplo is Back!!!!!!!!!. Great Company #Friendsofthedip. Tripe,Umleqwa,Lamb stew and Bobotie on the menu mhmm. See you soon

1  Thank Siyanda G
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We visited this restaurant as we couldn't get onto another and glad we did! The service was excellent from beginning to end. My brother had crocodile and it actually delicious and so was my meal of baby chicken. It's quite small so I recommend to...More

Thank M7826
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The food at this restaurant is great. We were a party of 4 people and everyone enjoyed their meals. My boyfriend tasted crocodile for the first time and it was delicious. Waiters very attentive and friendly. A must if you visit Cape Town. It's a...More

Thank Coastal534699
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We ended up going to the first restaurant we came to as we were very tired after a long day of shark diving and we were definitely not disappointed! I explained that I was vegan and the waiter offered me a variety of dishes that...More

Thank travellover24010
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lovely authentic SA restaurant - Chris and staff were so friendly - great value - lovely food - steamed bread and Malva pudding amongst the highlights. Had my 60th birthday meal in there - will always remember it.

Thank martinlPumpherston
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Hans Strijdom Avenue | Sahara House, Thibault Square., Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 5000
  • E-mail
The Diplomatic Bar & Restaurant is a concept that transports the Southern African home cooking to South Africa. Southern African cuisine is a combination of traditional foods and colonial foods influences. We specialize in authentic traditional cuisine. Our food is handcrafted from scratch with fresh and natural ingredients; we do not use artificial ingredients, butter and sugar. All our dishes are flavourful and spiced according to our customers preferences from mild to super spicy. The Diplomatic Bar & Restaurant embraces Southern African lifestyle.
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