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Savoy Cabbage

101 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2626
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tomato tart” (46 reviews)
“loin” (27 reviews)
“lamb” (52 reviews)
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African, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
101 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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371 - 380 of 915 reviews

Reviewed 15 February 2015

Went by accident when my first choice was full. It was a revelation. The food and service were superb.

2  Thank LongBlackCoat
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

I have to thank my old friend James Brown for introducing me to this wonderful restaurant. It is tucked away on a side street, but inside it is like Dr. Who's tardis with lots of wood and steel and bags of character throughout. The food...More

1  Thank simonblamires
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Wow what an experience. I don't have any words to explain what my taste buds and other sensors have experienced. A 16 year old treasure situated in the back streets of cape town. Perfect place for couple or business meetings as no music .

Thank Craig N
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We came here after the recommendations on trip advisor and was not disappointed. The food was outstanding - I had the lamb and my partner the steak. Both cooked perfectly and an excellent wine menu to go with. A bargin compared to some other restaurants...More

Thank Natasha Y
Reviewed 11 February 2015

It is 2 years since we visited the Savoy Cabbage and, thankfully, nothing has changed. The food and wine were as good as ever, as was the ambiance. Book a table upstairs as the tables are better spaced and big groups are seated downstairs. Service...More

Thank Wrinkly one
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Just been again to what has become an annual pilgrimage. Restaurant never fails. Food, wine and service all from the top drawer. Update all my S African wine knowledge from the manager every year. A menu that you have to read, as the choices as...More

1  Thank antheajames
Reviewed 7 February 2015

This was recommended by our guide and it's a wonderful, cozy local restaurant. Try the zebra appetizer: a bit like prosciutto, but you can tell your friends you ate zebra. Take a cab to get there.

1  Thank peter m
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We had a great lunch and dinner in this cosy restaurant. Salads we had for lunch were excellent, Dinner was great as well. You can feel and taste the quality in everything - food, service.. Great food and service with passion. Warmly recommended!

Thank Maisa12
Reviewed 5 February 2015

My parents and I had our first meal at the Savoy Cabbage back in 2002. That dinner went on to achieve legendary status. A competition emerged as family members bought the cookbook and tried to re-create the tomato tart. I went back for lunch in...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Went here on a recommendation from friends who visit Cape Town every year. Have now done the same for other friends who have loved it too! Some of the best food in Cape Town, don't miss out.

Thank StewartandStewart
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 2626
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Enjoy creative contemporary cooking in a visually exciting venue. With its historic Table Mountain stone and old brick that dates back to the 18th century, architect Leon Saven's design is complemented by glass, concrete and exposed ducting. Cabbage motif chandeliers and salt dishes, fine table appointments and impeccable service reflect outstanding attention to detail. The menu alters daily, using the freshest local produce and combines unusual flavours to excite the palate of the discerning diner. Free range organic and ethically sourced ingredients. Allergies catered for. A boutique wine list which is very reasonably priced.
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