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Savoy Cabbage

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101 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2626
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12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Jackson, TN
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

The best dinner that I had in Cape Town. Great starter, lamb was perfectly cooked and desert was great. So impressed I went again several days later. The first dinner (lamb) was outstanding! The second (steak ) very good. Outstanding staff!!

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Warrnambool, Australia
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264 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

We came across this restaurant by chance when the restaurant we had planned to eat at was closed. Serendipity because the food at Savoy Cabbage was wonderful. The menu was exciting, the food was wonderful and the very knowledgeable waiting staff enhanced the experience. We have booked a table for tomorrow night!

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Washington, DC
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139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

Savoy Cabbage is in a very old building that has been wonderfully renovated in a way that kept its unique charm. The walls are exposed brick and the front wall is dominated by two huge arched leaded glass windows. Tables are sprinkled about on the first floor as well as in a balcony above -- the latter tables enjoy a... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

We had been looking foward to a evening at the Savory Cabbage after reading the reviews. We arrived at the restaurant and were greeted by a friendly Manager who took us straight upstairs to our table. Our table has views of the whole table and here were a few large parties there so the atmosphere was lively. Our waitress was... More 

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

It was close to our hotel and elegant. Excellent food and reasonable prices. The service was prompt and the house wine was very good.

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Tenerife, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

Had looked forward to evening at Savoy Cabbage for birthday read reviews, thought great. When we arrived greeted by pompous manager or owner said we wanted drinks at bar first, told us where our table would be. Not a sound to be heard in restaurant, just wispers, no background music or smiles on any of staff faces, we asked the... More 

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Savoyowner, Owner at Savoy Cabbage, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not stay to even sample our food. You are incorrect in saying we advertise cheese soufflé as our speciality. It is one of a repertoire of dishes that appears on our menu from time to time. The website clearly says the menu is an example and states it changes daily. It is a double baked... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

This place has incredibly personal service--from our first step in (a tad late thanks to a cab driver that didn't listen to where we wanted to go) to our fond good by. The tables are well-spaced and the noise and light levels are just right. We ate up stairs with a view of the whole, pretty place. But the food... More 

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United States
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

The restaurant has a very fun menu with plenty of opportunity to try meats such as warthog that you might not see at home. The staff was very helpful explaining the menu to help you pick a meal that you will enjoy.

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Thank Brooks45
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

Very original cuisine, with a wide selection of appetizers, main courses and desserts. They are all worth to be tried! The wine list is good too and the place is really cozy. Service speed is not their major pro, but that seems to be a constant in Cape Town. You just need to get used to it.

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Thank Janemanina
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103 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

I ate at this restaurant warthog with olive potato cake and some fancy dessert. Both were extremly good. The price and the restaurant itself are also good. Unfortunatly, I ordered softdrinks with a best before date expired 30 days before and had in my opinion a strange taste.

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1 Thank Marius G
Savoyowner, Owner at Savoy Cabbage, responded to this review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your meal so much but concerned about the soft drink issue. I have checked every can in the restaurant and have withdrawn any that have a best before date that has passed. I found none that were very out of date and tested then and found the contents to be perfect. I must say... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Cuisine
African, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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. A boutique wine list which is very reasonably priced.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?