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Bentley Oyster Bar & Bistro

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Shop 5, 20 Dreyer street, Heritage House, Claremont, Claremont 7780, South Africa
+27 21 671 3948
12:00 - 22:00
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Paphos, Cyprus
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Went here for a n early evening meal after the cricket. We were the only ones in the place. Food was average, although the waitress was extremely attentive and very helpful.

Thank srwally2014
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Booked for Christmas lunch, the 1st sitting was at 12pm. At 1pm no sign of food finally a 30 minutes the unsupervised buffet was set up with clients queued and 30mins later they ran out of food !!!!! Management and waitrons advised us that they were keeping food in the kitchen for the 2nd sitting ! So there was our... More 

Thank 505ally
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2015

My daughter went to a birthday celebration on Tuesday 15 December and she said that she was dismayed at the level of service! At 10pm they were still waiting on their main course and they were there from 7:30pm! They waited for half an hour for RAW oysters to be served! Really.....no cooking involved and it still took a half... More 

Thank Aubreydes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

table settings very close to each other and not all have a view of the full place. The service was average as we had to aske for sauces and the steak was tasteless

Thank foxylady1110
Parow, South Africa
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We bought a Groupon for a three course meal to try out this restaurant that we never frequented before. It was approximately 13H00 on a Thursday afternoon in the centre of the Claremont CBD and when we arrived, we were the only patrons at this restaurant which was quite strange. There was a prescribed list on the menu for Groupon.... More 

1 Thank burgerjp
Simon's Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

The only reason i rate it 1/5 is because i cant rate it 0/5. We bought a Groupon for this place. We arrived on 10th Dec around 19H45. It was the worst dining experience! The starter calamari was rubber For the mains our first choice was not available nor our second... so we had the porthouse steak.. After waiting 2... More 

Thank Meghan O
Harare, Zimbabwe
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Was one of the first one to walk into the restaurant on a quiet Tuesday evening. Drinks service at the bar was good. The barman was friendly but that was about it. My colleague joined me a few minutes later and a few people had already got into the restaurant. We ordered drinks from the table we had chosen and... More 

1 Thank wisdomzw
Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2015

I bought a Groupon voucher and had a reservation for today at 12h45. Got there at 12h30 and the wooden tables were set up in no order. It looked as if they were still cleaning the place and it smelt strange. Asked for a table outside and we were given tables with stains on it and not clothes. Was never... More 

1 Thank lga61
Cape Point, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 November 2015

I spent time with special friends at Bentley's a few days ago. Overall it was a very disappointing experience. We arrived at 7pm as per our booking. Our starters and drinks orders were taken after 8pm. After 9pm we were still waiting on these starters. And by then our main orders had not yet been taken. So basically waited very... More 

1 Thank 860capetown
Somerset West, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

We bought a groupon voucher for a three course meal for two. We arrived just after 12 for our 12:30 Saturday afternoon booking. The place looked a bit strange and "tired" and only two couples were sitting at other tables. After moving to the third table, we had one which was stable enough to eat at. The others were wobbly... More 

1 Thank FoodfundieIlse

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 5, 20 Dreyer street, Heritage House, Claremont, Claremont 7780, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 671 3948

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