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20 Station Road, Rondebosch, South Africa
+27 21 689 2666
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Teddington, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are not many restaurant's this size in the Western Cape. Nor are there many that are as good. Joskte and Vicki, an amazing Hungarian/Irish combination, produce real quality individual tasty food with outstanding service. Very good wine list especially from the Irish owned Doran Vineyards

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Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

By all accounts the finest restaurant in the Rondebosch area, Cargill's a small, white table-cloth establishment that specialises in classic bistro dishes like duck confit, steak and sole meuniere. It has a good wine list, and a quiet ambience, perfect for conversations among friends or colleagues where one doesn't need to shout. It's not one of those pretentious places that... More 

Thank Alan H
Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Realy the hidden gem of Cape Town. Every sent worth....although a bit expensive. Came here for a romantic night. Great wines on sale and the food and service is some of the best I have experienced. Will be back

Thank Chrissie H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here over the years and enjoy the intimacy and personal service. Staff always friendly and food good. Small resturant with I think max 30 covers. If you want a nice intimate evening with good food and service try Cargill's

Thank Paul G
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Intimate with superb food. Pork belly with perfect crackling and duck falling off the bone. Really lovely to be in such an intimate setting with such personal care. Perfect evening.

Thank Janda M
Maun, Botswana
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132 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

It is tempting to be underwhelmed by the location, but once through the door one realizes the preconceived idea is completely wrong. Cargills reminded us of being in a little family run bistro typically found in Europe, only in this case it is next to the Rondebosch station. We were very ably served by a highly informative waiter called Nicos... More 

Thank NeilLMaun_Botswana
cape town
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Cargill's is a hidden gem. Situated opposite a railway station and in a suburb visitors to Cape Town might miss it as it is not as trendy as the other restaurants... on our first visit we actually drove past it so " humble" is it. But the food is just as good as the more visited places but with more... More 

Thank estiemeyer
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We arrived for an early dinner and found a very neat, small venue with personal service. The tables are decked in all white with fresh flowers. The menu is compact but offering good variety. Quality and presentation are excellent and prices in the upper bracket. The owner does communicate with each table and enquired as to our satisfaction. There were... More 

Thank Aeraille
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Their duck is always superb and this time we started with prawn bisque - amazingly good! We visit too infrequently - and parking is always easy.

Thank Alan1806
Cape Town via New York
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

True flavor True style in a small place Excellent service that does not hover. Menu changes all of the time due to availability of foods that are in season. Great place to eat, to have a foodie experience.

Thank TurtleLady2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, French
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Station Road, Rondebosch, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Rondebosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 689 2666

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