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Aubergine

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39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 0000
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18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing. Beautiful fine dining styled restaurant. Great for couples, as the setting can be very romantic. The wine service was excellent, our sommelier was very friendly. The upstairs dining area is very private and quiet. The friandese was my favorite just because I really like chocolate.

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Thank Lile P
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant the previous year and it was the best restaurant experience of the trip. We re-visited in February this year and again, it was faultless. The food is exceptional with being too fussy and the staff are knowledgeable and seem to pick up very quickly, the level of attention a diner requires. We will return again this... More 

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had been told by a friend that this was the best restaurant in Cape Town, and by our experience they were right. It's not too far from the center of town and easy to get to by cab. The service was outstanding, with the server explaining everything in a most knowledgable way. I started with Wild Oysters that were... More 

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Thank ELP733
Durban, South Africa
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I feel it is difficult to give a fair review to a restaurant when in reality it did not agree with me in terms of its overall style. This is a fine dining restaurant and my feeling is that it is trying too hard. Apart from being expensive (for South Africa) - which is not uncommon in Cape Town -... More 

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Thank RSA_Traveller74
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

There is not much to say other than this being an absolute must during your visit. The food is exceptional. We did the 5 courses wine paired tasting menu and had a wonderful experience. This was the second time we visited, and while the wine pairings were not as impressive as the first time we visited, I would not hesitate... More 

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Thank globalfoodiefun
Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The service and food were excellent! We started with a bubbly and some appetisers. We ordered Sea food, meat dishes and more local wine to go with our dinner. Very enjoyable evening and highly recommended.

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Thank Ashok S
Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The best part of our meal was the sommelier (can't remember his name, but he was from Durban). He inquisitively asked us about what we like, and what we ordered, and recommended the perfect wines to accompany our fantastic meal. Of course, the service and food were excellent as well. We enjoyed the Spring Bok and Ostrich steak, but the... More 

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Thank Brendan M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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196 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We went out for lunch here on a hot day. Evenings are all booked weeks in advance. We had one of our best lunches in Cape Town. After a good glass of bubbles, we had the bisque and the grilled fish. For mains we had pork (really nice) and the rabbit three ways (still don't know what was the third... More 

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Thank Vanamstel
Paris, France
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Full booking, but accepted at the Bar!.. Very nice "bienvenue" without booking, between the service which was very busy..i order just a plate of cheese and a fondant au chocolat with 3 wonderful glass of wine: the Aubergine Riesling 2015, fresh and crispy, the light and delicat Eenzaamheid Cinsault and to finish the fortified dessert wine Overgauw 1995 perfect with... More 

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We had been booked the degustation menu (three courses with wine pairing) at L'Aubergine by the travel agency and came with rather high expectations. The taxi driver immediately knew where we were going, which confirmed our feeling we were headed for a well-known restaurant. Our visit also started off well. Stepping out of the taxi, we were welcomed by friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 465 0000

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