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Pierhead | Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 425 3385
08:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have visited Cape Town quite a few times, and always have at least one dinner at this restaurant. It has a very large comprehensive menu....delicious steaks and shellfish...very fresh fish.... good sauces.... and extremely willing and friendly service. The Maitre'd even arranged for a member of staff to escort myself and a friend back to our hotel..

Thank Elygant1
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236 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is on the waterfront. It was very nice with excellent service. We had the minestrone. carpaccio, game platter, fresh hake. chicken caesar and creme brulee for a very reasonable price. Would like to return again sometime.

Thank jksKansas
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909 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We came here for lunch starving and we really enjoyed our lunch . It is a pretty historic place and has been here for over 50 years. Lovely view of the waterfront.

Thank easterntreker
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I had the salmon and my partner had a pasta and crayfish dish...my salmon dish was brilliant but the crayfish on the pasta can hardly be seen - it is really not value for money. Staff was also not friendly.

1 Thank Nicole C
New Jersey
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1,761 reviews
646 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is the restaurant to choose for the great view and nice atmosphere. Especially attractive are the tables outdoors. I would only sit indoors if the weather was forbidding. The food is fine , the service is a bit slow and inconsistent. Do not come hungry. Come relax and with good attitute than you will enjoy it.

Thank podrozniczka60
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140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We booked a table outside for dinner at Hildebrands but not long after we arrived the weather turned very windy so we asked to move inside. Initially we were told it was full – didn’t look like it – but after five minutes we were ushered to a table inside an empty room. The service wasn’t good and when the... More 

Thank Marion B
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us before we traveled to Cape Town. It was very good, the service was excellent and the breakfast especially was worth every cent .

Thank Cliona F
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

I have frequented this restaurant for the past 50 years since the time it was located in St Georges Street, Cape Town, thereafter in Strand Street, City Centre and later where it is currently housed in the V&A Waterfront. The age of this restaurant tells it own story and one cannot go wrong with the Quality of the food, the... More 

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Syosset, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We decided to stop at Hildebrand's for lunch since it was located in a perfect spot on the wharf. So wish we would have researched this and looked for good food. Hildebrand's has mediocre food at best and the service is much to be desired. If you're looking for a great meal go somewhere else. It's a pretty place in... More 

Thank MissS85
Worksop, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

A wonderful restaurant for breakfast / brunch / lunch. Food was excellent. Service wonderful. Views were breathtaking across the waterfront...

Thank WorldTravellor1983

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pierhead | Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 425 3385

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