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Bizerca Bistro

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98 Shortmarket Street | Inside of Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 21 423 8888
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here a couple of times both for business and private dinners, the food is very good and the menu gives enough choices to accommodate everyone. Yesterday we made a reservation for 6 pax, when " welcomed" by the manager it became clear something went wrong with the reservation, I will not disclose her exact words and attitude as that... More 

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Thank Olav C
Vancouver
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found the menu extensive for a busy night which made it slow to be served. Attended first Thursday of the month which is the street market. Food mediocre and the wine list very limited.

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Thank Lenore V
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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166 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for our anniversary dinner, the food right from the oysters, through the mains to the desert was superb. The menu changes regularly to what's seasonally available and there are blackboard specials, we started with oysters which were the best I've had in a long time. Lamb and Fillet for mains, both were superb, the only complaint would be... More 

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Thank LinnC1968
Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, good friendly service, good value, lovely calm setting, good location, good menu, good wine list

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Thank Drekhen
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service in a French/continental atmosphere. Lovely outside area if the weather is good.

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Thank h44boyd
Ulaanbaatar
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

just two blocks down Shortmarket from where I've stayed in the Bo Kaap the past two years, I'm amazed I only made it here now. It's been on my list, especially since my wife came here recently when I was not in Cape. I just had a simple summer's meal of oysters to start (ok, but I'm not as keen... More 

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Thank TrickAdvisor
Mauritius
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, creative food, with a focus on lovely local fare. Great wine selection and excellent service.

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Thank globetrottingagain65
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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150 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best oysters I have ever had. They had a great selection of wines and specials. The beef tartar and lamb were phenomenal. Prices were super reasonable for Americans.

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Thank Roni J
Berlin
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were at Bizerca Bistro a few years ago and loved it. This time it was very disappointing. The location is o.k. but doesn’t have a good atmosphere. The service was kind of unfriendly and not very attentive. The food was o.k. but not really delicious. Also the portions were too big. We had a starter and a main. I... More 

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Thank KSoho
Sandton,South Africa
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174 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enter the bistro from Shortmarket Street opposite the large parking area, and walk straight through to the Heritage Square behind, where, in this delightful courtyard, you can eat your absolutely delicious food surrounded by the buildings from 1771 and the oldest fruit bearing grape vine in the Southern Hemisphere. Wander around and heighten the enjoyment of this excellent bistro/restaurant. Even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Shortmarket Street | Inside of Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 8888
Description
Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday and most Public Holidays

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?