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Duchess of Wisbeach

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3 Wisbeach Road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 434 1525
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18:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Last evening my husband & I took our special overseas friends for dinner to this restaurant & as we had been a few times before rated it very highly to them. What a mistake that was! We were ushered to a corner table which was right opposite the bar/reception area where everyone in there were smoking. This we found VERY... More 

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Thank PetaG585
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I just love this fab restaurant...and darling evergreen magical and clever T Wonderful food..perfect service..great dining experience!

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Thank Lynda G
Surrey, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Duchess of Wisbeach was recommended to us by our hotel and although the exterior is nothing special, the interior is far better and the whole experience was enjoyable. We'd requested an early reservation as we hadn't eaten all day, and arrived about 5.45 for our 6pm dining time, but as the staff were still setting up, we were asked... More 

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Thank Temer2
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of six and enjoyed the fillet, lamb chops and prawn cakes. All of these dishes were very good. Service is efficient and the restaurant is bustling albeit a little noisy if you wish to talk. A great night and definitely worth visiting.

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Thank gfromoz
Calgary, Canada
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told this was the hip Thursday night restaurant so we were eager to see what the hype was about. The entrance is the 'smoking section' so upon entering you are greeted in a room filled with smoke. The server was nice, albeit a bit unsure about everything (had to check on specials, didn't know that they were out... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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178 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Having been to the Duchess a couple of years ago I was anxious to take my partner there because it is such an interesting restaurant. It was a monday evening admittedly, but the service was quite wishy washy, lots of people milling around, but trying to get some attention was not easy. We ordered a drink to start which took... More 

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Thank Beryl R
Competa, Spain
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I had heard alot about this restaurant and it was great fun. The waiting staff were all very attentive even though they had to cope with the duchess dogs running around!!!! I ordered the Kingclip fish which was delicious, in fact everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their food.

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Thank cindyjones19
Germany
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

TERRIBLE. Glasses were dirty and covered in lipstick. The worst service I have experienced with Incredibly rude waitresses. They shout across the rooms and ignore the tables. Food is subpar. We ordered the check during our main course so we could finally leave this mess. For tips about where to eat in Cape Town read more on our website alexandbabi.com... More 

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Thank Alex and Babi T
London
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We went twice we liked it so much. It's an experience rather than just dining. The vibe is buzzy and Robin the maitre'd an absolute hoot. Yes it's very busy, noisy and a bit bonkers but the food we ate was great especially the truffled macaroni cheese.

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Thank gablegirl
Odessa, Ukraine
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Went there with a group of girls for dinner. The ambience is lovely but the experience wasn't anything special.. Many items on the menu were not available and eventually when I got my main it was super average for the value.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 00:00
Thursday
18:30 - 00:00
Friday
18:30 - 00:00
Saturday
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Wisbeach Road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 434 1525

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