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Mitchell's Scottish Ale House

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Cnr East Pier & Dock Road V&A Waterfront | Old Dock Master Building, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 5074
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246 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are currently living in a dry country. You might imagine how quickly we raced to Mitchell's after landing in Cape Town! Mitchell's is a casual and welcoming pub with both indoor and outdoor (picnic table style) seating. We chose an outdoor table, and the staff was very attentive. They quickly helped to move us inside when the rain started.... More 

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Thank CKF
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to sit and watch the world go by. Good selection of beers and shorts too. Been many times and will continue to do so.

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Thank Peter I
Cincinnati, Ohio
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391 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This seemed to be a happening place and we love all things Scottish so thought we would stop here for dinner while at the V & A waterfront. We were able to grab and outside table but really, eating out there was a windy ordeal. The only thing Scottish on the menu was the beer and fish and chips. I... More 

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Thank tlynn63
Knysna, South Africa
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love it, love it, love it! Great beer, the 90shilling is to die for, and good food served in a busy vibrant area. People watching here is fascinating! Always visit here at least once when in Cape Town.

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Thank Trish C
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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465 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mitchells is a very popular place. It is also very noisy - so if you want a quiet place to eat and drink - this is NOT the place to be. It is a great place to socialise - although the noise can make it difficult to hear what is being said at times. The staff are very friendly. The... More 

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Thank Mazmannan
UK
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here to see if the rugby 6 nations would be shown and were told yes, if nothing else was on!!! So maybe a yes or no rather than being dismissive! We ordered draught Guineas and got given a can with no explanation. Okay, so we will go back for the rugby we thought and yes, when we... More 

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Thank Elaine66UK
Durban, South Africa
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84 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent pub with good food , friendly staff , excellent live music and a great vibe. i always visit Mitchell's when i am in Cape Town.

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Thank Segran M
medford, oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm day as four couples had lunch outside. Staff was a kick and were sassy and playful. One beer became several. We ate great fish and chips, enjoyed the weather and folks around us. This set the stage for enjoying CT and the waterfront area. Go and enjoy.

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Thank medfordcouple
Camberley, United Kingdom
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304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just down from the Cape Wheel and across from the Rugby museum this is a handy spot to have a seat, drink in the shade and watch the world go by. Most customers don't seem to hang around long and maybe that's due to the naff bar type menu (which from the state of the menu card looks like it... More 

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Thank nnmercman
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paid R110 for 2 Corona's same as you would in the UK. The manager gave me some talk about import fees which is nonsense. Be very careful of buying anything where the price is not stated on the menu (silly me). Taking advantage of tourists by only pricing the lower priced items and leaving the more expensive ones with no... More 

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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
Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr East Pier & Dock Road V&A Waterfront | Old Dock Master Building, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 5074

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