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The Urban Garden

French, Contemporary, Fusion
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35 Rose Street | Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 481 1022
16:00 - 02:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

I phoned the Restaurant and spoke to a guy who was in a rush to get me off the phone. He said he thought Friday was full but would phone me back to let me know as he wasnt near the bookings. he took my details and promised to phone me back with a confirmation or alternative dates. I have... More 

Thank BronwenF_13
Chicado1984, Owner at The Urban Garden, responded to this review

In response ial i can say is that we were with the bank the whole day and lawyers and our funding has run short, so we have had to close ourdoors. I am sorry to disappoint you with the service, but all was lost the day you called. All phone lines etc...where cut off by the liquidators. Sorry :( More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Simply loved this place, I actually went there two days in a row. The food is exceptional, great presentation and taste. The chef is creative and his dishes exciting. I have recommended it to several people already.

1 Thank Adheera
South Africa
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

What a let down, only a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 2 desserts. The Service was flat and the management disinterested. The music was awful and had to ask twice for it to be changed as it was just a recording of 'talking'. Strange, Staff did not seem happy and we waited a long time for our food.... More 

Thank fumpo
Chicado1984, Owner at The Urban Garden, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for your feedback. I would firstly like to apologise for everything that happened to you and your guests on that evening. As the owner i can confirm that we are having a few technical gremlins in our music system, and this is being dealt with. We are only running a shortened menu at this present... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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245 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

The Urban Garden opened only two weeks ago. (Most of the other reviews here refer to the previous restaruant – Bistro On Rose – which closed down). Situated over a parking garage and in the atrium of an office block, the restaurant is inconspicuous. A little investigation reveals a surprising interior – plants, fake grass, intimate lighting, and white furniture... More 

1 Thank saritrace
San Francisco
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I discovered this little gem last night. Different concept and really lovely ambiance and vibe. The food was phenomenal and service outstanding. The bubbles were flowing and the food beautifully presented. I will be back ....and back...and back....

Thank mish09
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Starter, main, and dessert were all excellent !!! The restaurant has just re-opened and if the quality of the food renmains like this they are bound to be a success. Service was good and I even found something vegetarian for myself on the menue which isn't always easy. I hope they do well and wish them lots of luck!

Thank Bruce S
Cape Town
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2013

We recently had the pleasure of dining out at The Urban Garden and wow, was blown away by the amazing food! Each dish was beautifully presented, the portions were big enough and the taste was utterly delicious. Excellent wine list (huge) as well a Champagne and MCC list. Service was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome. Definitely... More 

Thank Felisbela
Johannesburg, South Africa
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2012

My daughter, together with a close friend of hers recently chose this lovely restaurant for their joint 21st party. I have to say that from start to finish, Sean handled everything in a most professional manner and nothing was too much trouble. It was clear that he and his very friendly staff knew exactly what they were doing and took... More 

Thank Karen F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2012

We went to Bistro on Rose with friends and were very surprised to find this lovely restaurant tucked about in the Bo-Kaap. Modern and with secure parking in the building. We found the staffvery attentive and helpful and the food absolutely excellent. We all agreed that a visit sooner rather than later would be on the cards! I had the... More 

Thank PeterSB_11
Cape Town
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2012

Tucked away within a modern building on Rose street, this unpretentious yet funky little eatery is located itn its piazza. It has charming decor offering seating both inside and outside, strangely with both actually being inside! It was a cool evening but the strategically placed heaters compensated brilliantly. The service is attentive, knowledgeable and excellent, with manager Sean and his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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French, Contemporary, Fusion
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Rose Street | Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 481 1022
First Australian Influenced Contemporary Fine Dining Restaurant in Cape TownThe Urban Garden will make history in Cape Town as being the first Australian Influenced Contemporary Fine Dining Restaurant in Cape Town. Set in a gorgeous secret garden setting, guests will enjoy this ultimate five star dining experience in our private garden booths, atrium, indoor banquettes or at our trend

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