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The Village Idiot

32 Loop Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 1548
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“bunny chow” (6 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
32 Loop Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with colleagues, we ordered lots of dishes. The staff were really friendly suggesting dishes. Very efficient food was lovely & great views as you are high up & can see for miles. We sat outside to admire the views.

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub which has an extensive balcony (not great views but a nice touch!) the food is good, I had a lovely lentil and goats cheese salad. Mr H had a burger and said it was lovely. Wine was great and a reasonable selection to...More

Thank TravelswithMrH
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This is a nice pub, with a lively atmosphere. There's good food, based around braai, and good range of drinks and friendly table service. We sat inside, where there was an open fire, but there are big balconies that were clearly very popular.

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We are very pleased with our social experience and will promote The Village Idiot as a must see. We have not eaten but the food looked devine as well. Lovely fireplace and great atmosphere. We will we back!

Thank ADSaaiman
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Big group of us went here for dinner. The service was superb, lots of cold beer. We ordered sharing boards. These were fantastic and most of us thought the rib eye steak was the best we had ever tasted. Really well looked after by the...More

Thank terry4800
Reviewed 12 May 2018

First impressionis - you don't know where to look! It is fairly dark inside and is adorned with ostrich phenomena.. . .weird and interesting. I had staff as my guests who had never experienced tapas.. . .this they enjoyed. We ordered the biltong board, corn...More

Thank RainbowGirls1
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Located at Loop Street , at first you think you’re at the wrong place but once you get in the bar a new world opens ;-) . Very nice interior , great food & drinks and the perfect location to start a perfect weekend ....More

Thank Sinnekloas
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The place is very nice and relaxed, has a lot of life, you can seat in a terrace in a second floor and enjoy a local beer. The food was really good and tasty. All the staff is friendly.

Thank Georgina_GoHe
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Went here for dinner during a visit to Cape Town. It was such a fun hipster establishment that revolves around the tale of an drunken ostrich. The place turns into a night club when the kitchen closes at 11 and you could see how that...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Always end up going for dinner here at least once on every visit to Cape Town. Food is always good, and service as well. The "Braai bord" is my favourite meal - juicy meat and some of the most tender steaks I have ever eaten....More

Thank Mari K
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Darrin H
23 February 2017|
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Response from João Miguel B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Sue. It is casual, but at night you might want to ditch the beachwear.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Loop Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 1548
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