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The Toad

££ - £££
Bar, Pub, Pizza, European
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Josephine's Mill, Newlands, South Africa
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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184 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Pizzas are the best and even better paired with great beer from a local brewery. Staff are attentive and very friendly.

Thank mcp19752014
Howick, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The Toad Ale is a must. The menu will suit any appetite and I can recommend the half pizza/half salad option.

Thank BrentCoverdale1908
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Really cool atmosphere, the food is great. Not often you get a place that makes great pizza, steaks, burgers etc.

Thank Murray R
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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127 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We went on a Sunday evening, 4 of us for a quick bite and drink. I was supremely dissapointed to see that this Toad does not stand up to the original reputation of the Toad. It was very quiet. The only other table in the house seemed to be friends of the waiter's because he spent most of the time... More 

Thank Chelsea Hope W
Muizenberg, South Africa
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday and it was very busy but we made a reservation for 20..... our food come out all together except for the birthday girls pizza that our waiter forgot to put through but at least he admitted it and in 10mn she was a happy chappy. The place has a nice vibe. Food is great only... More 

Thank Crazy4FoodAlways
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We visited The Toad in Newlands last night for the 1st and last time. We had an Eisbein and a helping of ribs. The ribs were tasty but cold. The Eisbein and the chips served with the ribs tasted like they had been cooked in the same very stale oil. The Eisbein was not cooked well and had a pink... More 

Thank 628dougc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome spot for drinks . Jalapeño poppers are amazing and ice cold saffer draught is always appreciated. Good service and good vibes

Thank Morgan S
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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184 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We made a reservation for lunch before a rugby game. Our first visit to this cool bar /restaurant. Best service and amazing vibe with excellent food! Thanks for an unforgettable experience! See you soon!

Thank mcp19752014
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Definitely for the hungry...pretty sure I ordered chicken schnitzel and got a whole ostrich! General comments from a large table....great pizza (thin crust), huge burgers with yummy fries and onion rings. A good place to visit with friends to have a relaxed afternoon with good friends.

Thank Vaaliestar
Cape Town, South Africa
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Very nice pub this! Got graet food for breakfast,lunch and Dinner. Kids have neat park to play in. Also graet just to go for some beers.

Thank Michealvdb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Josephine's Mill, Newlands, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: 0216861437

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