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Aubergine

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39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 4909
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18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a firm must when in Cape Town and Henry the owner/chef remembers our favourites from his database. How efficient! The service was excellent and our meal was superb. Starters among the four of us were the asparagus with poached egg, Abalone, aubergine trio, and Burrata. Delicious. Then the mains were fillet of beef, pork cheeks, duck breasts and their... More 

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Thank CORDELIA P
Pretoria, South Africa
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68 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent evening at Aubergine. It is a lovely, cosy restaurant. Very good menu, including a tasting menu paired with wine if you choose to do that. The food was very good. Very well presented. They have a comprehensive wine list. It was great to return to this restaurant after many years.

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Thank PierreZA
Hong Kong, China
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went Saturday evening with a friend Overall a very good experience Service was good though a bit on the shy side (was quite hard to hear the waitresses sometimes). The sommelier was excellent The place itself looks great. Elegant and cosy We went with the tasting menu, with wine pairings The wines were all local and all very interesting and... More 

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Thank cyril_lm2013
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why this restaurant has such a low rating baffles me. Chef Harold runs a superb kitchen and the food was excellent. I had the veal starter and the pork cheeks.

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Thank 692CarolineB
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our anniversary dinner was spent in the company of this little but precious gem in Gardens on Saturday evening at 20:30. On arrival, the staff are so professional and friendly. So very attentive to detail and never too far away to attend to your needs. We were explained in great detailed the special request items on the menu. Even twice,... More 

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Thank 99RyanM99
Flanders, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aubergine is situated in the historic Gardens area of Cape Town. We had one of the chef's three-course lunches. Fine dining at its best and prepared by chef Harold Bresselschmidt. Everything was delicious, beautifully prepared and professionally presented. The food was absolutely delectable. The menu is very creative and the food was even better than we expected. Do make a... More 

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Thank PSTravellingFoodies
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attentive, efficient staff, great talkative, sincere, honest somelier who manages an endless great wine list. And an amazing German Chef who cooks most dishes near to perfection. All this on a fresh looking, charming little restaurant. What else can you ask for?? Of course, the price...well, coming from EU it looks ridiculously cheap. And compared to other places in CPT... More 

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Thank YTenorio
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming here since the turn of the century. It used to be really good, but I think cooking at this sort of level has moved on a long way, and Aubergine is stuck in 2005. It's not bad, but it's the kind of thing that if you ate in a restaurant in Europe it would be a reasonable... More 

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Thank davidG3366PJ
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to treat ourselves and our visiting UK guests to a special dinner out. Well what a disappointment. We got there and were left waiting at the door with waiters walking straight past us and ignoring us. When we were shown to our table were were left for another 15mins before anyone even came to our table. Wine was... More 

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Thank B W
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant "tries" sooo hard and is only let down by obviously enlarged ambition in the kitchen. The staff is there, the structure and atmosphere exists, but duck is the easiest dish to get right. On the other hand, avoid disappointment and order the pigs cheeks. Full of flavor and while you're enjoying your meal you can look around and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 465 4909

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