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Roast & Co.

98 Shortmarket Street | Heritage Square, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 21 424 6372
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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98 Shortmarket Street | Heritage Square, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A table of 5. Sides arrive way before the chicken - the only main on offer! - and we have to push hard to get the chickens served. Finally we get them. No flavour besides the coal. Gravy? Obviously from a packet. We complain about...More

Thank Luc H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Literally the smallest quarter chicken I have ever seen. Service was terribly slow despite there probably being 5 other tables with patrons. The onion bhaji's were probably the highlight but not anything to write home about. Roast and Co is Meh!

Thank Tami_ct
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have three options to eat, quarter chicken, half chicken and full chicken. Firstly it is 3 times the price of a normal restaurant, Secondly the chicken is not even that special. This is a tourist trap and have nothing more to offer. There are...More

Thank Christiaan C
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Every been to Nandos? Well this is a R350 Nandos (barring drinks) for two. Service, is well, below par. Waiting between meals for drinks that should take a few minutes, but a glass of wine seemed to be a 5minute wait. There were 4 tables...More

Thank jtbeale
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Bland, frozen, defrosted and grilled, dried, boring chicken. Salad was good. Waiter tried too hard and didn’t know his wine plus tried to over sell the most expensive bottle on the menu but didn’t know anything about it.

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Despite making advance reservations and payments for our party of 4 we were seated in a secluded area of the restaurant and not in the promotional area where all the action was taking place. We arrived at the function before any other guests yet despite...More

Thank VirginiaA1359
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I celebrated my birthday at Roast & Co on Saturday 28th of July - best birthday party I've had in 25 years. The food was outstandingly delicious, the ambiance was absolutely magnificent and the service was impeccable. Chris was my waiter and I couldn't have...More

Thank bianca_hey93
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Chicken is the only main on the menu, you can order a quarter, half or an entire one. The meat is good, I am not a fan of chicken, but I quite liked this one, tender and cooked to perfection. The location is nice, atmosphere...More

Thank gimerca
Reviewed 19 June 2018

For lovers of chicken you have to visit Roast and Co - the chicken is cooked to perfection and can be ordered by quarter, half or whole. It is tender, flavoursome and falls off the bone! The sides and starters are refreshing and different, so...More

Thank AlisonJeanMcCutcheon
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Travelled in from JHB on business and needed a bit to eat. What a find, great food and very friendly staff. I will be back.

Thank Davidrieger
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Shortmarket Street | Heritage Square, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 6372
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Roast & Co. is a sustainable farm-to-table chicken-on-the-bone restaurant, offering guests healthy lunch and dinner options in a luxurious setting from Monday - Saturday.
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