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70 Keerom Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 3460
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are a meat lover and enjoy great wines, then Carne is your heaven on earth. As the place was full, we had to sit at the bar, but it turned out to be a great experience. Amazing meat, wine and chocolate fondant (as we weren't full enough). On top of this, Babalo took great care of us. He... More 

Thank Tomas P
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't believe we almost missed this place! We were in Cape Town for five days and on the fifth, we happened to ask someone if they had a recommendation for a good place for steak. They directed us to this secret spot, and we're so glad we found it! They actually bring out all the cuts of meat on... More 

Thank Ali R
Cavendish, Canada
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When choosing this restaurant to review on Tripadvisor, I thought I had the wrong address because the interior pics don't match. But I now realise they have two locations in Cape Town. This one is situated on Kloof and we absolutely loved it. We had an excellent server; she was fun, efficient and gave us all the information we needed... More 

Thank llowtherpei
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Carne's with a group of work colleagues - a great range if meat dishes (not a place for vegetarians!) and I enjoyed the best sharing T-bone steak ever. I'll most definitely be back...

Thank Steve M
Cape Town, South Africa
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carne, Meat... My wife and I are jaded meat eaters, nonetheless we thought we would give this a try. Sometimes our choices pay, in this case handsomely. The decor is refreshingly different, ensuring the eyes are entertained while there is a potential lull in service. Service and staff is past crisp, it's crisp and fresh and very professional throughout, perhaps... More 

Thank RalphDill
Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food: gnocchi starter very tasty and solid steaks. But service was a let down. Brought the wrong starter, then a long wait for the right one; someone else's empty bottle of wine left on our table; ordered sauces forgotten. Overall, less than the sum of its parts.

Thank mjhow
Warrington, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at Carne. Given my wife prefers fish to meat she thoroughly enjoyed her meal. As a predominantly meat eater my ribeye steak was fantastic. The whole experience was excellent. Our waiter Damian was a great host. The bottle of Cab Sav he recommended was amazing. The evening was so good we've booked... More 

Thank andrewomahony23
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for business dinner - as had been told it had great steaks... I am a bit of a steak-aficionado, the steaks here were average at best, I had the bone-in ribeye. Outside was overcooked while inside correct color. Steak was tough.

Thank Russell T
Estepona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One year since our last visit, we came with high expectations and were not disappointed. The service is very friendly, drinks are served quicker than in other Cape Town restaurants. The food is simply fantastic! We had carpaccio for starter, and then one entrecote on bone and the t-bone of lamb. All highly recommendable, the sirloin on bone is sooo... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been wanting to go to Carne, Central Cape Town for so long and what a disappointment. Flew to Cape Town and 14 of us went for a business dinner, and what a disappointment!!! My experience of the service impersonal, disinterested.... lax!!! Wines excessively expensive... But , the most disappointing was the meat and limited range on offer!!! My steak was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Keerom Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 3460

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