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Bizerca Bistro

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98 Shortmarket Street | Inside of Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 21 423 8888
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

On our second night in Cape Town's Water Front we found we couldn't get into a number of restaurants recommended by others so the hotel booked us into Bizerca Bistro. Initially worried that the food might not be up to par, we warmed up to the place. It's a little dark inside with the decor mostly black or just not... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Fine dining in a glorious courtyard setting in Heritage square. On a sunny day or a warm evening these are definitely the tables to go for. Short, regularly changing menu with daily specials and a few staples. Excellent fresh line fish beautifully presented, fresh gazpacho with basil ice-cream and tiny watermelon balls was a hit. Great wine-list with knowledgable and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I ate here for dinner one of the nights I was in Cape Town on my recent holiday. The hotel concierge recommended this restaurant and it was a superb dining experience from start to finish. I had the ostrich as my main course and it was perfect. The wine list is extensive. I sat in the courtyard, which was really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

A peaceful haven in the airy courtyard. outdoors but away for traffic noise and street life. Excellent but short menu, exciting options and very good wine list with all availalbe by the glass - perfect for lunch. prompt service and friendly informal atmosphere.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We took my 91 year old Father in law for dinner, it was the first time he could have a conversation with us while dining out, it was a beautifully quiet space inside so great for all those who struggle with noisy bad acoustic restaurants. The food was fabulous service a bit slack but at least it wasn't intrusive.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband took me here to celebrate my birthday, and we loved the experience. The staff welcomed us with Kir Royales to celebrate and brought a small "happy birthday" dessert at the end - we loved these extra touches! Both of our starters were exceptional (the tuna-avo special, and the beetroot tart). My butternut gnocchi main was amazing, but we... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

After a long travel day we were happy to get an early evening reservation here. We began with oysters and moved onto fish and a lamb dish. Both delicious and with quick and gentle service. DeGrendel merlot satisfied everyone at the table. Wine list is appropriate to their menu. Do not miss this restaurant.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We were a larger group of friends (17) having dinner, and that can be a challenge. The staff was very humble and helpful giving us the best they could. The food was interesting and well made with fresh ingredients. Very nice yard with live music, although we sat inside since we were such a large group.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The concierge at our hotel recommeded this restaurant. It isn't really French but more eclectic although there were a few French items on the menu such as terrine which my son and husband had to start. I had butternut gnocchi, my son had fish and my husband had game for our entrees. I had a fabulous dessert combo of a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A good restaurant for foodies. The menu contains interesting ideas and there is a blackboard with specials of the day which is well worth waiting for before deciding. I ate oxtail with aubergine for starter which was fabulous and a pork special consisting of pork fillet (cooked medium rare) with pork trotter meat in pastry. Also fabulous. My wife had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Shortmarket Street | Inside of Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 8888
Description
Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday and most Public Holidays

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