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151 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 2413
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 08:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a late dinner and the food was very good. We had the carrot & ginger soup , chicken breast & the rib eye burger. All the food & service was great and will return. Good selection of wine as well .

Thank Viren B
The Netherlands
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188 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were here earlier this year and had a very good meal. This time we were disappointed, both by the service as well as the quality of the food. Starters were okay, although I could not taste any truffle oil in the soup, main course fish was a bit small. Fish was between a heap of rucola and some broccoli... More 

Thank Featherfox
Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad we booked as all the tables were reserved and people were being turned away as the only seating was the bar overlooking the street. Staff were very knowledgeable and friendly, but service was a little slow at times. Bizarrely given three slices of bread for two people... either give two or four. Food was well presented and really tasty,... More 

Thank QueM-G
Cavendish, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four of us and we were served by a wonderful server full of enthusiasm and who had a new baby so we had many chuckles with him. The food was all excellent and the atmosphere was relaxed. This is not exceptional fine dining but certainly an above average bistro. Their desserts are exceptional however! I would absolutely go... More 

Thank llowtherpei
Zurich, Switzerland
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377 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place, cozy, modern, nice design. Located on upper Kloof, nice neighborhood. Friendly staff. Sometimes a bit slow but ok. Food is good, to highlight is the beef, really very good meat quality. Also good is the rocket salad. They are well known for their breakfast! But also good for lunch or dinner in a casual setting!

Thank TandTSwitzerland
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanna go for a relaxed breakfast or brunch. This is an excellent place to go in town. from traditional to more health conscious. Its all there and with a smile. but better call and book as it is busy.

Thank OneEarth36
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite before 12. Most delicious Caesar salad with chicken. Right amount of dressing and presented perfectly. The coffee was 100%. Service great other than waiting for the bill. Standard good food

Thank WendyDaffarn
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Were greeted by the amazing Deon at the door and treated like royalty all night. The smells of food coming from this kitchen all night were amazing, our only wish is that we didn't have a big lunch so could have eaten more. We shared beef carpaccio for starter, exceptional filet of steak and the eggplant parmigiana (odd veggie choice... More 

Thank EdwizzleDizzle
AgnesCT, Owner at Manna Epicure, responded to this review

Dear EdwizzleDizzle, Thank you for your great feedback, Deon is definitely a super star, we are very proud of him. I will definitely pass your feedback on to everyone here at manna! Have a safe trip back to Aussie land and hope to welcome you again next time you come to SA. Kind regards, Agnes More 

London, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us ate here on a Saturday evening on the recommendation of our guest house. Some of our party had decent meals, but I had very poor over-cooked mussels, which I also don't think were fresh that day. The restaurant was busy and the decor shabby chic. The service, although informal was nevertheless pretentious, going into long descriptions of... More 

Thank Peter B
AgnesCT, Owner at Manna Epicure, responded to this review

Dear Peter B. Thank you for your feedback, i am sorry you found your mussels to be overcooked, i wish you had told the manager when she came to check on your table's satisfaction so she could have asked the kitchen to cook another portion for you. We receive 5kg of mussels everyday and 10kg on Saturday, the mussels served... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Manna Epicure on the first night of our honeymoon in October 2016, just after a full day of travel. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed, giving the feeling of eating in a friend's house. The food was delicious with generous portions. Would definitely recommend stopping into the quiet spot.

Thank Kristin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 2413
The passionately-crafted menu reflects a synthesis of French and South African cuisines, with an exciting Argentinian twist.
Open 7 days a week, for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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