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Mitchell's Scottish Ale House

Cnr East Pier & Dock Road V&A Waterfront | Old Dock Master Building, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 5074
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (59 reviews)
“sampler” (8 reviews)
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Cnr East Pier & Dock Road V&A Waterfront | Old Dock Master Building, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very good vibe.Loads of great beer's to taste. Be sure to do a Tasting. Will have a good time if you love beer and pub food!

Thank 112tiaanl
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The locally produced beer is pretty good and it being in the Waterfront is a great location, but that's it. Our waitress was partially absent, she had poor manners. The medium steak was white rubber and I wish pubs and restaurants would stop serving reconstituted...More

Thank Jamesixo
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Mitchell's is not our normal sport-watching venue, but circumstances were such that we had no option but to watch the Super Rugby final there. The facility upstairs is superb, with one enormous screen and numerous other screens both sides of the room. Having good sight...More

Thank idmw
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to stop in to get a bite to eat and hoping to watch the Formula 1 race. The food was very good and they had a good selection of beers to choose from. Yes the have tv's so there was a variety of...More

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were on holiday and went here twice. We had enjoyed the location on the first visit and the service had been good! The second visit we ate and I enjoyed the Malay Curry not that I'm an expert on Malay Curries!! My partner was...More

1  Thank Pat F
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here. Had a good waiter Teddy. Friendly and helpful. Oh but the food totally overpriced and so mediocre. Not even nice. The chicken snitzsel is so dry. Horrible horrible. The fish and chips another disappointment. Old oil, frozen fish not even fresh...More

Thank Penel0pe1968
russzieff, Director of Sales at Mitchell's Scottish Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your lunch at Mitchells last week. I appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We strive to give quality food at all times and can assure you that all our food is fresh. I look forward...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

This was a very lively spot with sports on TV and a big, boisterous crowd. The food was good but not great, the beer selection also good but not great.

1  Thank Mike N
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I am one of a group of volunteers based in the waterfront. A number of our group are students with limited income. Mitchell's has been our stopover for many years, sometimes up to three times a week. Over the last month a new menu has...More

Thank idmw
russzieff, General Manager at Mitchell's Scottish Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We update our menu once a year, usually between April and June and although many suppliers increased their prices significantly after April, we have kept ours at last year's prices till now. We have re-looked at our costs and have...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

visited this pub while we were at the waterfront. Very good beer (if you are OK with lighter beers) and the food was plentiful for the price

Thank SanDiego333
Reviewed 12 June 2017

What a disappointing bar. The bartender was very surly and extremely slow. And, a lot of people are smoking inside so you have to sit outside to avoid being overwhelmed by smoke (there are lots of smokers outside as well). I'll never return to this...More

Thank trvladdict
russzieff, General Manager at Mitchell's Scottish Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

I am sorry to hear about your disappointing visit to our bar. I would like to apologise for the poor service you received. Did you perhaps get the barman's name? Either off his/her name badge or off the receipt you received. We have both smoking...More

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7 October 2017|
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Response from RussellZ50 | Property representative |
Hi There Unfortunately DSTV is not broadcasting this game. Many thanks
Jenn T
12 June 2017|
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Response from RussellZ50 | Property representative |
Hi there Yes we do sell ciders. We have local and international ciders and 2 ciders on tap. Looking forward to see you in our venue.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr East Pier & Dock Road V&A Waterfront | Old Dock Master Building, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 5074
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