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Blakes Bar - CLOSED

189 Buitengracht Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 4747
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good8%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
15 Oct 2013
4 Oct 2013
“poor value”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
189 Buitengracht Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

Great little space to go on a late night last stop where you can relax with other grown up company. Funky & comfy sofas and ottomans - outdoor balcon space where one can smoke and observe Mother Table Mountain in the background. Beautifully attractive barmen...More

2  Thank FionaLeibowitz
Reviewed 10 January 2013

We always went to the opal lounche, so we were expecting something similar, and maybe to much. unfortunately it was not the same quality of food as the opal lounge (although the bill was the same.) The food was absolutely good, but not surpricing good....More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 25 December 2012

Had dinner at Blakes,s last week. It was the best Restaurant meal I ever had. The black risotto and calamari starter was exquisite. But the lamb was just amazing! Sticky and tender and the jus and date puree with some Gratin potatoes, pan fried grapes....More

Thank annatjiecoetzee
Reviewed 25 December 2012

I can make a long story of this, but I'm gonna keep it short. The food is absolutely amazing!! Best food I ever had. Will definitely be back.

1  Thank LCM_10
Reviewed 1 December 2012

The food was outstanding. The menu is not too big but this doesn't matter. We had 5 choices for starters and the same for the main and deserts. We started with some nice seafood risotto and as a main dish we had the roasted duck....More

Thank MStuker
Reviewed 20 November 2012

we went to Blakes on a wednesday night. How happy was I that we discovered a restaurant that I can't say anything bad about the food! It was absolutely AMAZING. From the starter to the dessert. Went home with a very happy heart. Having had...More

Thank LCM_10
Reviewed 12 November 2012

My wife and I were invited at a private function at Blakes on Thursday evening. We were happily surprised to discover such a classy venue which had 3 different floors. We went straight to the top floor where the function was. From the balcony, we...More

2  Thank camelman082
Reviewed 30 October 2012

I very seldom write reviews because I find them tedious at best but I decided to write one about a lovely inner city find on my travels through Cape Town recently. Having stayed at the Crystal Towers, I was told of a number of places...More

2  Thank Greg T
Reviewed 24 October 2012

Our B&B in Cape Town recommended Blakes for dinner and made a dinner reservation for the two of us on a Thursday night at 7pm. The restaurant was almost empty and the menu unappealing and limited in choice as you had to select either 2...More

1  Thank Laszlosz
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Pity... Some things they get right, some things they get wrong. Had lovely couple of times there, but then they accept a booking for a night they are not open ( and do not accept they were wrong). Some sites show they are open on...More

1  Thank cachoc
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  • Address: 189 Buitengracht Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 4747
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