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The Wild Fig

Liesbeek Avenue | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
+27 21 448 0507
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“lamb shank” (26 reviews)
“ratatouille” (3 reviews)
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Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Liesbeek Avenue | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for a romantic candlelit dinner, this is NOT it. On arrival last night for dinner, the over brightly lit restaurant resembled an operating theater or a dining hall / canteen at an old age home. It would be logical to take...More

Thank janet m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant offers a beautiful setting in summer with indoor and outdoor seating. We had a business meeting over lunch. The service was excellent and my chicken and wild mushroom pie tasty. They offer nice coffees and the white chocolate cheese cake is worth the...More

Thank erlar415
Reviewed 14 August 2018

At the price of R185 per lamb shank one would expect substantial meat on the shank. However, the lamb shanks dished up to us seemed to have been halved with hardly any meat on the one side. Expected more as we have been regular customers...More

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Thank den118
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Having been there before, I was very disapointed this time. Booked the day before for 11h30 but on arrival was told they only open at 12h00. Not advised of

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Thank cindy533
Reviewed 15 July 2018

A lovely evening in a warm and cozy environment. The service was top-notch with the waiter making sure that he checked up on us regularly, without it feeling like we were being pestered every 5 mins. The food was amazing and cooked perfectly. Wonderful service,...More

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Thank RJFransman
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The location is serene and peaceful. The service, although they were busy and there seemed to be 3 waiters, they did not comprise on the outstanding service. Usually in Cape Town the service to local patrons is bad but place was excellent. We had a...More

Thank SGovender108
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Protea Hotel Mowbray to go for our Schengen visas at Capago the next morning . As the The Wild Fig restaurant were just adjacent to the hotel , we went for dinner there the evening of 26 June 2018 . We...More

Thank Allan B
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here a couple of times this month. The pub meals are an absolute bargain, and a group of us ate from a delicious set menu. Service was great.

Thank JohnnyHBristol
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at the Wild Fig on Monday. This is a good restaurant with good food and service. If you are in the vicinity this is well worth a visit. The restaurant is visited by many locals, which is very positive.

Thank Clinton C
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The Wild Fig has a massive wild fig outside where you can sit. Under a stunning tree in the shade drinking some wine from a great selection with my sister is a great Sunday afternoon. As starter I have tried everything and I love the...More

Thank Arethe P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Liesbeek Avenue | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 448 0507
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The Wild Fig is a fully licensed Restaurant and Bar situated on a portion of the Valkenburg Estate. Our Restaurant is situated in a fairly new building that was built as a part of the restoration of the Valkenberg Manor House. Our bar is situated in the original barn which is a National Monument.
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