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The Diplomatic Bar & Restaurant Pty

3 Hans Strijdom Avenue | Sahara House, Thibault Square., Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 5000
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  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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3 Hans Strijdom Avenue | Sahara House, Thibault Square., Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

We tried this place as it was close to our hotel but also had good reviews. It was our first "authentic" african place, and the first time we tried pap. The food was tasty and plentiful. The service was great and friendly.

Thank w1dders
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Great good, friendly staff ;) My wife and i ate the chakalaka ... Hot but sooooo good. 90 rand each ... May sound expensive for that kind of food in Cape Town but, the taste makes it a bargain eheheh !! I highly reccomend this...More

Thank PauloMystical
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

We were trying to go to a place down the street, but it was so packed we ended up here instead. So happy we did! All four meals tasted amazing, I had the Blaesbok shank which was fantastic, but the beef stew, the lamb curry,...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Of all the restaurants where I ate during the two weeks I was in Cape Town, The Diplomatic was, by far, the best. The atmosphere is cozy and the food is AMAZING. I had the best soup with steamed bread (incredible!) and it was perfect...More

Thank Audrey M
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My Favourite spot in Cape Town where consversations are always interesting. The Menu one to take home with speciality dishes such as uPens and Umleqwa.Whiskey collection that has no match in the city.I Love The Diplomatic & Enjoy Christian's positive attitude. See you next Thursday.

Thank Siyanda G
Reviewed 29 August 2015

I highly recommend this restaurant for Cape Town tourists! My friends and I were looking for a sit down restaurant in Long Street, but they were all busy for a Friday night, until we found The Diplomatic. It's away from the hustle and bustle of...More

Thank amylD2833DC
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Ventured to the Diplomatic Bar after a meal further up the road and I must admit I was fairly sceptical at first however, that became a distant memory when I was greeted warmly by the staff there. My order was taken and I was served...More

Thank Latifah25
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Stopped in on a slow night and was so glad I did. I enjoyed the meatball appetizer (which would have been a full meal with some pap or rice!) and then the curry. Both were amazing. I enjoyed great service, an amazing meal in a...More

Thank Harken
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Dropped in recently around 7 PM on a pretty quiet evening; few other guests in the restaurant. The food was quite good, the service very nice. Interestingly, they were out of many dishes including rice to serve as a side dish (mealie pap only) and...More

Thank RyderDA
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Wining and dining should be an experience, a pleasant one at least. The Diplomatic Bar and Restaurant gave us just that: fusion of African yet mellow music, friendly service and mouth watering food. Perfect ambiance. My parents and I had supper here and boy were...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Hans Strijdom Avenue | Sahara House, Thibault Square., Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 5000
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The Diplomatic Bar & Restaurant is a concept that transports the Southern African home cooking to South Africa. Southern African cuisine is a combination of traditional foods and colonial foods influences. We specialize in authentic traditional cuisine. Our food is handcrafted from scratch with fresh and natural ingredients; we do not use artificial ingredients, butter and sugar. All our dishes are flavourful and spiced according to our customers preferences from mild to super spicy. The Diplomatic Bar & Restaurant embraces Southern African lifestyle.
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