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Freres Bistro

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1A Redefine Building, 42 Hans Strijdom Ave | Foreshore, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 418 1609
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

A unique venue offering excellent food, wine, service and hospitality all round. Wide variety and extensive menu with all the hidden extra's. You won't be disappointed.

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Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Germany
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

just a nice place to be... Menu looked good, and the plates being carried out were well presented, Worth a try if you are that way on!

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Thank Nina D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I am allergic to wheat and dairy and was worried that I would not be able to eat anything. I arrived a little early. The host called the chef and he went through the menu and recommended the dishes he could adapt for me. When my friends arrived i was able to order without causing any fuss. Extra bonus is... More 

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1 Thank Jacqui S
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Fine dining at its best , delicious brunch / lunch and dinner to be enjoyed with family or friends A must

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Thank Jo W
Cape Town
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189 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We loved Freres Bistro. An unexpected pleasure. Staff were very attentive. They have a small menu with delectable french dishes to choose from. The wine menu is good too. Very nice for a romantic dinner for two.

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Thank travelbabe40
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

We have visited here a number of times. The staff are pleasant and helpful, the environment relaxing and the food good. There are always a few quirky items on the menu that look surprising combinations but always (nearly) are delicious.

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Thank John H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

If you have a look I've been before , not long after they opened , and been back a few times sense, chic ,fun, great food , quirky stylish staff - really great. Last nights visit was a lacklustre ,dull, bland experience a shadow of what it was - the dowdy bland interior refit set the scene- the waiting staff... More 

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Thank Gavster Bedlington
Cape Town
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Visit Frères Bistro. You won’t be disappointed. French-styled, simple, not-too-fussy fabulous food. The salmon tartare is superb. As is the red wine braised beef shin. Great service, subtle background music, in the city centre. We will definitely be back!

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Thank CapeTownKittykat
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a restaurant close to the Artscape theatre. It was perfect. The waiter was friendly, the service superb. I had the pea and mint gazpacho which was delicious. My husband had the chicken and leak terrine and enjoyed it thoroughly. We went on to the beer shin and the line fish which was Sea Bass...excellent. Lovely background... More 

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Thank Shireen A
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

The waiter was very clued up when it came to the menu, setting a professional presence. The food was of a good quality and atmosphere gave a cozy feel.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A Redefine Building, 42 Hans Strijdom Ave | Foreshore, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 1609
Description
Small enough to tailor-make your meal (with advance notice) and big enough to service any function, Frere's Bistro brings Paris to the Mother City. Catering to those who have a palate for honest French cuisine served in a relaxed style that more than lives up the European principle of joie de vivre, Frere's offers its loyal customers the chance to eat with friends, laugh & enjoy. This homegrown Bistro prides itself on serving fresh produce straight from an organic garden to your plate and will delight you with a menu to suit even the most picky of eaters. Sante!

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