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“Pretty average”
Review of Aubergine

Aubergine
Ranked #73 of 1,171 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by the Concierge at our Hotel. I must admit I found it a little off putting arriving at the restaurant which was located behind security gates still I suppose this is South Africa.
The staff were extremely friendly and certainly made us feel very welcoming. The wine list is excellent probably a little too much for overseas visitors. The actual menus become confusing we were given no less than 3 menus only to be told that everything could be mixed and matched. We have never experienced this before either you have degustation or al la carte not with the two interchangeable. Having overcome this issue we ordered, now the meal was pleasant and I stress it was pleasant certainly nothing out of the ordinary. There was nothing really bad with the meal it was just mediocre.

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1  Thank Sallymay4
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

This is one of the best vegetarian meals I have ever had. The vegetarian options were mouth watering. There were plenty of meat/ fish options as well so don't worry non veggies there are plenty of options for everyone. The food was excellent and wines delicious.
Make sure to make a reservation.

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Thank hornetts
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

This is an interesting place. Location does not look very welcoming in the evening as streets are empty and you're entering the place secured by electrically operated steel gate, but you tend to forget it once you're inside.

Staff is warm and welcoming, but sometimes struggle with explanations. Nothing to worry about, overall very pleasant experience.

I had a choice of game and it tasted very good, and so did every other course, but none of them really stood above other restaurants in Cape Town. Wine list is good and staff is ready to help. Great place, but in one of the most competitive food areas in the world and with prices it commands should be trying a bit harder.

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1  Thank FoodEliminator
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Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

This restaurant caters for the top end. The menu is excellent and varied, service is crisp and smart. The restaurant is cosy , great selection of fine wines and they know the pairings. We had a wonderful meal there but be prepared to pay for your enjoyment .

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Thank SACLS
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

The food is fine, but for the price you can do much better! Our waitress started describing the courses but some she couldn't tell, and by the end she stopped explaining. The wine pairing was poor.

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1  Thank Vanessa T
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