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“Went three times in 5 days!”

Arnold's Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 1,163 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$15
Cuisines: African, Barbecue, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Open from 06:45 till late Mon to Fri and 08:00 till late Sat & Sun, open every day.
Hong Kong, China
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5,696 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12,209 helpful votes
“Went three times in 5 days!”
Reviewed 12 February 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our three meals in Arnold's, on all visits we ordered the oryx/gemsbok which was consistently very good. The south african game platter was also a great sampler. All the desserts were delicious! Wait staff was friendly and commendable (average service on 1 visit but the manager made up for it). Excellent value for money, with a free bottle of wine thrown in. It's official. We loved Arnold's.

  • Visited February 2011
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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent in every way!”
Reviewed 25 January 2011

We stayed in Cape Town for 5 nights and went to Arnolds for two of them! Fantastic staff, great atmosphere and amazing food. Something for everybody's tastebuds and excellent value for money. Definately recommend!

  • Visited January 2011
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London
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Perfect at that low price point”
Reviewed 24 November 2010

Arnold's is NOT fine dining. Think burger, ribs, shared platters, etc but with an African twist (Ostrich burger). Went there with a group of 4 colleagues. The shared platter was average fare, on the other hand my fillet was sumptuous for a low 140 rands or so.

Service is effective and polite. I would recommend Arnold for casual dining or family meals.

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1 Thank Saronthina
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Cape Town, South Africa
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Stop by here if you're in Cape Town!”
Reviewed 20 November 2010

Fantastic food, big portions, great service! Warthog ribs are a must try!

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1 Thank cllo123
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Nottingham
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“A great place to eat local game!”
Reviewed 13 October 2010

Staff most helpful, portions generous, if you are in the area, give it a try!!

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