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“One of my preferred restaurants in Cape Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bizerca Bistro

Bizerca Bistro
Ranked #21 of 1,144 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner. Closed on Saturday and Sunday and most Public Holidays
Cape Town
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184 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“One of my preferred restaurants in Cape Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

Even if the restaurant in itself does not look exceptional, this French chef keeps on serving some of the best meals I have had in Cape Town. Try the Salmon as a starter and the pork belly as a main especially. Desserts are also really good but you might struggle to find space for everything - well it gave me another chance to come and try the rest of the menu !

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4 Thank SteffAfrica
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Cape Town
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“special”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

Food was fantastic, service excellant, great menu and good wine list!

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Thank Fiona65_11
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Best Bistro in Cape Town by far! Food was amazimg! Service was good as well! Definitely a MUST....

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2 Thank SAblogge r
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Rude obnoxious staff in dingy soulless setting”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

First of all it is extremely difficult to find this place as it is hidden in the back streets.

We were greeted not with a welcome but with the words "so you are the last minute booking from the One and Only" with which we were seated.

After we had ordered our food I asked if the owner was there - as I was visiting on the recommendation of an acquaintance of the owner - this request was met with a sneer and a flat "no".

The food was reasonable - I will not deny that - but certainly nothing special and somewhat overpriced.

About half way through our meal at about 9pm a very smart couple walked into the restaurant and asked if they could have a table (at this point three were available) the manager rudely shooed them away shouting at them that they must make a reservation if they wanted to eat in his restaurant - the humiliated couple left looking highly embarrassed.

The highlight of the evening was however when the bill arrived. We had been charged for a bottle of wine we did not have and when I pointed this out to the waiter he said this was not possible "as they did not make mistakes" so I asked to see the managed who had taken our order. He then started literally screaming at the waiter calling him a fool and an idiot, and ordered him to remove the rogue wine from our bill. It soon became clear why the waiter did not want to acknowledge his mistake as he did not know how to remove it from the bill - this brought on another fit of rage from the manager who began shouting and screaming again at the waiter.

After what seemed an eternity the waiter returned, slammed down the revised bill and walked away. The manager eventually came and took the payment - neither apologized.

Not at all a pleasant experience finished off the with sight of the kitchen staff standing in the back of the kitchen with the door open to the street all smoking cigarettes as we walked to our car.

Personally I would give the place a miss and go somewhere that actually wants your business!

  • Visited February 2011
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8 Thank mark p
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Cape Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“OMG! what a lovely experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

Had the most wonderful meal at Bizerca Bistro last night. The ingredients are so fresh and wholesome. Also really enjoyed the French Manager who's knowledge of food and wine is exceptional! Thank you all for a lovely experience! Bizerca is a must for any tourist visiting Cape Town!

  • Visited January 2012
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6 Thank leoniuys
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