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“Best night in Capetown!!”

Bombay Bicycle Club
Ranked #134 of 1,185 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: City Bowl
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This was without doubt one of the best places we visited during our holiday! Probably more for a younger crowd, or at least a willing crowd, as it can get loud and a bit crazy..which we LOVED! A camera man comes around (or at least did that night) to take your picture, accompanied by hats and costumes for the table, great experience! Amazing cocktails, and the food was lush! Couldn't recommend enough!

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Imagine. One of the guests at your table has what seems to be a cardiac attack. Imagine, that when you attempt to bring the person outside your way is intentionally blocked by other guests, shouting xenophobic abuse at you. Imagine, that one of those other guests comes and turns the fully ladden table over you. Welcome to the Bombay Bicycle Club!
Unfortunately, this seems to be a place a great aggression. Could the reason for this be the consumption of things other than drinks and food on the premises? I hade to live sixty years to come into such a situation... And the food: When it was served about two hours after arriving at the restaurant, a charming lady (pumped full of whatever) turned the table over me....

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7  Thank Bamboo66
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

The place looked like fun, but......it took 20 min before they took our order and another (believe it or not) two hours before our food arrived. You couldn't move in the place it was totally over-filled, so much so that people had to get up to let you through to get to THE toilet. Yes, for all those people only ONE toilet per sex. Unbelievable! The girl that served us was either very dumb or tried very hard to look and sound very dumb. She seemed to float around with everything except he clients on her "mind".
I can certainly not recommend this restaurant, I will certainly NOT go back.

5  Thank Frequenttraveler031
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Nickyanne H, General Manager at Bombay Bicycle Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Dear Frequenttraveler
Thank you for posting your review in this most public forum. Yes, the Bombay is indeed a tight fit, however the rest of your points need clarity. . Your food order took longer than usual as most of your guests did not understand the menu and you most certainly did not wait 2 hours for your food, as testified by other guests in your party. The same guest equally testified that the service was good and over and above you were warned that your food would take longer as you insisted on an a la carte menu for your 18 guests.We comply with the law regarding toilets otherwise we would not have a business license. I find it interesting that you have chosen to omit the other happenings on the night, which would have you /your party banned from any restaurant in the world. There are most certainly times, Sir, where the customer is not always right.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The beauty of this place is astounding! I have to keep going back because after reading the menu, one just says....hmmmm I HAVE to come back to try this and that and the other.
The decor is just fabulous and quirky.
Table Mountain hits you slap bang outside the restaurant so if it is summer sit on the pavement.
Oh how i miss living just around the corner from this wonderful establishment....I am now only a mere 9000kms away :-(

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We did not eat here - but arrived after 10:00pm for drinks (last round is midnight) and the bonus was selected drinks were 2 for the price of one. Good attentive service, great vibe, decor ... you have to see it to believe it ... "ZIngara" to the T and loads of fun! If you like things a little unusual, quirky and fun this is your place - swings for chairs at one table. Can't wait to go back and have dinner there!

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