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“HIT & MISS!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Black Sheep Restaurant

The Black Sheep Restaurant
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cape Town, South Africa
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126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“HIT & MISS!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Have had an amazing meal at the Black Sheep and unfortunately have had a terrible meal at the Black Sheep... Invited a group of friends and regrettably the food was not great at all. The sirloin steaks were over-salted to the point of being inedible. After calling the owner over we were told the chef doesn't salt the steaks...? A short while later he came over and apologised and said the chef had salted the steaks. He offered to replace them. The tuna dish of the night was very bland and nothing special. My first encounter at the Black Sheep was incredible, the tuna dish was sublime, why change a good thing? The waiting staff are very professional and friendly. The noise level was unbelievable. The owner was looking into the problem however it still seems to be a problem for diners. The bar area is lovely, however as it is very small, the changes of getting a seat/space at the bar on any given night is slim! The owner did address our grievances however I doubt I'll be back as their are many other great eateries in the City Bowl.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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205 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Excellent meat - one of the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

We managed to get a table (you need to book!) its a busy cosy atmosphere, wooden tables - unpretentious. The food and its presentation is delicious - I had one of the best springbok loins I have ever had - melt in the mouth. Recommend this place!

Visited March 2014
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Thank LiveWorkTravel
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“excellent meal great vibe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

First timer here. Excellent food and vibe. Fresh and exciting menu, not your normal menu where you already know what everything is going to taste like. Daily new menu. Our waiter's service was great, because food are prepared fresh, it takes longer, but didnt have to "wait" all day long. It was a bit hot inside, but it was overall an excellent experience. Go and experience this fantastic place!!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Irene-Anne V
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simply delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

I' m impressed!Food , yes simply delicious,great flavours!!!good concept of a changed menu daily! Great variety of starters and mains.Enjoyed a good helping of main,slow roasted pork belly ,shared starters,liver pate,Aubergine with turmeric almond paste,Parma ham with garlic,rocket and pickles on the side and the almond tart with prunes to complete the course.Perfect presentation!Had the privilege to chat to a friendly ,Executive Chef/ owner, who was passionate about his cooking, produce. We sat close enough to the kitchen and watched them work their magic! Great team work , excellent dishes!Will definitely be back for more new and exciting dishes and hopefully get good seating.Highly recommend!good local spot for likeable locals :)

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kubesh
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Santiago, Chile
1 review
“Just Excellent!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

This has been one of my best dining experiences. The food is simply delicious and the care is excellent, I felt at home from the moment that I arrive, even I had the pleasure of talking with the owners. The bartender is very friendly like the rest of the staff. I recommend this restaurant as a safe visit in Cape Town.

Paulo Calderon

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pacs3001
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