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“great dinner and value in cape town easter 2014” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Emily's

Emily's
Ranked #432 of 1,135 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
christchurch
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great dinner and value in cape town easter 2014”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Emily's had a small, type-written menu, indicating seasonal cooked to order food. We had the burger which was requested as well-done, and arrived moist and well done (not that easy), with a mushroom sauce,, and a posh bobotie. The food was great, the service was friendly and personal, and the setting (in church grounds) was peaceful, but did not lack atmosphere.
As UK residents we found the food more tasty than food in many restaurants and cafes in South Africa, and also good value for money.
Shame we found Emilys on our last night in Cape town, as we would have happily eaten there every night

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Halle, Belgium
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, wonderful service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

We had lunch here and the next day also dinner, which was just lovely. Nice place to sit, with a garden to sit outside. We had the bobotie and chicken malay curry, all very nicely prepared. I think they had a young but very motivated chef. Best thing was dessert: my husband had a malva pudding and I had the peppermint crisp tart. In one word: yummie!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Tania M
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Taoyuan, Taiwan
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Both classy and playful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

We had a very special evening at Emily's late January.The setting is really special and we had our pre dinner drinks in the very cozy garden,from which we could partly see the cableway .After moving inside we ordered starters .I had a very fresh Italian salad with an excellent dressing.My partner had the Cape pickled fish which was a winner.For our main courses we had bobotie and curried chicken .Both were delish and beautifully presented.The malva pudding and the basaarpoeding (but wait till you see the presentation!)were a perfect ending to a lovely memorably evening.Particularly clever were the touches in the decor as well as the tongue in cheek names on the menu.l was particularly ticked by Die Burger,and simply had to ask the waiter to explain.It turned out to be their know already famous take on the original burger.The ambience is lovely but try to arrive before dark to experience both the late afternoon as well as the evening atmosphere. We loved the inside and the playful detail.It's modern,but it is laid-back and relaxing.It is also done with impeccable style.Treat yourself and book a table.Thank you to the staff and for a very special dining experience.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food in a quiet setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

My husband and I ate here in February 2014 and enjoyed our experience. The service was prompt and our waiter was knowledgeable. The food was delightful--I had the chicken malay curry and he had the babotie.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TravelDoc_DC
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Cape Town
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent in every respect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

My fiance and I visited this restaurant for the first time on Saturday morning, 1 February 2014. The setting is charming with outdoor seating under a huge tree and umbrellas for shade, surrounded by a lovely garden and lawns. Though it is not far from a busy street, the noise did not intrude at all and the feeling was of peace and tranquility. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the food was excellent. I had a toasted cheese, ham and tomato sandwich and my fiance had the same minus the ham. The food was fresh, ample and well prepared, served with french fries and a very good salad. It was one of the best light meals we've had and we'll certainly be back for more. The total bill, including two cups of coffee each, came to R136.00 which is excellent value. I highly recommend Emily's.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 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 meanderthal
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