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“Fantastic”
Review of 5 Rooms Restaurant

5 Rooms Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 42 Restaurants in Constantia
Cuisines: European, Fusion
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Don't Expect Traditional Fine Dining Couple the 5 separate rooms decadently designed for privacy and exclusivity, with a cosmopolitan menu with a twist. Laced in tradition and comfort, this culinary experience is one of a kind for couples and parties alike.
Cape Town, South Africa
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123 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Had an excellent meal at this restaurant. It was very pricey but worth it for the live band and excellent food.

Visited June 2014
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Thank JasonmFinch
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GMAlphen, Sales & Marketing Manager at 5 Rooms Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thank you for the feedback.

Our 5 Rooms Restaurant won the award for the best Hotel Restaurant at the World Luxury Awards function last year. We are so pleased that you got to experience our 5 star service and have shared your review with our team. We hope to welcome you back to The Alphen Boutique Hotel in the near future.

Warmest regards,
Angela Lorimer
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“Chilled classy restaurant with a great vibe”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

The 5 Rooms restaurant is a classy yet chilled environment with excellent food wonderful ambience. Today they have a jazz trio that features Nick Williams and they're very good, the atmosphere is sophisticated. The fireplace is effective and welcoming, especially with the current cold and wet weather.

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GMAlphen, Sales & Marketing Manager at 5 Rooms Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thank you so much for the review.

The 5 Rooms Restaurant has partnered with Rus Nerwich of the Woodstock Music Academy and has live entertainment Wednesday to Saturday evenings as well as over Sunday lunch. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to welcome you back soon to enjoy our Winter Specials.

Warmest regards,
Angela Lorimer
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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111 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Delightful overall experience”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Had dinner on a very cold Saturday night and we were lucky to receive a table right in front of the fireplace in one of the "rooms". This made the wife purr like a kitten :-). The whole experience was very nice, from reception, dinner and right through to ending up on a comfortable couch with a whiskey in hand and listening to a terrific live jazz performance in the bar area. All very stylish and service was very good. Menu options are good with a winter special section which includes a two or three course dinner with wine included at a reasonable price. I went there hoping to enjoy the lamb shank but was told all the shanks were sold out on Fathersday. Oops, slow recovery on sold-out items... Had a great time nonetheless.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Andre S
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GMAlphen, Sales & Marketing Manager at 5 Rooms Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you so much for the review.

Our 5 Rooms Restaurant won the award for the Best Hotel Restaurant at The World Luxury Awards last year so we are happy to hear that you got to experience our 5 star service. We have shared your feedback with our team and hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back to The Alphen Boutique Hotel very soon.

Warmest regards,
Angela Lorimer
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely atmosphere, great food”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

A lovely hidden gem! We went on a Thursday evening where they had a live jazz band. The smaller rooms and decor make for a great atmosphere. Crisp white table linen, good service and good food. I would definitely go back!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank CapeTownCaitie
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GMAlphen, Sales & Marketing Manager at 5 Rooms Restaurant, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Thank you so much for the review.

We so look forward to welcoming you back to The Alphen Boutique Hotel in the near future to experience our Live Entertainment on offer Wednesday to Saturday night as well as over Sunday Lunch.

Warmest regards,
Angela Lorimer
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CapeTown,South Africa
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Beautiful Decor - Average Food”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

The refurbishment of the Alphen Hotel a few years back has been sensitively done. Much has been preserved and brought up to date with seriously beautiful decor. It is plush, glamorous and sexy. It is a great venue for a date, if you really wanted to impress your man or woman. There is a great live Jazz offer Wednesday to Sunday featuring some of the best and most well known artists in South Africa. I have always found the service to be personable and up to scratch, the staff are always welcoming. However, that is where the accolades end. Sadly the food is only average. There is nothing wrong with it, but it does not compliment the amazing setting. It is not overly pricey but it really is the same fare you would find at an average a la carte restaurant. The Seafood platter was good value but I could not help thinking it tasted the same as a Seafood Platter at the Ocean Basket. The lambchops were nothing special and could do with some veg on the side. Overall, it is fine but don't visit if you want a gourmet dinner.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank SamWilcox-Diedericks
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GMAlphen, Sales & Marketing Manager at 5 Rooms Restaurant, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you for the review.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Jazz offering. We are working with Rus Nerwich from The Woodstock Music Academy with regards to this weekly line-up. We are sorry to hear that our food was not as per your expectations. As we strive daily to provide the very best in five star hospitality, it is only through feedback like yours that this may be achieved.

Warmest regards,
Angela Lorimer
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