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“Hidden Gem” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Two & Sixpence Tavern

Two & Sixpence Tavern
Ranked #11 of 37 Restaurants in Simon's Town
Price range: US$4 - US$14
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Pub grub available at the Two & Sixpence Tavern. Draughts on Tap - Amstel, Black Label, Castle, Castle Lite, Guinness & Windhoek
Cape Town, South Africa
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

We haven't been to the Captain's Table for a couple of years, but I always remembered their lamb shank as being one of the best from past visits, so we went for an early dinner on the Thursday evening at the start of the 2013 Easter weekend.

Access to the restaurant is via a narrow staircase behind the bar, very cool and it overlooks the naval harbour making for a really chilled ambiance. I was quite surprised to be told that the lamb shank wasn't available, considering that it was the start of a long weekend, with plenty of visitors around that seemed a bit short sighted and not the most efficient planning, but what do I know?

I had the fillet on garlic mash, which was outstandingly good, others in our party had the Thai seafood curry, which was also pronounced to be of a high standard.

It was a quiet evening, with only another 2 tables occupied, which for this venue is half full as it's very small, but it was a really good night out with excellent food, and not at all expensive. I can highly recommend it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A letdown after the reviews”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

We had seen some wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor for this, but were disappointed. It seems that the business has changed hands quite recently and has a new chef, and I assume most of the reviews were written before this happened.
The entrance being through a pub didn't bother us, but there was no atmosphere upstairs and the food was nothing to write home about.

Visited March 2013
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johannesburg
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4 reviews
“Simply”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

Best meal we had in our trip around SA. We love meat and the beef was outstanding quality, and exactly done as we ordered.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Neffik
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Not sure”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Good food, decent value, odd setting. I could add - short staffed, but it was quiet when we ate there and we only saw one guy trying to do everything.

OK, this is above the 2/6d pub which is a local landmark so, for those who struggled, that is how you find it. The access is through the bar, which is usually noisy, and up a windy back stair into a plain furnished room or a not very exciting outdoor space. We ate early and the place was empty when we arrived so it was hard to judge atmosphere but a few other tables filled during our meal. We were struck by the fact that there was only one guy trying to do bar and wait on tables which definitely slowed things down. We may have been there the same night as an earlier reviewer or this may be a regular feature. Either way, it falls short of the usual standards in the Cape Town region. The food was good rather than memorable but Simon's Town doesn't really have the same gastronomic standards as the rest of the Cape.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KeswickTraveller
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Really care over the food, and great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

It was quiet when we went. Tuesday evening and 9pm, so just one other table occupied. Entering the restaurant through the pub you wind up some stairs behind the bar. The room upstairs is simple, and the food is simple but perfectly done. Yellowfin with dauphinoise potatoes was perfectly cooked. Hot plates too. Important for an Englishman! Great value. Mains were around 50 to 100 rand, which wouldnt even get a Nandos back home.

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Thank TootingMike
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