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Review of Cheyne's

Cheyne's
Ranked #3 of 63 Restaurants in Hout Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Incredible Contemporary Asian Cuisine, Cocktails and an impressive selection of wines.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“This is worth writing about!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We went to Cheynes on a friend's recommendation. And it was one of the best meals we have had in a while.
It is always so exciting when reading a menu to want to try so many of the dishes on offer. And every single dish we ordered was better than the other. Among our favourites were the Shitake mushrooms on toast (their descriptions are far more poetic), Lobster and crab parcels and Seared tuna. We had not even left and my husband was already planning on when to come next!

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Somerset West, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Dining with a Difference!”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Interesting, very interesting!
A converted house, a fun and varied selection of pop-art on the walls, perhaps a bit chilly in winter, but this is no run-of-the-mill restaurant!
Described as a fusion of flavours from the Pan Asian/Pacific Rim region, be prepared to excite and tantalise your taste buds!
You choose a selection of tasting portions from 3 sections - Sea, Land and Earth.... As there were 3 of us for lunch, we each chose a different item from each section, giving us 9 different items.
Try Chilli Salt squid with red-eye mayo; Pan fried pepper prawns, with Hot and Sour Broth, ginger and Lime Syrup; Grilled pork Belly with Corn and Cumin Puree and Apple tempura; the excellent Tokyo Beef Slider; Baby Back Ribs with grilled Ginger Pear; Deep Fried Milk (!!!)
With a total of 25 items to choose from, the opportunities to mix and match are endless. Most are served on black slate "plates", adding again to the theatre of the presentation.
A moderate wine list, and slightly disappointing desserts, entitled "Happy Endings" did not really detract from the overall experience, which will certainly be repeated, though rather in the evening I think!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Stephen D
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Nistelrode, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The best in Hout Bay...”
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

It took a bit of effort to reserve a table. But in the end it was well worth it. The dishes we ordered were beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. We ordered in total eleven different dishes and tasted them all. And all tasted exceptionally good, well balanced. The guys who served us were ever so kind. Though it was the most expensive bill we had so far it was money well spent and compared to European standards it was far from an expensive meal. I would say a must if you visit Hout Bay but be sure to reserve your table well in advance. We will absolutely do so again.

Visited April 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“So good”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

I'm not really sure I want to tell too many people how good our lunch at Cheyne's was. We had been in SA for 11 weeks and this was our last meal and we certainly saved the best until last. It helped that it was a beautiful day and we sat outside in the sun BUT the food spoke for itself - it was brilliant and the format so simple that we ate a variety of dishes. Next year we will go there first thing!!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Rob N
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Cape Town
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT TAPAS STYLE IN HOUT BAY”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We have now dined at this little restaurant five times recently and have never been disappointed. The food and service are excellent. The choice of small portions (from R45 to R110) listed under sea, earth, salt and sweet is interesting. It is best to order a number and share, otherwise two individual courses should be enough for the average diner. Cheyne gets amazing flavours into every dish and the ribs are among the best I have tasted. The waiters are very good and knowledgeable. A real gem and I hope the Cape Town public continue to give Cheyne the support he deserves. One small gripe the R60 corkage charge is a bit steep.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Terrence S
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