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SideDish Theatre Bistro

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1a Link Street, Camps Bay, South Africa
+27 21 438 3300
18:00 - 23:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Appropriate venue for a meal and theatre combo. Our party of 4 arrived early at 1810 (3rd table seated), but slow service, for only two courses, meant we were the second last to leave (just made curtain up at 20.00). It was busy and waitresses seemed a bit overwhelmed, although polite and trying to be helpful. Our food choices tasty,... More 

Thank royzaz
Somerset West, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

So very convenient to do dinner before a show. Sadly we were disappointed by the lack of support. We were one of 4 tables. Food good, wine list limited, good service, good vibe.

Thank 455jennif
Somerset West
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Our small group went to see the musical Joseph at the theatre and popped upstairs for luncheon before the show. The restaurant was decked out very smartly with lovely glasses, cutlery and crockery. The tablecloths were snowy white, and the serviettes, stood to attention, just begging to be used! 4 of us had Peri-Peri chicken with paprika potato wedges and... More 

1 Thank Mervyn C
Camps Bay, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

breakfast here works very well - super view over Camps Bay beach - interesting array of breakfast items on the menus

1 Thank BRUCE R
Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We were met by a very friendly and attentive waitress. ambiance was great too. We both ordered the rump (menu somewhat limited). When they arrived they were like two different dishes! One rump was beautiful thick and perfectly cooked. The other was a flat piece of overcooked meat, not remotely resembling a rump! And both meals pretty bland. Sorry Side... More 

Thank wrhino
OscarFoulkes, Owner at SideDish Theatre Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Firstly, please accept our unreserved apology for a disappointing experience. We are completely at a loss as to how/why the kitchen could present one perfect steak, partnered by an overcooked one. They cook thousands of steaks per year, generally with excellent results. We would hate for this to be your... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

SideDish Theatre Bistro, Camps Bay, Western Cape, South Africa, Africa When visiting Cape Town, take bus or Exite taxi (metered) out to Camps Bay for an ocean-side walk on the promenade from which, on most evenings you can experience the most stunning of sunsets over the Atlantic. Above the “Theatre on the Bay” is the quite, cool and elegant “Side... More 

Thank Patrick M
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Eat here before Sweeney Todd. Well priced 3 course set menu quite big portions. I had chefs salad with prawns. Followed by rump steak - a bit dry. And chocolate mousse is a cup and saucer a little large after the other two courses. Well served not rushed and in plenty of time for the show.

Thank TrishP99
Hastings on Hudson, New York
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

This isn't dinner theater steam table food. This is a menu and choices and smiling very helpful servers and good wine.And no price gouging either. The menu won't break any ground but it won't break your budget and it's very high quality. And so convenient...why bother going elsewhere.,

Thank HowardB118
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

My wife & I come to Theatre on the Bay regularly and we have taken advantage of the Pre-show dinner on at least a dozen occasions.The setting and layout of the restaurant is great and the staff have at all times ensured that our dinner is served on time.The secret here is to take advantage of their 3 course meals... More 

Thank pwest500
Cape Town
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

The service and ambiance was great but the food was terrible, especially for what it is charged at. Flavors and preparation was below average at prices found in premium steak houses.

1 Thank Gregor R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1a Link Street, Camps Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Camps Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 438 3300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?