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39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 4909
18:00 - 22:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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180 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went out for lunch here on a hot day. Evenings are all booked weeks in advance. We had one of our best lunches in Cape Town. After a good glass of bubbles, we had the bisque and the grilled fish. For mains we had pork (really nice) and the rabbit three ways (still don't know what was the third... More 

Thank Vanamstel
Paris, France
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Full booking, but accepted at the Bar!.. Very nice "bienvenue" without booking, between the service which was very busy..i order just a plate of cheese and a fondant au chocolat with 3 wonderful glass of wine: the Aubergine Riesling 2015, fresh and crispy, the light and delicat Eenzaamheid Cinsault and to finish the fortified dessert wine Overgauw 1995 perfect with... More 

1 Thank dgarret
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had been booked the degustation menu (three courses with wine pairing) at L'Aubergine by the travel agency and came with rather high expectations. The taxi driver immediately knew where we were going, which confirmed our feeling we were headed for a well-known restaurant. Our visit also started off well. Stepping out of the taxi, we were welcomed by friendly... More 

Thank Kristof S
Brighton, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was perfectly cooked and presented well in a lovely setting with well spaced tables. The sommelier restored our faith in chenin blanc, just that there are so many cheap ones in the market place and have always avoided that grape variety. A Beaumont was delightful, as to was his suggestions for some reds that married up well with our... More 

Thank Ruthven65
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good start to our gastronomic trip to South Africa. We had the Tasting Menu with paired wines. The standout dish was the Springbok, amazing. However, the fish course was disappointing. Wines were lovely with lots of information from the charming sommelier. Unfortunately the table height was low and meant our knees were jammed in!

1 Thank Carol W
Naples, Italy
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

charming restaurant, in an independent house, soft atmosphere, very nice. friendly staff, very good food, beautiful to see and eat!

Thank amargherini
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner 2x in December. Dishes were outstanding on both visits - what a treat. Great combination of flavours, beautifully presented. One of the best wine selections in the country. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank yvetteandyk
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last evening we spent in the Aubergine for an extraordinary dinner. Of course its high price level for ZA, but thats fair about the quality level. Great dinner, perfect wine list, perfect service. If you like gourmet dinners, you need to go there. Reservation is obligatory.

Thank Stefan E
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had bigger expectation of it. Have to say staff is very friendly and gave good options for food and drinks

Thank Martijn E
Richmond Hill, Canada
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168 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aubergine is a little hard to find, tucked away at the end of a street, but it's worth the effort. The food was amazing - exactly as described on the menu and well discussed by the waiter. The wine choices were also perfect for our food. A high end experience all the way through. They even have a separate vegan... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 465 4909

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