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Bombay Bicycle Club

158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 6805
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (36 reviews)
“steak” (52 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very unique space. Fun and interesting, but.....food was slow to arrive and very average. Staff was friendly but our waitress seemed quite inexperienced so the service was awkward and slow. There are a couple tables that just should not be tables. We were first seated...More

Thank _TejasRT_
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Music and decor is entertaining and different. Staff is quirky. But they run around a lot without being sufficient. Overall I like the place, but they are not accommodating for vegans except if you arrange the day before. Veggies have a few options, but adding...More

Thank Liani G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Funky fun atmosphere. Great food. Very good service. Busy night but the staff worked to accommodate us, Lovely to be a short walk from our guesthouse!

Thank fvmiller
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The waiters were super lovely and our food was delicious, we sat on a table with swings, which was a lot of fun. They recommended really nice red wine, I had some fish and my friends, one had beef and the other ribs, everything was...More

Thank Grama000
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The hype about this place is real. Hard to get in etc. So we were happy to finally manage to get a booking. Atmosphere was lovely and very cool decor. Wine, cocktail and dessert menus were good too but that was pretty much it. Food...More

Thank Vikavei
Reviewed 5 May 2017

What an amazing way to celebrate my 40th Birthday!!! The food was delicious and the service was world class!!!

Thank CapeAbilityTours
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We have been there for a spontaneous dinner and we liked the atmosphere and the vibey music. Unfortunately the strawberry daiquiri was not good at all (one deco strawberry on top, the rest was a very artificial strawberry flavor) and the food was ok but...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This place is absolutely wonderful. The décor is without comparison and the ribs are delicious. The staff is friendly and relaxed, and the view from the outside street tables over the mountain sunset is very special. And- oh - they have "Cape Town Blonde" on...More

Thank malinsynneborn
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great food, hipster atmosphere, tons of stuff to look at BUT I was not liking how dark it was in there. I know most of South Africa suffers from rolling black outs from time to time but this place was lit only by candles and...More

1  Thank Izabela J
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The place is pretty nice: cool quirky decoration and cosy lighting. Shame it was all ruined by the food. My boyfriend is Coeliac so we always make sure what gluten free meals they have on the menu by asking the waiters. So we asked this...More

Thank Victoire L
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
joniwalker
is there a dress code?
18 February 2016|
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Response from NavigatingAbroad |
No, this is the kind of place where anything goes. The servers sometimes dress up in costumes. This is a wild bohemian kind of atmosphere, so if you have some unique piece of clothing collecting dust in the closet, pull it... More
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Jaye b
hi-i am going to South Africa next May and would love to eat at the Bombay Bicycle Club. What is the price range in US dollars? Thank you.
11 July 2015|
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Response from Luke M | Reviewed this property |
All prices in South Africa are really a bargain for US travellers due to the exchange rate. The average meal in a place like the Bombay incl starter, meal, dessert and a few drinks will cost about $25.00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
  • Neighbourhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 6805
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