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The Atlantic Express

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1B Regent Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 439 3038
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this lovely restaurant for dinner with our baby girl. We parked on the side of the road and entered the train restaurant. We were greeted very warmly and given menus. We ordered the green Thai chicken pasta and prawn chaat both were absolutely divine and we enjoyed our meal. The friendly waiter/ manager who served us was also... More 

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dammam
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Eating food in a train was a nice idea , that express good thinking in utilizing unused staff , the food was delicious, family environment,helpful staff and very welcoming manager . Green chicken carry was a signature dish 👍🏻

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Thank medoo1976
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Went there with a voucher that I purchased through Wikideals. I was 1st disappointed when I phoned there to make a reservation and the lady put the phone down to look at her book but then never returned. After I listened to her giving instructions to the waiter and the kitchen I put the phone down. Phoned again much later... More 

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Thank Arnie W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The location is quite original and cool the food ( we had pasta ) was good nice service and nice people

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Thank Nicolas L
Goodwood, South Africa
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Visited the train restaurant on a saturday evening at 15:00. The place was really untidy and table i sat at was sticky and dirty. Waited 10 mins for drinks,not good at all. Had cheese burgers,really tasted bland and presentation lacked severly. I would have went to burger king or Mcds and been more happy. Management should really look into refurbishment... More 

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Thank Kiolan R
Cape Coral, Florida
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We stopped here for a late night coffee. The people were welcoming and very friendly and the service was very good. It is a converted train coach so you feel like you're on a train looking out the window while having your meal. Lovely atmosphere. We kept meaning to go back but were unable to. Pity. We loved the place.

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Thank Frank L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The restaurant is located in Sea Point Main Road and is in an old train. The restaurant is halaal. The food is very good. open for breakfast till late. We had breakfast there and desserts late one night. A definite recommend

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Thank Fuzlin
Johannesburg, South Africa
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97 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Easily accessible and love the train concept. Staff are friendly Menu has a huge variety I found the restaurant to be perfect for any time of day. Later at night can get busy. Parking is limited at times and it is meter parking payable to the guard. Desserts selection are lovely. Great dining option if in Cape Town or Sea... More 

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Thank Muhammed777
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

5 of us. Unbelievable service from the start. The food... what can one say the Seafood platter for one. The of the group had this. Done to perfection with a price tag to boot. Fillet steak that melts in your mouth. No frills no fuss a must go for all seafood and steak lovers.

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Thank jaco v
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited The Atlantic Express for Dinner this past Saturday. Ultimately the food was great (even though the Waiter got it all wrong), from adding the incorrect sauce on the Steak to getting the drinks completely wrong.. which was of course rectified. The one thing that really bothered me the most was the space issue. I felt cramped up in... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Halal
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1B Regent Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 439 3038

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