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Reverie Social Table

226A Lower Main Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
+27 79 060 6971
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  • Excellent92%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“karoo lamb” (3 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 pm - 12:00 am Hours
European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
226A Lower Main Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been to Durban for business. During that week-end there was a beach festival along the North beach. The City of Durban was so vibrant and you could hardly find a parking around the beach that Saturday. The Law Enforcement Officers were visible all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 564mlungisim
Reviewed 5 days ago

very very good food. loved the atmosphere, only thing I remember is that having a conversation was quite though. was there couple months ago, but just created this account. Would definitely recommend to go there nevertheless.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ElisabethJohnson1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am no connoisseur of food or wine. I have rather limited experience with wine. So I would say this was a very relaxing evening in the company of some amazing people from around the world and of course South Africa as well. I loved...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 435selvas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Reverie Social Table!!Chef Julia's concept is one of a kind. It's like having a personal chef prepare a meal for you and your friends ( even though we didnt know the 16 other people at the table...that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank davidpaustin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Twenty people at a large table. The chef/owner says she finds an interesting winemaker and fashions her menu around them. There are some near great, reasonably priced wines in South Africa. The ones served did not fit that category. The food was very good -...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Terence M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The concept is great, one big table for 20 persons, you meet "strangers" and start to know each other during the dinner. you pay at the booking and get a menu withh pairinf wines. BUT : - it's getting very quick very noisy so at...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Ompile
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In case you haven't picked up on this yet, it's family style dining, multiple courses wine wine pairing. It's a cool concept and the staff does a good job to create a fun, welcoming atmosphere. The food itself was very good but I'll be honest...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank tjjc87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Not sure what to expect at first, but once we were there it fell into place. 20 complete strangers sat at one long table, all enjoying a menu chosen by the Chef to match the wines from a local estate. It was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Mandi172015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly rated for the great experience....nice to have a delicious 5 course meal with folks from around the world....the Netherlands, France, Brazil, South Africa, and the USA were all represented. The restaurant accommodated my wife’s gluten free (celiac) diet while presenting really interesting and tasty...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Foot_Loose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this as one of the evenings eating experiences in Cape Town - and it worked out really well. It seemed to be in quite a dodgy part of town, but in fact we didn't have to worry, and once inside the food and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank golfgoddess123
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Suzan R
14 December 2018|
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Response from takeaction | Reviewed this property |
My recollection is it's about a 15-minute taxi/uber drive from the waterfront area. Slightly sketchy area.But well worth the trip for a fabulous feast!
25 November 2018|
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Response from Foot_Loose | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They accommodated my wife's gluten free (celiac) diet with ease. A couple of courses were different than the rest but they were really interesting and tasty.
16 November 2018|
Response from Julia_Hattingh | Property representative |
Hello Brian, so sorry I didn't see your message! Thank you for joining our Social Table, it was such a pleasure :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 75
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226A Lower Main Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 79 060 6971
  • E-mail
Join the Social Table for a totally unique dining concept. An eclectic space to eat, drink and be merry with some fabulous company. Table d' Hote style eatery with a set 5 course dinner, each paired with boutique wines from around the Western Cape. Perfect for the lone traveler, couple, friends and groups. It's a must try when visiting the Mother City!
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