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“Best meal we have had by far”
Review of The Mess

The Mess
Ranked #240 of 1,244 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 24 - USD 37
Description: "In the 15th century, a group of people who ate together was known as a mess". The Mess is a restaurant and Bar located in Cape Town's trendy De Waterkant Village in Green Point. Our menu emphasizes sharing plates of enjoyable food, representing a diverse variety of cuisines. We love food, lots of different food, just like you!!
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Description: "In the 15th century, a group of people who ate together was known as a mess". The Mess is a restaurant and Bar located in Cape Town's trendy De Waterkant Village in Green Point. Our menu emphasizes sharing plates of enjoyable food, representing a diverse variety of cuisines. We love food, lots of different food, just like you!!
Reviewed 6 April 2018

My boyfriend and I went for dinner and the food was out of this world. The decor was really stunning. We sat outside, it was so pretty with the fairy lights. For starters we had the tuna ceviche and the pulled pork bao slider. I enjoyed both but the tuna was my favorite. For the mains we had the lamb neck and the pork belly , The best roast ever. Both meats were so tender. We will definitely be back.

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carlene361, Owner at The Mess, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for this amazing review!! The courtyard with the fairly lights is a magical spot and the tuna ceviche also my favourite :)

We appreciated you taking the time to write a review, see you soon!

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

yet another coffee down the drain, yet again asked for coffee latte and I got something what resembled flat white.
Coffee on its lone is ok, but person who makes it does not know how to make coffee, difference between 62 and 70 degrees milk, and what is most important micro foam and just bubbles in the top of the milk.
For my money is Null, cant bother to ask again to remake my coffee, once bad always bad.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Mezzos and flatbreads.

Great ribs. Menu is uncomplicated and simplified. Lovely options to pair with wine.

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carlene361, Owner at The Mess, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Very happy you enjoyed our menu! We appreciate the good feedback.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here at The Mess. The ambience was great. The decor is interesting.
And the food was lovely.
The bao sliders were delicious and the steak was great.
The waitress explained the menu to us and took our starter order but was not paying attention and didn’t hear that one of the orders was for a main.
Then it went down hill from there. Some regulars came in she spent the whole time with them.
Took their drink order and gave them their drinks too and took their food order before she even came and took our drink order.
Once she took our order she asked me what I would like then turned away to listen to someone else and had to ask me again.
Overall we found the service very poor which is disappointing because as mentioned the food was great.

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carlene361, Owner at The Mess, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for the great feedback regarding the good food. The comments regarding service is well noted. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Four of us went for dinner; the starters were Tuna Cerviche, Pork Belly Taco , Salt and Pepper Squid (Special ) all excellent. Mains were Belly Pork and Pork loin ribs. The mains were not as good as the starting plates to share.In hindsight, we should have doubled up on the delicious starting plates to share. The service was attentive and pleasant. The four seater tables are a wee bit small.... next time we would go back for the doubled up starters to share....

Thank Philip R
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carlene361, Owner at The Mess, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for the feedback, nice to hear you enjoyed our sharing plates. Comments on the mains are noted. Hope to welcome you back again soon.

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