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Arugula Bistro and Bread

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Shop 18 Welgemoed Forum, Bellville 7530, South Africa
+27 21 913 6906
07:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this little bistro for breakfast on Saturday morning and were immediately seated. The menu is not lengthy but suits the dietary needs of many customers. We have had several meals there and are yet to be disappointed. The chef is visible and you can watch your food being prepared. When the food arrived it was well presented... More 

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Cape Town
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate our anniversary and the food and setting lived up to the occasion. Unpretentious, this wonderful restaurant has a great selection of dishes. Both the deboned lamb's ribs and pork belly were divinely flavoured and beautifully presented. For dessert (see photo), there are a range of home made ice creams and two rather peculiar sounding mixtures.... More 

Thank F C
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

What an absolute joy to discovery that a brilliant restaurant in our hood, Arugula Bistro, does take aways! We ordered steak and, thanks to chef Anouchka, it was cooked exactly as ordered - one medium and one rare and the packaging was above the norm. But the best was to enjoy this melt-in-the-mouth steaks! Scrumptious onion rings and super hand... More 

Thank Hester d
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit and I am glad we booked. The atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyably vibey. The service was good and effective without being in your face. We all had burgers and everyone enjoyed theirs. The open kitchen adds to the atmosphere and the home-made ice cream is a must it was delicious. I thought that some prices... More 

Thank Kate S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I went here as part of a large party for a work function. It was a set menu due to the size of the party, and while everyone who ordered the steak and chips seemed to be happy with their meal, my order (hake served with a corn salsa and crushed baby potatoes) was very average. Perhaps I ordered the... More 

Thank Traveller_CT2014
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Great service received from restaurant with a very accommodating hostess. Dishes was fantastic (hake and mushroom ravioli). The dishes were well prepared and came out quickly for the amount of people currently in the restaurant. Lovely atmosphere

Thank Rohan V
Cape Town, South Africa
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We were a party of 12 for a midweek dinner. Following initial drink orders, it was hard to get the attention of the waiters who were very busy with all the other tables. When we eventually managed to draw our waiter's attention, he was very friendly and efficient. We were delighted that the Korean BBQ pork ribs were back on... More 

Thank Realdrv
Bellville, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Excellent food. Good service. Nice view of mountains. Parking close by. Very friendly service. Recommendable.

Thank pdmuller
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Service in the beginning of the evening was great but after mains we had to ask for dessert and the bill twice... we were ready to pay and again had to ask for the card machine and then received the bill again. The food looked amazing but the steak was rather bland, though the ravioli was better. The highlight was... More 

Thank John T
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Arugula is an excellent restaurant. it is situated in a residential area and therefore popular with people who just want to drop by for quality bistro style food. been there many times and the food has always been well prepared and of high standard. BUT, the acoustics is so bad that you cannot hold a conversation. i was there last... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 18 Welgemoed Forum, Bellville 7530, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Bellville
  • Phone Number: +27 21 913 6906

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