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39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 0000
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
18:00 - 22:00All hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were quite disappointed. We felt that the chef was in over his head. We've done plenty of fine dining to recognize when a dish is properly and appropriately prepared. Dishes tasted bland and forced.

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aubergine exemplifies what wonderful service is all about - attentive, friendly and warm. We had a brilliant waitress and sommelier taking care of us, but you could honestly feel the care and attention of each staff member. From the culinary creations to the carefully chosen...More

Thank Hannah A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aubergine was an amazing culinary experience. We had a wonderful aubergine and goat cheese soufflé, fresh oysters, and oxtail special. We also chose a great bottle of red wine. The service was impeccable. The setting is beautifully rustic and elegant. Aubergine is definitely on par...More

1  Thank WeCrazy4Travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant with great service, delicious wine and delectable food. We weren't that hungry but had a yummy soup and salad.

Thank Ozzles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food at this upmarket contemporary restaurant. Super house Sauvignon blanc from local Cape vineyards complemented my Seafood main and had enough bite to go well with my wife's pork too. Good service and excellent menu. Not cheap but great value for quality given...More

1  Thank DocAnt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pardon, the sommelier, is THE MAN. He guided us to some excellent wine, champagne and grappa selections. Not only did he guide us, but we was constantly checking in. All of the staff were great. The food was delicious. We had the fried oysters to...More

Thank N_Diggitty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to this restaurant on Saturday night. I have been to the test kitchen and found the food to be really good. We expected the same at this restaurant. Well that was not to be. The food is plain with hardly...More

1  Thank roddeventer
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The owner of our guest house recommended this restaurant and we were so happy he did. The restaurant is very attractive and not noisy - a big plus for us. Each of us was very happy with our meal - my husband got a wildebeast...More

Thank CBRS
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My dinner lived up to expectations. Moreover, I was impressed by the extent to which the restaurant catered to a table full of food restrictions. Everyone loved their meal. Coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, it was a great value as well.

Thank MamaAyinde
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Aubergine was highly recommended by my guide book, and I was glad I went! The menu is elaborate -- so many incredible options it was difficult to choose. I did the wine pairing, and the wines and food were excellent. The restaurant is gorgeous, the...More

Thank kimkallen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Barnet Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 465 0000
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