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126 Cape Kitchen & Cafe

126 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 481 3700
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible20%
10 May 2018
“Excellent food, inexpensive prices....what's not to love?”
18 Nov 2017
“Not a place to recommend”
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African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Halal
$$ - $$$
126 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Located within the Hilton hotel in downtown Cape Town, a delightful respite from city traffic in a transquil environment. Food is fresh and delicious, with locally-sourced ingredients. Prices are very reasonable and the service is excellent.

Thank TravelingWoman001
Reviewed March 17, 2018

My wife and I were looking forward to a great steak and bottle of South African red. We were horrified to discover that this restaurant does not serve alcohol, although alcohol is offered in the Executive Lounge and Signal Hill Bar. For a hotel chain...More

Thank 80_phileas_fogg
Reviewed November 28, 2017

It was a good place to eat the food was very fresh full of flavours, if we came back we would give it a trial.

Thank libertyj606
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

We visited this Cafe last night. The place is clean and neat. Good deco, however we were disappointed by the variety of desserts to choose from considering that my husband and I planned on just having dessert. There were only 2 options on the menu....More

Thank Taskeen H
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Was disappointed that the indian restaurant had closed but tried the new lobby one. Interesting food and mixes cape and SA cuisine with eastern techniques. I tried the bobotie dim sum and was surprised. The chicken tikka was not great as not done in a...More

Thank tnick48
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful setting with good food and a friendly atmosphere. Child friendly. Thank you Jully Awiduhaye for making our visit extra special😘

Thank marisaanndutoit
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

The idea of a tea paired with dessert is great. The lounge decor is warm and the atmosphere was great for a girls get together. The desserts were good and we enjoyed the experience. Negatives the tea was luke warm...by the time you get to...More

Thank AmBand
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

We decided to try out this new restaurant as a family. When I entered i was very impressed by the beautiful decor and ambiance. The friendly waitress brought menus on tablets. This matched the expectation of an sophisticated menu. And the menu was fancy. We...More

Thank AslamParker
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Wonderful meal last weekend at the Hilton, and friendly attentive service too. Steaks were cooked perfectly and the duck as well. Great flavours and interesting tea pairing as well, the rooibos chocolate truffle worked perfectly with the duck, presentation was well executed too. Homemade ice...More

Thank chef782
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

What a complete disappointment (at a price i should add). Been there a few times before the new restaurant and it was okay, nothing amazing though, just 'okay' with some mistakes thrown in for good measure. Like the salad that had some kind of disinfectant...More

Thank Nabeel R
Management response:Responded June 14, 2017

Dear Nabeel R Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay on Facebook, your feedback is important to us. I regret to read that you were not entirely satisfied with your experience at our Iftar buffet served at 126 Cape Kitchen &...More

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 481 3700
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The culinary team of 126 Cape Kitchen & Café is delighted to invite you to a fun dining experience. Start your day off with our international breakfast buffet which offers a variety of delicious foods and beverages to kick start the day. Lunch and dinner a la carte in a convivial, friendly and interactive setting. The menu is created with flavours from traditional South African, Cape Malay, and Asian cooking. The fusions are unexpected and exceptional. The flavours are playful, innovative, and explorative. The experience is designed to satisfy all the senses and leaves you with a whole new way of thinking about the flavour combination and food pairing. The global fusion of flavours is created with local, seasonal ingredients and a healthy dose of imagination. The restaurant is categorised as Fun Dining. Don’t let that title fool you; it is fun world-class dining experience in an opulent setting. The restaurant is halaal certified and therefore offers teas from around the world will be at the heart of our signature dishes, a pairing experience that unlocks flavours in a way you have never experienced before. Complimentary parking is available to all non-overnight staying guests. Taste the imagination. It's fine dining done playfully; we call it fun dining. From the uniquely designed, locally handcrafted crockery and glassware to our engaging Master Classes, Chefs tables & Baking classes. Every touchpoint of the restaurant will delight the senses and create a feeling of fun, playfulness and superior quality.
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