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Duchess of Wisbeach

3 Wisbeach Road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 434 1525
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Wisbeach Road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had been told this was a fun place. It is loud, cramped and very camp which is fine if you like that. But to be continually told by the maitre d' "just wait till the fun starts" for 2 hours before the "fun" actually...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AnnakatrineN
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

The pros : original deco and concept The cons : extremely noisy, due to voice reverberating on naked walls, and music turned up in the evening. Food is average and service on the low side (two different white wines mixed in my glass). A maximum...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank M5492BSolivierb
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Lovely ambiance, although the music is a bit outdated. Service is quick and friendly. The beef fillet (medium rare) was cooked to perfection, however the side accompaniments should be elevated. I would prefer wedges or chunky cut chips. The sauce was a bit too tangy.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mcp18
Reviewed October 25, 2018

I love this restaurant, the vibe, the food, decor, Theresa and Robin. It is where your wild side can have a wild side.... My favourite restaurant in the world, that has delicious food, fabulous atmosphere and is just a friggin great night out. I have...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Justinf532
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We picked this restaurant at random for dinner as it was close to our hotel - when we opened the door we were greeted by candlelit chaos but so much energy! We were shown straight to a table and the service was friendly and attentive,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chirocat80
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

A friend of mine recommended that I went to The Duchess of Wisbeach whilst in Cape Town. As he is one of the hardest people to please, I knew it was worth a visit and I was not disappointed. She (the Duchess that is) has...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sariegreen
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

To the Duchess of Wisbeach, After a pleasant evening and over R2500 spent for a table of four, I Was disgusted that you wouldn't serve a single glass of tap water after dessert. Citing that you can't because of water restrictions was pathetic and a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank ESFresnaye
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Spectacular atmosphere, good food...something completely out of the ordinary, so do not expect the normal.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank stevebenade
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant unfortunately has no respect for the rules in place regarding noise in a residential.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank TealCrooks
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Good Food and Service. Pity about the constant constant 'chase' going on behind the counter by either the owner or manager (not sure). Left feeling sorry for the staff rather than remembering the meal. Had a similar experience at Societi Bistro (adorned with reviews, but...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Chris P
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August 22, 2017|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Very close and you can smoke at the bar.
August 21, 2016|
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Response from cachoc | Reviewed this property |
Hi Chris I don't remember seeing specifically a vegetarian menu, but I am sure they do have vegetarian dishes. Go into their website and see if they are showing the current menu. Cape Town is full of good restaurants and... More
May 24, 2016|
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Response from CCommaille | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is located on Wisbeach Road in Sea Point so I would assume the name has something to do with that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Wisbeach Road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 434 1525
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