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Mitchell's Scottish Ale House

) #104 of 917 Restaurants in Cape Town Central $$ - $$$ ,
Cnr East Pier & Dock Road V&A Waterfront | Old Dock Master Building, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 5074
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Cnr East Pier & Dock Road V&A Waterfront | Old Dock Master Building, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here. Had a good waiter Teddy. Friendly and helpful. Oh but the food totally overpriced and so mediocre. Not even nice. The chicken snitzsel is so dry. Horrible horrible. The fish and chips another disappointment. Old oil, frozen fish not even fresh...More

Thank Penel0pe1968
russzieff, Director of Sales at Mitchell's Scottish Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your lunch at Mitchells last week. I appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We strive to give quality food at all times and can assure you that all our food is fresh. I look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very lively spot with sports on TV and a big, boisterous crowd. The food was good but not great, the beer selection also good but not great.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I am one of a group of volunteers based in the waterfront. A number of our group are students with limited income. Mitchell's has been our stopover for many years, sometimes up to three times a week. Over the last month a new menu has...More

Thank idmw
russzieff, General Manager at Mitchell's Scottish Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We update our menu once a year, usually between April and June and although many suppliers increased their prices significantly after April, we have kept ours at last year's prices till now. We have re-looked at our costs and have...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

visited this pub while we were at the waterfront. Very good beer (if you are OK with lighter beers) and the food was plentiful for the price

Thank SanDiego333
Reviewed 12 June 2017

What a disappointing bar. The bartender was very surly and extremely slow. And, a lot of people are smoking inside so you have to sit outside to avoid being overwhelmed by smoke (there are lots of smokers outside as well). I'll never return to this...More

Thank trvladdict
russzieff, General Manager at Mitchell's Scottish Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry to hear about your disappointing visit to our bar. I would like to apologise for the poor service you received. Did you perhaps get the barman's name? Either off his/her name badge or off the receipt you received. We have both smoking...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

The wife and I were staying in the area after two weeks on safari. The first night we just wanted a beer or two and some pub food. Mitchell's was recommended and within easy walking distance. We were there about 8:00 on a Saturday and...More

Thank Murphy G
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We stopped here for a couple of beers on our way to dinner one evening. Nothing fancy but does have a good selection of beers so served its purpose. The service was slow - both to order and then waiting for the beers to arrive....More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Being a craft brew aficionado, I was drawn to this place straight away. Good service and nice local craft beer. Had a chicken schnitzel w fries and it was excellent w a pint of house amber ale I think it was somewhere around 130 Rand....More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We went in for a pint after eating nearby. Most of the place allows smoking, including all the ground floor. The beer selection is quite extensive, including some darker brews, which can be hard to find in South Africa. Service ok. And you need to...More

Thank yycyycyyc
Reviewed 31 May 2017

If you want a pub lunch this is the place to go! They have live music on a Friday which is very popular and worth going to if you're wanting a festive evening

Thank Lauren S
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Jenn T
12 June 2017|
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Response from RussellZ50 | Property representative |
Hi there Yes we do sell ciders. We have local and international ciders and 2 ciders on tap. Looking forward to see you in our venue.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr East Pier & Dock Road V&A Waterfront | Old Dock Master Building, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 5074
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