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Clarke's Bar and Dining Room

133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 7648
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“burger” (25 reviews)
“pulled pork” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed today

Trip Advisors "3 days in Cape Town" recommended this place. we were there for 3 nights and took some of the TA advice. We are not exactly youngsters but we still like a good time. Music, drinks etc. We bar hopped (pub crawl others would...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed today via mobile

As many places are closed on Sunday morning this place was very busy and seems to be very popular. Good. Variety and had a most enjoyable cooked breakfast which was great value. Will return

Thank John J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here on a Wednesday night as a couple. From when we were seated until when we eventually got a menu (had to ask) I counted 24mins in my watch. Food was equally disappointing. Menu is limited at best, and number of choices were sold...More

Thank Davids4999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place to start a day in CPT. The coffee is good such as the ambient. The only problem was that the food took a long time to arrive.More

Thank Muriloug
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there. Many thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed it. We're sorry to hear that your food took a long time to arrive, sometimes we get really busy and though the kitchen definitely works as fast as possible, delays do happen. Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve had breakfast here on a previous trip which was good, but you can’t really mess up bacon and eggs. I met a friend here recently for dinner and drinks - staff were lovely, drinks were great but the buttermilk chicken burger was weird -...More

Thank lacarneiro9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clarke's is convenient, vibey and quirky-cool so when I recently booked a table for 8 and had to pay a R500 deposit I was happy to do so despite it being unusual practice. The terms are strict - you forfeit the deposit and the table...More

Thank Cara D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A popular spot for the local Afrikaans people, this place is hip & happening. The food was tasty & the service was good. We noted a lot of people bringing their dogs to the cafe. You can sit inside or outside at the back in...More

Thank Noelle C
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Noelie! Many thanks for the great review, it's so good to hear when people have a good time at Clarke's :) Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All dishes are great, I love the burgers. On Tuesdays they have buy one get one free deal. Unpretentious, affordable, friendly service and always good food. Cool hipster hangout.

Thank MysteryGuestSA
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review :)

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The service is good, always. Staff are friendly and polite. They are a little flexible in their menu. Caters for both vegetarians and meat lovers. And the food is average but sufficient to satisfy a customer. It's a vibey and chilled atmosphere. I like this...More

Thank SGovender108
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks so much for the great review. It's really good to hear that the service is good and we'll be sure to let all our staff know!

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Clarke’s for dinner.It was one of the few restaurants open on a Monday night on Bree Street.We ordered with high hopes..I was especially keen to have their Oyster chowder.I had not had a proper chowder since my last visit to the USA.This one...More

Thank Lynne R
ClarkesCapeTown, Owner at Clarke's Bar and Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you for your review and for your feedback. It really helps hearing where things are not as they should be as it helps us address the issues. We put a lot of love into the food here at Clarke's and to hear...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 7648
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Cape Town diner with juices, all day breakfasts, sandwiches, brunch, dinner and excellent cocktails.
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