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Emily's - CLOSED

55 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 0882
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
23 Sep 2015
“Dinner ”
13 Sep 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
African, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
55 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Very good food, good atmosphere for a nice evening! The service is outstanding, the wines are fine. It is overall a very good place to spend your evening.

1  Thank Bjorn H
Reviewed 13 September 2015

The owner (Johann) can be a bit chatty and might come across as slightly bossy/aggressive. Just relax and you will soon learn that he is actually just talkative. The dinner menu changes every week. The food is absolutely fantastic. A must-have is one of the...More

Thank Mario1547
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We were just wandering around looking for somewhere to eat and found this restaurant. The name somewhere rang a bell and were we blown out of our socks with great service, great food and the general ambience of this off the street restaurant! We were...More

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

A friendly welcome was followed by good service. The food was excellent: the green pea soup with topping of apricot and rooibos purree was an excellent balance of tastes. The sirloin had a bilton basting and a mild green pepper sauce which blended fabulously. Do...More

1  Thank Johann S
Reviewed 16 April 2015

This must be the worst food,the worst service and the worst owner/ in fact the owner doesn't deserve to remain in business, rude,crude and revolting . Simply stay away.

5  Thank mindasyougo
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Booked a table for 7 on a Monday night during a long visit to the Cape area. Arrived to find the restaurant literally completely empty, which at first impression is somewhat alarming. After being seated by a waiter (who was also wearing a chefs outfit,...More

Thank springbok1127
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We went to Emily's on a blustery windy Monday night in Cape Town. We had a party of 7 so made reservations. The restaurant is fairly small but were suprised (and initially worried) we were the only diners. Thankfully, this turned out to be one...More

Thank aah1020
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We all enjoyed the food at this restaurant. Beautifully cooked and presented food - the fish was very good. The panacotta was disappointing but everything else delivered. The service was efficient and very pleasant. We found the atmosphere was relaxed and sufficiently buzzy.

Thank Sheila T
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Emily's bistro It was Monday night, there were 2 of us and 1 other diner, so there was no atmosphere! No doubt there is on other nights. Pleasant enough surroundings, nice waiter (studying for a law degree). The food was generally better than we experienced...More

Thank 19lenny
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Excellent choice of very good food. Book a table outside if the weather is hot. Attentive service. Panacotta not as we know it (more like blancmange) but everything else very good.

Thank Richard G
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 0882
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