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Savoy Cabbage

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101 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2626
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Well judged cooking. I had the zebra loin which, as a Brit, I was slightly worried about. I needn't have. It was delicious. My wife had the lamb which was cooked to perfection. Friendly service with a smile and an excellent bottle of wine.

Thank moumoulous
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Amazing food, excellent service and great atmosphere. Went with friends after a recommendation and I have to say I was extremely impressed. The menu changes daily, although it always includes the restaurant signature dishes. All of the wines on the wine list are locally sourced and the wine we had with our meal was excellent. One of the secrets of... More 

Thank RayL1892
Bedfordshire, UK
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

We had a delicious meal here during our stay in Cape Town. The staff were very nice and attentive and the décor of the restaurant is a bit different. We had a nice table and some nice food, including zebra. One of the desserts was a bit stale with the wrong ice cream compared to their menu and they apologised... More 

Thank ClareS1981
Norfolk, VA
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014

I've been at a workshop in Stellenbosch, so this was my first night in Cape Town and the La Rose B&B recommended the Savoy only 2 blocks away...wow! The wait staff were attentive but not hovering, the interior is delightfully eclectic, the selections were all unique and something for everyone, good wine selection, and the food itself was delightful. I... More 

Thank GregCinVA
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014

This was our first meal in Capetown as we were incredibly jet lagged from the journey from Australia. The concierge at our hotel booked this for us because he insisted that we would love it. He was SOOO right! I am pretty sure we had one of the last reservations (around 9pm) and the service was efficient but not overly... More 

Thank CMGroovy
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Visited the restaurant many times during my studies at UCT. Located perfectly in the city and the interior was perfect with its high ceilings and industry touch. The staff was very friendly and had an impressive knowledge about wines. The food was 9 out of 10 visits outstanding. Only shortly after the reopening in June, the level of the food... More 

Thank BenTomN
Palo Alto, California
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199 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

This restaurant has excellent ambience - set in a very old brick building, with modern fixtures and a wonderful light fixture with Bishop Desmond Tutu swinging from a chandelier. I had the salad of spiced roasted nuts with poached pears and feta which I loved. My wife was also delighted with her butternut and goat's cheese tart. For our main... More 

Thank Wanderdogs
Savoyowner, Owner at Savoy Cabbage, responded to this review

I am so sorry that the chicken dish did not meet the excellence of the other dishes you so enjoyed. Our chicken is free range and it usually is tender and tasty. I have tasted tonight's rendering of this dish and enjoyed it, but I must admit it is one of the plainer dishes on the menu and this is... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

The food was amazing and the service was top notch - the staff are incredibly knowledgable about the wine and the menu. We had starters and mains but unfortunately too full to sample the desserts. An overall great evening out.

Thank Donna F
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

This place is great. They have an interesting menu with some unusual combinations that turned out to be very tasty. We did starter, main and desert and we rarely eat that much. The wife loved the decor. Special mention for the service which was excellent. Oh, and the maitre d' looks like Penfold from Dangermouse. Which is cool.

Thank Chris K
Savoyowner, Owner at Savoy Cabbage, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. You have caused great mirth here and introduced us to Frank's cartoon character. Penfold is our new screensaver! Thank you for introducing him to us. More 

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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014 via mobile

Innovative dishes and very good (and sexy :-) service. Loved the industrial style. They even tried Spaetzle, a local German dish, which went down well with my better half

Thank Philip H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
African, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 2626
Enjoy creative contemporary cooking in a visually exciting venue. With its historic Table Mountain stone and old brick that dates back to the 18th century, architect Leon Saven's design is complemented by glass, concrete and exposed ducting. Cabbage motif chandeliers and salt dishes, fine table appointments and impeccable service reflect outstanding attention to detail. The menu alters daily, using the freshest local produce and combines unusual flavours to excite the palate of the discerning diner. A boutique wine list which is very reasonably priced.

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