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20 Station Road, Rondebosch, South Africa
+27 21 689 2666
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favourite places on the planet. Everything about it makes me happy. The food is so delicious. Classic French made with exceptional quality ingredients. Closest I've come to feeling like I'm in a French bistro in South Africa. The waiter and chef are so welcoming. Always an amazing experience.

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Thank Philippa C
Bath, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this restaurant last year when we were in Cape Town and went twice and were very happy with the experience. We took two friends there this evening and really were very disappointed. Firstly they have two young people working as waiters who, although willing, really do need some serious training on how to look after their customers... More 

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Thank BathUKMan
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Cargill's is undoubtedly one of the best finds in Cape Town. Everything from the quality of ingredients To the friendliness of staff is outstanding. Staters include : mushroom in a rosemary sherry cream sauce - delicious Chef even prepared a special version of this for me with snails - OMG, so yummy Crayfish Thermidor - outstanding Karoo carpaccio - my... More 

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Thank Joe G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We were going to the Baxter theater and looked for a restaurant close by, we drove past is as it was in a quiet back street and I'd did not jump out so went around the block and found it, the owner welcomed us and sat us down, the restaurant felt like you were transported to a small French restaurant... More 

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Thank antkay
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Cargill's has been a "special" of ours for over 20 years. It is intimate (max30) and the current long term owner/chef, Joska (probably wrong spelling) always does us proud. The menu is short but excellent. On Saturday our 10 strong Sunday Club (don't ask - it's a long story) dined here. The food was excellent, the atmosphere intimate, the music... More 

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Thank Taffyrob
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had such a warm welcome here from Joskwe and his staff Matt and Alfred. Delicious fresh fish and duck and an excellent bottle of wine recommended by Joskwe. A very smallrestaurant with a welcome small menu of home prepared food. Surprising touches like an Amuse Bouche of lemon sorbet, and chocolate truffles before we left. Thank you for a... More 

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Thank Saenthusiast
Nice, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful relaxing venue. Warm, welcoming and cosy. And there's more, the food is also excellent. Faultless in fact. Hard to make a choice when you love everything on the menu (unusual for me), so we will have to return. Confit of duck was gorgeous and I was told the belly pork was historic. Everything is freshly cooked so... More 

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Thank HudsonS16
Teddington, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

There are not many restaurant's this size in the Western Cape. Nor are there many that are as good. Joskte and Vicki, an amazing Hungarian/Irish combination, produce real quality individual tasty food with outstanding service. Very good wine list especially from the Irish owned Doran Vineyards

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Cape Town, South Africa
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

By all accounts the finest restaurant in the Rondebosch area, Cargill's a small, white table-cloth establishment that specialises in classic bistro dishes like duck confit, steak and sole meuniere. It has a good wine list, and a quiet ambience, perfect for conversations among friends or colleagues where one doesn't need to shout. It's not one of those pretentious places that... More 

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1 Thank Alan H
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Realy the hidden gem of Cape Town. Every sent worth....although a bit expensive. Came here for a romantic night. Great wines on sale and the food and service is some of the best I have experienced. Will be back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Station Road, Rondebosch, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Rondebosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 689 2666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?