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Bombay Bicycle Club

158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 6805
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (41 reviews)
“chilli steak” (15 reviews)
“surf and turf” (6 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a good little bar, sitting is limited so don’t expect to find a seat easily to have your beer/cocktail. The waiting staff are, not rude, but not professional, a group of guys looking for a good time, this can annoy some, or like...More

Thank N1ck_29
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was fairly highly reviewed but the experience didn’t live up to our expectations. The wait staff seemed distracted and it took about half an hour for the beer we had ordered to arrive. Apparently the bar was busy (the restaurant was half empty...More

Thank Naomi T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited based on recommendation, and brought a friend for a birthday dinner. It was a very hot and humid summer's evening, and we were seated upstairs. While the decor is quirky, cute and interesting, we did feel the upstairs area was a little over populated,...More

Thank DKoster101
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 4 girls having dinner. Loved the decor and atmosphere which makes for a lively experience. The staff are warm and friendly. We ordered drinks which took a while to come. The menu is limited and 3 of us went for...More

Thank Kathyfitchett
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We came here based on a recommendation and were left fairly disappointed. We ordered the jalapeño wontons as an appetizer which were alright. Both of us ordered the Chilli Chocolate steak - this came highly recommend to us and was meant to be fantastic. Frankly...More

Thank Elias T
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Food was average not more, price/ value not acceptable for this city. The „Steak with chili-chocolate sauce“ was swimming in chocolate. My fries weren’t even fried, every fast food restaurant can do fries better. Other points: - wine wasn’t cold. - service unfriendly. Better chose...More

Thank Fabian R
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This place is definitely overrated. We got the chili steak, which wasn't of the best quality and over done, the sauce was too sweet and allover the steak. As a proper chef you don't put the sauce over your filet. The fries aren't finished and...More

Thank Max L
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Having been unable to get a table booking on 2 of our previous last 3 annual trips we decided to pop in for a drink first and book for the following week. We really enjoyed our bar drinks and choice of tap beers and cocktails....More

Thank TrekkingWhiteTiger
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We went to this restaurant as a party of 7 girls and had a great time. The restaurant's deco is quirky and you have a lot to look at. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The starters were delicious, specially the chicken croquettes and...More

Thank Vanessa R
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Great ambience our waitress Ky was very welcoming and friendly advising us on menu choices. Good food and drinks

Thank janehandford
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Questions & Answers
10 October 2017|
Response from Natasha D | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they are! It's a fun place & will keep them captivated!
18 February 2016|
Response from NavigatingAbroad |
No, this is the kind of place where anything goes. The servers sometimes dress up in costumes. This is a wild bohemian kind of atmosphere, so if you have some unique piece of clothing collecting dust in the closet, pull it... More
Jaye b
10 July 2015|
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Response from Luke M | Reviewed this property |
All prices in South Africa are really a bargain for US travellers due to the exchange rate. The average meal in a place like the Bombay incl starter, meal, dessert and a few drinks will cost about $25.00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
  • Neighbourhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 6805
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