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Bombay Bicycle Club

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Bowl
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158 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 6805
16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is absolutely wonderful. The décor is without comparison and the ribs are delicious. The staff is friendly and relaxed, and the view from the outside street tables over the mountain sunset is very special. And- oh - they have "Cape Town Blonde" on tap!

Thank malinsynneborn
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great food, hipster atmosphere, tons of stuff to look at BUT I was not liking how dark it was in there. I know most of South Africa suffers from rolling black outs from time to time but this place was lit only by candles and nothing else. Romantic? Sure.

1 Thank Izabela J
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The place is pretty nice: cool quirky decoration and cosy lighting. Shame it was all ruined by the food. My boyfriend is Coeliac so we always make sure what gluten free meals they have on the menu by asking the waiters. So we asked this waitress if the roast beef was gluten free and said she was going to check... More 

Thank Victoire L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I was taken here for my birthday. Service was amazing, staff were very friendly. Between the three of us we had the pork belly and the chocolate chili steak and the chocolate cigars for dessert. Absolutely amazing all of it. The atmosphere is very eclectic, with the staff often dressing up. It's affiliated with Madame Zingara, so if you've enjoyed... More 

Thank Garth B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Stay as far away from this place if you want to be entertained or just have a nice time with friends. The food is atrocious - between a table of 4 we had 3 different starters and 3 different main courses and they were so bad that we went to McDonalds afterwards (ps it's further down Kloofstreet - you will... More 

Thank Thinus87
Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It is like stepping into a bygone time of traveling shows and gypsy folk, mixed in with contemporary food and a voguish set. The bohemian decor is overwhelmingly peculiar (in a good way), full of surprises and beyond interesting. The vibe is energetic and laid-back. The food is varied and tasty. The waitrons were all very courteous and efficient. The... More 

Thank Hennelie
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Don't go there if you are looking for the best food in capetown. If you are looking for good food interesting dishes and entertaining crew and other guest go there. The difference is always made by people...you will have a nice eveni g there

Thank Gregor F
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We were told about this restaurant by a chap on a boat trip and were so glad we took his advice , Africa /India with a lot of quirkiness added in. Food amazing my hubby had steak with chilli chocolate sauce it was fab, my veal pasta was the best I've had in s long time, service by Frankie was... More 

Thank Mistymoo14
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The food was ok ( chocolate chilli steak ) but the service was poor & we had a table for 3 although there was 5 of us, cramped to say the least. Reasonable prices but seems mainly to be a hang out for the young & hip CT people. It's worth a visit but I'm sure there are many other... More 

Thank Mr S
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My husband spoilt me on Valentines Day and pre-booked at BBC way in advance. The food was a great disappointment- over-cooked, cold, tasteless! Service mediocre, even taking into account that the restaurant was packed. Gas packed up. Felt more like the entrance to a night club. Nothing like I imagined.

Thank CecileSteenberg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?