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The Quarterdeck Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Portswood Road | Victoria and Alfred Waterfront area, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 418 3281
07:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 19:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We patronized this restaurant for the first time and had high expectations for quality of service and food. It is absolutely not worth the visit as we were expecting to savour real Cape Town style fish and chips. The fish was tough - knife couldn't cut through the batter - chips could be counted with on the hand and the... More 

Thank manogaran2006
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a wonderful Tour at Simon's Town, we went to Quarterdeck for lunch and I have to say the staff was really great. The only reason I would not go back is their foot. It was very dry and tasteless. The salad was old. The fish was dry and saltless. Next time I will pass that place.

Thank vanenciad2016
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here one evening after a tiring day, the service and food was sublime and the bill was only 515rand! Recommend their bubuti it's a traditional South African dish, it was delicious. If you're around the waterfront seek it out. It was an old prison and has lots of historical facts dotted around the restaurant.

Thank Lynne2908
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We have stopped in the quaint town of Simon's Town every time we head around the Peninsula and inevitably we find ourselves drawn to the Quarterdeck for a brekkie which fills the gap and then some. After checking out the market on the square and perused the curios shops in main road, Quartedeck's full English breakfast is a must! The... More 

Thank Freshairviews
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Freshly cooked and good choice and very generous portions. Such menu is small but quality makes up. All waiters and bar people very friendly will help with anything

Thank terrytach
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Five of us went for dinner at the restaurant - it was recommended by our tour guide. We had 3 orders of what I believe was called the Chef's Choice and had leftovers (which unfortunately we could not take with us). All the dishes we ordered were amazing - but my favorite was the chicken curry dish. Food, wine and... More 

Thank chicago821
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Only had breakfast, but had five of them! Good food sleections, cereals, fruits, yogurts, typical english breakfast fare plus devilled lambs kidneys. Waiting staff ok and Theo tried hard

Thank Gareth E
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you don't like curry, look for another restaurant. We ordered off the menu and it was fine, but would have chosen another place had we known that it is actually an Indonesian restaurant.

Thank MemeMuskegonMI
Cape Town
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This place was so good we ate there twice in one week! The Chef's Choice is a veritable feast and excellent value for money. From the excellent starter platter, through the extensive main dishes to the dessert it was a sumptuous affair. The charming staff made us feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The ambiance was quiet and... More 

Thank Rotgif
Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Nice meal with a good selection of Cape Malay dishes. Pumpkin soup was a good choice. The husband had a prawn curry which he enjoyed, I had the traditional babootie which was a tad disappointing as the custard topping was overcooked. Our server was very nice and unobtrusive.

Thank Margaret O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portswood Road | Victoria and Alfred Waterfront area, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 3281
This is a Cape Malay Restaurant inside the Portswood Hotel, in tehw aterfront area of Cape Twon

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