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The Diplomatic Bar & Restaurant Pty

35 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 5000
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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35 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

We visited this restaurant as we couldn't get onto another and glad we did! The service was excellent from beginning to end. My brother had crocodile and it actually delicious and so was my meal of baby chicken. It's quite small so I recommend to...More

Thank M7826
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The food at this restaurant is great. We were a party of 4 people and everyone enjoyed their meals. My boyfriend tasted crocodile for the first time and it was delicious. Waiters very attentive and friendly. A must if you visit Cape Town. It's a...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

We ended up going to the first restaurant we came to as we were very tired after a long day of shark diving and we were definitely not disappointed! I explained that I was vegan and the waiter offered me a variety of dishes that...More

Thank travellover24010
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Lovely authentic SA restaurant - Chris and staff were so friendly - great value - lovely food - steamed bread and Malva pudding amongst the highlights. Had my 60th birthday meal in there - will always remember it.

Thank martinlPumpherston
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We walked past this restaurant on our way to do a walking tour, and out of all the cafés and restaurants we saw, we came back. It was SO worth it - lovely, interesting food, awesome music and attentive staff. Do it.

Thank Catera B
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Eat here if you'd like to enjoy authentic South African food in a simple but very convivial and completely non-touristic restaurant. The staff are friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and happy to recommend dishes based on your tastes. The menu changes daily depending on what fresh ingredients...More

1  Thank SanchosParents
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Wonderful African food, great company. Excelent service and best of all the history of South Africa and Cape Town told by locals.

1  Thank CauduroR
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Pleasant, quiet, nicely decorated, attentive service, and great food. The owner's story of how he got to South Africa and what inspires his cuisine is on a big chalk board for you to read. Great variety of dishes. I'd been wanting bobotie and it was...More

1  Thank moreworld2c
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Just had dinner here food was great, service attentive and prices more than reasonable! Not a flashy restaurant but if you want true African food ( large portions) great flavours.... This is for you! Give it a shot only small but great location, two courses...More

Thank 655erikap
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We tasted a bobotie and some Boerewors there. So sad they did not have the 'Impala thing' that evening. The waiter was so welcoming

1  Thank Bruno B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 5000
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The Diplomatic Bar & Restaurant is a concept that transports the Southern African home cooking to South Africa. Southern African cuisine is a combination of traditional foods and colonial foods influences. We specialize in authentic traditional cuisine. Our food is handcrafted from scratch with fresh and natural ingredients; we do not use artificial ingredients, butter and sugar. All our dishes are flavourful and spiced according to our customers preferences from mild to super spicy. The Diplomatic Bar & Restaurant embraces Southern African lifestyle.