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The Atlantic Express

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1B Regent Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 439 3038
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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited The Atlantic Express for Dinner this past Saturday. Ultimately the food was great (even though the Waiter got it all wrong), from adding the incorrect sauce on the Steak to getting the drinks completely wrong.. which was of course rectified. The one thing that really bothered me the most was the space issue. I felt cramped up in... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Located in Seapoint we celebrated one of my best friend's birthday here and it was a one of kind of experience for all of us. The Atlantic Express is run and owned by a lovely couple Showket and his wife. I suggest you make an advance reservation if you are going as a group. The menu has a lot to... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We made a booking and ran late, the owner was wonderful about it. The food was good and affordable. It just got quite awkward when one of the waitresses messed up on one of our orders (which we didn't mind much) and the owner went off at this poor girl in front of the entire restaurant. I didn't appreciate that... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The idea of having a real train as restaurant is cool , but I didn't like the food at all as for people with me they liked it so I don't know but I don't want to visited again also it's expensive

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Thank Abdullah S
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! We stumbled upon this place and thankgod we did!! Looks like a train so went in as we were intrigued :) The calamari and steak combo was the best I've had in a long time, both cooked to perfection! My dad had the jacket spud with veg and pesto and again it was delicious! To finish off we... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I remember this place from decades ago, when it was definitely worth a visit. It's now run by Muslims, who impose their no alcohol ideas on their would-be customers. If they prefer ideology to making a few bob, that's their business, but of course it leaves the atmosphere a bit flat, and with so many other restaurants easily available in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Went here with my fiance and her family. First off pros: Very kid friendly nice cozy place Nice setting service is nice prices are fair for the most part Cons: Little tight area Food tastes okay with nothing special or noteworthy Did have the feeling some of the meat (like the chicken) was from frozen meat that has been sitting... More 

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Parow, South Africa
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We decided to try out this venue which is situated in a train coach. We thought it would be cramped but was surprised at the way the diner was laid out, in typical train layout with a diner twist. The food was promised to be the best and they delivered. It was one of the best experiences of a seafood... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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198 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Restaurant in a train carraige so although somewhat iconic the inside is a bit cramped and is looking a bit tired. We both had seafood platters which arrived timeously and fairly generous portions. Food was good and garlic marsala topping a bit different. Service good. This is a halaal restaurant.

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Thank GaryvE
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This restaurant is in an actual train, so space is limited and I can imagine how cramped it could get. I however loved the cosy feel of the place and the excellent service from both the manager and waitress, made our evening dining enjoyable. We both had steak which was done perfectly to our satisfaction and was more than enough... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1B Regent Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 439 3038

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?