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Savoy Cabbage

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101 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2626
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

It was fairly quiet the night we dined at the Savoy Cabbage which is perhaps the only reason I haven't rated it 5-star. Some seriously good cooking and some very quirky and different dishes - I had warthog which was delicious, beautifully cooked and present. Mind you I also had a baked radiccio stuffed with gorgonzola for starter, which was... More 

Thank stayathomedad
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

We went to Savoy Cabbage for a birthday dinner. The service we received was excellent and the menu choices were great... things we had never eaten before like Zebra. The food we received was nice. I say nice only because it wasn't amazing. That is what I would expect from a restaurant of this stature. I also feel that the... More 

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Cape Town
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Went back to SC after a long time for a birthday dinner. Food and service truly excellent. Great choice of wines too. Restaurant cleared out quite early, which is what I recalled from previous visit too, but staff quite happy for us to stick around.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is set in a beautiful old building. The interior, like the menu, is quirky. You can see the crumbling old brick walls with ghosts of old windows and doorways that have since been filled with newer brick to make the double volume room that is now the restaurant. Cabbage lights and bishop Tutu appearing to hang in mid... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We arrived in a somewhat cheerless mood, having been soaked to the skin in a cloudburst on our way. We were warmly and unfussily welcomed and treated to superb cooking at reasonable prices. We wouldn't recommend getting soaked, but we would strongly recommend this restaurant!

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Washington, Virginia
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

I enjoyed my meal here. I had the warthog - and it was very good. Quite memorable. My wife and I split the soup - a mushroom/chicken I believe. It was tasty. My carpaccio was very good. I wouldn't say it was spectacular. But, all in all, a great meal in a great atmosphere.

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Kenmore, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Compared to our other eateries this is a 3+. Service is excellent and sauces are great. Meat is a bit chewy especially for us from the states. The high point would be the variety and good quality of their appetizers.

Thank Dwight T
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

I went to Savoy Cabbage last week – I had not been there for a very long time, several years probably, and I left the restaurant wondering WHY NOT? In a city which boasts so many new, trendy, and often very good (sometimes just new and trendy) restaurants, it’s easy to forget the old established ones. But there is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

We went here based on a recommendation of a friend. We arrived late on what turned out to be a slow night for the Savoy Cabbage, but no worries we were welcomed with open arms and the chef called back in to cook for us. We all had the rack of lamb and there was clean plates all round. The... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

A Capetonian recommended this place for me to take out some work colleagues. It was relaxing yet classy with very friendly service (we arrived at 6:45 PM when the staff were still eating and they let us in and allowed us to order drinks). They are on two levels with a stone floor. Simple, cozy, friendly but classy all at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
African, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 2626
Enjoy creative contemporary cooking in a visually exciting venue. With its historic Table Mountain stone and old brick that dates back to the 18th century, architect Leon Saven's design is complemented by glass, concrete and exposed ducting. Cabbage motif chandeliers and salt dishes, fine table appointments and impeccable service reflect outstanding attention to detail. The menu alters daily, using the freshest local produce and combines unusual flavours to excite the palate of the discerning diner. A boutique wine list which is very reasonably priced.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?