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NV-80

NV-80
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  • Phone Number 0214397112
  • Location The Point, 76 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
  • email info@nv-80.co.za
  • Website URL www.nv-80.co.za
  • Opening Hours

    Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12noon to 2.30pm

    Dinner: Monday to Sunday 6pm to 10.30pm

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Cost
R250
Ambience
Classic elegance, Contemporary cool
Food
Seafood, Steak
Payment
Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Clement Pedro

Food
Since its opening, NV-80 has become a popular dining solution for not only locals in the area but also the rest of Cape Town. On any given evening you can expect the restaurant to be full of guests, from families, friends and first dates, NV-80’s menu caters to all groups and occasions. The menu has a lot to offer in terms of variety with a number of seafood and meats dishes available, again making it a restaurant that caters to everyone.

For starters we chose the caramelised pear and gorgonzola salad and the grilled calamari tubes. Even though the pear and gorgonzola salad might now be considered a little retro it was still well done and was a good start to the dinner. The calamari was perfectly cooked; the portion size generous. For mains we selected the ribeye, served with Café de Paris butter and Queen Prawns with a salad as our second selection. The ribeye was perfectly tender and cooked well, but lacked a depth of flavour which was almost corrected with the café de Paris. It’s worth ordering a few sides for the table, as as much effort is put into these as with the mains. The roast vegetables were perfectly cooked and delicious with a squeeze of lemon. The prawns could not be faulted – besides being tender and perfectly cooked they also had a delicious slightly charred taste to them and were seasoned to perfection.

We finished dinner of with a Valrhona chocolate mousse and mint custard and an espresso with a dash of grappa. Without a doubt the mousse and custard were a hit with the espresso and grappa being the ideal way to end the meal. Overall NV-80 offers good bistro food that makes for an everyday, every occasion dining experience with good service to match.

Drinks
A concise but interesting wine list including French Champagne for a special occasion. The cocktail menu offers some unusual and delightful choices – try the Green Tea, made with absinthe, if you dare!

Service
Every staff member in NV-80 delivers service that is not only professional but, most importantly, effortless. This makes the dining experience that much more enjoyable.

Ambience
You’d be forgiven for forgetting that the restaurant is situated inside a mall as the large windows are covered with large blinds, which does create a better setting. The oversized print on the wallpaper covers most of the restaurant and adds to the size of the venue, which is smartly filled with black tables, chairs and a beautiful bar which catches your eye in a subtle way with soft, mood setting lights. There’s no doubt that the venue was well thought out to accommodate a lot of people in one sitting, without making it feel overcrowded and cramped.

(September 2016)

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User reviews

  • You would not imagine that a restaurant in a Shopping Centre could become a destination restaurant but NV80 is just that! We thoroughly enjoy dining at NV80 and for us it's a date night as the cocktail barman muddles a perfect mojito and the seafood and steaks are just outstanding. My personal favorite is to have two starters - the sautéed prawns with garlic, chilli and caper berries and the beef fillet Trinchado and my husband says the lamb rump is simply the best! What we like is that - if it's too hot, too windy, rainy or cold you can park at The Point Centre in Sea Point underground and just pop up on the first floor to NV80.
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  • The 1 star service rating is for our wonderful waiter...otherwise the restaurant deserves ZERO. My friend made a reservation for three people last night(Tuesday 08 August) at 7:30pm. One person arrived around 7:25pm and was asked by the hostess to take a seat on the sofa in front of the hostess desk, since she was the first to arrive. She asked whether or not the table was ready, to which she received the answer that because she was the first, and only one there, they will only seat her when the rest of the party arrives. Then I arrived around 7:35pm, shocked to see my friend waiting like a child in a naughty corner, she tells me she has been told to wait until all 3 people are there. A guy(we assume to be the manager) approaches us and asks if we've been assisted yet. My friend annoyingly indicated that the hostess asked her to wait on the sofa until our full party arrives before she could seat us. To which he responds, I'll sort it out. He then has a word with the hostess. Informs us that we will need to wait, and without giving us a chance to rebuke assists patrons who walked through the door at that moment. He then disappears and I am now growing increasingly annoyed (and hungry). He makes an appearance 10 mins later and when I approach the hostess desk where he is standing to find out what is going on (because by now I was quite sure they did not have a table ready for us and giving us stories). He then smugly says, actually I was just coming to inform you that your table is ready (really? when? I approached YOU at the desk, you didn't walk over to tell me this!) So as we're being lead to the table, we then state that the issue was not really that we were not all there yet, but rather that the table was not ready. He then denies this and states that we need to be more understanding, they are fully booked (we have a booking too) and can only seat us when the full table had arrived! Never in my life have I heard of such ridiculousness. Clearly we were not happy, and whom we assume to be the owner then approaches our table to find out what the issue is. We explained, to which he basically responds, 'well are you happy now? You have your table now...?' Turns out mr obnoxious manager was actually mr owner's son... We should've left... the food was over cooked and below subpar. All that drama was not worth it. Will never return. And will never ever have a good thing to say about this place
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  • Certainly one of the best steaks I have had in Cape Town. The establishment does not look like a traditional steakhouse in any manner, but as they say, looks can be deceiving. Victor and his team have things waxed.
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  • Delicious steak with a cozy environment. perfect for a date night or dinner with friends
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  • Definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Cape Town, We had the mussels in a white wine garlic sauce to start *tip: Order their garlic roll to enjoy with this dish. For mains I had the king prawns which were plump and very tasty. I must say that it is a bit pricey to dine there, but for the quality of food and service you receive its worth every penny.
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  • Visited NV-80 for the first time for a birthday on Friday evening. Steak wise, portions were very generous and cooked to absolute perfection (far tastier and much better cooked than a steak I had a week earlier at a previously Top nominated restaurant). If I had to critique anything it would be that the Greek salad that we ordered for the table was a bit too dressed for my liking, but other than that everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal choices.
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  • This restaurant prides itself on good service. The waiter knew what he was talking about and had some great recommendations. The lavish decor and being waited on hand and foot, honestly made me feel like royalty. With regards to the food, we really went to town because everything looked delicious. I can recommend the Bloody Mary Oysters with glass of bubbly to start. The Rib Eye Steak was perfection, but the fat and juicy Queen prawns was the star of the meal. For dessert we went with a good old Don Pedro- their whiskey selection is almost as impressive as their bar! The whole experience makes the prices relative value and you don't mind splashing out! Happy Customer.
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  • A group of us went to NV-80 for a friends birthday. I had the lamb chops with wild mushroom sauce on the side which was good. For dessert I had creme brûlée but will definitely have the fondant next time. Everybody enjoyed the evening.
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  • My family and I went there for my mom's birthday, I had the prawns for dinner and they were by far the best prawns I have ever had, they were made in the most delicious garlic, white wine sauce. My sister had a steak which was also very good, the porcini mushroom sauce is came with was to die for!
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  • I've had the pleasure of dining here twice.i found it by chance, and had no idea it was the baby sister of Pigalles.

    I've had steak both times, I don't know where they source their meat from, but it's the best in Cape Town. A bold statement I know... Even with the likes of Nelson's Eye and Hassar Grill.And their dauphinoise are to die for, as is the garlic bread. Many places have the odd ability to absolutely destroy a garlic bread... But at NV80 you can feel the love. The food is presented well. Simple. The flavours do all the talking here...

    The staff are fantastic. Very Attentive but not intrusive. The menu has some mouth watering items on it. I'm definitely going with seafood on my next trip.

    If I had to have a moan... And I mean "if",It would be the decor. Toned down? Minimalist? That's putting it mildly...very mildly. But as I mentioned earlier, the food does the talking here. Also the air con hasn't worked on both my visits, but that's due to the construction on the mall and Eskom. Once that's complete I can only imagine NV80 will be as successful as Pigalle.

    Will be back soon
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
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