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The Shop

The Shop
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Cost
R135 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Views
Food
Bistro fare, Mediterranean, Seafood, South African, Steak, Vegetarian
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R40

Owners description

THE SHOP is housed in the old Buzbey grill space. Owner/chef run by a husband and wife team.
We pride ourselves on offering free range/ sustainable produce where possible. The menu changes regularly in accordance to what is best and available from our local suppliers. Expect to see some classics like a caesar salad, chicken liver parfait, creme brulee, as well as some simple yet tasty dishes that one would only find at THE SHOP.

User reviews

  • One of the best places to eat steak in Cape Town. Perfect onion rings, well selected cuts and the best stir fry accompaniment. It may not be the fanciest place inside but its quality is excellent. I've been going there for close on 20 years and its never wavered. My only caution: Don't go on a hot night. The air conditioning isn't the best.
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  • First class steak but for those unfortunate enough to be facing the wall there is not much in the way of decor.

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  • This place has the best fillet steak in Cape Town. I love the retro feel too. The place is always packed, so it speaks for itself. Cape Town folk wont flock to an average place.
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  • This place has the best fillet steak in CT...we ate out at Maze and it was not as good as this. I love the retro feel too. The previous reviewer may have gone on an odd, bad night...the place is always packed, so that speaks for itself. Cape Town folk wont flock to an average place.
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  • I just dont get the sparkling reviews Ive read for this place. The steaks were ok, but there are certainly much better to be found for a similar price elsewhere. My wife ordered tomato soup, and what came out had the taste and texture of tinned pasta sauce. My starter was angels on horseback, mussels wrapped in bacon, served on a deviled egg plate with no accompanying sauce or greens. I had expected something similar to clams casino, but the tiny parcels tasted only of salty bacon. The best part was probably the onion rings, fried in a cakey but crisp batter. We didnt bother ordering dessert.

    I expected old school, but Buzbeys is just old. Perhaps the decor elicits some nostalgia for simpler times, but I traveled to Cape Town for the food, and the ambience, and this was a wasted meal for me.
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  • Its a diamond in the rough. An absolute institution.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Licensed
  • Serves food
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair

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