The Village Idiot

R65 avg main meal
Bar scene, Groups
Burgers, Light meals, Pizzas, Steak
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
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Owners description

A true inner-city, ​vintage ​neighbourhood bar and restaurant that embraces South African braai culture.

Relax, unwind and adopt a carefree attitude. The large balcony plays host to braais in summer and offers lovely views of the surrounding concrete jungle, while the enchanting colonial fireplace makes winter nights more bearable.

The menu is ​a melting pot of South African cultures that has been put on a plate. Visitors can expect enticing options like braai boards (a selection of local braaied meats served with chakalaka), freshly baked roosterkoek, Durban-style hot peri-peri chicken, boerewors burgers, biltong and cheese platters, potjies and appetising sides like pap, grilled mielies, potato salad, chips and more.

The venue boasts TVs and a large drop-down projector​ for the screening of sports matches. Live music and an in-house DJ ​creates a vibe that carries the party long into the night.

This is a place where we raise our glasses to foolish renegades, adventurous idiots and all the people who refuse to live life by the rules of normality.

User reviews

  • Cool place and good vibe. Service is slow & food can be better. The ambiance is nice! Late evening music makes it a good jol.
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  • Really great food and an interesting mix of options. It's always vibey and a comfortable atmosphere. Service can sometimes be slow, but that is CTN for you.
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  • Absolutely LOVE the food here! Interesting combinations and great taste! Service by Mpumi was excellent!! What a friendly, warm & helpful guy. I can definitely recommend the Village Idiot for their scrumptious food, their delicious house wine & be sure to ask for Mpumi-the-Great!
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  • The best steak in Cape Town . Absolutely love it. Made perfectly as requested. One medium to well done and one medium to raw. Best pepper sauce and mushroom sauce. We loved it. Great ambiance , great service and the best food ever. A must visit if your in cape town.
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Live entertainment
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking

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