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Vintage India (Gardens)

Vintage India (Gardens)
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  • Location 27214625106
  • Phone Number Corner of Hiddingh and Mill Street, Cape Town
  • email vintageindiasa@yahoo.com
  • Opening Hours

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday 11am - 3.30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday 6pm - 10.30pm

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Cost
R75
Ambience
Authentic culture, Comfy & casual
Food
Indian
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa

User reviews

  • A year ago I visited India for the sole purpose of experiencing REAL curry. It was amazing. Once I returned to home, I made it my mission to find the next best thing. I discovered this gem a few months ago, and I must say, everything from the kitsch and colourful decor, to the owner and his family who run the place, it's definitely the most authentic all-round Indian experience in Cape Town. The menu is slightly obscure in it's language, but if you ask the owner (who's always keen for a friendly chat) for suggestions, he'll point you in the right direction. My favourite starter that he's suggested was something called The Lovable Sandwich - deep fried panneer cut into wedges. And for mains, well there are many good ones, but I usually stick to a good old Chicken Makhani with crispy naan bread. It's delish!
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  • Absolutely Shocking!!!!! We went there on a Friday night for a friends birthday dinner. From the start the waiters and manager were extremely rude. Upon ordering my food I was called a "baby" and laughed at by the manager for ordering a mild curry. During the meal the manager presented the table with a dish that we were told was complimentary for the table which we obviously ate. When the bill came we saw that we had been charged for this dish?!? I confronted the manager about this and requested that it be taken off the bill at which point he refused and said that next time it will be complimentary?!? I find this absolutely shocking service as it wasnt about the R45 dish that was meant to be complimentary but rather the principle. The bill came to R1540 and I find it unbelievable that the manager chose to lose 8 customers over a measly R45. I will never go back and will never refer this restuarant to anyone!!!!!
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  • Extremely bad service from all the waiters. Asked for no onions, curry comes with onions. Waiters' English is not very good, not very friendly and very rude. Will never come back here again. It's a pity because the decor is very nice.
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  • It was a Sunday afternoon (Sept 8, 2013), we walked into Vintage India, the interior setting was well presented, the service not too bad - friendly waitron, all was well until we received our food - very dissatisfying.
    We ordered milkshakes, chicken Tikka, Palak Paneer and Naan breads.
    The milkshakes were small, ridiculously over priced and made with cheap ice-cream, the Chicken Tikka was not well presented, the lettuce had specks of dirt and clear signs of rot. The Palak Paneer was okay though the cheese was rubbery.
    I was afraid to return the meal, considering that you shouldn't upset those who handle your food...
    My partner and I had also realized that Indian people who were visiting outside of Cape Town had received better service and a better standard of food presentation and soon the service had dropped too.
    I do not plan on visiting again, I would not recommend this place to anyone.
    A bad 1/5 from me.

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  • I love vintage india! It is not the best when it comes to ambience but the food is delicious - best tikka masala I have ever had.

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  • Excellent authentic Indian quisine and old fashioned sincere hospitality. The decor, if not new, adds to the authenticity.

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  • Did not have a pleasant experience with food or service. This restaurant does not come close to the Maharajah.

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  • The best Indian food in South Africa. Authentic, great choice, quality ingredients and top service. Not over priced and pretentious like the other curry houses in Cape Town.

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  • This is by far the best restaurant in Cape Town, especially if you are into Indian food like I am. I eat curry 5 times a week at least. I have been to every single Indian restaurant in Cape Town. This place wins hands down in every department. Authentic Indian food at its best. Hallelulia. I was beginning to lose hope that Cape Town had a proper curry house. Prices are completely reasonable. Give it a go!

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  • We walked in to no service. We seated ourselves. We called 2 waiters over and asked for assistance, with no one helping us. Another couple walked in, and walked out. Then another couple walked in and were seated immediately and offered drinks. I am starting to think they ignored us because we were a young couple. We did not get to taste the food, for obvious reasons.

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  • I have never in my life experienced such bad service! We had to call two different waiters over who refused to help us. A third waiter then served customers next to us who had sat down 5 minutes after us and were brought sambals to their table. I never got to experience their food and will never, as we left after not even being served a drink after 15 minutes.

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  • Really authentic and delicious Indian and Indo-chinese; very friendly service. I went to India ten years ago and Vintage hundreds of times since
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  • One of the best Indian restaurants in Cape Town. Decor and atmosphere not the best, often empty and quiet. But the food more than makes up for it. Must try the poppad rolls, and kadai prawn curry! Love their naan bread too.
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  • I have been going to Vintage India for years, ever since it opened and it has always been a lovely experience. This place is not well known as it is hard to find. Located in the Gardens Shopping centre, but at the opposite end of the parking garage than the main shops. If you park in Gardens parking garage, Vintage pays your parking. Well worth a visit. Their menu prices, including drinks has not changed in years and represents one of the best value Indian restaurants in the city.
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Facilities

  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Dancing
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian

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