The Duchess of Wisbeach

5 Reviews
Light meals, South African
Phone Number 0214341525 Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 6.30pm to 10.30pm, Sunday Closed

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Light meals, South African
R75 per 750ml bottle.
Special occasions
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Dinner, Dog-friendly, Licensed, Parking, Smoking, Vegetarian, Wheelchair

Owner's description

It’s nostalgic, discreet, slightly glam and romantic. The intimacy and honesty feel like a by gone era where old fashioned food of the best quality gets served with passion and humor.

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5 Reviews
    Great fun, fabulous vibe, good food and out of the box service! A must do, if you have not already.
    I loved the Duchess and have actually begun to visit quite regularly. The staff are friendly, the food is amazing and the crowd is unlike any other. They are unapologetic, interesting and once they know your face you'll be treated like family forever.
    Horrible!! Very snotty chef came to our table looking for an argument when we politely sent back tough, dry inedible food. She then refused to let us order a replacement dish. If that wasn’t shocking enough the waiter was totally inattentive. The place was ghastly hot and the noise level so loud it was impossible to carry on a conversation. Don’t give this terrible place your business when there are so many great restaurants in Cape Town.
    Duchess of Wisbeach is by far the worst restaurant I’ve found in Cape Town. Aside from the horrible acoustics in the loud, small, overcrowded dining rooms, the service and food I got there was astoundingly bad. I ordered a chicken schnitzel which was a flattened out fried piece of dried out meat that had the consistency of shoe leather. Two people at our table tried it and couldn’t eat more than one bite. I had trouble getting our waiter’s attention for anything so I told another server I couldn’t eat it and wanted something else. They agreed and after that the maître d apologized profusely and promised the new dish promptly. After that the cook came out of the kitchen with my chicken schnitzel in hand and said it wasn’t dry because she had cooked it. Two of us disagreed with her but she still wanted to argue about it. I guess she is new in business and isn’t familiar with the maxim « de gustibus non est disputandum » or « the customer is always right ». Finally she went back into the kitchen. After making me wait almost a half hour, the waiter came and told us the kitchen was too busy to make another dish for me to eat but they would take it off the bill. I was happy with that because I was worried the chef would spit in whatever I ordered as a replacement.
    Astonishing experience - the proprietor chats to table next to us - jokingly ask her why she does not ask us how our chicken was - her response: “Who the cares” So lady - you can shove your restaurant and I hope everyone that reads this would reconsider a visit to your establishment

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