Fodor's Expert Review Aubergine

$$$$ Gardens European

In this warm space of yellowwood tables, sash windows, and reed ceilings, chef-owner Harald Bresselschmidt has served classic European-with-a-twist cuisine since 1996 at one of the city’s oldest fine-dining establishments. Using the freshest South African produce prepared with classical European methods, the chef cooks with wine in mind, and Aubergine's cellar and pairings are unsurprisingly superb. Seafood options are usually excellent, and meat dishes like an ostrich fillet with sweetbread and marrow dumplings richly sublime. Lunch and winter specials are more affordable ways of enjoying this fine restaurant, and in summer, the terrace seating in this historic 1830s home is recommended.

European Historical Service Lunch Dinner Quiet Prix-Fixe $$$$ Romantic

Quick Facts

39 Barnet St.
Cape Town, Western Cape  8001, South Africa


Known For:
  • Consistency of the classic European cuisine
  • Warmly elegant and unpretentious dining room has great acoustics
  • Old-school approach and feel
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun .and Mon. No lunch Tues., Wed., and Sat., Reservations essential

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