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The Athletic Club & Social

The Athletic Club & Social

9,8 (10 reviews)
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9.8
(10 reviews)
Food
9.7
Service
10.0
Atmosphere
9.8
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"Outstanding experience !"
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Totally unexpected experience. Beautiful building and venue with great atmosphere. Service was a treat - Pauline was an excellent waitress. Food was sublime - I could have eaten all the starters and been happy with that but the fish was so delicious I would have hated to miss out - not to mention the best baklava I ...

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Totally unexpected experience. Beautiful building and venue with great atmosphere. Service was a treat - Pauline was an excellent waitress. Food was sublime - I could have eaten all the starters and been happy with that but the fish was so delicious I would have hated to miss out - not to mention the best baklava I have ever eaten!!!! Thank you to an amazing chef who is clearly passionate about what he does. We will be back!!!

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Kathy Branquinho at 29 April 2021

"The best flavors in Cape Town"
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

It’s the longest I’ve ever taken to finish dessert... and it’s not because it was bad: it’s because I didn’t want it to end! This place is magical, the energy is vibey, classic and old school. Beautiful jazz on a Thursday night, and our waitress, Pauline, was absolutely incredible! She was so kind, so wonderful and ...

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It’s the longest I’ve ever taken to finish dessert... and it’s not because it was bad: it’s because I didn’t want it to end! This place is magical, the energy is vibey, classic and old school. Beautiful jazz on a Thursday night, and our waitress, Pauline, was absolutely incredible! She was so kind, so wonderful and just made our experience that much more enjoyable. The manageress was warming and attentive, and even came to check in on our experience. The head chef is a master at his craft, and I can honestly say, makes a baklava better than a Turk can (I know, I’ve been there!). What a special place, what special flavors. An absolute must-visit as a TOP dining and social experience in Cape Town.

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Anna Branquinho at 29 April 2021

"A Veg La Med"
9.3 Cuisine 9 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9

My husband is fondly known as the fussy vegetarian in our home. Whenever we go out he prepares himself for what he calls "a plate of utter disappointment". However, it was not this night. The Athletic Club blew us away with their service and their vegetarian and vegan menu. Owner Athos and his wife are both vegan an...

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My husband is fondly known as the fussy vegetarian in our home. Whenever we go out he prepares himself for what he calls "a plate of utter disappointment". However, it was not this night. The Athletic Club blew us away with their service and their vegetarian and vegan menu. Owner Athos and his wife are both vegan and thus the menu is inspired by their Greek roots with a contemporary twist. The Athletic Club also caters for the carnivores with items like squid, beef fillet and kleftiko. The drinks menu is extensive and did I mention the jazz? Live jazz jams while you sip a cocktail, transports one to the French quarter of the Big Easy instantly, and right at home in the heart of Cape Town. A definite must for food and entertainment. We highly recommend The Athletic Club & Social.

Ushantha ODonnell at 29 April 2021
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10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

The food was excellent and staff is exceptionally friendly and well trained. The restaurant also has a lovely ambience.

Kai Munting at 29 April 2021
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10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Brilliant evening! Great food, services and atmosphere!

Elaine Wright at 28 April 2021
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35 Buitengracht St, CBD 8001 Cape Town

About The Athletic Club & Social

Cosy enough for romantic dates, but equally well-paired to group gatherings, this three-storey bar and restaurant is pure opulence!


The brown-hued three-storey Victorian building is bringing new life and class to the inner city. There is a large veranda looking out onto the mountains and cosy corners to eat, drink and relax.


The tapas bar and restaurant offers a menu combining Greek, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours including plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. The coal-fired rotisserie will transport you far north-east with authentic pita breads loaded with lamb or chicken. All meats and fish are sustainably and ethically sourced. They serve lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee.

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