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The Bailey is located at 91 Bree Street in the heart of the Mother City, Cape Town. Set in a historic building , the Bailey is designed in the classic tradition and inspired by some of the grand all-day cafés and restaurants of Europe.

The Bailey is a collaboration between Liam and Jan Tomlin, and the owners of Tintswalo Lodges (Lisa and Warwick Goosen, and Gaye and Ernest Corbett).

Tomlin continues his culinary magic at this new address, with Head Chef Jacques Grové taking the reins as Head Chef, assisted by Dian Botes as Sous Chef and Head Pastry Chef San-Marie Pienaar.

The Bailey Café
On the ground level, the glamorous lobby café features a patisserie with delicious cakes, tarts, pastries and fresh juices. It serves all-day English or Irish breakfast, as well as brunch, light lunch and High Tea. The café is open for pre- and post-theatre drinks and eats, serving champagne and wine all day until closing, with last orders at 9pm.

The Old Bailey
The Old Bailey Whiskey Bar with its rooftop terrace is evocative of top-end members’ clubs and bars in London and New York. Stylish table service offers an extensive whiskey collection, premium wines and cocktails are served in a sophisticated space.

Dress-code is smart for The Old Bailey, inviting guests to relax and socialise within a like-minded community.

Reviews (202)

4.6 out of 5.0
Food 4.6
Value 4.4
Service 4.8
Ambience 4.7
  • Rita N. Dined: 1 day ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 01 Dec 22
    It was quite hot yesterday, aircon or roof fans would be a great addition! Otherwise everything else was perfect.

  • Wandi M. Dined: 4 days ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Nazeema A. Dined: 5 days ago
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 27 Nov 22
    The Bailey is our crush at the moment

  • Anthony A. Dined: 6 days ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Peter D. Dined: 1 week ago
    3.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 21 Nov 22
    Great venue and location. Service very good and attentive at the bistro! Wine prices exorbitant and overt the top! Food great. Best steak I’ve had in ages! Better value on the food….

  • Lesley S. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 20 Nov 22
    I have had three meals at The Bailey and all of them have been a wonderful experience, breakfast, dinner and a cream tea, perfect

  • Jannie N. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 17 Nov 22
    We had a wonderful celebratory evening at The Bailey. The service was excellent and the food was superb…. especially the legendary fish pie. Many thanks to The Bailey Team for making our evening really special !

  • Maxine P. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 16 Nov 22
    Excellent food,value,ambiance and service. Staff friendly and professional ….a great meeting place with a choice of the Bistro,the Brassiere or Whiskey Bar ….3 venues to suit your occasion. Highly recommend ***** 5/5

  • Megan D. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Shafieka T. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 13 Nov 22
    Amazing place

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 08h00 - 21h00
  • Tuesday 08h00 - 21h00
  • Wednesday 08h00 - 21h00
  • Thursday 08h00 - 21h00
  • Friday 08h00 - 21h00
  • Saturday 08h00 - 21h00
  • Sunday CLOSED