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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 (66)

4.7 out of 5.0
Food 4.6
Value 4.5
Service 4.9
Ambience 4.8
  • Sharon Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 03 Jul 22
    Absolutely sensational, in every aspect, definitely our new favorite restaurant.

  • Nicholas J. Dined: 4 days ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 03 Jul 22
    Best eggs Benedict I’ve had in a while. Was also very happy with the portions, as most restaurants give portions that are too small.

  • Lee Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 03 Jul 22
    Deliciousness! loved my breakfast and the great friendly service

  • Mullerie R. Dined: 5 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 02 Jul 22
    I have become a regular at Liam Tomlin's Cafe Bailey. Thank heavens for a beautiful space where aesthetes can enjoy fine food, without the discomfort of harsh lighting and unsettling music, which sadly has become fashionable in restaurants these days. I love the genteel ambience and delicious food at Cafe Bailey.

  • Graeme P. Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 02 Jul 22
    A great throwback to traditional white table cloth restaurants complete with a grand cheese trolley and a roving Crepes Suzettes trolley - elegant experience... oh, the food is fantastic as well

  • Elana B. Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 02 Jul 22
    I think The Bailey is absolutely wonderful! A great addition to the Cape Town dining scene.

  • Paul D. Dined: 5 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 02 Jul 22
    Every piece of the food was delicious

  • Natalie V. Dined: 5 days ago
    2.8
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 1.0
  • Christopher T. Dined: 6 days ago
    3.8
    Food 3.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Diane D. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 30 Jun 22
    Fabulous place! Can't wait to do the whiskey experience!

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 07h00 - 22h00
  • Tuesday 07h00 - 22h00
  • Wednesday 07h00 - 22h00
  • Thursday 07h00 - 22h00
  • Friday 07h00 - 22h00
  • Saturday 07h00 - 22h00
  • Sunday CLOSED
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