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elgr

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Contemporary International
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Attributes

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Fireplace

elgr is fine food, great wine and inspiring cocktails, all served in a relaxed environment. Menus are seasonal and change often, with exceptional, original, yet uncomplicated flavours. The dishes are creatively presented with simple, fresh ingredients. elgr takes pride in craftsmanship and as much as possible is home-made in elgr’s kitchen

Reviews (163)

4.6 out of 5.0
Food 4.6
Value 4.4
Service 4.7
Ambience 4.7
  • Geir T. Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Alessandro S. Dined: 5 days ago
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 12 Apr 21
    We had the 4 course Chef's Menu, without wine pairing. The starter charcuterie board was great, would appreciate some different options of breads there (gluten free would help also). The butter, Swedish style with wooden butter knife, was very good. Portions were spot on. Salads were very fresh and tasty, we missed some of the other options on the menu due to Chef's Menu choices. Pizza's were delicious, completely different flavours, well done. Bases could have been a little more solid, but that is difficult with raw egg that then soaks the base. Lamb on beans was superb. We had the Ymer Syrah, couldn't get enough of it. The Kloof Street Chenin was also tops. Would definitely go back to try some of the other things on the menu that we did not taste. Thanks for a great evening.

  • Catherine K. Dined: 4 days ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 12 Apr 21
    Hi, The Chef's menu could have been better. I had been to the previous establishment and consider the food far better in terms of the diversity of dishes and the calibre of preparation. It was unfortunate to have the meal build up to a lamb dish that was frankly underwhelming. The anchovy lardo and salad were fantastic. The wine list is excellent and interesting. Despite the restaurant being very busy, service was good, and the outdoor seating area a welcome refresh in the time of COVID-19.

  • Jessica K. Dined: 4 days ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Jennifer B. Dined: 4 days ago
    3
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 1.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 11 Apr 21
    We had the worst waiter service we’ve ever experienced in Cape Town. The ambiance was great but food didn’t live up to expectation and they kept bringing the wrong order. Our drinks took forever. I hope they improve their service and food offering.

  • Hayley G. Dined: 4 days ago
    4.3
    Food 2.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 10 Apr 21
    Really disappointing... the menu isn’t clear, choices limited, most importantly nothing to write home about in taste... it was just ok

  • Michelle N. Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 10 Apr 21
    I am a big fan of the Second Saturday Street Food lunches and today I think elgr hit a new all time record. The food was amazing, I loved the special cocktail for the day which was inspired by Turkish Delights. So delicious! Mario, the Sommelier had prepared an excellent wine choice that went perfectly with the dishes. Can’t wait to see where we are traveling to next time!

  • Jeffrey W. Dined: 6 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Hannah L. Dined: 5 days ago
    2.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 1.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 10 Apr 21
    We have no idea how the cost and content of our meal could be seen as a "special" as expected from a Restaurant Week booking. By our reckoning we had about R300 worth of plates from the menu - double chacuterie board, raw beef, two salads and a main each - but were charged R395 for the experience. There was no choice offered ("it changes on the night") and were given the wrong advice of what was coming, so the wine I ordered was a mismatch. I had guests so didn't want to upset them with a fight but am still shocked that you would use this promotional week is such a cyclical way. I presume you use up unsold plates and make a little profit on top of the free publicity. Nice food, but really not impressed with the ethic here.

  • Tinashe M. Dined: 5 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
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Opening Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday 16h00 - 22h00
  • Thursday 16h00 - 22h00
  • Friday 16h00 - 22h00
  • Saturday 12h00 - 22h00
  • Sunday CLOSED
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