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The 'new' Bizerca Bistro

Cape Town's best bistro takes up new residence in Heritage Square.

14 Nov 2012
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After 5 successful years in what is arguably one of the toughest locations in the CBD, Bizerca Bistro has settled quickly and comfortably into its new home in the historic Heritage Square in the heart of the city.

The 'new' Bizerca is perfect for balmy summer evenings and long lazy lunches, or informal mid-afternoon interludes of oysters and champagne.

Afternoon and late night bites

While the multiple award-winning restaurant has retained chef Laurent Deslandes’s core menu of long time favourites, the restaurant has added an additional menu of “afternoon and late night bites”. These light cold dishes, some of which are available in different sized portions, are served between lunch and dinner, and again after dinner.

Pop in after work for a duo of pates and rillettes with cornichon, pickled pear and melba toast, Bizerca Bistro's famous Norwegian salmon salad, oysters with gooseberry dressing, or silky Chalmar beef fillet tartare.

A carafe of wine with a platter of local cheeses to share, or a generous bowl of hand cut chips with homemade mayo take snacking to a gourmet level.

The equally famous Granny Smith apple sorbet with Calvados, or white chocolate crème brulee with raspberry sorbet will put a sweet ending on a night out at the movies or theatre.


Interior and exterior blend seamlessly with raw brick walls echoing the stony courtyard, as do the vertical wall gardens lush with salad leaves and herbs, both inside and outside. Subtle recurring butterfly motifs on the walls, menus and napkins reflect the restaurant’s metamorphosis.


Among its accolades, Bizerca counts the 2011 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards’ title of best bistro. Bizerca also won this category in 2009, and was a top 10 nominee in 2008 for what are widely considered this country’s foodie 'Oscars'.

Rossouw’s Restaurants awarded it three stars, and it is in the Fleur du Cap Restaurant Awards top 10. This year Bizerca is among the 20 nominees from which the 2012 Eat Out Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Service Excellence Award and the Top 10 Restaurants will be chosen at the end of November.


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