The Brasserie

1 Forest Glade House, Main Road, Tokai, Cape Town 7945
$$ French Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room

The Brasserie is an unpretentious French/Italian inspired restaurant in Tokai. We focus on providing guests with fantastic, ethically sourced food at family-friendly prices. Our staff pride themselves on friendly, efficient service.

With a strong European influence, The Brasserie offers French classics – such as Fillet au Poivre, Caesar Salad and the all-time favourite, Crème Brulee – alongside Italian favourites such as hand-cut Carpaccio, homemade Spaghetti Carbonara, and Salt n’ Pepper Squid.

Relax and enjoy a small plate washed down with local craft beers in our garden patio or stylish Parisian diners bar. The Brasserie also offers private dining in our upstairs dining room, the perfect location for small, intimate celebrations. Alternatively, enjoy the bustling atmosphere in the main dining room.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 1 Forest Glade House, Main Road, Tokai, Cape Town 7945
  • Cross Street: Dalmore Road
  • Cuisine: French | Italian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Diners Club | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 087 700 3273
  • Features: Organic Ingredients, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Personal Wines Allowed, Free Wi-Fi, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Main Restaurant 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday
All Day - Main Restaurant 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
All Day - Main Restaurant 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
All Day - Main Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
All Day - Main Restaurant 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Main Restaurant 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Main Restaurant 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.6 out of 5 stars based on 269 votes

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Value: 8/10
Aug 04, 2022
Timothy B.
everything was very good thanks

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Jul 05, 2022
Avril M.
Pleasant experience - server was good food was good and a warm atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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May 27, 2022
jane B.
A lovely evening- thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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May 13, 2022
Ashleigh A.
Even with loadshedding they were able to produce four absolutely amazing meals. We so enjoyed it.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 26, 2022
Lorraine V.
A wonderful dining experience. Super friendly staff. Excellent food. One of my favourite eating places

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 10, 2022
Dominique F.
An amazing experience! We have been 3 times now since moving back to Cape Town. The staff go out of their way to make a memorable night and the food is excellent. We are looking forward to tiramisu by the chef Giles next time we visit!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 13, 2022
Zelda R.
The food was delicious! I particularly appreciated the quiet ambience. A lovely restaurant! Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 05, 2022
alec j.
Carol was our waitress, she was awesome.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 24, 2022
Sari R.
Excellent food& service

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Feb 23, 2022
Tamzyn C.
Very good evening. Our waiter JP was very friendly but professional. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 15, 2022
David N.
Fantastic. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 18, 2022
Clara W.
Wonderful dinner outside. Food was absolutely delicious. Great service

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 5/10
Value: 5/10
Oct 18, 2021
Kevin T.
Overall and amazing time except for the noise coming from a big group in the upstairs area. It was so loud and noisy that it was very distracting. The food and service was exceptional to be honest.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 04, 2021
Courtney C.
Amazing food, service and a warm fire place! 10/10 for everything!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 21, 2021
Jenny S.
Excellent service, delicious food - a wonderful evening, thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 06, 2021
Jenny S.
This is now a regular weekday lunch spot for my family. Service is always professional and friendly. And nothing beats a fire for a warm and cosy ambiance.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2021
Lulu L.
Poor waitress had too many tables. But under the circumstance she handled very well.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 15, 2021
ralph s.
We love the brasserie, the food is always awesome and although not to cheap,still affordable The covid‘s silly measures make it feel empty We really enjoyed the time as we know what is happening,the best was that they hadEhrdinger alcohol free beer

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 06, 2021
Heather D.
We love The Brasserie and always have a great meal there.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 16, 2022
Maureen R.
Always enjoy The Brasserie, Tokai. The chicken dish was a bit disappointing, may I suggest a creamed spinach accompaniment as being more inspiring.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 08, 2022
Lauren D.
Love the classy, but relaxed and cozy vibe at the Brasserie. Good service too. Menu is a bit limited, but the quality is good.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
May 27, 2022
Malcolm P.
Everyone of us in our family of six enjoyed the dinner party celebrating my 85th birthday. We had excellent service from PJ and a great time was had by all.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
May 13, 2022
Celia S.
Excellent meal and staff very efficient and friendly. Big welcome on arrival.

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 07, 2022
Janine J.
Brasserie but would love one or two extra vegetarian options.

Overall: 9/10
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Feb 08, 2022
Mark D.
Really love your restaurant and visit every time we come over from the UK on holiday

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 16, 2021
Trevor J.
Excellent evening meal and service. Great spacing between tables in Covid times. So sad that it was not as fully occupied as it deserves to be!

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Sep 25, 2021
Natasha S.
Lovely to sit outside on a warm evening. Food was really good as well and waiter very good. Thanks for such a lovely evening

Overall: 9/10
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Jul 22, 2021
Sharyn D.
Always love my Brasserie experience. I understand why they have needed to increase the prices to stay in business, but hopefully they won't price themselves out the market. Roll on alcohol ban removed!!

Overall: 9/10
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Mar 25, 2021
carol b.
In my opinion, the only thing my friend and I felt, was that the COVID protocols could be improved upon. However, appreciated the sanitizer on the table. Overall experience was great, will definitely be back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
May 12, 2022
Mary-Jane B.
The service from Wellington was excellent. The food was underwhelming, I had the carbonarra,there was way too much pepper seasoning. My mom in law had the lasagne and she said she has had tastier lasagne elsewhere. I love the decor in the restaurant. Just a pity about the food.

Overall: 8/10
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Service: 7/10
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Jan 30, 2022
Carol T.
Great venue, comfortable seats, Delicious food, service was a bit slow for our liking.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 06, 2021
Jacqueline M.
Portions were on the small side .. the waitress although very good disappeared at times even though the restaurant wasn't very busy

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 16, 2021
Brad M.
Used to visit often before covid but have not for some time. I know management changed a couple years ago and it is still a great space. It was not as busy as usual but that could be a covid issue, The roast on Sunday was great. Only one gripe, the 500ml and the 330ml draft beer was the same price on the bill and also probably the highest price I have ever paid for that brand of beer anywhere in South Africa, felt like it was a bit over the top. food and wine pricing was on par with similar establishments.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
May 28, 2021
Greg J.
Lovely peaceful ambience for a suburban eatery. Good quality food and decent portions. Great spot for a midweek break.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Apr 17, 2021
Helen D.
Great atmosphere and very good service. Found my main course (bouillabaisse) delicious but a very small portion for the price.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 21, 2021
Rob K.
Thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and the friendly, polite service.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
May 19, 2021
Nicholas M.
I am not a restaurant owner and I will not pretend that I know how a restaurant ought to be ran. I quite like your place and have been there many times. However, there is 'something' missing. Perhaps a bit more attention with the food and a better presentation would make a big difference and your patrons will feel more special.