All In London Logo
Home > London Clubs & Bars > The Cape Bar

The Cape Bar

Corner of Wood Street and Love Lane, London



The Cape Bar
7/10 from 15 user reviews


AddressCorner of Wood Street and Love Lane, London
London
EC2 V7JQ

Telephone0207 600 3500

Nearest StationSt. Paul's

Official Websitehttp://www.stonegatepubs.com/c...

Opening Hoursmon-wed 11.00-23.00
thurs-fri 11.00-23.00
sat-sun free for private hire


About The Cape Bar

Located at the corner of Wood St & Love Lane, Cape promises to bring the
ďspirit of South AfricaĒ to the city.

Inspired by Cape Town from which its name derives, Cape is smart, colonial & cosmopolitan, combining modern fixtures & colours with an extensive wine list, contemporary grazing menu and a South African sense of hospitality that comes with complete table service in the evenings.

The interior of Cape offers a further insight into the colonial South African wine bar including soft leather booth seating, relaxing lounge areas and a mixture of light, wood & chrome.
Why not show off to your friend and book a VIP area for the World Cup this summer or come and join us for the craic on St Patrick's day call now to book your VIP space.
It is free for private hire on the weekend and corporate bookings during the week.




Venue Capacity

Venue Capacity
(Evening) 600

Facilities and Amenities

Smoking Area
Party Bookings Taken
Large Screen TV
Disabled Facilities
Children Allowed
Food Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Music Played
Live Music
VIP Area
Outdoor Area


Questions




The Latest User Reviews of The Cape Bar

User Rating: 8 / 10
gigi
love lane
Added: May 2014

Staff really nice.. Even the new star of the place. Maria she such a nice person. Thank you


Added on Fri 30 May 2014 at 22:44:06
[report this][respond]


User Rating: 1 / 10
Singh
City
Added: Dec 2012

We go there cos its close to work...but really the bar staff could to with courses in smiling, politeness and general good British manners.
I understand the the staff are from abroad and maybe it's ok to be miserable working in bars and restaurants in their home countries, but in the UK we'd like a bit more service. Simple 'may i help you', 'thank you' and '...please' with a curtious smile won't hurt.


Name: Singh
Location: City


Added on Fri 21 Dec 2012 at 10:42:39
[report this][respond]


The star rating for the review has been removed and discounted due to an official response being added.


Graham S
Newbie
Member since: Nov 2011
Posts: 1
View Profile

Went to Cape for a bite to eat with a couple of friends after work tonight and yet again the wait for the food was excessive and they did not appear to be busy. I had to chase up the food after 35 minutes and 2 of our dishes came out after another 5 minutes or so. The third dish took another chase and 10 further minutes.

The pasta dish was not great, it tasted like it had been re-heated a number of times and the garlic bread was burnt and did not taste of garlic.

We have been to Cape several times and the wait for food can be excessive. On one occasion over an hour. That time the manager refunded us our money.

I can't see that we will be going back in there for food again, but for drinks it is a nice environmnent


This comment has an official response:

Hi there, here at the Cape we take the concerns of our customers seriously, and wish to extend our apologies for the poor service you received at the Cape on your visit. Although it was a long while ago now, i would still like to offer you a dicount on your meal should you choose to come and visit us again. please call me on 02076003500 to book and i will make sure we restore your faith in the Pub. Look forward to hearing from you ,
Cape wood st.


From: Ashleigh Buttle
Position: Events Manager



Added on Wed 23 Nov 2011 at 21:20:08
[report this][respond]


User Rating: 9 / 10
martin davis
london
Added: Feb 2011

I adore this place, myself and friends visit here three times a week on our lunch time. I have also been on a friday evening which was much fun and lively. The food is good but the staff are the highlight of this place, friendly, chatty and acknowlodge you within seconds. great place!

Name: martin davis
Location: london


Added on Fri 11 Feb 2011 at 10:01:55
[report this][respond]


User Rating: 8 / 10
A Customer
Newbie
Member since: Sep 2006
Posts: 36,301
View Profile

We did indeed have a lovely time at the Cape and the service was excellent. We all have been to The Cape before, either as a team or individually which is why we thought it would be perfect to go again for lunch.
Thanks for your efficient service & for making our lunch enjoyable.

All the very best!


Added on Wed 30 Jun 2010 at 13:20:38
[report this][respond]


User Rating: 8 / 10
A Customer
Newbie
Member since: Sep 2006
Posts: 36,301
View Profile

Iíve been to take Cape on more than one occasion and it never disappoints. I never have to wait for food longer than 20 min and if its busy I make sure I call too pre order because my brake is only 1h. The thing that I probably like the most is the staff. They always make sure my food is ok and that I get it they way I like it. The only thing I would suggest would be probably putting the candles out more often. It can get a little dark there sometimes. Itís also a shame they donít have an outside area because the place would be 10 out of 10. I would definitely recommend.


Added on Wed 26 May 2010 at 15:40:29
[report this][respond]


User Rating: 8 / 10
A Customer
Newbie
Member since: Sep 2006
Posts: 36,301
View Profile

the area that we was given was perfect for the amount of people that turned up to the pub and also the food that we ordered was very good.

We all had a good nice all in all, which was also down to the staff and the atmosphere that the pub generates. The only moan I have is that the football score on the night was different.

Many thanks



Added on Thu 05 Nov 2009 at 12:25:54
[report this][respond]


User Rating: 8 / 10
A Customer
Newbie
Member since: Sep 2006
Posts: 36,301
View Profile

A very nice pub for a weekday lunch or Friday evening drink. The menu is not particularly South African (it has only one item that actually has any truly South African products in it). That said, it is a great City pub and an excellent venu to watch sports.


Added on Fri 30 Oct 2009 at 18:51:06
[report this][respond]


User Rating: 8 / 10
A Customer
Newbie
Member since: Sep 2006
Posts: 36,301
View Profile

I didnít know they were so busy for sport. If you book a table they will give you a really good seats to see the big screen. Itís worth it, especially for the bigger games. I highly recommend.


Added on Wed 19 Aug 2009 at 16:54:06
[report this][respond]


User Rating: 9 / 10
A Customer
Newbie
Member since: Sep 2006
Posts: 36,301
View Profile

I recently visited the Cape with my friends and I must say we had a really good time. We all enjoyed the good value for money food and found the staff really nice and helpful. We especially liked that thereís a DJ on a Friday night, that really build the atmosphere. We will definitely be coming back.


Added on Tue 18 Aug 2009 at 13:45:04
[report this][respond]


User Rating: 7 / 10
A Customer
Newbie
Member since: Sep 2006
Posts: 36,301
View Profile

I love the Cape it has cool staff who are always happy to join in the fun. The food is avrage but if you just want a quick lunch it is perfect.


Added on Fri 03 Oct 2008 at 13:53:59
[report this][respond]


User Rating: 3 / 10
A Customer
Newbie
Member since: Sep 2006
Posts: 36,301
View Profile

I have just had lunch there today 1/08/08 and I regret to say that the kitchen staff must have gone into meltdown, it was taking them a minimum of 45 mins (and I am being very generous) to bring the order out. The menu is not complicated either hire more staff or a new chef. The waiters were unable to help and were trying to fob people off. Thanks for looking into this.


Added on Fri 01 Aug 2008 at 14:22:40
[report this][respond]


User Rating: 10 / 10
ELTON
Newbie
Member since: Oct 2006
Posts: 1
View Profile

I love the Prodigal, it fulfills all my wants and needs, for food and a good pint, during and after office hours. If only it was open the weekend, I would travel up just to go in there!

I especially like the bar staff. Princess serves a great beer as does her sidekick, Agnes. I like Agnes a lot....


Added on Wed 25 Oct 2006 at 15:31:52
[report this][respond]


User Rating: 6 / 10
Phil 'The Power' Taylor
Newbie
Member since: Jan 2006
Posts: 1
View Profile

The night clud itself wasn't too bad, however the night was made unbearable by this MadDog swanning around the place like he owned it. I think he was calling himself Titan..?
Anyway the atmosphere was good, but this guy was your consumate drunken stud, unbearable, but the chicks were just drawn to his manly bravado. Didn't give the rest of us Mr. Averages a look in. I just hope he didn't use and abuse the girls too much.


Added on Fri 06 Jan 2006 at 14:50:02
[report this][respond]


User Rating: 8 / 10
IrishPublican
Newbie
Member since: Dec 2005
Posts: 2
View Profile

Would like to say a big thank you to all the crew at PRODIGAL. It's not very often i get to travel to London, but PRODIGAL is always on my list of venues. The live DJ's on friday 16th played a cracking mix of funky house and soul that made my crowds night a great one. Keep it up guys and Happy Christmas


Added on Mon 19 Dec 2005 at 10:40:25
[report this][respond]


User Rating: 3 / 10
emilyjyv
Newbie
Member since: May 2005
Posts: 1
View Profile

I have been going to the Prodigal nearly every Friday for lunch with colleagues. It is always busy but we are never informed of a wait on food. Today it was 35 minutes. They have table service but you have to get up to leave to get their attention to pay the bill. 3 weeks ago I found a beer fly on my side salad. I was offered a compensatory drink which I could not have as I had to return to work. Today a colleague found a live slug in her salad. It completely put us off our food and the manager as much as admitted to us that they don't wash the salad because it is supposed to come in washed from the supply company. Drinks are fine; don't go for food. We shall not be eating there again.


Added on Fri 13 May 2005 at 14:20:31
[report this][respond]


User Reviews