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Maude Street | Shop UO9 4th Floor Michelangelo Towers, Johannesburg, South Africa
011 884 8899
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11:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in the Michelangelo Towers at the Nelson Mandela Square, Pigalle...
Located in the Michelangelo Towers at the Nelson Mandela Square, Pigalle Sandton has become a benchmark in urban-chic dining where government and business men and women swarm to wine and dine like kings and queens. The venue reflects the Goncalves brother's Mediterranean flair for life with its sumptuous vibe, specializing in exceptional seafood and superb international cuisine. There is something extraordinary for every palate at Pigalle with a sensational menu including impeccably prepared meat, fish and poultry dishes. Pigalle Sandton showcases elegant decor which sets a chic, up market ambience as well as successfully exhibiting and almost decadent yet exceptionally impressive urban-Baroque flavour. Lavish imported Italian fabrics, rich timber and gilded frames complete the opulent look and feel, while the smoking section boasts a breezy balcony with panoramic vistas of the Sandton CBD skyline.
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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good shellfish

Went for a late lunch, the restaurant was very quiet. The tables were rather packed in and felt a bit crushed The food was very good, I had some very large, very tasty prawns. Accompanying the meal were rice and chips, I think one or the other would have been enough with something green instead... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Mark R
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Badalona, Spain
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Badalona, Spain
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Went for a late lunch, the restaurant was very quiet. The tables were rather packed in and felt a bit crushed The food was very good, I had some very large, very tasty prawns. Accompanying the meal were rice and chips, I think one or the other would have been enough with something green instead of the other. Service was... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you are looking for nice surrounding and excellent good food, Pigalle is the place to be at reasonable price also. Best seafood in town!! for the people that is not in favour of seafood, the steak, chicken or duck is also very good. Excellence service...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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108 reviews 108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The problem with Pigalle is that they've had a moment from which they've not really improved and become better. The food selection offers a variety of their seafood speciality, meats and chicken, and their wines, though pricey, is well paired (ask the waiter for recommendations!). I had the leg of lamb, of which one reviewer wrote "it melts off the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great ambience & service, I would definitely recommend the butternut soup... the lamb shank was succulent; falling of the bone... perfect flavours. The prawn curry was good, unfortunately the prawns had no taste.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Had a great meal at Pigalle and what a great food experience it was. I had the rib eye and it was cooked to perfection with excellent trimmings. Service was great and I would recommend to anyone seeking fine food.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

It's not great by Pigalle standards and a little hidden away. The acoustics are terrible and it's very noisy the interior seems very dark. The food and service are really good

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199 reviews 199 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Everything in this glamorous restaurant is average... Apart from the prices and the decor. The food is really not worth what you pay, the service is slow and not friendly and everything about this restaurant is underwhelming. I won't be back.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This restaurant shouldn't be charging what it does! Not when your waiter has a very bad attitude and your food takes forever to arrive. Then my fish was dry :-( To top it off, half of the desserts on the menu were not available, no chocolate fondant, no choc mousse, no choc brownie etc etc. Really??? A rip off in... More 

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

First restaurant meal in Jo'burg, and what a treat. Our waiter was fantastic, and we were a big table, and the menu was a feast for the eyes. The food was fantastic, and very reasonably priced for a good quality restaurant. The wine menu is also excellent, and we were all thanked for our custom by the manager on the... More 

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Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I just love the elegance and style of Pigalle in Sandton and indulge in the memoriy of many wonderful and indeed romantic moments there (although I also had business dinners there - just because it has the right style). It is popular with celebrities, politicians, business people. And with me. I believe there are two ways to prepare food: to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Maude Street | Shop UO9 4th Floor Michelangelo Towers, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: 011 884 8899

Description

Located in the Michelangelo Towers at the Nelson Mandela Square, Pigalle Sandton has become a benchmark in urban-chic dining where government and business men and women swarm to wine and dine like kings and queens. The venue reflects the Goncalves brother's Mediterranean flair for life with its sumptuous vibe, specializing in exceptional seafood and superb international cuisine. There is something extraordinary for every palate at Pigalle with a sensational menu including impeccably prepared meat, fish and poultry dishes. Pigalle Sandton showcases elegant decor which sets a chic, up market ambience as well as successfully exhibiting and almost decadent yet exceptionally impressive urban-Baroque flavour. Lavish imported Italian fabrics, rich timber and gilded frames complete the opulent look and feel, while the smoking section boasts a breezy balcony with panoramic vistas of the Sandton CBD skyline.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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