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Pigalle Sandton

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Maude Street, Sandton | Shop UO9 4th Floor Michelangelo Towers, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 884 8899
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11:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    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
Pigalle defines fine dining

My favourite restaurant and has never disappointed. The best fine dining experience, ambiance, service and seafood to die for. Love it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Aradhana M
,
Gauteng
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Gauteng
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My favourite restaurant and has never disappointed. The best fine dining experience, ambiance, service and seafood to die for. Love it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Pigalle. The food was excellent and the ambience was good but what really stood out was the exceptional service. I am certainly looking forward to my next visit.

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Badalona, Spain
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 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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Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Maude Street, Sandton | Shop UO9 4th Floor Michelangelo Towers, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 884 8899

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Cuisine: International, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business

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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