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Shimmy Beach Club

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South Arm Road V&A Harbour Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 200 7778
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Shimmy Beach Club, Cape Town's hottest lifestyle venue, is perfect for...
Shimmy Beach Club, Cape Town's hottest lifestyle venue, is perfect for romantic meals with a view, tailor-made conferences, glamorous events and Ibiza-style parties. Boasting an elegant 220-seater restaurant, two meeting rooms, tow gorgeous pools and bars, and a sprawling deck leading onto a private beach, it's the place to be! Top local and international DJ's play on our new poolside stage on weekends throughout summer.
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  • 42
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Very Pretentious Place

The venue has a good position overlooking the mouth of the harbour so it's nice to sit near the pool outside watching boats coming and going. But this is about as good as it gets. Neither the menu nor it's over priced food is worth it and we found the service inexcusably bad. Our food for a table... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
Indigo V
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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The venue has a good position overlooking the mouth of the harbour so it's nice to sit near the pool outside watching boats coming and going. But this is about as good as it gets. Neither the menu nor it's over priced food is worth it and we found the service inexcusably bad. Our food for a table of ten... More 

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ShimmyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Shimmy Beach Club, responded to this review

Hi Indigo V We really appreciate your feedback and are saddened to hear of your experience at Shimmy. We’ve just launched our Summer menu and would like you to experience the Shimmy Beach Club as we know it and how we would like others to know it too. Therefore we'd like to offer you a couch pocket for use at... More 

South Africa
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

While the club scene starts at 9 pm only , weather permitting, you can get a very good lunch here. I can highly recommend the salad dishes. All this With gobsmacking views! The glass pool is also special. There is another pool in the sea which is also very scenic.

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ShimmyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Shimmy Beach Club, responded to this review

Hi desparatehousewife07 Thanks so much for the great review. We hope to see you at Shimmy again soon! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The Shimmy is located down a dirt road right on the waterfront in Cape Town. It is very popular with locals and those visitors who find out about it. Very laid back, very casual, with absolutely amazing cocktails. Let's you chill out, Cape Town style, right on the waterfront with decent views.

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ShimmyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Shimmy Beach Club, responded to this review

Hi TravelOften1968 Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We hope to see you back at Shimmy soon. If you're in town, we've got some awesome events coming up! More 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

First off - the space itself, its location and execution is top notch. It really has an amazing location and has been beautifully put together. If you just stop by for drinks, you will probably leave pretty impressed. The food is where it gets problematic. First off, they really try and cram tables in so the backs of our chairs... More 

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ShimmyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Shimmy Beach Club, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to post your detailed comments. Apologies for our delayed response. We value our customer's feedback, and to hear you had a bad meal is unacceptable to us. This is not the Shimmy Beach Club standard at all. Our Chef has been made aware of the matter, and he will make more stringent... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Shimmy is a huge upmarket restaurant on the waterfront, next to Cape Town port. U get excellent sea view from Shimmy. There are couple of swimming pools too where kids or adults can enjoy. As evening approaches, Shimmy turns into a club vibe. Food is decent. All regular/ popular beers are available too. Elaborate wine options exist. All in all... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

really great place to hang out in Cape Town, the food is decent but the atmosphere is brilliant. you can chill by the pool all day long and enjoy a night club style environment later on. a great concept, quite unique and what a view

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Attended a corporate dinner - great to be on the veranda on a balmy evening. Somewhat warm inside during the meal - food was interesting, well presented and taste excellent but there were long gaps between courses. Waiters not knowledgeable on the wines - mixed my Merlot with a Shiraz when topping up.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Took my friends there who were visiting from London, they in turn invited other friends who were visiting in Cape Town at the same time. We were a group of about 10 people. Everyone loved the venue! BUT when it came to ordering our drinks, Mojitos all round. Mojitos were either too sweet or too much ice. General consensus from... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

So it sounds great to go to a trendy restaurant in a beach setting overlooking the sea? Not so much. Although this restaurant is "close" to the V&A Waterfront, it is not in the hub and is a bit removed. We went for lunch and the atmosphere was quite dead. It may possibly be better at night time. The food... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Beautiful view and setting! How sad that the service does not match up to the amazing surrounds! The waiter had no knowledge of the menu, did not top up the wine and the food took FOREVER to come out! I'm all for unisex bathrooms, but if you are going to have urinals in the bathroom I think they should be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: South Arm Road V&A Harbour Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 200 7778

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Description

Shimmy Beach Club, Cape Town's hottest lifestyle venue, is perfect for romantic meals with a view, tailor-made conferences, glamorous events and Ibiza-style parties. Boasting an elegant 220-seater restaurant, two meeting rooms, tow gorgeous pools and bars, and a sprawling deck leading onto a private beach, it's the place to be! Top local and international DJ's play on our new poolside stage on weekends throughout summer.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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