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Pigalle

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57A Somerset Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 4343
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Well-known as the perfect venue for a stylish evening out, we offer guests...
Well-known as the perfect venue for a stylish evening out, we offer guests live entertainment from our dance floor alongside superb dinner courses. Renowned for our fresh seafood and Chalmar steak, our menu comprises of classic dishes with a subtle Portuguese flair. Including a spacious cigar lounge and private dining room our venue is versatile as well as suitable for private functions.
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  • 107
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 14
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfectly retro at Pigalle

A Cape Town institution this old school dining and big band experience is a wonderful night out. Expect Lobster Thermidor and Prawn Cocktail along with fantastic seafood and steaks all cooked as they should be. Your bow-tied waiters will wait on you hand and foot and don't forget to bring your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Cape Town, South Africa
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A Cape Town institution this old school dining and big band experience is a wonderful night out. Expect Lobster Thermidor and Prawn Cocktail along with fantastic seafood and steaks all cooked as they should be. Your bow-tied waiters will wait on you hand and foot and don't forget to bring your foxtrot moves for the floor as the in house... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I haven't been to Pigalle for years but always rated them outstanding in the past. So happy to report that they have the same superb service ethic, brilliantly trained staff and excellent food. I have three groups travelling to SA next month and Pigalle will be my showcase seafood venue!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is now our favourite restaurant by far! The ambiance is romantic from the moment you walk in the door, the service is great, there is a live band who were brilliant, and we enjoyed watching those brave enough to get up and dance, the seafood is the best quality you will ever eat and the wine was excellent. And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I can not remember the last time I went to a Dine & Dance. The Pigalle offers just that on most evenings with a live band and a decent size dancing floor. The atmosphere is great and the staff and management are very attentive. My partner had the Autumn sea food platter, delicious and at half the price of certain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Really enjoyed my evening here. the food was absolutely excellent and the atmosphere created by the live music left everyone in good spirits. Price wise, this place is very reasonable, particularly for European tourists.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I come here every time I am in Cape Town and it never disappoints. This time I had the scallops to start which were lovely, the baby King Klip for main which was enormous and tasted amazing and then the chocolate fondant which was delicious. They had a live band playing low key tunes and people were dancing which was... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Best seafood I have had in Cape Town. Gorgeous upscale restaurant with a romantic atmosphere and thrilling live music. Be sure to visit the dance floor as not many restaurants in Cape Town incorporate their dance floors as effortlessly as Pigalle does. Decadent desserts are a sign of of passionate cooking from start to finish. Good variety of wines available.

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New York, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The service was excellent but the food was terrible. Our lobster was old and overcooked. The music was bland, and no one was listening. Why bring in musicians -- good or bad -- if everyone talks nonstop during the performance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very pleasant evening. Friendly and helpfull staff. Excellent food and cocktails. Live music adds to the atmosphere.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Fantastic venue. Good music. Good food . Try the winter menu with wine pairing. Good value .The staff made us feel special. A must when you visit cape town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57A Somerset Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 4343

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Well-known as the perfect venue for a stylish evening out, we offer guests live entertainment from our dance floor alongside superb dinner courses. Renowned for our fresh seafood and Chalmar steak, our menu comprises of classic dishes with a subtle Portuguese flair. Including a spacious cigar lounge and private dining room our venue is versatile as well as suitable for private functions.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?