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“A slick, cabaret style restaurant with after dinner dancing to the golden oldie tunes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pigalle Restaurant

Pigalle Restaurant
57A Somerset Road | Greenpoint, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 (0) 21 421 4848
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Cuisines: Mediterranean, Portuguese, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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“A slick, cabaret style restaurant with after dinner dancing to the golden oldie tunes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I certainly felt the "retro" feel of the 1970s when I walked in for dinner............ the anticipation that John Travolta appear at any moment, still wearing his frilly shirt and flares was fun to play with. I am a bit surprised by reviews that refer to the romantic nature of Pigalle. I felt the opposite - it is a great place to enjoy good food and have a relaxing, enjoyable evening but I would rather go to Fork if I wanted a romantic ambience. If you like your restaurants to be very contemporary or hip, I don't think this is the place for you - try Don Pedro's in Woodstock. The cabaret artist at Pigalle is great, the restaurant management attentive and our waitress was a font of all knowledge on the specifics of the menu. The restrooms were very clean. Yes, it is pretty pricey, both for the food and the wine but, if this is for a birthday or similar, it is definitely worth giving it a spin - you will have a memorable experience. Don't think I need to go back there (so many other place to try in CT) but really pleased that I booked it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“EXCELLENT VENUE FOR BIG GROUPS”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We were invited to celebrate a companies 25th anniversary. The restaurant was booked out completely. We had a menu to choose from. It was a extensive menu for such a big group. The service and quality of the food was outstanding. We were all served at the same time that I thought was very good. They also have their own local jazz band that was very good. The dance floor was always full. Parking no problem. You park in a parkade behind the restaurant for a fee of R10-00 for the night. Can highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovers paradise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere is awesome, very romantic setting, love the live entertainment, food was 1st class and the service. Very romantic venue!!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A slice of heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by the hotel and it was a great recommendation. The wait staff were attentive and knowledgable about the menu. Making excellent recommendations. Since was subvert and only outclassed by the quality of the food. The atmosphere hinted of forgotten times, but with a modern spin. We went there for lunch, so we missed out on the live band, but I'd live to go back in the evening to experience the whole 9 yards. Thank you for a memorable experience.

Visited April 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Mediocre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The food was good, wait staff were average, the venue was not attractive. The prices were very high, with a minimum food spend of R180pp.

Visited March 2013
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