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Shimmy Beach Club

12 South Arm Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 200 7778
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible15%
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Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12 South Arm Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic views inside of Cape Town central with a clear view of Robbin Island and the harbour. Tried the desserts and while not as impressed coming here for the drinks and atmosphere is what it’s all about, not so much the food

Thank John L
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

It may have a reputation for fun, and it may be for a party. Frankly, if you want good food, service or a nice setting, most places in Cape Town will trump this place. Ignore the hype. Avoid.

1  Thank Simon L
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Awesome views. Kid friendly during the day. Pools for the kids to swim whilst the adults enjoy some adult beverages and snack alfresco. Fine dining restaurant has got delicious food. Vibrant atmosphere. Cocktails are well worth the price.

Thank Ruban N
Reviewed December 24, 2017

Have had a horrendous time trying to confirm a Christmas booking with this restaurant. Website says there is availability, so we book online, and wait for confirmation. A few hours later, we call, and are asked to swing by the restaurant to speak to someone...More

1  Thank Nick N
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Very packed restaurant - week before Xmas. Excellent service and diverse menu catering for most tastes. Parking was a slight problem but in general great meal enjoyed by all in our party with a good venue vibe.

Thank capetownbiker
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

I came with friends to see Black Coffee. Security guards have such a miserable attitude. It's like they tried to get a job at the police but failed a psychometric test. The waiters inside are no better. If you are looking for a great experience,...More

Thank Zakes H
Reviewed December 21, 2017

ive been to shimmy beach a number of times and i must say that each time i go back expecting it to be better than before it somehow fails to impress me. the hype around the establishment is way better than the actual experience. this...More

Thank wonitap
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

We were 8 people at the year end dinner. We arrived early so asked to have cocktails outside. The white furniture looks very dirty & drinks were nothing impressive for the amount they charge. The food was very good and well presented. Our waitress was...More

Thank elliecourts
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

We went to Shimmy for the Goldfish event, it was just one pain after another, their policy of only allowing uber drivers to drop at the end of the street 500 meters away is just absolutely ridiculous, they have a shuttle bus which is inevitably...More

Thank FrancescaSouthAfrica
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

If you like to stand in long lines and pay exorbitant prices for everything and continuously be pushed around by crowds, then this is a place for you. Probably a great venue for a corporate function but too small for what they trying to achieve.

Thank Francois T
ShimmyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Shimmy Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2017

Hi Francois We are so sorry to hear you had a negative experience at our venue, but thank you for taking the time to write a review. Would you kindly email me on media@shimmybeachclub.co.za. Many thanks!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 South Arm Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 200 7778
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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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