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“What a Night!!!”

The Rockwell Dinner Theatre
Ranked #113 of 1,207 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Enveloped in the quaint decor of the Cape, international and local guests of all ages, whilst enjoying a scrumptious buffet and Cape wines, will be transported into the world of entertainment featuring our production "Kaapse Stories from the Mother City", written and directed by award winning Basil Appollis, we meet a Cape family in a show filled with the humor, intoxicating rhythm and soulful songs unique to Cape Town. Forged from the hardships and misfortunes of the past, emerges a triumphant community - the original 'Rainbow Nation'.
Reviewed September 19, 2013

As an avid coffee lover and a fan of the outdoors, I love coming to Richards for that cuppa of Java delivered with nothing less than a great smile. With the heaters and red velvet blankies on those cold covered days... there's nothing better than coming here.

After many weeks of lunches, coffees and chatting to new and wonderful people, I finally had the opportunity to experience the by night Supper Stage, which on the 7th of September (Saturday) had me picking my jaw up of the floor. Being a last minute arrangement, my date was my Handsome 6 year old. This was his first time watching a stage show (no people in living in the T.v), to my surprise, he enjoyed it as much as i did.

Upon sitting at my table, i had no idea what i was about to witness, Kaapse Stories was showing that night. Starting off with some music, the piano played by Benny and guitar by Charlie while entertained by the host - Gerald. The night progressed into amazement when true talent played out by the cast Pa Joe, Roxy, Ruth and Pumi. I take my hat off to these artists that keep the audience in real awe of what Cape town has to offer. I felt so spoilt and slept like a baby that night!

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WELL DONE GUYS!!!

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1  Thank Luanne H
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Germandt G, Guest Relations Manager at The Rockwell Dinner Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Dear Luanne H,

Reviews like yours are the reason that we do what we do and that we will keep on doing so.
It is so great to hear that you and your son had such a splendid time and hopefully in future, we will see you again. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and thank you kindly for your feedback.

Take care,

Germandt Geldenhuys

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Such a friendly greeting, a glass of prosecco, interesting decor, attentive service, lively compere, great singing all round and a really tasty buffet - we had a fantastic time. Our accomodation was near by so we asked if would be OK to walk back - at once we were assured someone would walk with us - and he did. Thanks Joshua!!

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Germandt G, Guest Relations Manager at The Rockwell Dinner Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Dear KarenKew,

Thank you so much for this glowing 5-star review. Your attention to detail was very evident and we are glad that we matched, if not exceeded your expectations.
Thank you for this feedback, it reminds us why we do what we do.

P.S Joshua says "it was my pleasure to escort you home."

Regards,

Germandt Geldenhuys

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We went with a group on a quiet Tuesday night but although the restaurant was by no means full the show was excellent. The food was good but it was the show that makes me say don't miss it. What a team

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Thank EAG280244
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Germandt G, Guest Relations Manager at The Rockwell Dinner Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Dear EAG280244,

Thank you for this positive review, we appreciate it very much. Sometimes the audience isn't always "packed", but as the old Queen song goes: "The show must go on" and we try to always deliver in that regard.
Thank you for this wonderful feedback!

Kind Regards,

Germandt Geldenhuys

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Congratulations to Gerard and the team. A fantastic talent, with all local artists, singing their way through a narration of life in Cape Town and more specifically, District 6. The buffet was very generous with local specialities, all very tasty. Includes fish, chicken and fillet of beef with a superb array of local vegetables. Well prepared and enjoyable. Personally though, I would leave off the malva pudding as it doesn't do justice to the rest of the menu. Thanks Gerry and the team for excellent entertainment and food.

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2  Thank AndrewCTKC
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Germandt G, Guest Relations Manager at The Rockwell Dinner Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Dear AndrewJP62,

Thank you so much for this positive feedback - we are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us!
Regarding the malva pudding, we are in the process of implementing a top-secret recipe (one that has been handed down from generations) and we are certain that this new way of making the South African specialty will be more conducive to the South African way of making malva pudding.

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Germandt Geldenhuys

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

At an all in price which won't break the bank, you will be royally fed and entertained at Richard's. The talent on show is surprisingly good for what at first appears to be a small enterprise. I suspect there is a dearth of opportunity for local performers and Richard has been able to pick the eyes out of the talent pool. The show comes with a 3 course meal, champagne aperitif and post dinner coffees. For two of us (including our additional wine and nightcaps) I believe the evening cost less than 700 rand - or 50 GBP. Great value.

Thank FulmerJohn
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Germandt G, Guest Relations Manager at The Rockwell Dinner Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Thank you so much for this wonderful response.
We are so glad that you had a good time at Richard's, where our aim is to introduce any visitor to Cape Town to the local culture through song and dance.
We hope that you took a piece of Cape Town with you, wherever you live!

Kind Regards,

Germandt Geldenhuys

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