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“Mediocre” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pigalle Restaurant

Pigalle Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Mediocre”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
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Bedfordshireclanger
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent service. Great food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

This is a massive barn of a restaurant. That said the service we received was welcoming and friendly. We had booked through our hotel but Pigalle had no booking for us listed, instead we were taken directly to a table and made to feel welcome. There was plenty to chose from on the menu and the food when it did arrive was beautifully presented and tasted lovely. A combo played throughout the evening for those inclined to dance. We certainly would visit again when inCape Town.

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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Atmospheric, high quality food in a long-forgotten environment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Food plus a band plus dancing? The dinner dance gets a 21st century make-over replacing high quality food for chicken-in-a-basket, a band with a vocalist that can actually sing (and a trumpet player that makes Dancing Queen and Mama Mia believable) and attentive staff that care about the whole thing. Fantastic, attentive and a must-do in Cape Town.....

  • Visited March 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

It was a very nice evening, unforgettable I would say. Service and food were brilliant. Our lovely waitress Valentine was very helpful with the menu. I wouldn't call this restaurant overpriced, because everything that you are offered on the menu is totally worth the price.:))

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“No visit to Cape Town would be complete without dinner at Pigalle.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

We are fortunate to have visited Cape Town three times in the last year and we never miss having dinner at Pigalle. Best seafood we have eaten and by far the most outstanding service of any restaurant we have been to. The whole experience begins with your server introducing him or herself saying that they will be "taking care of you this evening." And they do mean taking care of you! This restaurant is a finely tuned machine with layers of management subtly keeping track and making sure that diners are happy and satisfied. As for the food, the delicious garlic bread and melt in your mouth Trinchados as starter are to die for and our favorite entree is the Shellfish platter. We always enjoy the live music that is pleasing to listen to but never too loud. Our only regret is that when we return to the U.S. next year we won't be able to dine at Pigalle again. Still, so glad to have had the pleasure and highly recommend to anyone wanting a very special meal.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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