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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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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (41 reviews)
“our waiter” (21 reviews)
“goldfish” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
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LOCATION
12 South Arm Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 443 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My first visit to this establishment, and I must say everything was top notch! Food, drinks & atmosphere was great.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank weirdoladydee
ShimmyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Shimmy Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review - we are thrilled you enjoyed your experience! I have passed on your feedback to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had a booking for over 100 people last week. This venue is amazing. Beautiful setting, the vibe is great, the food is great and the staff were very helpful on the day. The reason for not giving them 5 star rating is because pre...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank carmenj533
ShimmyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Shimmy Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Carmen Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your function with us! I have passed your feedback on to our head of events, as we are continually looking to improve. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Shimmys last week. It's has been about two years since our last visit. What slippage we have noticed since then. Shame Shimmy ... You had such a quality nice offering then. Has the success gone to your head - or are you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank saswcpr
ShimmyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Shimmy Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Saswcpr Thank you for taking the time for writing a review, we appreciate all feedback, both good and bad. We are sorry to hear about the situation that you experienced during your visit. We can assure you this was accidental, but we will most...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My boyfriend decided to take me to Shimmy for my birthday, we were welcomed by a very friendly gentleman i think he's a manager. The food was great but our waiter was a let down, he was in a rush while we were trying to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nosipho Y
ShimmyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Shimmy Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Nosipho Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I have passed on your feedback to management for this to be addressed. We hope to welcome you back soon! Many thanks.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting vegan "fish" n chips - kelp infused tofu - that was worth a try. Nice coastline view (and fake beach on the premises - beach and and loungers), similar to The Grand Beach Cafe. Sadly my debit card was cloned here (have reported to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank VeganSunshineYum
ShimmyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Shimmy Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi VeganSunshineYum Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed the Vegan Fish and Chips, but so sorry to hear about your card! Would you kindly email us which manager you spoke to and when the incident occurred...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

I'm not sure if I picked a bad day or if the general quality has just gone down A LOT, but I won't be going back or recommend going here. It started off with the service, or lack thereof. A friend of mine and I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank jenmsmurray
ShimmyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Shimmy Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jennifer. Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. We value all feedback - both good and bad. We are so sorry to hear about your negative experience - what you are describing is certainly not up...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Came here just for dinner in November. Service was kind and helpfully. The food was okay but not that good as expected. It seems to be a lil‘bit hyped place with standard food on standard based quality. The restaurant was too much cooled down, so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank manuelm62
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We held a product launch at this venue. Very friendly staff that went out of their way to assist us. A real pity the wind howled as the outside covered seating area would have been a nice extention to the venue. The fingerfood was excellent...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nico558
ShimmyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Shimmy Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this Nico! I have passed this feedback on to our events team. We hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 2 November 2018

I attended a cocktail party at Shimmy with members of the actuarial profession. The view of the sea is marvelous and beautiful. Also their staff served us drinks for close to 5 hours non-stop with courtesy and finesse. It's a great setting to go with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Prosper Tafadzw... M
ShimmyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Shimmy Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear this Prosper! I have passed this wonderful feedback on to our team.

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Had the most day and night, fazel looked after us. His service was amazing and made our experience so much better. Food, drinks and views were perfect. Such an amazing place to visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LeeM3451
ShimmyBeach, Public Relations Manager at Shimmy Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed it Lee! I have passed on your lovely feedback to our Fazel and the team.

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Response from Wonita P | Reviewed this property |
i would definitely not wear flip flops or shorts for the guys. a nice cocktail dress for the ladies can do although it can get quite chilly at night if the doors are open as its right near the ocean so take a wrap or light... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
Description
Shimmy Beach Club is Cape Town’s premier ocean-front dining and lifestyle destination. When you shimmy down to our spectacular location fronting the harbour with its breathtaking backdrop of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain, you’ll discover a destination with endless opportunity for luxury and indulgence. Savour our delectable menus, taste our numerous drinking experiences, and imbibe the sophisticated environment we’ve created just for you.
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