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The Piano Bar Cape Town

47 Napier Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 007 5212
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (32 reviews)
“croquettes” (4 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 00:00 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Food
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Value
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LOCATION
47 Napier Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Okay place for drinks 🍷 with a lovely outside terrace to watch the world go by on a balmy evening ... Great Wine & Bubbles list with attentive staff but asked for three different Spirit Drinks 🍸and none in stock Ron Bacardi , Malibu and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank paulsF1068UB
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favourite bars in CT. Great music, great ambience, lovely setting. Good food and cocktails too - recommend it !

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jamie M
LisaC8633, Owner at The Piano Bar Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jamie M, Thank you for taking the time out to write a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your time with us. Hears to many more!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly rude staff, poor service and a massive disappointment for New Years Eve. Wish we had made alternative plans.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 607gkh
LisaC8633, Owner at The Piano Bar Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy yourself. We were not made aware of any complaints. Would you please give us more detail on what had happened. Please email us on ana@thepianobar.co.za We look forward to hearing from you.

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Great Lil restaurant with fantastic life music in green point. Music is great for 30 rand/person u listen to some top musicians from capetown. Unfortunately the tapas were very tasteless and the prices went up quiet a bit for food and drinks. In Capetown with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joerg N
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

The Piano Bar hosts a different band every night, so you'll always have a new experience there. Service is very nice, yet not intrusive at all so that you can enjoy all the music while tasting some of their delicious bites. Beautiful collection of wine...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank VincentG450
LisaC8633, Owner at The Piano Bar Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. We hope to have you back again soon. Warmly, The Piano Bar Team

Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful evening. Beautiful Jazz. Atmosphere was lovely, the food was incredible, we had steak which melted in your mouth. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LynnBrady
LisaC8633, Owner at The Piano Bar Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your evening. Hope to see you again soon! Warmly, The Piano Bar Team

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Not sure why there are so few live music bars in Cape Town. This one is great. Good vibe, good food, goid atmosphere

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank qwixrwp
LisaC8633, Owner at The Piano Bar Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2018

Dear qwixrwp, Thank you for dining with us. We are pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your time with us and hope to have you back with us again!

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

The Piano Bar is located on Napier and Jarvis Streets in De Waterkant district about 15 - 20 minutes walk from V & A waterfron. The area has a great village atmosphere. The balcony is a fun place to sit. Happy hour covers a set...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EastNeukie
LisaC8633, Owner at The Piano Bar Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Dear EastNeukie. We are happy to hear that you've enjoyed dining with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you back soon! Kind Regards The Piano Bar Team

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We booked for 10 persons and after some cocktails on the terrace, we went inside and we started to enjoy some platters and wines. Three musicians around a piano allowed us to chill out. It’s may be a nice small eclectic venue for romance and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alexandremonat
LisaC8633, Owner at The Piano Bar Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi Alexandre, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us. We are please that you enjoyed yourself and are humbled by your kind words as we take pride in giving our guests an amazing experience. We hope to have you dine with us...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

I went to The Piano Bar in Cape Town and I enjoyed so much: food, people, live music... Everything is perfect for a couple. The waiters are very kind and polite. One the best restaurant in Cape Town.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank aLmU d
LisaC8633, Owner at The Piano Bar Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Good Day, We are humbled by your wonderful review and will strive to give our guest's the best experience. Thank you for taking the time out to review us & more so spending the evening with us. We hope to see you back with us...More

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Tina B
1 July 2018|
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Response from LisaC8633 | Property representative |
Hi Tina, Thank you for your question. We do have live music every day. Week days from 19H30 - 22H30 and weekends 20H00 - 23H00. I hope we will see you soon.
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997christine
16 October 2017|
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Response from mobru2017 | Reviewed this property |
between 7 and 8 is perfect - enough time to enjoy great food and then live music starts at the piano bar. check out if they have specials (happy hour from 4-6) great cocktails with special food for reasonable price ( i found... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14
Cuisine
Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Napier Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 007 5212
  • E-mail
Description
A trendy New York-inspired music revue bar and eatery with a strong African flavour. Located at the corner of Jarvis and Napier Streets, our wraparound terrace enjoys views through De Waterkant village to Devil's Peak as well as towards the bay. The ideal spot to chill out over an evening cocktail. The Piano Bar prides itself in having a diverse wine collection which mirrors the relaxed yet discerning character of the venue, music and people. Wines have being carefully selected by Lieze Norval, a talented local winemaker and wine judge, together with The Piano Bar team, to have a connection to music where possible, and show characteristics that complement The Piano Bar's style and food, and the owner's Spanish-African roots. We also have a range of commercial and craft beers, as well as Darling Slow Brew on tap. We offer a range of fine spirits, single malts and exotic liqueurs. Classic Cuban cigars available for your enjoyment. The Piano Bar can accommodate a maximum of 200 guests standing or 70 guests seated. Wraparound terrace with picturesque views through De Waterkant village to the bay and the mountains. Cosy bar room for eating and drinking Fully equipped Eatery with a baby grand piano, microphone and instrument plug-in points and surround sound through excellent speakers.The mixer is driven by Rotel amplifiers. Overhead projector and screen for presentations and movies. A thoroughly versatile room for great entertainment. Our comprehensive kitchen caters for the eatery as well as functions and events. Our innovative menu or delicious snack platters are available nightly. The perfect party venue for birthdays, intimate weddings, office parties or any other celebration.
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