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The Piano Bar Cape Town Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
RR - RRR
Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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47 Napier Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 1096
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13:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 02:00
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Moira, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a few cocktails here in the evenings, pianist most evenings but we sat outside. Service can be slow but worth the wait

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Thank Irishandfun
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its dreary, way outdated and expensive on SA standards! service is terrible! It dark and dingy and the paint man was really not good!

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Thank 23Mikey23
Symi, Greece
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere for dining or a late night drink. Live music every night. Good value for money.

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Thank Manship1005
Cape Town, South Africa
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited after dinner so cannot comment on the food . The service was good, balcony seats are a bit tight, be ready for interruptions. Regardless, it is perfectly located if you want to chill and listen to some jazz standards . Will definitely have a bite to eat next time .

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Thank Craig N
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch with the best hand cut chips I've ever had. Nice cocktail list, very cool location and fantastic service. Loved it.

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Thank Nicola B
Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went for the Date Night Special, which we mentioned to our waitress (I think her name was Nana--came across somewhat rude and not at all friendly) upon arriving. Apparently, only certain bottles of wine are included in the special, which she said she explained to us (but it was loud due to being seated right next... More 

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Thank Daniel S
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

After reading great reports on Google we went out of our way to visit this place. We were greeted with an unhelpful grumpy and rude manager who agressivly turned us away. In retrospect, I'm really please we didn't get in

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Thank Paul J
Buenos Aires
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I loved the atmosphere. There is some sort of glam and magic at this place. Is has mojo. It looks cool. The food is nice, easy and tasty.

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Thank fermal
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to end off a week or start a new one with live music and Miss Molly champers!! Love love this place

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stayed in the De Waterkant district and this restaurant was just around the corner. It's a tapas style restaurant, serving small "appetizers" sized bites, which were very tasty. Both nights we visited (during the week) they had live music. There was a gal who sang and unfortunately, I can't remember her name, but she had a voice that could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Cuisine
Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:30
Monday
15:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 00:00
Thursday
15:00 - 00:00
Friday
15:00 - 02:00
Saturday
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Napier Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 1096
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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