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The Piano Bar Cape Town

47 Napier Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 1096
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (28 reviews)
“croquettes” (4 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
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Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
47 Napier Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had dessert - we actually had a small problem with it (it was burned )but the waitress kindly changed it for us ! Great service , good drinks , and a nice place to hear some music !

Thank Vanessa t
LisaC8633, Owner at The Piano Bar Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Vanessa, Thank you for choosing to dine with us.We apologize for the minor set back and are please to hear that it was promptly sorted. We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to check out TPB on a date night, looking for good live music. Bongani & Mr Bones (with Junior on drums) were amazing, playing crowd favourites and getting diners singing along. The intimacy of the venue, really enjoyable tapas style...More

Thank KevinD6055
LisaC8633, Owner at The Piano Bar Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kevin, Thank you for choosing The Piano Bar for your date night. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us as we put in a lot of effort to make your experience with us a memorable. We looking forward to...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Booked a table two days in advance. Phoned to confirm on the evening. Phoned again due to running late. Shocking thing: no table and denial. Terrible treatment. To be avoided.

Thank ESFresnaye
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We love this little spot for drinks after work. Excellent service great value. Two for one drinks special is a must. You alway meet new people here. Very warm and welcoming. The croquettes are incredible.More

Thank BradleysTravellers
LisaC8633, Owner at The Piano Bar Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for choosing The Piano Bar to have your whined down drinks. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us as we put in a lot of effort to make your experience with us a memorable. We looking forward...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This place was very close to my hotel and had my last night in CT so decided to spend it there. How marvelous it was for a last evening. I ate some pasta with peas, some good wine, a young lady from Zimbabwe (don’t remember...More

Thank MBlain5
Reviewed 2 August 2018

been suggested by a local friend. I loved the ambience, the music and their tapas formulas, some of them divine, we ordered twice. Very nice stop after a day of sightseeing

Thank Laurafloating
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Food and drink and service were all fantastic, but to be within arm's length of the pianist, tickling away at the keys, seeing the joy and satisfaction on the bass player's and drummer's face ... priceless. Live music really makes the atmosphere. Good company, great...More

Thank Manjorama
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The good: lovely venue, comfy seating, tasty cocktails The not good: snooty waiter, bringing both 2-for-1 drinks same time (bar was quiet), allowing smoking indoors

Thank EmJayBV
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I dined at the Piano Bar three times during my stay in Cape Town and enjoyed it each time. Tasty cocktails and appetizers and the meals were quite good.The waitstaff was especially attentive and checked in frequently to see if everything was to my liking....More

Thank IndySusan
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The meal was really good and better than expected. The spacing could be better but the ambience takes your mind away from that when you're with good company. I'd recommend The Piano Bar without a doubt

Thank Anonymous120210
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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.
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
  • Value
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Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
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07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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 21 418 1096
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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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