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The Piano Bar Cape Town Restaurant

) #143 of 912 Restaurants in Cape Town Central RR - RRR , , Vegetarian Friendly
47 Napier Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 1096
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (25 reviews)
“burger” (12 reviews)
“croquettes” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
47 Napier Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had been wanting to go to The Piano Bar for ages. Loved the sound of it. Good food and someone tinkling on the ivories. The night we went there was a really cute guy playing and he sure knew how to play. My only...More

Thank Cal L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my opinion the bar area could be amazing but someone decided to paint the floor, ceiling and walls black. It has a really high ceilings and lovely mouldings. There are chalked menus up high on two walls plus other items chalked on other sections...More

1  Thank Asialover02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was just down the street from where we were staying and it was great! We went during the happy hour which was 2 for 1 pricing for drinks and select tapas. The drinks were good and the food was delicious! Definitely recommend!

Thank cecorbett
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We booked a table for a Sunday evening and found the place well worth visiting! The music was wonderful and the early evening tapas and cocktail special (2 for 1) was a great way to get the party started. We ordered tapas platters and found...More

Thank Ian V
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Still a nice bar with nice drink and nice people and excellent for people watching. Daily happy hour from 4-6 pm. A good place to meet new people, too. Thanks!

Thank iamjohnny
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant Sunday evening with very good food with awesome jazz music Had a slight communications issue with waiter which was resolved amicably by Kyle the Manager. Kyle has a splendid approach to customers service and we returned to this venue a number of times...More

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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

Thank Irishandfun
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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

1  Thank 23Mikey23
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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

Thank Manship1005
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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...More

Thank Craig N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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
13:00 - 23:30
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
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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