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Pigalle Restaurant

57A Somerset Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 4343
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
57A Somerset Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Inattentive service and average food. Definitely not 'fine dining' compaired with other restaurants at the same price level.

Thank Flemming G
Reviewed 6 days ago

The meal and servers were AMAZING! A must have is the prawns but everything on the menu that came out for others to eat looked amazing. I had dinner with my mom as we visited Cape town. It was so nice to hear the live...More

Thank joybwebb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really a great place. What a great night. Top Class and excellent service all and a big thanks to John. Food excellent too.

Thank Edwardfelix
Reviewed 1 week ago

A most rewarding experience. Seafood to die for. The seafood platter for two was sublime. Nice to see a restaurant that has a whisky club. Entrees were delicious. The Jazz band played softly in the background and as the night progressed more and more people...More

Thank bazilm271
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first walked in to Pigalle we thought it was a bit guady and very large for Capetown standards. We decided to stay anyway and, we were glad we did. The owner will great you at the door and help you with seating and...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant. Old school with jazz quartet and dance floor during dinner. Service was excellent. Had the line fish (catch of the day) with black mussels and scallops in a Mozambique-inspired sauce. Fabulous. Prices very reasonable. Worth a visit when in Cape Town. Saw other...More

Thank RITA C
Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Rita, Thank you so much for your review. With regard to the credit card payment we personally make sure that credit card details are kept private and are destroyed after the meal by our very competent events department. We are very sensitive to your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted seafood and had heard this was the place. Fine dining in a LARGE dining room. Decor a bit kitsche. Menu had a fair bit of seafood so we dug in. To start, we had their oysters which were very nice, although paying for...More

1  Thank Ecowoman
Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Ecowoman, All reviews are greatly appreciated and we certainly need the ones that make us look a little closer when someone has feedback on how we can possibly improve. We are currently finalising some changes to the menu that include changes to our desserts,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something don’t seem to change and Pigalle is that kind of place. Upmarket venue, offering supper, music and dancing. Good service, good food, their specialty is sea food but even there steaks are good. Nice venue for a function or party of friends.More

Thank Gingerlyn640
Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Ginger, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us especially as a regular visitor. We are an amazing venue for larger parties as we seat 350 people comfortably, so no matter what the size, we have the space (including smaller private...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always enjoy coming to pig Allie during my stay in Cape Town. The food is delicious and the ambiance just perfect, especially with a large group of friends.

Thank InK2008
Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Ingrid, Awesome to have you here no matter how large the group, although the bigger ones usually do make for a funfilled night! Look forward to your next visit in Cape Town - hope you pop in! Kind regards, The Pigalle Management Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this restaurant during our stay in Cape Town in May 2017. The management staff were so great to us, we could not help but come back a second time for our last night. My apologies for the late review and...More

2  Thank Chris F
Pigallecapetown, Manager at Pigalle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Chris, Always better late than never, no review is ever too late! We are indeed very proud of our management team - we love and have passion for our work and take the enjoyment of our guests very seriously here. Thank you so much...More

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30 August 2017|
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Response from Pigallecapetown | Property representative |
Hello Robin, We request all international travellers to pay a R250 per person deposit to secure a booking. This was after we experienced a large number of 'no shows' without cancellations often related to the hotels... More
18 June 2017|
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Response from Bruce M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the late response. I just saw your question. I'd say nice casual should be fine. My wife wore a skirt and blouse and I had slacks and a casual shirt. No shorts or t shirts though. Some diners wore coat and tie... More
8 April 2017|
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Response from Pigallecapetown | Property representative |
Hi, We have live music every night from a Monday to a Saturday. Regards Management
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57A Somerset Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 4343
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Well-known as the perfect venue for a stylish evening out, we offer guests live entertainment from our dance floor alongside superb dinner courses. Renowned for our fresh seafood and Chalmar steak, our menu comprises of classic dishes with a subtle Portuguese flair. Including a spacious cigar lounge and private dining room our venue is versatile as well as suitable for private functions.
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